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This week's show is the very special Dead Hare Radio Hour Christmas Thing/ Holiday Show. 

Inspired by Chris' annual Christmas Thing sculptures, this episode is a little bit of a patchwork....

 Christmas Thing 2011, by Chris Albert

We start sitting around the bonfire at the Slaats family solstice party.  Chris and Matt are Joined by DHRH contributor Sara Anderson Lock and Chad Fust. 

Chris' original idea was to treat the listeners to an hour long medley of bad art related press releases set to all our favorite xmas tunes. He begins to sing some lyrics from a release for some exhibit called "Spacewomb" to the tune of "Up on the Rooftop"... and then thinks better of it.  (Not to worry, though.  He's determined to make this work for next year. 

Thanks to Paddy Johnson of and Ken Hamel of for contributing some brilliant press release candidates. 

Here's a rundown of relevant links and notes for this episode:

The Owl Project's 2012 Cultural Olympiad commission is nearing it's completion. Sara interviewed the group back in Episode 19.

Steve Rossi talks about the Occupy Wall St. Arts & Culture Committee.  More information at:

Separated at birth?

Representative Peter King's appearance on Anderson Cooper 360.

Dead Hare Correspondents Cynthia and Kenneth check out Art Basel Miami Beach.

  Among other things they look at a Mark Ryden and Cynthia speaks with Marco Rountree.

We hear Martin Creed's sound  Work No. 117 (side A and side B)  and the song "I Like Things" from the album "I Can't Move."

Eve Moser

Deborah Fisher

the kork project space and the kork advent project is the source of the letter to Andy Warhol from his landlord.

Thanks to the Mabbys for singing this week's intro and thanks to Lexi, the recording engineer for that piece. 

Thanks to Rich Armstrong for reading the Warhol letter.

NY Times obits for Helen Frankenthaler and John Chamberlain.

Vybrainsee wraps up the year for us with the tune Vibrancy.

Be well, we'll be back in 2012.

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Coming into the holiday season, we at the Dead Hare Radio Hour were asking ourselves what we valued most about this time of year. Family visits? Stockings hung by a fire? Presents under the tree? Mistletoe? This was something we had to think about for a little while as there are so many good and bad things revolving around us at the moment. But, if we had to pick one, the consensus would be food. With waist bands growing and New Years resolutions not too far off, we thought what better than think about the role of food in the arts and as a part of culture.

We caught up with the editor of Edible Hudson Valley, Eric Steinman. Who gives us a smattering of treats about food in the Hudson Valley and broader culture. Then we spoke with Tracy Candido. Provocateur of food centered art projects such as Sweet Tooth of the Tiger and the Community Cooking Club.

Notes from our talk with Eric Steinman

Poughkeepsie Farm Project
Wild Hive Farm
Paisley Farm
Hearty Roots Farm
Cabbage Hill Farmmarin

Things mentioned in our conversation with Tracy Candido.

Marina Abromovic - Creative Time and LAMOCA projects
Paul Jonas Ramirez
Fritz Haeg
Open Engagement
Judy Chicago - The Dinner Part
Jennifer Rubell
Vik Muniz - Che (Sopa de Frijoles negros)
Eric Steen
Elaine Tin Nyo
Center for Book Arts
Mildred's Lane
Leif Hedendal

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Outside Peter Acheson's studio (2009)

This week's episode is a Thanksgiving - inspired Road Trip Theme as Chris hit the open road last week.

Chris replays Michelle Hyun's reflection on Tony Smith's Highway moment from Dead Hare Radio Episode 28.

Chris reads an excerpt from an nterview with Tony Smith, conducted by Samual Wagstaff in 1966 in which Smith speaks about a revelation had on the NJ Turnpike.   Links to the interview notes as they appear in Minimal Art, edited by Gregory Battcock can be found in pdf form on a Harvard website.  Reference made in Sculpture Since 1945 by Andrew Causey on google books.

Next we eavesdrop on a conversation between Chris and the painter Peter Acheson (on while driving in a cargo van through Massachusetts and Connecticut in a driving rain storm.

Sundry items and folks mentioned by Peter:

Bob Krauss

nu·mi·nous  (nm-ns, ny-)
1. Of or relating to a numen; supernatural.
2. Filled with or characterized by a sense of a supernatural presence: a numinous place.
3. Spiritually elevated; sublime.

El Greco

Tarkovsky's film Andrei Rublev (Peter said Ivan Rubilev)
Thanks to Vybrainsee for the closing piece. 

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In a time when the idea of alternatives is ever present, we at Dead Hare thought it might be interesting to try to define how an alternative art practice might be defined. How are artists moving away from the art market and tourism focused cultural production. So we reached out to one of the foremost curators delving into these ideas. That being Nato Thompson.

Since January 2007, Nato has organized major projects for Creative Time such as The Creative Time Summit (2009 and 2010), Paul Ramirez Jonas’s: Key to the City(2010), Jeremy Deller’s It is What it is with New Museum curators Laura Hoptman and Amy Mackie (2009), Democracy in America: The National Campaign (2008), Paul Chan’s acclaimed Waiting for Godot in New Orleans (2007) and Mike Nelson’s A Psychic Vacuum with curator Peter Eleey. Previously, he worked as Curator at MASS MoCA where he completed numerous large-scale exhibitions including The Interventionists: Art in the Social Sphere (2004) with a catalogue distributed by MIT Press. His writings have appeared in numerous publications including BookForum, Frieze, Art Journal, Art Forum, Parkett, Cabinet and The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest. The College Art Association awarded him for distinguished writing in Art Journal in 2004. He curated the exhibition for Independent Curators International titled Experimental Geography with a book available by Melville House Publishing. His book Seeing Power: Socially Engaged Art in the Age of Cultural Production is due out by Melville House in January 2012.

After Nato we sat down with Jean Brennan, Steve Rossi, and Angelika Rinnhoffer to flesh out how alternative art practices are being played out in the Hudson Valley.  In this conversation we discuss the why and how a practice like this is established with specific questions about where the need for such a practice is growing and its moral grounding.

Jean Brennan 

Steve Rossi

Angelika Rinnhoffer

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This is our first new show after our hiatus in October.  This episode also marks the first new show produced on our new every-other-week broadcasting/podcasting schedule.  

