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The Modern Art Notes Podcast: Robert Irwin

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This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Robert Irwin. An exhibition of Irwin’s newest work is on view now at The Pace Gallery in New York, where Irwin and I taped this week’s show.

Irwin’s recent exhibition highlights have incldued a fantastic 2007 semi-retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, a 2006 presentation at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and a long-term installation at Dia Center for the Arts in New York that opened in 1998.

Irwin and I discuss:

  • His landmark 1° 2° 3° 4° (1997), in MCASD’s collection (and in this week’s banner). Irwin has made a piece related to it for his current exhibition at Pace;
  • How he discovered and came to use one of his trademark materials, scrim;
  • A recent proposal to the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas (for images of the hospital building Irwin is ‘using’ click here);
  • How Lawrence Weschler’s famous book on Irwin, “Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees,” came about and what Irwin thinks of it; and
  • His favorite pieces.

To download or subscribe to The Modern Art Notes Podcast via iTunes, click here. To download the program directly, click here. To subscribe to The MAN Podcast’s RSS feed, click here. You can stream the program through the player below.

The Modern Art Notes Podcast is an independent production of Modern Art Notes Media. It is released under this Creative Commons license. The program was edited by Wilson Butterworth. For images of the works discussed on this week’s show, click through to the jump.

Robert Irwin, Square the Room, 2007. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Robert Irwin, 1° 2° 3° 4° (1997). Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Robert Irwin, Light and Space III, 2008. Collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Robert Irwin, Untitled, 1971. Collection of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.

Robert Irwin, Untitled, ca. 1960-61. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Robert Irwin, So. Cal (2010). Collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Robert Irwin, Tilted Planes, 1999. The Rachofsky House, Dallas. Image via Flickr user Chris Jagers.

Robert Irwin, Burgundy (2010-2012) and Untitled (detail), 2012. As installed at The Pace Gallery, New York.

Robert Irwin, Black Raku One, 2012.

Robert Irwin, Black & White One, 2010-2012.

Willem de Kooning, Door to the River, 1960. Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Robert Irwin, Arts Enrichment Master Plan, Miami International Airport, Master Plan (First Presentation), proposed 1986 (unrealized). Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Robert Irwin, Arts Enrichment Master Plan, Miami International Airport, Toll Plaza (Third Presentation), proposed 1986 (unrealized). Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Robert Irwin, Black Raku, 1959. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

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