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  Past Kemper ARTcasts - 2011

 
 

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Interview with the Artist: Barbara Grad
2 Minutes 42 seconds

Artist Barbara Grad discusses her abstract paintings with Kemper Museum curator Barbara O'Brien.

View Video Villa: New Paintings by Barbara Grad details.

     
Above: Barbara Grad, Video Villa, 2010
       
 

 

Movers

5 Minutes 8 seconds

Kemper Museum digital communications specialist Drew Bolton recounts his experience "moving" in Nick Cave's Soundsuits with artist Peregrine Honig at the Kansas City Art Institute's 125th anniversary gala performance. Artist and musician Mark Southerland also recounts his experience working with Nick Cave as musical producer.

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Above: Nick Cave, Soundsuit
     
       
 

 
Artist and Curator: Pattern ID
3 Minutes 42 seconds

Pattern ID curator Ellen Rudolph and artist Willie Cole discuss the relationship of pattern to society and its manifestation in art.

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Above: Willie Cole, Garden, 1991
       
 

 

Interview with the Artist: James Gobel (Adult Themes)

6 Minutes 32 seconds

Kemper Museum Educator of Adult Programs, Amy Duke, interviews artist James Gobel about his inspirations and process of creating his large-scale works on canvas.

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Above: James Gobel, I'll Be Your Friend, I'll Be Your Love, I'll Be Everything You Need, 2009
     
       
 

 
  Spotlight on ArtReach
3 Minutes 1 second

Find out what Kemper Museum's ArtReach Workshops are all about!

View education programs and events for kids and families.

     

 

 
  The Abstract Autograph
3 Minutes 57 seconds

With the exhibition The Abstract Autograph, Curatorial Fellow Katherine Pill presents two ways of approaching abstract art with the famous 1950s art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg.

View Abstract Autograph details. | View Revelation: The Major Paintings of Jules Olitski details.

     
Above: Grace Hartigan, The Massacre, 1952
 
Music: Excerpt from Thrashy by Brandon Draper
       
 

 
  Family Insight: Olitski
2 Minutes 28 seconds

Jules Olitski's daughter Lauren Olitski-Poster, and grandaughter Ariel Poster, provide a glimpse into the late artist's motivations and practice.

View Revelation: The Major Paintings of Jules Olitski details.

     
Above: Jules Olitski, Prince Patutszky Pleasures, 1962
       
 

 

Spotlight on Dark Matter

5 Minutes 11 seconds

Dark Matter performed a concert at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in conjunction with the exhibition Revelation: The Major Paintings of Jules Olitski. We asked Daniel Eichenbaum, composer for Dark Matter, to answer questions about the art science-technology collaboration while he was on a cross country tour.

     
Above: Dark Matter
       
 

 
  Interview with the Artist: Eric Forstmann
5 Minutes 29 seconds

Kemper Museum curator Barbara O'Brien interviews artist Eric Forstmann about the effectiveness of using plein air painting, narrative details, and choosing subjects.

View Acquisitions in Context: Eric Forstmann details.

     
Above: Eric Forstmann, Amenia, 2:30 a.m., 2010–11
       
 

 

Norman Kleeblatt: Battle of the Bergs & Abstract Expressionism | part 1

6 Minutes 20 seconds
Kemper Museum's Amy Duke interviews Norman Kleeblatt, Chief curator of the Jewish Museum in New York, on his award winning exhibition Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art and the affect the term Abstract Expressionism had on the artists associated with the movement.

     
Above: Norman Kleeblatt
       
 

 
  Norman Kleeblatt: Battle of the Bergs & Abstract Expressionism | part 2
6 Minutes 5 seconds
In the second part of their interview, Amy Duke and Norman Kleeblatt discuss the antagonistic relationship between influental critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg.

       
 

 

June Ahrens

6 Minutes 3 seconds

Artist June Ahrens sits with Chief Curator Barbara O'Brien to discuss her works relating to September 11, in the exhibition Acquisitions in Context: June Ahrens.

     
Above: June Ahrens, Still Standing, 2010
       
 

 
  The Big Reveal: Photographer Michael Schultz
7 Minutes 40 seconds

Chief Curator Barbara O'Brien interviews photographer Michael Schultz: revealing observations made on his travels photographing abandoned factories around the world.

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Above: Michael Schultz, Belgium, 2005 #3739 Interior of Ammonia Plant, 2005 (from the Industrial Remnant Portfolio), 2005
       
 

 
  The Big Reveal: Artist Petah Coyne
5 Minutes 45 seconds

The Big Reveal showcases new acquistions, including the major installation Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu) (2009–10) by artist Petah Coyne. Chief curator Barbara O'Brien reveals the inspiration behind the work.

Also be sure to listen for further information on Petah Coyne's material usage.

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Above: Petah Coyne, Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu), 2009–10
       
 

 
  Jeanne Quinn: Ceramic In(ter)ventions Part 1
4 Minutes 12 seconds

Kemper Museum Chief Curator Barbara O'Brien interviews artist Jeanne Quinn about her pairing of ceramics with every day materials.

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Above: Jeanne Quinn, A Thousand Tiny Deaths (detail), 2009–11
       
 

 

Jeanne Quinn: Ceramic In(ter)ventions Part 2

3 Minutes 56 seconds

Jeanne Quinn and Barbara O'Brien continue their conversation about breaking expectations for ceramic art and creating an immersive experience.

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Above: Jeanne Quinn, Everything Is Not As It Seems (detail), 2009
       
 

 
  The Big Reveal: Artist Susanne Kühn
5 Minutes 42 seconds

Susanne Kühn explains her painting, Regina Arbeitet (Regina Working in English), as the result of trying to create an "inside landscape." Chief curator Barbara O'Brien interviews the German-born artist.

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Above: Susanne Kühn, Regina arbeitet, 2009
       
 

 

Interview With the Artist: Teri Frame

6 Minutes 1 second

Artist Teri Frame—whose performances feature covering her face in raw clay and sculpting her features into hybrid creatures—performed live at the Kemper Museum alongside The Wires' Sascha Groschang, cello, and Laurel Morgan, violin. Museum Educator of Adult Programs, Amy Duke, interviews the artist.

     
Above: Teri Frame, Lavater's Animals (detail), 2009
       
 

 
  Interview With the Artist: Neeta Madahar
3 Minutes 39 seconds

Curatorial Fellow Katherine Pill interviews artist Neeta Madahar, whose photograph Sustenance #79 is featured in the exhibition (Un)Natural Histories.

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Above: Neeta Madahar, Sustenance #79, 2003
 
Music: Excerpts from Gargarin by Dark Matter
       
 

 
  Double Vision: Totems and Taxidermy
5 Minutes 51 seconds

Museum Educator of Adult Programs, Amy Duke, interviews artist Barry Anderson, whose work is featured in the exhibition The Big Reveal, and journalist Melissa Milgrom, author of Still Life, Adventures in Taxidermy, revealing the origins of Taxidermy and it's relation to photography and contemporary art.

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Above: Petah Coyne, Untitled #1336 (Scalapino Nu Shu), 2009–10
 
Music: Excerpts from The Wires (Kansas City Alternative String Duo)
             

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