Chris interviews Michelle Hyun about her curatorial research project Dear Pratella, What do you hear?  Dear Pratella was on view as an exhibition project, 


Sundry items mentioned during today's episode: 
Carsten Seiffert
Hong Kai Wang (we hear an 8 min excerpt of I Am Not A Very Good Extemporaneous Speaker; In Fact, I Am No Speaker At All, 2011 performance* / audio installation, 50:42)
Jakob Kierkgaard  (we hear a 3 min excerpt from Labyrinthitis, 2007 stereo audio installation, 38:10)
Tony Smith's story about experiencing an unfinished portion of the NJ Turnpike. (pg 127-128)

Chris Kubick and Ann Walsh (Double Archive) (we hear a 3 min recorded excerpt of Room Tone, 2007 4-channel audio installation, variable duration)

Steven Reich's Clapping Music  which was part of the exhibit CLAP at the Hessel Museum of Art
Duchamp's Creative Act:
This episode closes with the song Crunge by the Erthlyngz.
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A work by Joe Corrozzo.

All aboard this week's show.  Chris and Matthew discuss attending two different events from this past weekend; Matthew, the Creative Time Summit in NYC and Chris, the Beacon Open Studios in Beacon, NY.

Elia Gurna and Peter Iannarelli join Chris on a tour of artist studios at Spire Studios (unfortunately, Peter's contribution to the recording evaporated with much of the days captured audio).

Rick Price's work on view at Mill St. Loft in Beacon, NY

A view of the rained out 1st attempt to present Electric Projected back in August.

While at Mill St Loft's Riverside Gallery, Elia and Chris run into Rick Price, a participant in Electric Windows, who describes the details of the Electric Projected event scheduled for Oct 1, 2011 6p-12a in Beacon. 

Chris speaks with Karlos Carcamo about his impressions of the BOS offerings:

Laura Kaufman

Tess Elliot

Erica Hauser

Beacon Studios (the old Beacon High School)

Ushio Shinohara (who's name Karlos couldn't recall)

Theresa Gooby (Beacon artist and BOS organizer)

Joe Carrozzo  (who Chris repeatedly and erroneously refers to him as Joe Cardozzo)

More works by Joe Carrozzo in his studio at Spire Studios.

Jeri Coppola

Jackie Skrzynski

 Above and below: works by Jackie Skrzynski.

Catherine Welshman

Matt Kinney

Marti Lawrence Wolf

Steve Rossi's studio in Beacon, NY.

Elia and Chris visit Steve Rossi in his studio.

Steve Rossi's studio.

Finally, Matthew and Chris touch briefly on the Creative time Summit, mentioning....

Bo Gehrings body scan portraits

Jean Brennan

Plausible Artworlds

Notice:  A couple of changes are coming to the show.  The Dead Hare Radio Hour is going on a hiatus for the month of October.  Podcast publishing will be on hold during this hiatus.  The 91.3 WVKR broadcast of DHRH will switch from every week to every other week (Tuesdays 5-6p).  After this hiatus, we expect to continue with new content on this bi-weekly schedule. 

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This week is an exciting mix of art talk derived from an event at the Beacon Art Salon that took place earlier in the summer of 2011.

Organized by Stacy Ward Kelly, the Beacon Art Salon was an ongoing series of conversation between artists in the Hudson Valley about their work. The word "was" is important here as the salon is now fading into the ether of history as Stacy has sadly left us for far off places. We wish her good luck.

In what was the last session, Simon Draper and Elia Gurna both talk about their artistic practice. Both are engage in a more direct, participatory way of working that includes the community in the production of their art. Throughout their talk they dig deeply into what it takes to develop such a practice and how they've come to realize the importance of working in these ways.


Direct download: s26_BeaconArtSalon.mp3
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For this week's episode, we had hoped to bring you part two of a walking review of the Windows on Main St exhibit in Beacon, NY and which closed this weekend.  Unfortunately, the weather was not cooperative, so Chris sat down at Bank Sq Coffee House to speak with Beacon Artists Steve Rossi and Susan Walsh.

Items discussed in our conversation:

Windows on Main St. 

Before and After, Nicole Ganas' contribution to the Windows on Main St exhibit.


Nicole Ganas

Theresa and Liam Goodman (see below).

Yeah, man.

Sean Breault

The James Kalm Report

Vernissage TV

Cool Hunting

Spencer Finch's work The River That Flows Both Ways at the Highline in NYC.

The de Kooning Retrospective @ MoMA

Philip Glass performing @ MoMA as part of the Carlito Carvalhosa project on view in the museum's atrium through Nov 14, 2011

Installation view of Bedtime Stories. courtesy, Kazumi Tanaka

Chris reads Kazumi Tanaka's artist statement accompanying her exhibit Bedtime Stories at Hudson Beach Glass this past Spring.

Peter Iannarelli describes "Bad Apple", a work of art in Bedtime Stories.

Kazumi Tanaka, Bad Apple, 2011 One apple, plaster, paint, wood.

 Chris also visits Theresa Goodman (Gooby) and Liam Goodman's project for Windows on Main St, Waffles on Main St.

Photos of revelers enjoying their waffles.

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This week on the Dead Hare Radio Hour we speak with musical innovator Pauline Oliveros.  

Pauline has long been on the leading edge of sonic composition working with the leading minds in music.  The bio on her website describes her in these terms . . . 

Pauline Oliveros, composer, performer and humanitarian is an important pioneer in American Music. Acclaimed internationally, for four decades she has explored sound -- forging new ground for herself and others.

Through improvisation, electronic music, ritual, teaching and meditation she has created a body of work with such breadth of vision that it profoundly effects those who experience it and eludes many who try to write about it. "On some level, music, sound consciousness and religion are all one, and she would seem to be very close to that level." John Rockwell Oliveros has been honored with awards, grants and concerts internationally. Whether performing at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., in an underground cavern, or in the studios of West German Radio, Oliveros' commitment to interaction with the moment is unchanged.

We had the pleasure of delving into her recent work that allows the physically impaired to create music with computer technology, what Deep Listening really means, and unique moments that have come to define her career. 

For further info check out these sites -

Pauline Oliveros website

Deep Listening Institute

Adaptive Use Musical Instruments    

Stuart Dempster   

San Francisco Tape Music Center

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Marc Chagall walking with son David on Mohonk Rd in High Falls, NY.  photo by Charles Leirins

On this week's show, Chris interviews Gary Ferdman and Rik Rydant, two residents of High Falls, NY (located North and West of New Paltz, NY and South and East of Kingston, NY).  Gary and Rik have been passionately researching the details of the period of time – two and a half years – from 1946-1948 in which the artist Marc Chagall lived with his companion, Virginia Haggard, in the Hamlet of High Falls.

Gary Ferdman on the left and Rik Rydant on the right in the chapel of the D&H Canal Museum.

