This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features James Welling. The Hammer Museum will open a retrospective of Welling’s work titled “James Welling: Monograph” on Sunday. Curated by Douglas Crump for the Cincinnati Art Museum, the exhibition is on view in Los Angeles through January 12, 2014. The exhibition is accompanied by a richly beautiful Aperture-published [...]
John and Craig welcome their largest live audience yet for a conversation about Kickstarter, movie pilots and musicals. Joined by special guest Andrew Lippa, they talk about the special challenges and opportunities that arise when characters break into song.
A new Detroit Free Press poll finds that 78 percent of Detroiters want Detroit’s city manager and Christie’s to keep their hands off of a key building block of Detroit’s future: The city’s art collection at the DIA. Joe Guillen and Brett Snavely have the story. Speaking of the Freep, Mark Stryker checks in on the [...]
The scene outside the Met last night (above) and inside (after the jump).
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Jack Whitten. Earlier this week the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University opened “Light Years: Jack Whitten, 1971-73.” Curated by Katy Siegel, the exhibition examines the period during which Whitten began to use tools to “process” paint on canvas. The exhibition also includes small drawing studies and small [...]
John and Craig debate the perils and possibilities of bringing iPads into movie theaters. Is Disney's Little Mermaid iPad app a way to breathe new life into a classic, or a slippery slope towards cinematic ruin? It's a conversation with plenty of umbrage -- but from an unexpected source.
The Boston Globe’s Geoff Edgers looks at the ongoing Renzo Piano-designed re-creation of Harvard’s art museum(s). In the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Margaret Smykla looks at Zoe Strauss’ ongoing, Homestead-focused project for the Carnegie International. Are you familiar with British modernist L.S. Show More Summary
Beginning with episode 98, we asked Scripnotes listeners to send us their take on the Scriptnotes theme for us to use as an outro. Here are the ones we've used so far.
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Dorothea Rockburne. On September 21 the Museum of Modern Art, New York will open “Dorothea Rockburne: Drawing Which Makes Itself.” The exhibition is substantially made up of works on paper that Rockburne made in the 1970s, but also includes a few more recent paintings. Throughout her career Rockburne has made [...]
Laura Elrick’s recent book, Propagation (Kenning Editions 2012), gets a deserving review at HTMLGIANT. Nicholas Grider writes that the seemingly quiet poems are in fact “loud shouts and angry jokes, raucous and just as ready to hit you as to be read.” He adds, “And this is a good thing during a manufactured crisis in [...]
John and Craig discuss the difference between character intention and motivation, before segueing to conversations on working with actors and on-set writing.
Best read of the weekend: Randy Gragg profiles Robert Adams in Portland Monthly magazine. The Portland Art Museum is exhibiting Adams’ recent Oregon-focused work. [Image: Adams, Coos County, Oregon, from the series "Turning Back," 1999-2003.] Best read of the weekend No. 1A: Detroit Free Press reporter Mark Stryker’s look at the history of [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast spotlights the unfolding crisis in Detroit, specifically as it related to the city’s art collection and the Detroit Institute of Arts. The program was built around the dozens of emails we received from listeners when we asked them to share with us their memories of the DIA and their stories [...]
John and Craig reveal their Myers-Briggs secrets as they discuss Kevin Spacey's comments on the state of television, Eric Garcetti's plans to address runaway production, and the WGA election.
This week’s holiday weekend Modern Art Notes Podcast features segments from two artists who have exhibitions coming up this fall. Sophie Calle came on the program last November, when she was included in the exhibition “The Progress of Love,” a three-venue collaboration between the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, the Menil Collection in Houston [...]
John and Craig tackle three new entries in the Three Page Challenge, ranging from space drama to killer hookers to brassy defense attorneys. Along the way, they find some awkward scene description and a few misused semi-colons.
In Art in America, Brian Boucher tells the story of a neat MoMA/Menil Magritte x-ray puzzle. A Detroiter speaks up for the DIA in the Free Press: Art consultant Todd Levin on the DIA’s future. Excellent piece: Roberta Smith reviews MoMA’s airing out of American moderns from its collection (in galleries! away from escalators!) and finds it [...]
This week’s summery Modern Art Notes Podcast features art historian Mary Ann Caws, author of the forthcoming “The Modern Art Cookbook.” The book mixes recipes with paintings with poems and passages from literature in a thoroughly entertaining manner. Focusing on art and artists from about 1880 forward, it includes recipes and artworks from Paul Cezanne, [...]
John and Craig discuss the impact of author Orson Scott Card's personal toxicity on Ender's Game, and what it means for that movie and how it will this affect studio decisions moving forward.
Thanks again to everyone who made last week’s much-blogged and much-tweeted “A Day for Detroit” such fun. I’ve updated the list of blogs/websites that participated here. According to the Detroit Institute for Arts, y’all generated 1,400 tweets (and gawd knows how many RTs) that were seen by over 8.5 million people. Some other coverage: The Detroit [...]