Episode No. 92 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features author and critic Ben Davis and curator Ed Hill.
Davis is the author of the new book “9.5 Theses on Art and Class.” The book examines questions of class, labor and politics in the contemporary art scene. The New York Observer’s Andrew Russeth described “9.5 Theses” as, “ambitious [and] wide-ranging. [Davis] imagines a future in which the values exemplified by today’s precious, high-priced art look alien, overcome by more egalitarian values.”
Davis is the executive editor of Artinfo. (For the sake of clarity: Davis had no editorial oversight of Modern Art Notes, the publication rights to which were essentially leased by Artinfo.)
On the second segment, Toledo Museum of Art curator Ed Hill discusses “Perry’s Victory: The Battle of Lake Erie,” which opens tomorrow and runs through November 10. The exhibition spotlights a critical battle in the naval campaign of the War of 1812. One of the war’s most important victories was won by American Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry on the Great Lakes, a victory that gave control of Lake Erie — and its important trade routes — to the Americans.