 Although a period that was long overlooked, even ignored (Chagall's subsequent wife Vava sought to erase the existence of Virginia Haggard - a woman he never married, but who is the mother of his son, David – from accounts of the artist's life), Chagall's time in the rural setting of High Falls was an extremely prolific one in which he created, by Gary and Rik's count approximately 100 significant works. 

The chapel at the D&H Canal Museum where the Chagall in High Falls exhibit will be held.

The D & H Canal Museum in High Falls is presenting a documentary exhibit “Chagall in High Falls”, opening on September 3, with a reception happening that day from 5-8pm, then running through Oct 30.  A series of public events and talks will be held in connection with the exhibit.  The exhibit will feature documents linked to Chagall's life in High Falls, photographs by Charles Leirins documenting the period, and official reproductions of artwork created by Chagall in High Falls. 

A special fundraising dinner in honor of Chagall will be presented by John Novi at the Depuy Canal House

The podcast of this week's show features the extended interview with Gary and Rik which couldn't all fit into the broadcast version.  The bonus material includes more material on Chagall and the process by which Rick and Gary came to be so consumed by this story in the Hudson Valley. 

Looking over the shoulders of Rik and Gary: reproductions of Chagall's work with a photo of Marc Chagall and Virginia Haggard.

Some items referred to in this episode:

The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz

Vivian Jacobson, official Chagall lecturer, gave a talk at SUNY New Paltz in March, after which she, Rik and Gary were part of a panel with Dorsky curator, Brian Wallace discussing Chagall in High Falls.

Varian Fry helped arrange to have Chagall and other European artists to escape Nazi controlled Europe, bringing them to the US with his Emergency Rescue Committee (later known as the International Rescue Committee).

Bella Chagall, Marc's first wife is buried in a cemetary in Hastings-on-Hudson in Westchester County, NY

Virginia Haggard's great uncle Rider Haggard wrote King Solomon's Mines .. brother an actor.

Sidney Alexander first made mentioned Virginia Haggard and encouraged her to write her own account of her life with Chagall, which was published as: My Life With Chagall:  Seven Years with the Master as Told by the Woman Who Shared Them.

Chagall by Franz Meyer,

Benjamin Harshav's upcoming book Chagall in America is likely to incorporate information about Chagall in High Falls unearthed by Rik and Gary. 

Marc Chagall's Falling Angel (La Chute de l'angle) was completed in High Falls in 1947.

The Pierre Matisse archive at the Morgan Library.

Mohonk which provided Chagall's son David's sole, surreptitious, souvenir from his early life in NY.

Fleurs Bella – the flower shop in NYC, owned by Chagall's granddaughter Bella Meyer. 

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Get ready to hit the Mean Streets err... Main Street in Beacon, NY.

Dakin Roy at Beacon Cycles.

This week, Chris is joined on a walking tour and review of the Windows on Main St by Steve Rossi, Jennifer Mackiewicz, Matt Kinney and Angelika Rinnhofer

Now in it's seventh year, Windows on Main St. is a store front window based exhibit of artist installations.  This year's exhibit, organized by Melissa Tatge and Hannah Anderson features the work of over 40 artists.  Our intrepid group strolls and chats about half of the exhibit (stay tuned for the second half very soon).


This is a rough and ready recording this week.  Aside from a few adjustments to sound levels, this weeks audio has not been cut or the shagrin of Chris who finds that he was simply hogging the mic and was unable to finish many of his own sentences while, at the same time, seemingly trying to make this entire episode be all about him  (he's the host of the show - and holder of the mic.  He's a participating artist in this year's WOMS exhibit, and he co-founded the exhibit in 2005 with Karlos Carcamo (with whom we spoke in Episode 4), all of which is highly unbecoming of a seemingly objective radio host. 

As a bonus treat to you dear listener, to make up for the lapse of neutral objectivity, we have embedded a special drinking game in this Episode.  Here is the one and only rule:  Each and every time you hear Chris utter the word 'Context'  take a swig of your favorite cold syrup.  You'll be wasted in no time. 

Some images (some of them bad) of some of the things we saw.

Teresa Marra at Bank Sq Coffee House.
Cayla Lockwood at Paper Presence.
Nicole Ganas
a bad photo of the sculpture at Global Home.
Myra Kooy at RiverWinds Gallery.
Myra Kooy at RiverWinds Gallery.
Allison Braun at Play.
Amy C. Wilson at Dream in Plastic.
Lynn Isaacson & Shannon Kahan at the Cup & Saucer Tea Room.
Lily Zand at School of Jellyfish.
James Westwater at School of Jellyfish.
Beth Haber at Beacon Institute.
Chris Sanders at Zora Dora.

Erica Hauser's 2008 WOMS installation still up at Zora Dora.

Cristin Hughes at Mountain Tops Outfitters

Christopher Albert at Artisan Wine Shop

Check back shortly for images of the artwork the group viewed on their tour.

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 NADA Hudson on the outside.


This week we revisit NADA Hudson, a non art fair/ sculpture installation held in Hudson, NY on July 30, 31 at the Basilica Hudson. Sarah, Matthew and Chris share their impressions of the event and we hear some sounds from the day.  


NADA Hudson on the inside.


Chris speaks with:

 Nadia from the private dealer Bipolart which featured the "carton marquetry" of Andy Barrett.


 Works by Andy Barrett at Bipolart.


Marisa Newman from Newman Popiaschvili Gallery which was presenting intricately beaded AK-47's by Artemio.

 Works by Artemio at Newman Popiaschvili.



Artist Andy Meerow who, with Rose Marcus, curated Evil Freaks II, a selection of artist created "chairs".


Benjamin Tischer of Invisible Exports and Invisible Exports' featured artist Philip Von Zweck who was creating on demand editioned photocopies of artwork by other artists through the run of the weekend.

Philip von Zweck's printing station.


Matthew, Sarah and Chris speak a bit about the recent NY Times article from last weekend entitled "Williamsburg on the Hudson" by Peter Applebom, which seems particularly timely given NADA's foray into Hudson.

Blogger and former Beacon resident Phyllis Bobb reacts to the article on her blog

Also, Leonard Nevarez (see Episode 6) responds to the article at his blog


Dana Gentile, Induced Seismicity.  Presented by Humble Arts Foundation.


 Above: the Carson Fisk-Vittori photocopy Philip von Zweck made for Chris, and below, a photocopy of a drawing by Deb Sokolow.


That creepy Three Men and a Rosie O'Donnell baby painting. Not sure of the identity of the artist.


