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Disturbing the Piece

Do Not Touch | a hands-on approach to art history

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Disturbing the Piece
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Disturbing the Piece

Do Not Touch | a hands-on approach to art history

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In this podcast, we take a look at art you may or may not be familiar with and reexamine its significance in our culture.

Latest Episodes

46 | Posthuman art – the future is here

We’re pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human in posthuman art. When the human organism is not entirely organic anymore what do we define as human and when does it become machine? We’ll answer this along with the basics - what is the movement and where did it originate? Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

27 MIN1 weeks ago
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46 | Posthuman art – the future is here

45 | Monuments - tale as old as time

Presidents, and generals, and mountains. Oh my! After realizing the wide scope of monuments, Erin and I look at the history of American monuments from the 19th century onward. We talk about the concept of monuments and their permanence. Plus, I announce some exciting news at the end of the episode. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

71 MINAUG 19
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45 | Monuments - tale as old as time

44 | Isn't it Romantic...

I’m answering the age-old question: what is Romanticism? The word romantic is used to describe everything from movies to greeting cards. But what does it mean when describing art? Specifically, when using the capital “R” Romantic. Get ready for some awe and terror… Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

37 MINAUG 10
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44 | Isn't it Romantic...

43 | a History of Still Life

In this episode, Erin and I discuss another art history classic. If you only think of flowers and fruit when you think of still life you’ve only heard the basics. We look back to ancient still lifes, follow them through their heyday in the 17th century Europe, and then examine how they’ve evolved into modern times. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

43 MINJUL 15
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43 | a History of Still Life

42 | Exhibit Revisit - Degenerate Art

In the summer of 1937, two art exhibits were on display in Munich, Germany. One glorified the German state while the other was created with the intention of shaming and debasing the artwork on display. The art included in the latter now has the title of modern masterpiece. However, during the 1930s it, and the infamous exhibit, were known as “Degenerate.” In this series, I’ll examine an exhibit that’s had a lasting impression on art history. Maybe it galvanized a movement or maybe it was too radical for its time. Whatever the outcome brought us to where we are today. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

31 MINJUL 7
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42 | Exhibit Revisit - Degenerate Art

41 | Iconoclasm - Not Such Ancient History

When I say Iconoclasm, you may immediately start thinking of faceless sculptures and the Byzantine Empire. But what if I today you that Iconoclasm is still alive and practiced today? Erin and I give you a short history lesson behind the movement and then transition into modern examples. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

45 MINJUN 18
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41 | Iconoclasm - Not Such Ancient History

40 | Destination: Art - Marfa

Once an abandon military base in West Texas, Marfa is now a modern-day art pilgrimage site. Thanks to artist Donald Judd the Chinati Foundation unites art, buildings, and the natural environment. I visited the site and traveled to the Judd Foundation’s Spring Street location to speak to Director of Marfa Programs & Archivist, Caitlin Murray about the artist who decided to forgo the traditional route and embrace a new possibility for displaying his art. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

35 MINJUN 4
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40 | Destination: Art - Marfa

39 | When You See Color Differently

What happens when you’re colorblind in the art world? A look at artists and an art historian who work with colorblindness. My guest this episode is Assistant Professor of Art History at Manhattan College (and my former professor), Marisa Lerer. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

35 MINMAY 13
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39 | When You See Color Differently

38 | This Art Will Make You Sick

Erin and I talk about a subject that fascinates us both – infectious diseases in art history. Inspired by “This Podcast Will Kill You,” we sip a quarantini and discuss the depiction of four major diseases throughout the history of art and look at early medical illustrations. Join us for a squeamish journey from the 1300s to present day. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

49 MINMAY 2
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38 | This Art Will Make You Sick

37 | Exhibit Revisit - No U-Turn

EWe’re back with another Exhibit Revisit episode. This time we’re looking at the China Avant-Garde exhibit of 1989 (otherwise known as “No U-Turn”) at the National Art Museum in Beijing. This exhibit was a watershed moment between two phases of contemporary Chinese art. We’ll examine why it was so controversial and which artists caused the most trouble with the censorship committee. In this series, I’ll examine an exhibit that’s had a lasting impression on art history. Maybe it galvanized a movement or maybe it was too radical for its time. Whatever the outcome – the decisions made, the artists included or excluded – brought us to where we are today. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

