The Last days of Pompeij,
Big day for me today: The new, weekly Modern Art Notes Podcast debuts!
My first guest is artist Chris Burden, the artist who created what is almost certainly America’s most popular public artwork: Urban Light (2008, above) at/outside the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Later this fall LACMA will also install Burden’s Metropolis II (2011), which has been something of a viral video hit on the interwebs. Burden is also known for risk-embracing 1970s performance pieces such as Shoot (1971), in which Burden was shot by a friend.
You can download or listen to the first MAN Podcast here and you can subscribe via RSS feed here. The show is currently in iTunes’ review process, but it’ll be up there soon. Also, please follow (and stream!) The Modern Art Notes Podcast on Tumblr here.
“300 coloured helium balloons float against the ceiling of the ‘tomb chapel’ of the Oude Kerk in Amsterdam. Attached to the balloons are cards that refer to the material possessions of Bartlebooth, the deceased protagonist in George Perec’s novel Life A User’s Manual.” 2007. Project by Laurence Aëgerter
“I always ignore money.”