Best bouncy house ever.


images courtesy of




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Dead Hare Goes Global in this weeks podcast.   We take a wee jaunt to Manchester, England where Sarah Anderson Lock speaks with The Owl Project.

The Owl project is a “collaborative group of artists who share interests in human interaction with technology and process led art. The group currently consists of Simon BlackmoreAntony Hall and Steve Symons. Over the last few years we have become known for a distinctive range of wooden musical and sculptural instruments that critique human interaction with computer interfaces and our increasing appetite for new and often disposable technologies.” So if you ever wondered what a iPod might look like in a wood version, you need to check out these guys.

Sarah talks with the group about a very exciting project they have going called Flow, which is a part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad in London.  I’ll let the interview speak for itself.

We are hoping to also get some of their music up here in a jiffy.


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This week the Dead Hare Radio Hour welcomes Sarah Anderson Lock to the show as a roving reporter and artistic instigator.   She will be helping us to cover various goings on in the Northern reaches of the Hudson Valley from her post in Gallatine, NY.

For her first show she proposed bringing a group of artists together who recently completed the New York Foundation for the Arts MARK program.  This program is a series of professional development workshops that teach artists the ways of the world, covering everything you don’t learn in a typical fine arts education.   Having been an alumni of the program I (Matthew) was excited to hear more about how things have progressed.

We begin with a conversation between Sarah, Matthew and Greg Lock (Sarah’s husband, artists and MARK 08 alumni) about the program.  Then we have a group discussion with members of the just completed MARK 11 group from Woodstock - Nathan MeltzKeiko SonoThorsten DennerlineMichael Forster-Rothbart, and Susy Sureck.  Our conversation focuses on the role that nature and technology plays in their work.


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Twombly Thyrsis triptych at the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin

This week's episode of the Dead Hare Radio Hour is devoted to the life and work of Cy Twombly.  Twombly died last week at the age of 83.
An hour is barely enough to scratch the surface of the topic of Twombly and his work, but
Our guests this week are David A Ross, Chair of the MFA Art Practice at SVA, journalist and critic Tyler Green and the filmmaker John Waters, who share their impressions on the artist's work and his significance.

Note:  these show notes are not quite completed...more links coming shortly.

Chris reads two poems by Charles Olson, both dated 1951 and both titled "Cy Twombly."

Steven Read and Google Voice conspire to make new sound art.

Jerry Saltz' s remembrance of Twombly.

David Ross's Interview: 

The major Twombly painting, Untitled, 1971,  acquired by SFMOMA while David Ross was serving as director of the museum.

Tyler Green's interview:

His blog: Modern Art Notes

His 3rd of May Tumblr blog.

Modern Painters

The Hetero-normalizing discussion:  Of Twombly,  of Rauschenberg.  Philip Kennicot's Wall St Journal  essay on the institutional art establishment problematic  response to homosexuality in contemporary art.

John Waters' Interview:

His 2010 memoir, Role Models.  The chapter called Roommates details the artists he lives with....through their artwork in his house(s)

Five Greek Poets and a Philosopher, 1978 A portfolio of seven color lithographs with embossing, in the box. via

A suite of prints like those in John Water's dining room.

We also hear personal reflections on the artist from a range of folks:


my daughter rachel and i have been going to cy twombly shows  for about ten years.  we've caught one every two years or so since rachel was 14 and i was 54.  she and i are both artists.  we  both have loved looking at the work of cy twombly together.  the last show we went to was of his sculpture.  we've seen the boats and we've seen the sunflowers.  we will keep going to his shows together even though he is gone.  it's a tradition .  

right now, i'm at the beach and when i heard cy was gone,  i thought of him on my walk and this is what i wrote:
bits and bits and bits and bits and bits and bits     and bits          and bits and        bits and bits and    bits       and     bits and bits  and     bits         and bits and bits        and     bits           and bits         and bits    and   bits of seaweed left            by the last incoming tide ......................      cy twombly 
joel schapira
My first encounter with Twombly's work was at an art warehouse in the late 80's where I had to condition report about 6 or 7 works on paper. They were about 22" X 30" under glass. My initial reaction was "really - are you kidding?". Some scribbles of pencil and house paint. But as I went through the drawings I became intrigued and began to follow his career.

I was a big fan of Basquiat, who was everywhere back then and through Basquiat's work I was informed about Twombly. By the time of Twombly's retrospective at MOMA in '94 he had become the artist who was the most influential in my development.
Twombly persevered with his own vision through rejection and being ignored to become one of the most important artists of our time.

Thomas Huber

Cy Twombly's paintings of the late 60s and early 70s (the work that touches me most) occupy, for me, the ideal space between raw emotional and/or spiritual output and images of a more intellectualized/serial order and arrangement.  These images always seemed to ride fearlessly close to a boundary that, if crossed, designated any image as "all over" or non-compositional.  A palpable and pleasurable tension hangs in the air by playing with this boundary, oftentimes literally the bounded edges of the canvas.   He also made me aware of the visual power of "gesture," a power that resides in the sense of movement, sometimes violent, quick and chaotic, in other cases, cool, flowing and concise.  He's a true draftsman.  As a painter myself, I learned so much from these paintings about the total freedom that paint can offer.  The narrative that's on display that discloses his decision-making process, marks made and marks covered.  And maybe most exciting, that new blurred boundary between painting and drawing.
This last point I think spans his entire artistic career.  The magnificent explosions of color, smeared, stirred, and raked across the large canvases.

Cy Twombly was a big early influence on me, along with Robert Ryman and Kasimir Malevich. I guess what they all have in common is the restrained pallet (at least Malevich's seminal works, all of Ryman's, and most of Twombly's - until his Four Seasons paintings, or there abouts), and something off-kilter and arch. 
I love that Twombly drew in the dark to perfect his technique. Before I knew this, I drew with my left hand (obvious), or stood on one leg on a cinderblock when I drew (slightly less obvious), or yelled primordial guttural sounds while flailing spastically, Ian Curtis-style, to get that perfectly imperfect gestural line. I could have just closed my eyes and saved myself the trouble.

I was a pencil scribbler for most of the '80s, and then a belt-sanding scribbler well into the '90s, all in large part because of Twombly's influence. At some point I realized the gesture had to be pure chance - the found object on which I painted, rather than my own attempt at an abstract-expressionist mark - so I gave it up in favor of a hard-edged shape.

