No. 566: B. Ingrid Olson, Reinventing the Américas

Episode No. 566 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist B. Ingrid Olson and curator Idurre Alonso.

The Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University is presenting two concurrent B. Ingrid Olson exhibitions, “History Mother,” and “Little Sister” through December 23. Each exhibition is on a separate floor of CCVA’s building. Olson’s exhibitions feature site-specific presentations that engage with doubling and mirroring, gendered forms, the interplay between photography and sculpture, and between the body and the built environment. The exhibitions were curated by Dan Byers. A catalogue will be available.

This week, the Secession in Vienna closed an exhibition of Olson’s work titled “Elastic X.” In addition, Olson’s work has previously been featured in solo presentations at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY and at The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago.

Alonso discusses her new exhibition “Reinventing the Américas: Construct. Erase. Repeat” at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. The exhibition considers the ways in which artists have helped construct ideas about the Western Hemisphere, particularly in the decades after the arrival of Europeans. It is on view through January 8, 2023.

  • The Spotify playlist for the exhibition (which Alonso references on the program) is here.
  • Theodor de Bry’s engravings are within Americae Tertia Pars (1592-ca. 1597), which can be seen on the Internet Archive.

Instagram: B. Ingrid Olson, Idurre Alonso, Tyler Green.

Air date: September 8, 2022.

B. Ingrid Olson, Proto Coda Index, 2022.

B. Ingrid Olson, Proto Coda Index, 2022.

B. Ingrid Olson, Driver’s Seat, 2022.

B. Ingrid Olson, Architect’s Mouth, 2022.

B. Ingrid Olson, Lover’s Vase, 2022.

B. Ingrid Olson, Swans Juliet, 2020-22.

Installation view of “B. Ingrid Olson: History Mother, Little Sister,” Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts.

B. Ingrid Olson, Untied knots, strings, she, multiple, 2016-18.

B. Ingrid Olson, Split Hinge, 2015-16.

B. Ingrid Olson, Run-on, fold and split, 2019-20.

B. Ingrid Olson, Harness and Ornament, 2021-22.

B. Ingrid Olson, Equant and Run, with cartilage, 2017-20.

B. Ingrid Olson, Coming in with your back turned, 2021-22.

After Maria Sibylla Merian, Pineapple with Butterflies in Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, 1719.

Emeric Essex Vidal, Pampa Indians in Picturesque Illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video, 1820.

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