Tue, 17 April 2012
Tue, 20 March 2012
The First segment of this week's show continues the last show's theme of taking a break from art.
Joel tells us about his three month break from painting - which unexpectedly stretched out for two + years.
Below are images from our studio visit with Joel showing some of the works you hear us discuss in this segment. The captions for the studio visit shots were written by Joel.
This first image is of a painting of a painting - in the same family as the one that finally brought Joel's painting hiatus to an end.
The method of Joel's creating the pair of works recalls (in Chris' mind) Rauschenberg's exercise in the works Factum I & Factum II from 1957:
Our audio studio visit concludes with us looking at these two large, pre-hiatus paintings hanging in his living room.
A few more images from our studio visit can be found here.
Next, we hear from Tom Eccles, executive director of Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies & Hessel Museum of Art, on what exhibits will be coming in this, the 20th Anniversary year of the Bard CCS program, starting with the Matters of Fact exhibit that opened this past weekend.
Tyler appeared in our show on Cy Twombly (DHRH Episode #17). The excerpt we hear comes from the Dec 22, 2011 episode of the MANpodcast in which Tyler and the writer, Andrew Russeth, list their favorite art viewing spaces in America. Number one on Andrew's list is the Fred Sandback galleries at Dia:Beacon.
Andrea Fraser's essay: Why Fred Sandback's Work Makes Me Cry.
MAN Podcast Links:
In this segment, Chris mentions:
Thanks to Tyler for letting us use the snippet of the MAN Podcast. Thanks to Tom Eccles for joining us and thanks to Joel Schapira for letting us all into his home for this episode. Also, thanks to the Erthlyngz and Vybrainsee for the Dead Hare musical segments
PS, Peter Acheson and Deirdre Swords are teaming up to produce a new art blog: forminthefire.blogspot.com
Tue, 6 March 2012
So how are we with our New Years resolutions? Still holding strong in March? Or is writing the check each month to pay for your membership as close as you get to the gym? We at the Dead Hare Radio Hour were curious what kind of rules artists where proposing for themselves with 2012.
One of the interesting results of snooping around the web was that we saw several artists considering the idea of taking a year away from art. What does that mean? Why would you do it? What rules do you follow? How does that effect the people we are? We have to thank Eve Mosher for placing these questions in your minds.
Topics that came up in discussion
Art as a form of identity and the definitions we use to define us.
Mythologizing and Narrativizing our work.
Innovation and art’s role in culture shifts
Tue, 21 February 2012
This week's episode delves into a couple of events happening over the next weekend. First, Chris checks in with Musician, Composer, Author, Philosopher, David Rothenberg to hear about the upcoming Survival of the Beautiful All Day Wonder Cabinet happening at the Cantor Film Center on Feb 25, 2012.
In addition to David Rothenberg, the Wonder Cabinet participants are:
Ofer Tchernichovski (Chris recorded a great conversation between David and Ofer who have collaborated together in exploring birdsong...all we can say is that you had to be there. You REALLY HAD TO BE THERE to hear this great conversation since Chris inadvertently deleted the audio recorded of the conversation which was intended for an episode of. Dead Hare Radio)
The song heard in this episode is Trio Menura from Rothenberg's CD Why Birds Sing. (Bonus hint: The CD comes included with the book Why Birds Sing.
The books by Rothenberg mentioned in the conversation:
Next, we have two conversations about the dance work of Yvonne Rainer. We hear from Choreographer, dancer and writer Susan Osberg and Kelly Kivland, Curatorial Associate at the Dia Foundation. These conversations relate to the upcoming performances of Rainer works being hosted at Dia:Beacon on Feb 25 & 26, 2012.
From Chris' conversation with Susan:
Judson Dance founders mentioned by Susan:
along with Yvonne Rainer and others
(Dead Hare aside: Billy Name, featured in Dead Hare Episode 8 did the lighting for the Judson performances.)
A handful of Yvonne Rainer's films, including Hand Movie (which gives Chris the creeps, for some reason), along with audio and other documentations can be seen at Ubuweb.com (http://search.atomz.com/search/?sp_a=sp10042f50&sp_q=yvonne+rainer&sp_p=all&sp_f=UTF-8)
Rainer's No Manifesto (via wikipedia):
The Boris Groys talk, Everybody is an Artist, which Chris mentions was given at SVA in 2010. (See the video of Groys's talk on Vimeo)
Susan's dance company Workwith Dancers will be presenting a performance called TREE at Beacon Yoga in Beacon NY in late March, and early April.
Here's the info, but there is more on Susan's website,(click the link above).
At this point in the show, we take a little break......
And we're back:
The 1974 WNYC Arts Forum interview of Yvonne Rainer by Annette Michelson can be heard on Ubuweb.com (http://ubumexico.centro.org.mx/sound/Anthology/Rainer_Yvonne/RAINER_YVONNE_WNYC_AFA_1974.mp3)
Next, Chris speaks with Kelly Kivland, Curatorial Associate at Dia.
Joan Duddy & Dia's Salon Project (which Susan Osberg participated in in 1995) Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any real documentation of the Salon Project online, save for a couple reviews of particular events.)
Being Watched: Yvonne Rainer and the 1960s by Carrie Lambert-Beatty
Yvonne Rainer performances at Dia:Beacon are happening on Feb 25 & 26, 2012 at 12pm and 2pm both days. The program for these events are:
The Sunday, May 13th performances are scheduled for 1pm and 3pm at Dia: Beacon. The program for that event is:
The following day, May 14, at Dia:Chelsea, Babett Mangolte will be speaking on Yvonne Rainer,
as part of the Artists on Artists lecture series.
Rainer program info and ticket information can be found at: http://www.diaart.org/rainer
You can also call Dia:Beacon at 845 440 0100.
Thanks to David, Susan and Kelly for joining us this week. It's likely we'll have reports back from both the Wonder Cabinet and the Rainer performances in a future episode.
Tue, 24 January 2012
This week we have a preview of 2012 from a sampling of Hudson Valley exhibition institutions. In this episode we speak with:
Livia Straus, Director of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art in Peekskill, NY.
Mary-Kay Lombino, the Emily Hargroves Fisher '57 and Richard B Fisher Curator at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
Ariel Shanberg, director of the Woodstock Center for Photography in Woodstock, NY.
Carl Van Brunt, gallery director at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum (WAAM) in Woodstock, NY.
Sara Pasti, the Neil C Trager director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz in New Paltz, NY.
Michael Asbill of the Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art in Kingston, NY.