But I'm glad Twombly never gave up the handmade gesture, even though he got more and more into muscular paint and color as the years went by. Those earlier pencil-scribbled, automatic hieroglyphic pieces of his are still the strongest, for me. I love the way they straddle abstraction and representation (or communication), in much the same way Philip Guston did, but in a skittering, tentative way, like a spider making its web in the dark, while standing on one leg.
I'm mostly indifferent to Cy Twombly's death...which is to say, I don't think I'll miss not seeing new work. I respected his work, but never found it too engaging or questioning. I never dismissed it, but never thought too much about it after seeing it. I'm sorry, I don't have anything to say about the work.
This is a story about a trip I took to Houston in the mid-nineties. I went down to Texas to visit family, but the highlight of the trip was the day I stole the rental car to visit the Rothko Chapel and the Cy Twombly Gallery.
I went to the Rothko Chapel first, but it was a rainy day and I could barely see the mostly-black paintings in the dark, gloomy space. In one dim corner a church group prayed, and for the first time it dawned on me, naïve art history student that I was, that “the Rothko Chapel” is actually achurch – not just a place to worship, well, Rothko.
Around the corner, the Cy Twombly Gallery is housed in a Renzo Piano-designed building. Through the clever use of skylights and a steel roof grid, the light was bright, even on that rainy day.  I don’t remember where each painting was specifically hung, but the overall feeling was one of elated illumination, in stark contrast to the oppressive darkness of the Rothko Chapel. I’d never seen such a comprehensive assembly of Twombly’s work, and I remember being transfixed by the fluid painterliness, the delicate color, the vast expanses of thick paint inscribed and overpainted with lines, text, and smeared shapes.  The honest expressiveness of his markmaking, the giddy materiality of his approach and disposition, the monumental size of his canvases – these crowning features of Twombly’s work moved me.  
On the way back to the East Coast, I thumbed through the catalogue and thought about Twombly’s incredible paintings. Visiting the gallery had been a more spiritual experience for me than any traditional religious occasion in my life. I’ve never been back to Houston, but what a great, indelible memory.

V<o>brainsee walks us out with the sound piece Memory.

Funeral services  for Cy Twombly were held on July 7th in Rome.

Direct download: show_17_podcast.mp3
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Bik Van der Pol: "Are you really  sure a floor can't also be a ceiling?"  2010 Enel Prize at MACRO in Rome.
image courtesy of MACRO


This week, Chris is joined in the garden of MoMA by Liesbeth Bik and Jos Van der Pol who, together, are the collaborative duo Bik Van der Pol.

Bik Van der Pol  were the artists in residence at CCS Bard this past Spring.  Their 2008 exhibition project at the Hessel Museum in 2008, "I've Got Something in My Eye" had some unintended consequences; one being an uproar debating the relative value of artists to birds and two, the near liberation of Pinocchio (which I have posted about before).


 image via the blog called :  _____________ which also has a detailed, first hand description of the caper.

Since I'm such a fan of this moment, I'm embedding the video again here for your viewing pleasure:

All of the previous projects that Jos and Liesbeth mention in the interview are documented in their website.  Take some time and dig around in there to find out more.  

Bik Van der Pol's current project, Too little, too late, (and how) to fail gracefully is on exhibit at the Kunstfort Asperen through September 25, 2011.

They're scheduled to open their contribution to Creative Time 's Living As Form project in New York's Lower East Side in September. 

Special thanks to Ryan Magyar for being our attentive studio audience for this interview.

In the event you haven't heard of them, this is Eva & Adele....another artistic duo - of another sort.

Thanks to v<o>brainsee (Dead Hare Theme & Dead Hare Prayer) and the Erthlyngz (Jam to the Present Tense )for their musical stylings in this episode.

Direct download: show_16_podcast.mp3
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Chris recalls his recent participation in installing the Blinky PalermoRetrospective on exhibit at CCS Bard (and at Dia:Beacon, too) and the exhibit "If You Lived Here, You'd be Home Right Now, curated by Josiah McElhenyTom Eccles and Lynne Cooke.

Chris is holding down the fort this week.  Matthew's time has been absorbed by his Pause project and visiting artist Karen Brummund's events there this week.  

After attempting and failing to broadcast live radio, Chris drives around Beacon with artist Peter Iannarelli.

Items mentioned in the conversation with Peter:

Tino Sehgal at the Guggenheim Museum

Richard Tuttle's interview on WPS1 Art Radio

Lawrence Weiner's talk at the Tate Modern

Jeanne Demers reads a poem in Peter's bedroom

STO installing work at the Clock Tower Gallery, March 2011

Then Chris reminisces about his visit last Spring to the studio of AIR in the Clock Tower Gallery in NYC...unfortunately, you'll have to take his word for it on this one.  He does manage to get audio of a quick interview with STO, an artist and one half of the noise band Dub Know Dub which was in residence at the Clock Tower Gallery at the time.

The stairway leading up to the Clock Tower Gallery

NY Times Article relaying news of the 1912 suicide in the Clock Tower.

Karen Brummund WOMS 2008, Beacon NY

Direct download: show_15_podcast.mp3
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Erica Hauser's painting of a prickley pear done while in NM in May.

This week we are running interviews with artists Erica Hauser and Aaron Fein.

Aaron Fein's White Flags project

En route between two consecutive residencies, Erica Hauser joined Christopher on Memorial Day for the second of three planned talks about her experiences away from home .  From an interview done in April, Matthew speaks with Charlottesville, VA based artist Aaron Fein as he completed his year long residency at Vassar College.

It's all about residencies this week.

Items and folks mentioned in Erica's interview

Starry Night Residency

Lee Price

The Ongoing Moment by Geoff Dyer

Ghost Ranch

"Shared Intelligence: American Painting and the Photograph" through Sept 11, 2011 at the Georgia O'Keefe Museum

Secret Knowledge: Rediscovering the Lost Techniques of the Old Masters by David Hockney

Robert Bechtle

Dana Schutz

Chronogram May 2011 cover art by Mary Anne Erickson

Better Arts Residency at Better Farm

Aaron Fein's White Flags Installation on the lawn of Vassar College, May 2011

Things mentioned in Aaron's interview

White Flags Project

Harry Roseman

Direct download: s14_podcast.mp3
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This week’s show is a wrap up, a culmination, a send off of Benjamin Krevolin as he departs from his position as the President of the Duthcess County Arts Council and moves onto greener pastures at Vassar College.  Matthew spoke with Benjamin last week to glean a bit of wisdom before he departs at the end of this week.

Benjamin began his tenure at the Arts Council in 2003 and has seen it grow from a small entity into a focal point of arts engagement and advocacy throughout the Hudson Valley. He talks with us about problems he sees with DIY culture eroding people’s concept of how art is created, goes into depth about the problems in publicaly support for the arts, and adds some advice for his successor.

