Episode No. 596 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast is a holiday weekend clips show featuring artist Renée Stout.
Stout is included in the Nasher’s “Spirit in the Land,” an exhibition that considers today’s ecological concerns and demonstrates how our identities and natural environments are intertwined. The show particularly focuses on the relationship between the mainland United States and the Caribbean. Curated by Trevor Schoonmaker, it will be on view through July 9. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue which, as of the show posting date, is available only at the Nasher.
Her work is also in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s version of “Afro-Atlantic Histories.” LACMA’s presentation is a mostly contemporary version of an exhibition that originated at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand (MASP) and the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in Brazil in 2018 before traveling to the National Gallery of Art, Washington last year. “Afro-Atlantic Histories” is at LACMA through September 10.
If it seems like Stout has been in every major contemporary group show in the last year, it may be because she has been: she was included in both “The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse,” organized last year by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and “Supernatural America: The Paranormal in American Art,” which was put together by the Minneapolis Institute of Art.
An exhibition of Stout’s recent work, “Renée Stout: Navigating the Abyss,” closed at New York’s Marc Straus gallery last month.
This program was taped on the occasion of Stout’s inclusion in “Person of Interest” at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska in 2020. For images related to this program, see Episode No. 437.
Air date: April 6, 2023.