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