Here are some names mentioned in the conversation

Karen Michel

Art Along the Hudson

The Gong Show

Nan Hayworth

Lewis Krevolin - Benjamin's Father (we think)

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This week marks the Dead Hare Radio Hour's 3rd Month Anniversary.

To mark this auspicious occasion, as a service to those who might have missed some past episodes up to speed, we are playing the previous 11 Dead Hare Radio Hour episodes - simultaneously.

Taken all together this one show packs a's a real calvalcade of stars.

If you listen closely, you may well the voices of these fine guests:

Carolina Miranda

Duncan McKenzie

Mary-Kay Lombino

Katherine Newbegin

Zach Russo

Emily Kloppenburg

Stephanie Heimann

Lori Grinker

Mr. X

Karlos Carcamo

Greg Slick

Brian Wallace

Charlotte Shulz

Peter Iannarelli

Karen Michel

Edward Summers

Leonard Nevarez

Maria Marewski

Nicole Fenichel Hewitt


Kiese Laymon

Billy Name

Albert Shahinian

Angelika Rinnhofer

Kirsten Mosher

Erica Hauser

Laura Moriarty

Lorrie Freddette

Pam Farrell

Joanne Mattera

Bowie Zunino

Eve Biddle

Jeff Barnett-Winsby

Ben Bigelow

Jing Yu

Amanda Lechner

Jennifer Mackiewicz

And, you can hear the sonic stylings of v<o>brainsee, Erthlingz, and einlab.

Direct download: show_12_podcast_version.mp3
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This week's show is all Wassaic Project all show long.

First up, Matthew treks out to Wassaic, NY for the first of the project's monthly last Saturday open studios events.  Matthew speaks with  project co-directors Eve BiddleBowie Zunino and Jeff Barnett-Winsby.

Gallery goers at the Wassaic Project opening @ Hudson Beach Glass

On May 14th,  Chris attended the opening of an exhibit of work by a selection of the 2011 Wassaic Project residents at Hudson Beach Glass in Beacon, NY.  The exhibit, co-curated by Jennifer Mackiewicz and John Gilvey will be on view through June 19th.

works on paper by Amanda Lechner at Hudson Beach Glass

Chris speaks with current resident Ben Bigelow and Jing Yu and Amanda Lechner who will both be in residence later in the fall.  He also chats with exhibit co-curator, Jennifer Mackiewicz.

above and below: collages by Ghost of a Dream at Hudson Beach Glass.

Giant bookmarks by Breanne Trammell at Hudson Beach Glass
Direct download: Show_11_podcast.mp3
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On this week's show, we check in on the closing reception of the Conversations exhibit at R&F Paints in Kingston, NY.  The exhibit, curated by gallery director Laura Moriarty and Joanne Mattera grew out of an exchange on Facebook.  THe notion of the conversation; between artists and between the separate threads within an artist's work, is at work through out the exhibit.  The artists in this exhibit are:  Steven AlexanderNancy AzaraGrace DeGennaro, Pam Farrell, Lorrie FredetteGeorge MasonJoanne Mattera and Laura Moriarty.

All photos of artwork and installation views come to us courtesy Joanne Mattera's blog,  See more images on her post about the exhibit here.

In this episode, Chris has conversations with:

Laura Moriarty

Laura Moriarty Uplift, 2011, encaustic on panel, 16 x 16 x 9 inches

Pam Farrell

Soft Parade 0012, 2010, monoprint/oil on mulberry paper, 15 x 19 inches unframed

Lorrie Fredette

Proper Limits (Truth), 2010; mixed media with discharged paper, wax, resin, soil and muslin.

Joanne Mattera

Silk Road 136, 2010, encaustic on panel 17 x 17 inches
Joanne Mattera Soie 5, 2010, gouache on Fabriano, framed 26 x 34 inches

R&F Paints is located at 84 Ten Broeck Ave in Kingston, NY.

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On today's show, we speak with Beacon, NY based artists Kirsten Mosher and Erica Hauser.

Matthew and Chris visit Kirsten Mosher's home in Beacon and learn about her various projects that examine the edge between public and private spaces.

Ball Park Traffic, 1998

Kirsten's Ball Park Traffic of 1998 was a project, created for NY's Public Art Fund, joined together a NYC street intersection with a baseball diamond.

Kirsten's most recent work focuses on the adventures of Gumhead, a gum-headed character - and his friends who end up on all sorts of adventures.

Kirsten's recent Gumhead related installation at the bulletin board exhibition space at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College.

Kirsten has exhibits coming up in LA and....... collaborative book project with Jose Luis Blondet.

Erica Hauser in front of her work Poptimism in Beacon, NY. via:

Also this week, Chris spoke with Erica Hauser on the eve of her early May departure to New Mexico for a month long residency at the Starry Night Retreat near the town of Truth or Consequences.  On the heels of returning from NM at the end of May, Erica will be immediately venture to upstate for another month long residency with the Better Arts in Redwood, NY.

One of the works Erica created in her initial days of her residency in NM.

Erica is blogging her experience at the residencies on her new blog:

References made in our talk with Erica:

Ed Ruscha's book Twenty Six Gasoline Stations from 1963

Other Notes of interest 

Open Engagement

Julie Ault

Pablo Helguera

Fritz Haeg

Julie Perini

Musical interludes for today's show include:

DeadHare Insp<o>red by V<o>brainsee

Direct download: Show_9_podcast.mp3
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Angelika Rinnhofer with Billy Name
This episode is all Billy Name, all the time. The Poughkeepsie, NY native sits down to speak with Angelika Rinnhofer and Christopher Albert on the occasion the exhibit of his Factory era photographs at Albert Shahinian Fine Art in Rhinebeck, NY.

Billy Name's self portrait with Sidney Janis as Janus

The exhibit entitled "The Arles Photographs" features prints that were included in a 2010 exhibit curated by Emma Levigne called "I am a cliché", echoes of the punk aesthetic which was part of the Pompidou Center's 41st Annual Rencontre d'Arles, a massive photo festival happening in Arles, France every year.

Albert Shahinian Fine Art is located at 22 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY; tel: 845.876.7578

Installation view @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art

We also speak briefly with Albert Shahinian about the significance of working with Billy Name.

Installation view @ Albert Shahinian Fine Art.

The last third of the show features excerpts from the gallery talk Billy gave at Albert Shahinian Fine Art on April 30, 2011.

Andy on Phone and Mirror at The Factory, c.1964. photo courtesy of the artist and Albert Shahinian Fine Art

Andy on the telephone is the first image Billy discusses in his gallery talk.

