Episode No. 73 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Jeff Rosenheim and artist Dara Friedman.
Rosenheim curated “Photography and the American Civil War” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Opening Tuesday, April 2, the exhibition surveys photography of and related to the conflict, including battlefield daguerreotypes, post-battle scenes and intense pictures of the dead and wounded. Rosenheim is also the author of the excellent book that accompanies the show. “Photography and the American Civil War” will be on view through September 2.
Rosenheim is the curator in charge of the Met’s photography department. His primary focus is American photography: He facilitated the Met’s acquisitions of the complete archives of photographers Walker Evans in 1994 and Diane Arbus in 2007. He has also organized several exhibitions of Evans’ and written several books about him.
On the second segment, artist Dara Friedman discusses her video installation Dancer (2011), which is on view at the Hammer Museum through April 14. The piece celebrates movement and dance on the streets of Miami, revealing both the city’s residents and the city’s urban fabric. Hammer curator Anne Ellegood’s essay on Dancer is available here. Dancer was previously exhibited at the Miami Art Museum and at the Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh.
Air date: March 28, 2013.