Episode No. 67 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artists Luisa Lambri and Joan Jonas.
Lambri’s work is in several shows on view across the country, including “Looking Out and Looking In: A Selection of Contemporary Photography” at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and “When Attitudes Became Forms Become Attitudes,” a Jens Hoffman-curated exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
Lambri is best known for photographs of and from the interiors of homes, pictures that use architecture to reveal light, space, detail and that refer to Lambri’s favorite bits of art history. She’s recently expanded her subjects to include artworks of the Light & Space movement, Donald Judd’s 100 untitled works in mill aluminum(1982-1986) and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, where she exhibited last year. Lambri’s work has also been the subject of solo shows at the Hammer Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and The Menil Collection.
On the second segment, The MAN Podcast continues its series on Richard Serra’s landmark earthwork Shift (1970-72), which is threatened both by exurban development near Toronto and by the failure of the province of Ontario to give it protected status. (An Ontario preservation board recently ruled that Shift has no heritage value to the community.) Shift is the contemporary masterpiece under the greatest threat.
The second guest is Joan Jonas, who was living with Serra when he was conceiving and then making Shift. Jonas talks about how a 1970 trip she and Serra took to Japan informed the piece, how Shift influenced her work — and how she may have influenced it.
Air date: Feb. 14, 2013.