Listening to Art

01.11: Henry Moore, Large Two Forms

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Volume one, number eleven: Large Two Forms by Henry Moore.

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This issue is the second devoted to listening to the same sculpture in two different places.

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01.10: Henry Moore, Large Two Forms

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Volume one, number ten: Large Two Forms by Henry Moore.

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This issue and the next are a rare opportunity to listen to the same eight metric tonne sculpture in two different places. Large Two Forms was installed in 1973 just outside the Art Gallery of Ontario on the southwest corner of Dundas and McCaul in downtown Toronto. That is where this issue was recorded, last year. This summer it was moved to a park on the south side of the gallery, and that is where the next issue was recorded.

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01.09: Luzinterruptus, Literature vs. Art in Toronto

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Volume one, number nine: Literature vs. Traffic in Toronto by Luzinterruptus.

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This block-long installation was on view on a city street for the one night of Nuit Blanche in Toronto in October 2016. Nuit Blanche is an all-night arts festival that is run annually in many different cities around the world, and has been done in Toronto, where I live, since 2006. It starts at sunset and ends at sunrise. Many major streets are made pedestrian-only for the night. The exhibits could be large or small, inside or outside, quiet or loud, participatory or not. People move from one area of the city to another, taking in what catches their attention. It is always an interesting night, full of adventure and unexpected occurrences.

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01.08: Samara Golden, The Meat Grinder's Iron Clothes

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Volume one, number eight: The Meat Grinder’s Iron Clothes by Samara Golden.

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Samara Golden, who was born in 1973, is an American installation artist. This is a new work, recorded at the 2017 Whitney Biennial, at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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01.07: Barnett Newman, Voice of Fire

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Volume one, number seven: Voice of Fire by Barnett Newman.

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Of all of Barnett Newman’s work, Voice of Fire is, I’m sure, the most famous in Canada.

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01.06: Barnett Newman, Day One

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Volume one, number six: Day One by Barnett Newman.

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This issue is the second of three devoted to the American artist Barnett Newman, who lived from 1905 to 1970.

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01.05: Barnett Newman, Vir Heroicus Sublimis

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Volume one, number five: Vir Heroicus Sublimis by Barnett Newman.

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This issue is the first of three devoted to the American artist Barnett Newman, who is usually known as an abstract expressionist. He was one that incredible group in New York in the 1940s, fifties and sixties, with Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning and others.

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01.04: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night

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Volume one, number four: The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.

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This issue is the second of two devoted to the Dutch Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh. In the last issue we listened to Starry Night Over the Rhône, and now we will listen to the famous The Starry Night (painted in June 1889).

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01.03: Vincent van Gogh, Starry Night over the Rhône

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Volume one, number three: Starry Night Over the Rhône by Vincent van Gogh.

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This issue and the next are devoted to related paintings by the Dutch Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh. In this issue we’ll listen to Starry Night Over the Rhône (painted in September 1888), and in the next we’ll listen to The Starry Night (painted in June 1889), surely one of the most famous works of art in the world.

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01.02: Marcel Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm

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Volume one, number two: In Advance of the Broken Arm by Marcel Duchamp.

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For the second issue of Listening to Art there is no better choice than a work by Marcel Duchamp, the greatest artist of the twentieth century.

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01.01: Marcel Duchamp, In Advance of the Broken Arm

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Volume one, number one: In Advance of the Broken Arm by Marcel Duchamp.

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For the first issue of Listening to Art there is no better choice than a work by Marcel Duchamp, the greatest artist of the twentieth century.

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