Edie Sedgwick teasing Gerard Malanga's Hair, c.1965. photo courtesy of the artist and Albert Shahinian Fine Art

The Arles Photographs will remain on view at Albert Shahinian Fine Art (22 East Market St #301, Rhinebeck, NY, through the end of May (and possibly a little longer). Full audio versions of the conversation with Billy and his gallery talk will be available for listening in the gallery.

Billy's been interviewed about Warhol and the Factory countless times. Here are links to some of those interviews and other Billy Name related info:

Interview Magazine

Items mentioned in today's show:

Andy Warhol with Brillo Boxes at The Factory, 1966. photo courtesy of the artist and Albert Shahinian Fine Art
Visions of the Silver Factory on Billy's back porch. via
Direct download: show_8_podcast.mp3
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This week's show wraps up our presentation of the audio from the Media and the Community panel discussion held on April 20th in Poughkeepsie.

Today we hear from:

Nicole Fenichel Hewitt and Maria Marewski of the Children's Media Project in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Nicole has used her degree in Professional and Technical Communication from Rochester Institute of Technology for a diverse range of work from community organizing to publishing. Now as Executive Director of Children’s Media Project, she is responsible for organization-wide leadership and direction, leading the curriculum development and teaching team, fundraising and community outreach.
Maria Marewski has been focused on youth and media, critical thinking and creativity since 1994 when she founded the Children's Media Project.  She has taught at Vassar College, Hunter College and the University of Maryland .and presented at national conferences, served on state and local grants panels, and her work has been recognized by the New York State Association of Teaching Artists, the National Society of Experiential Education, the Telly Awards, Insight Awards, the Chicago International Film Festival, the International Television and Video Association, and the American Film and Video Festival.

Decora, of the Readnex Poetry Project

In the midst of social disparity and issues that continue to permeate the culture, the ReadNex Poetry Squad have issued open invitations to all to step outside the prescribed lifestyle matrix and embark on a journey toward progress and greater consciousness with a focus on youth. Embracing the eternal tradition of conveying knowledge orally, audiences nationally and around the globe have been captivated and moved by the anti–apathetic stance of the group comprised of four spoken word poets/emcees and one D.J. Through the art of writing and the power of music, esteemed lyrical scholars Decora, FreeFlowin, Jarabe Del Sol, Latin Translator and DJ H20 continue to uplift urban communities with their universal message and sound influenced by Hip-Hop, Soul, Latin and Caribbean music.

Kiese Laymon

Kiese Laymon is a black southern writer, born and raised in Jackson, Mississippi. He has written essays and stories for numerous publications including Longman’s Hip Hop Reader and the journal, “Politics and Culture”. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English, Creative Writing and Africana Studies at Vassar College.

Exciting things coming UP!!!

The Next Show will be an interview with artist and photographer Billy Name.   Well know in these parts as the studio manager for Andy Warhol's Factory. Christopher and Angelika Rinnhofer will be speaking to him.

Matthew will be heading out to the Open Engagement conference in Portland, OR. next weekend. Here are links to Bad at Sports coverage of the event last year.

Nils Norman
Jen Delos Reyes and Harrell Fletcher
Ted Purves
Nato Thompson

Some other things we mentioned - 

Robert Whitman at Dia:Beacon

Blinky Palermo @  Dia and Bard Hessel Museum

Anthony Huberman on Franz Erhard Walther

Home Delivery at KMOCA

Francis Alys at MOMA/PS1

David Shields - Reality Hungry

Direct download: s07_podcast.mp3
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This weeks episode is the beginning of a two week series covering the Media in the Community Talk that took place on April 20th at the Cunneen Hacket Theatre in Poughkeepsie, NY.  The event brought together artists, academic, writers and educators for what is hoped to be the first of a series of community conversations about the role art and media play in the Hudson Valley and how we can foster new possibilities for thinking about these endeavors.

Three of the speakers from last week, Karen Michel, Edward Summers and Leonard Nevarez, specifically addressed the ways in which culture plays an important role in creating identity and being a stimulator in the development of our local communities.   These conversations serve as a focal point for our conversation tonight with Christopher and Matthew chiming in with their thoughts.

Grab a drink, Sit back and Enjoy!!!!!

Here is some further information about the speakers and the points they made throughout their talks.

Kare Michel

Karen Michel is a broadcast radio journalist, performer, and educator. Her work is heard on numerous radio programs, many accessible at npr and floating around other  ethers.  She serves on the board of the Dutchess County Arts County and is a member of the Communications faculty at Marist College.

Algonquin Round Table

Dorothy Parker

Anne Lauterbach -  Hum

Dutchess County Arts Council


John Cohen

Dia Beacon

Edward Summers

Ed is presently a presidential fellow at Marist College, having completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees from the college. He is also a  Ph.D. Candidate for a degree in Urban and Public Policy at Milano The New School for Management and Urban Policy, a division of The New School. Eddie’s research interest is in the areas of gentrification and the role of race, class, gender and politics, economic and community development. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Catharine Street Community Center, Eleanor Roosevelt at Val Kill, Dutchess Outreach, and the Protect the Dream Youth Programs.

Creative Class and Richard Florida
Leonard Nevarez
Leonard Nevarez received his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and joined Vassar's Sociology Department in 1999. His research examines how markets and their cultures transform places, formal organizations, and labor reproduction. He is the author of New Money, Nice Town: How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy and Pursuing Quality of Life: From the Affluent Society to the Consumer Society.
Direct download: s06.mp3
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The uneven intensities of duration: tea and biscuits are set upon our object of
destruction for those acting within the center without our knowledge.
2008, charcoal on paper 38” x 45”
courtesy Charlotte Schulz, via:

Chris is joined by fellow artist Peter Iannarelli (and Bobby the canine) to visit the studio of Beacon artist (soon to be Newburgh), Charlotte Schulz and find out what's at the heart of her intricately crafted charcoal drawings.  Meet yer Maykr is a  series of posts published by Chris on   This visit to Charlotte's studio is the first audio incarnation of the series.

The work on on Charlotte's studio walls, nearly completed ( The works all have the working title "The Impossibility of Keeping Borders"):

A sketchbook page on the wall.

Charlotte and Peter cracking each other up.

Items mentioned in today's conversation:


Gaston Bachelard's Poetics of Space:  on Google books ; on Amazon

M - Theory:  #1 , #2,  Membranes

Ann Hollander’s book Moving Pictures

What Do Pictures Want?  The Lives and Loves of Images by WJT Mitchell.

