This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Josiah McElheny. A survey of McElheny’s work is on view through October 14 at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston. Titled “Some Pictures of the Infinite,” it was curated by Helen Molesworth.
McElheny was the recipient of a 2006 MacArthur ‘genius’ fellowship. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art and at the Museum of Modern Art. During a 2005 fellowship at the Wexner Center for the Arts, McElheny collaborated with Ohio State University professor David Weinberg, a process which resulted in An End to Modernity (2005, detail above), which is now in the collection of the Tate. The fantastic Wexner publication that chronicled the residency and the resulting work is available for free as a PDF.
On the second segment of the show I talk with Kansas City-based artist A. Bitterman, who is currently in residence at Indy Island, Andrea Zittel’s live-in sculpture in the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s 100 Acres sculpture park. His project there is titled “Indigenous: Out of the Wild with A. Bitterman” and has a fantastic website.