A summer performance of a wintry treat is this week's bonbon from the Mike Richter collection, this time from his Opera from Munich CD-ROM, AE204.
The makers of Final Draft pay us a visit to clear up John and Craig’s misconceptions of, well, everything. It’s double the umbrage for your money.
1.) Must-read review: Carolina Miranda on C-Monster on Dave Hickey at a MOCA-sponsored talk. 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of two): Jerry Saltz in New York magazine on Moira Dryer. Andrew Russeth in Gallerist(NY) on Jess, Robert Duncan, & Co. at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. 3.) Must-read journalism: A team of Detroit Free Press reporters on how a $100M [...]
The Modern Art Notes Podcast is the title of this podcast. The rest of this podcast will sound just like this. This podcast will consist of single words presented one after another to construct sentences and hopefully (this is where you come in) to convey meanings. This, as they say, is the signifier. This podcast [...]
Well, “extreme” is such an, oh, how shall I put it… extreme word, my dears; really La Cieca is no more than the humble intermediary here between Mike Richter‘s CD-ROMs and you, the cher public. This time our treat from the trove is Eugene Onegin, a selection from his disc devoted to the Metropolitan Opera Record Club of the 1950s. Show More Summary
In the tradition of the Raiders and Little Mermaid episodes, John and guest host Aline Brosh McKenna discuss and dissect the award-winning, record-setting, paradigm-shifting Frozen. But this time, we have the writer on hand to answer our questions.
1.) Must-read review: Holland Cotter in the NYT on the Guggenheim’s culling of the Frist’s Carrie Mae Weems retrospective. (Weems on The Modern Art Notes Podcast.) 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of four): Christopher Knight in the LAT on a tribute to abstract classicism hard-edge painting at LACMA. Ed Schad in the Los Angeles Review of Books [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights two exhibitions that address Robert Smithson’s interest in specific places: The Dallas Museum of Art is showing “Robert Smithson in Texas,” which explores work Smithson made and planned in Texas, including the 1966-67 Dallas-Fort Worth airport project and Amarillo Ramp. It’s on view through April 27. On February 23, [...]
Carolyn Strauss, executive producer of Game of Thrones, joins John and Craig to discuss female directors and the death of pilot season. In one short hour, they solve all the intractable problems facing the film and television industry. (Not true. Not even remotely.)
1.) Must-read review/critical essay: Christopher Knight is optimistic about Philippe Vergne’s MOCA. (But neglects to mention Vergne and Dia’s bungling of issues related to Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty.) 2.) Critical thoughts (edition of two): Holland Cotter on Jess and Robert Duncan at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Sebastian Smee in the Boston Globe on the expanded Kimbell. 3.) [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Sedrick Huckaby. His Hidden in Plain Site, an 18-foot-by-14-foot painting, is on view at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth through February 2. Hidden in Plain Site is one of Huckaby’s quilt paintings, a series of works that are simultaneously abstract and not, simultaneously flat and pushed [...]
In what seems to be turning into an informal salute to Kathleen Battle (not pictured), our gem from the Mike Richter collection this week is a performance of Un ballo in maschera, featuring Jose Carreras and Katia Ricciarelli (pictured).
John and Craig took a look at Final Draft 9 and the futility of Twitter arguments before launching into three brand-new Three Page Challenges.
BREAKING: The Detroit Free Press’ Stephen Henderson and Paul Egan report this morning that a deal that would save the collections at the Detroit Institute of Arts could be announced as soon as today. The Freep puts the chances of a Monday announcement at “50/50.” On Twitter: Stephen Henderson, Paul Egan, Mark Stryker. 1.) Must-read review: [...]
As you well know by now, Amiri Baraka died yesterday. The tributes, obituaries, remembrances, recordings, and articles are pouring in. A roundup, as of today, plus some of our own: The New York Times obituary. In the series of alternating embraces and repudiations that would become an ideological hallmark, Mr. Baraka spent his early career [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Saskia Olde Wolbers. Wolbers’ Pareidolia (2011, below) is included in the Aspen Art Museum exhibition “Trapping Lions in the Scottish Highlands,” which presents ways in which “narrative complexity” is presented in recent art. “Trapping Lions” is on view through February 2. The museum’s short publication on the show is [...]
It’s a week of big egos as Craig and John take a look at when (or whether) filmmakers will be able to pull a Beyoncé and surprise-release a feature film, and what Mrs. Carter’s tussle with Amazon and Target means for the future of retail DVD.
John, Craig, and guests take questions from the audience at the Scriptnotes Holiday Spectacular. Topics include TV writing careers, what to do once you have an agent, overcoming gender stereotypes, rewriting Dodgeball, and more.
Bundle up warmly, cher public, and enjoy a weather-appropriate selection from the Mike Richter hoard.
TJ Clark examines Paul Klee at the Tate Modern for the London Review of Books. In the NYT, Laura Tillman examines how artists on both sides of the border in the Rio Grande Valley are examining immigration and drug-related violence. Tom Freudenheim takes to the Wall Street Journal to review the marvelous and perky Nasher Sculpture Center [...]