Episode No. 569 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Stephanie Weissberg and artist Rosamond Purcell.
Weissberg is the curator of “Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes,” the artist’s first retrospective in 40 years and the largest exhibition of her work to date. In addition to sculptures, such as from Chase-Riboud’s “Malcolm X,” “Zanzibar,” and “La Musica” series, the exhibition includes nearly two dozen works on paper and a selection of Chase-Riboud’s poetry. “Chase-Riboud Monumentale” is on view through February 5, 2023. A catalogue will be available in January 2023.
Purcell discusses her work on the occasion of “Rosamond Purcell: Nature Stands Aside” at the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. The retrospective exhibition examines how Purcell has collaborated with paleontologists, anthropologists, historians, curators, and more in exploration of the shifting lines between art and science. The exhibition was curated by Gordon Wilkins and is on view through December 31. The museum has published an excellent catalogue in collaboration with Rizzoli Electa. Amazon and Indiebound offer it for $45-65.
Air date: September 29, 2022.
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Mao’s Organ, 2007.
Installation view of Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes, Zanzibar, 1974-75. Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis, 2022.
Barbara Chase-Riboud, La Musica Red Parkway, Josephine, 2007.
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Malcom X #16, 2016.
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Cleopatra’s Chair, 1994.
Installation view of Barbara Chase-Riboud Monumentale: The Bronzes, Time Womb Jacqueline, 1970. Pulitzer Arts Foundation, Saint Louis, 2022.
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Untitled, 1966.
Barbara Chase-Riboud, Shaka Zulu Monument, Cape Town, 2007.
Rosamond Purcell, Primate Specimens, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (Positive), early 1980s.
Rosamond Purcell, Primate Specimens, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University (Negative), early 1980s.
Rosamond Purcell, Arm Holding the Vascular Tissue of an Eye, Rijksmuseum Boerhaave, Leiden, early 1990s.
Rosamond Purcell, Window with Broken Glass, early 1980s.
Rosamond Purcell, William Buckminster’s Aluminum Scrap Pile, Owls Head, Maine, early 1980s.
Rosamond Purcell, Archimedes, c. 1978–79.
Rosamond Purcell, Booknest, 1990s.
Rosamond Purcell, Eye Made of Glass, Antler Bone, and Metal, Collection of Peter the Great, Kunstkamera, St. Petersburg, ca. 1990.
Rosamond Purcell, Samia Moths, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, 1985.