Episode No. 575 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Vincenzo de Bellis and Leo Mazow.
de Bellis is the curator of the retrospective “Jannis Kounellis in Six Acts,” which is at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis through February 26, 2023. Kounellis was a significant figure in the arte povera movement of the 1960s and 1970s whose work was on the vanguard of melding sculpture, installation and performance as is common in today’s artistic practice. “Kounellis” will travel to Museo Jumex in Mexico City in April 2023. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by the Walker. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $55.
Mazow is the curator of “Storied Strings: The Guitar in American Art” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. It’s on view through March 19, 2023. The exhibition follows artists’ interest in the guitar as a visual subject, revealing its cultural significance as a tool that reveals class, gender, identity and that amplifies protest and progressive change. “Storied Strings” will travel to the Frist Art Museum in May 2023. The exhibition catalogue was published by VMFA. It is available from the museum for $40.
Air date: November 11, 2022.