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The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Robert Bechtle

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Robert Bechtle. Bechtle’s work is featured in “Still Life: 1970s Photorealism” at the Yale University Art Gallery. The exhibition, which is drawn from YUAG’s collection, was curated by Cathleen Chaffee and will be on view through March 9. It also includes work by Robert Cottingham, Ralph Goings, Duane Hanson, Malcolm [...]

Talor dal mio forziere

2 months agoArts : Parterre Box

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 One with the Guys from Final Draft

2 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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.

The Monday Checklist

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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: Michael Snow

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 [...]

Your doyenne’s goodness is extreme

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

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

Frozen with Jennifer Lee

3 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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.

The Monday Checklist

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 [...]

The MAN Podcast: Robert Smithson in TX, NJ

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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, [...]

Women and Pilots

3 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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.)

The Tuesday Checklist

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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.) [...]

The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Sedrick Huckaby

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 [...]

Mask me no questions

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

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).

Punching the Salty Ocean

3 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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.

The Monday Checklist

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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: [...]

Thinking About Amiri Baraka: Tributes/Resources/Remembrances/Video

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 [...]

The MAN Podcast: Saskia Olde Wolbers

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

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 [...]

Egoless Screenwriting

3 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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.

Q&A from the Holiday Spectacular

3 months agoArts / Writing : JohnAugust.com

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.

Precious snowflake

3 months agoArts : Parterre Box

Bundle up warmly, cher public, and enjoy a weather-appropriate selection from the Mike Richter hoard.

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