35 MINAPR 21
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37 | Exhibit Revisit - No U-Turn

Latest Episodes

46 | Posthuman art – the future is here

We’re pushing the boundaries of what it means to be human in posthuman art. When the human organism is not entirely organic anymore what do we define as human and when does it become machine? We’ll answer this along with the basics - what is the movement and where did it originate? Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

27 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
46 | Posthuman art – the future is here

45 | Monuments - tale as old as time

Presidents, and generals, and mountains. Oh my! After realizing the wide scope of monuments, Erin and I look at the history of American monuments from the 19th century onward. We talk about the concept of monuments and their permanence. Plus, I announce some exciting news at the end of the episode. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

71 MINAUG 19
Comments
45 | Monuments - tale as old as time

44 | Isn't it Romantic...

I’m answering the age-old question: what is Romanticism? The word romantic is used to describe everything from movies to greeting cards. But what does it mean when describing art? Specifically, when using the capital “R” Romantic. Get ready for some awe and terror… Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

37 MINAUG 10
Comments
44 | Isn't it Romantic...

43 | a History of Still Life

In this episode, Erin and I discuss another art history classic. If you only think of flowers and fruit when you think of still life you’ve only heard the basics. We look back to ancient still lifes, follow them through their heyday in the 17th century Europe, and then examine how they’ve evolved into modern times. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

43 MINJUL 15
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43 | a History of Still Life

42 | Exhibit Revisit - Degenerate Art

In the summer of 1937, two art exhibits were on display in Munich, Germany. One glorified the German state while the other was created with the intention of shaming and debasing the artwork on display. The art included in the latter now has the title of modern masterpiece. However, during the 1930s it, and the infamous exhibit, were known as “Degenerate.” In this series, I’ll examine an exhibit that’s had a lasting impression on art history. Maybe it galvanized a movement or maybe it was too radical for its time. Whatever the outcome brought us to where we are today. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

31 MINJUL 7
Comments
42 | Exhibit Revisit - Degenerate Art

41 | Iconoclasm - Not Such Ancient History

When I say Iconoclasm, you may immediately start thinking of faceless sculptures and the Byzantine Empire. But what if I today you that Iconoclasm is still alive and practiced today? Erin and I give you a short history lesson behind the movement and then transition into modern examples. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

45 MINJUN 18
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41 | Iconoclasm - Not Such Ancient History

40 | Destination: Art - Marfa

Once an abandon military base in West Texas, Marfa is now a modern-day art pilgrimage site. Thanks to artist Donald Judd the Chinati Foundation unites art, buildings, and the natural environment. I visited the site and traveled to the Judd Foundation’s Spring Street location to speak to Director of Marfa Programs & Archivist, Caitlin Murray about the artist who decided to forgo the traditional route and embrace a new possibility for displaying his art. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

35 MINJUN 4
Comments
40 | Destination: Art - Marfa

39 | When You See Color Differently

What happens when you’re colorblind in the art world? A look at artists and an art historian who work with colorblindness. My guest this episode is Assistant Professor of Art History at Manhattan College (and my former professor), Marisa Lerer. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

35 MINMAY 13
Comments
39 | When You See Color Differently

38 | This Art Will Make You Sick

Erin and I talk about a subject that fascinates us both – infectious diseases in art history. Inspired by “This Podcast Will Kill You,” we sip a quarantini and discuss the depiction of four major diseases throughout the history of art and look at early medical illustrations. Join us for a squeamish journey from the 1300s to present day. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

49 MINMAY 2
Comments
38 | This Art Will Make You Sick

37 | Exhibit Revisit - No U-Turn

EWe’re back with another Exhibit Revisit episode. This time we’re looking at the China Avant-Garde exhibit of 1989 (otherwise known as “No U-Turn”) at the National Art Museum in Beijing. This exhibit was a watershed moment between two phases of contemporary Chinese art. We’ll examine why it was so controversial and which artists caused the most trouble with the censorship committee. In this series, I’ll examine an exhibit that’s had a lasting impression on art history. Maybe it galvanized a movement or maybe it was too radical for its time. Whatever the outcome – the decisions made, the artists included or excluded – brought us to where we are today. Support the show on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/DisturbingthePiece

35 MINAPR 21
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37 | Exhibit Revisit - No U-Turn