The reference to the quote “objects are just very very slow events” comes from Bard CCS Graduate Program Director, Johanna Burton’s talk at SVA as part of the school’s MFA Art Criticism and Writing Lecture series (released on 2/28/11)

The show wraps up with Matthew and Chris mentioning the current plight of Ai Wei Wei, the chinese artist who has been held by the Chinese government, without any word on this whereabouts or condition for 16 days.   For the latest on Ai Wei Wei's predicament, visit

Direct download: Show__5.mp3
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Show 4 is coming at you! This week our focus has moved across the river to the Samuel Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz as we expand our conversations throughout the Hudson Valley.  We start off talking to Greg Slick and Karlos Carcamo, the visiting curators of the Illustrious Mr. X: Museum Collection as a Character Study presently taking place at the museum.  Many of you will know Greg and Karlos from their well received efforts at Go North Gallery which closed in 2008.  You'll also get to hear their response of our interview with Mr. X in Show #3.  We then spend sometime discussing the efforts of the museum with curator Brian Wallace.  Celebrating their 10 years anniversary, Brian provides some incite in the way he organizes shows, the history of the museum and the role of the curator.  Oh, we are excited.

Direct download: show4_podcast.mp3
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Photograph by Lori Grinker
Lori Grinker: Nisbai in the Two-Room Apartment She Shares with Ten Family Members

courtesy: Fovea Exhibitions

Indeed, We've made it to Show Three.  This week we speak with Stephanie Heimann, co founder and director of Fovea Exhibitions in Beacon, NY, and Lori Grinker whose photographs of displaced Iraqi refugees comprise the exhibit Nothing Like My Home:  The Iraqi Refugee Crisis which is on view through May 8th.  A panel discussion relating to the exhibit is scheduled at Fovea on April 9th.

Matthew and Chris also interview a mysterious Mr. X who claims to be the Illustrious Mr. X whose life is the subject of the eponymously named exhibit curated by Greg Slick and Karlos Carcamo at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in New Paltz, NY through July 17, 2011.

Here' the rundown of this week's show:

Dead Hare Theme -  The erthlyngz

Koo Jeong A, A Reality Upgrade & End Alone, 2003/2010. Rhinestones. “Koo Jeong A: Constellation Congress,” Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY. Dia Art Foundation. Courtesy the artist. Photo credit: Cathy Carver.

Matthew and Chris chat about the Koo Jeong A installation of two works at Dia:Beacon entitled A Reality Upgrade & End Alone (2003/2010) which are part of a group of works that constitute Koo Jeong A:  Constellation Congress, and exhibit spanning three locations.


Vivian Jacobson's talk earlier in the week at SUNY New Paltz on Marc Chagall and the influential women in his life, followed by a panel discussion which included Jacobson, Rik Rydent, Gary Ferdman and Dorsky Curator Brian Wallace about the largely unknown  two and a half years Chagall spent in High Falls, NY living with Virginia Haggard and creating prolifically. There is an effort afoot to raise support for a Chagall in the Hudson Valley exhibit to be held at theSamuel Dorsky Museum of Art .  Expect more on this in the future.

The fearsome foursome twins DHRH show id - m.a.c.

Matthew talks about the upcoming  panel on the role of art and media in the community:

April 20th 5:30 - 7pm

at the Cunneen Hackett Theatre 12 Vassar St.

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601




Chris' interviews with Stephanie Heimann and Lori Grinker.


courtesy: Fovea Exhibitions

Lori Grinker speaking during her gallery talk at Fovea on feb 12, 2011


Chelsea Street Walk - an audio tour of a handful of Chelsea Galleries.  If you've ever been pocket dialed by someone's cell phone, you'll know what's going on. ...this is just better audio quality.

Chris wonders about photography:

Audio Compression #1 - A 24 minute conversation reduced to just over 3 minutes via indiscriminate edits (arguably without sacrificing the spirit or content of said conversation.

Dead Hare Dream Lanes Show id -  v<o>brainsee

Matthew and Chris venture blindfolded into the hinterlands and some dank location to speak with A (if not The) Mr. X.

Dead Hare in the Trees #1 - The erthlyngz

Direct download: Show_3_podcast.mp3
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Our show this week focuses on 150 Years Later: New Photography from Tina Barney, Tim Davis, and Katherine Newbegin at Vassar College's Frances Lehmann Loeb Art Center.  The Dead Hare Radio Hour interviews Mary Kay Lombino, Katherine Newbegin, Zach Russo and Emily Klopenberg about their involvement with the show.

Direct download: s2_podcast.mp3
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This is our first episode!

Christopher and Matthew introduce themselves and what the Dead Hare Radio is about.

This show includes interviews with Carolina Miranda of and Duncan McKenzie of Bad At Sports.

Direct download: Show_1.mp3
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The Dead Hare Radio Hour is broadcast every OTHER Tuesday at 5pm (EDT) on 91.3 WVKR, Poughkeepsie, NY. 
The show will be streamed live on the WVKR website. 
Download Episodes of The Dead Hare Radio Hour via iTunes. 

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Why is the show called the Dead Hare Radio Hour?

Duncan McKenzie of Bad at Sports asked us the same thing:

We settled upon Dead Hare for a number of reasons.  It is in part an homage toJoseph Beuys and his work 1965 performance “How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare.”

Joseph Beuys, How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare (26 November 1965),
performance documentation at Galerie Alfred Schmela, Düsseldorf. via e-flux

The image of the hare (living and dead) has populated works throughout the history of art.   One aspect of Beuys’ piece is the allusion to this presence and, by default, we’re doing the same.

a painting of a dead hare and partidges on a low wall

Dirk Valkenburg, Still life with dead Hare and Partridges 1717

In regard to Beuys’ piece, the homage we’re paying  is to an aspect of that work that Beuys certainly did not intend; the futility of it all.  The futility of discussing visual culture on the radio is our project.

Another appealing quality of the name is its opacity.   For those unaware of its reference to Beuys’ work it renders a fugitive image in the mind of the beholder.  Hare or hair?  Indeed, there’s a strong relationship between the genre of radio station one listens to and the hairstyle one sports on one’s head and we are honoring that synchronicity.

Also, Dead Hare has a lovely semblance of the term “dead air” – a constant reminder to us now we’re on the radio.

And no.  We don’t liken our audience to a dead hare.

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So you found us! Now it's your turn to get in touch. You can reach us at the Dead Hare Radio Hotline to leave a comment or respond to one of our thought provoking questions: 

Your thoughts on the ticket price increase planned by MoMA and the Met?
call and let us know. (480) 442-7311 or 
*we may well use your comment on the air.

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