This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Museum of Modern Art curator Leah Dickerman and her new exhibition, “Inventing Abstraction 1910-1925: How a Radical Idea Changed Modern Art.” The show excavates the origins of abstraction — both in Europe and in America — and tells the story of how networks between artists and a new age [...]
To help put 2012 behind us and usher in the new year, we’d like to point you to Ron Silliman’s blog where he has posted a talk by David Bromige called “Condition, Information & the Paranoia of the New.” The talk was given on October 4th, 1985 as part of the St. Mark’s Talks, curated [...]
It's Christmas, so John and Craig are exchanging the gift of answers, tackling listener questions on topics ranging from musical books to punch-up sessions.
Jerry Dodrill is an award-winning adventure and landscape photographer who early in his career was a protégé of legendary photographer Galen Rowell. An unrelenting passion for outdoor adventures made it clear that Jerry was not...
Many of us care deeply about developing our craft. But staying up to date can be a true challenge, because the quantity of fresh information we’re regularly exposed to can be a lot to take in. 2012 has been no exception, with a wealth...Show More Summary
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features The Guardian art critic Jonathan Jones and his new book “The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance.” One of the best stories in art history is the rivalry between Leonardo and Michelangelo at the dawn of the Renaissance, in the early sixteenth century. [...]
Craig and John chat with Lindsay Doran, a producer and former studio exec who's made terrific movies, ranging from Sense and Sensibility to Stranger than Fiction.
In this podcast we get together with Chris Diset, Debra Ekas, Brandon Cruz, Randy Wong, and Doug Mcnamee. The group discusses the pros/cons of Light Field Cameras such as the Lytro. We then talk about...
Gary Wills takes to the New York Review of Books to propose a post-Newtown/Columbine/etc. conceptual art project… Holland Cotter nails it in describing much of the last year in New York as slick, commercialist and thin, and the new Barnes as a sad, greedy money-grab. (Disappointing: Where was Cotter over the last half-decade when his strong [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Ann Hamilton. Her installation the event of a thread is on view at the Park Avenue Armory in New York through Jan. 6, 2013. Hamilton is one of America’s most-honored artists. She is the recipient of a MacArthur ‘genius’ grant, a United States Artists fellowship and the Skowhegan Medal [...]
John and Craig talk about perspective -- both within a scene and the overall story. It's not always obvious to the reader which characters are in the driver's seat, so it falls on the screenwriter to make that clear.
It is not often that eight Caravaggios are exhibited together at an American art museum. It provides opportunity: To study the paintings themselves, to compare them to each other, to see what the Caravaggisti borrowed from the master and to see what they merely tried to borrow. Sometimes, as in the case of LACMA’s “Bodies [...]
I’m very much looking forward to the new, expanded Yale University Art Gallery. But this over-the-top look at YUAG and director Jock Reynolds by Charles McGrath in the NYT may leave you alternately snickering and uncomfortable. (“He has caused hundreds of millions of dollars — sums that would be the envy even of the Met [...]
Salvatore Cincotta Photography is an international award-winning studio, traveling the world to document cherished moments in the lives of their clients. Their images have been featured in magazines around the world, as they continue to...
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Caravaggio biographer and art historian Helen Langdon. The Kimbell Art Museum and the Yale University Press have just published “Caravaggio’s Cardsharps: Trickery and Illusion,” a smart, richly illustrated 74-page book on the great Caravaggio in the Kimbell’s collection. Show More Summary
Craig and John look at the logic and fallacies of one-step deals for screenwriters, along with advice on reading screenplays and enjoying Skyfall.
With the usual caveat that this list is limited to books I read and that it includes books received after last year’s ‘best books’ post, which was published just after Thanksgiving, 2011, my best books of 2012: The book of the year: Eleanor Jones Harvey’s “The Civil War and American Art” is the rare book that [...]
In this episode Kerry Garrison, Debra Ekas, and Brandon Cruz head out to a park to compare the Sony NEX 5n, NEX 6, and NEX 7 mirrorless cameras. The audio for this show isn’t the...
This year the Albright-Knox Art Gallery acquired a major Robert Irwin: Niagara (2011). The piece is on view now in the exhibition “DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002-2012.” Irwin was the guest on Episode No. 26 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast. Download it here. Images: Robert Irwin, Niagara, 2011. Photos by Philipp Scholz Rittermann and courtesy Quint Contemporary [...]
This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Sophie Calle. Calle’s work is featured in the new exhibition “The Progress of Love,” a three-venue collaborative project now on view at the Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts in St. Louis, the Menil Collection in Houston and the Centre for Contemporary Art in Lagos. The exhibition is now [...]