No. 581: Holiday clips: Lari Pittman

Episode No. 581 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday clips episode with artist Lari Pittman.

Museo Jumex in Mexico City is presenting “Lo que se ve, se pregunta,” a retrospective of Pittman’s work that descends from a 2019 version of the exhibition that originated at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition was curated by Connie Butler; the Mexico City presentation was coordinated with Adriana Kuri Alamillo. It is on view through February 26, 2023.

This program, the first of two, was taped in 2019 on the occasion of the debut iteration of this project, “Lari Pittman: Declaration of Independence,” at the Hammer. The exhibition revealed Pittman’s engagements with America’s history and with issues and subjects that have been core to our history and identity, including landscape, violence, citizenship, belonging and more. The excellent exhibition catalogue was published by DelMonico Prestel. Amazon and Indiebound offer it for $50-65.

Pittman is one of America’s most-honored artists. His work is in the collection of virtually every important American art museum. Pittman has received awards from the International Association of Art Critics, the Skowhegan Medal, and he has been granted three National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. His work has been featured in many important international exhibitions, including Documenta and the Venice Biennale.

For images, see Episode No. 415.

Air date: December 22, 2022.

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