Episode No. 60 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curators Leah Dickerman and Dana Miller.
Museum of Modern Art curator Leah Dickerman’s new exhibition is “Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art.”
The show excavates the origins of abstraction — both in Europe and in America — and tells the story of how networks between artists and a new age of communication and inter-disciplinary practice and awareness helped fuel experimentation.
Dickerman is one of America’s top curators of modern art. Her “Dada: Zurich, Berlin, Hannover, Cologne, New York, Paris” (2006) was one of the most important exhibitions of recent decades. Most recently she organized “Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art” (2011), which she also discussed here on The MAN Podcast.
On the second segment, Whitney Museum of American Art curator Dana Miller talks about her new exhibition: the first major retrospective of Jay DeFeo. The exhibition is on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art through February 3, 2013.
Air date: Dec. 27, 2012.