Kemper ARTcasts

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1:36 pm
Sun October 12, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 4: Interview with Anthony Lepore, Part 2

Kemper Curator Christopher Cook and artist Anthony Lepore continue their conversation about Lepore's approach to photography and interactions with his subjects.

Kansas City, MO – Anthony Lepore Restoration October 3, 2008-January 4, 2009 Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

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3:52 pm
Tue September 2, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 3: Conversation Pieces: Ed Blackburn: Cain and Abel (1988)

Ed Blackburn's Cain and Abel (1988)

As part of an exhibition called Conversation Pieces, each Sunday the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a gallery talk about a work. Dr. Craig Prentiss, associate professor of religious studies at Rockhurst University, provides a reading of Ed Blackburn's Cain and Abel from a religious standpoint.

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1:27 pm
Mon August 4, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 3: Conversation Pieces: James Brinsfield: Transit 1993

oil, amber varnish, enamel on paper; 66 in. x 44 in. Collection of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
James Brinsfield, Transit, 1993

As part of an exhibition called Conversation Pieces, each Sunday the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a gallery talk about a work. Artist James Brinsfield talks about his own artwork Transit, on display in the exhibition Conversation Pieces.

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1:01 pm
Thu July 24, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 3: Conversation Pieces, Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn's Untitled (1987)

As part of an exhibition called Conversation Pieces, each Sunday the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art hosts a gallery talk about a work. Kemper Museum director and CEO Rachael Blackburn Cozad explains her attraction to artist Richard Diebenkorn's Untitled (1987)

Kansas City, MO – Conversation Pieces at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, July 11-September 28, 2008

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10:59 am
Tue June 24, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 3: Installing Chakaia Booker's RubberMade

Alston Van Putten Sr. and Alston Van Putten Jr. worked alongside Kemper preparateurs Jason Myers and Christopher Bell in the exhibition space
photo: Laura Spencer, KCUR

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art preparators Jason Myers and Christopher Bell discuss the arduous task of installing Chakaia Booker's large-scale, sculptures created from salvaged rubber tires in her exhibition.

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12:56 pm
Thu June 12, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 3: Interview with Chakaia Booker on RubberMade, Part 1

Above: Chakaia Booker, Sugar in my Bowl, 2003; rubber tire and steel, 95 x 110 x 57 3/4 inches; Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Gallery, New York

Kemper Museum Curator Christopher Cook interviews visiting artist Chakaia Booker and discusses the materials she uses as well as her background.

Kansas City, MO – RubberMade: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, June 6-August 17, 2008 MUSIC: "Demon" performed by Kansas City group BCR (from the album BCR: Tribute to Sun Ra)

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8:21 am
Wed June 11, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 3: Interview with Chakaia Booker on RubberMade, Part 2

Above, right: Chakaia Booker, Fatality; rubber tire and steel; Courtesy of the artist and Marlborough Gallery, New York

In the second part of their conversation, artist Chakaia Booker talks with Kemper Museum Curator Christopher Cook about various interpretations of her work and some of the challenges she has faced in the creation of her large scale sculptures.

Kansas City, MO – RubberMade: Sculpture by Chakaia Booker at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, June 6-August 17, 2008

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12:46 pm
Fri April 18, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 2: Artist Interview with Julia Oschatz

Julia Oschatz and Christopher Cook in KCUR's recording studio
photo: Drew Bolton, Kemper Museum

Kemper Museum Curator Christopher Cook interviews visiting artist Julia Oschatz about her room-sized installation Where Else, comprised of painting, sculpture, and video.

Kansas City, MO – Where Else is on view through July 6 at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art.

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10:06 am
Tue March 18, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 2: Photography, An Ever-Changing Format

Through May 18th, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting the exhibition Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969 to 1979, a collection of images of America by the esteemed photographer.

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2:22 pm
Wed March 5, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 2: Double Exposure, Part 1

Stephen Shore, Ginger Shore, Causeway Inn, Tampa, Florida, November 17, 1977, 1977

Two neighboring Kansas City museums are each offering major photography shows this spring focusing on American culture and landscape. Kemper Museum curator Christopher Cook and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art photography curator Keith Davis discuss photographers Art Sinsabaugh and Stephen Shore and where the subject of their work intersects.

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11:55 am
Wed March 5, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 2: Double Exposure, Part 2

Three photos from the IU Art Museum's collection of Art Sinsabaugh's photography. Top: Midwest Landscape #60. Middle: Chicago Landscape #122. Bottom: Chicago Landcape #66. Copyright 2004, Katherine Anne Sinsabaugh and Elisabeth Sinsabaugh de la Cova.

In the second part of their conversation, Kemper Curator Christopher Cook asked Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Photography Curator Keith Davis to talk about Art Sinsabaugh's approach to his Early Midwest Landscapes, photographed from 1961-63.

Kansas City, MO – American Horizons: The Photographs of Art Sinsabaugh, on view through April 6 at the Nelson-Atkins, and Biographical Landscape: The Photography of Stephen Shore, 1969-1979, at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art through May 18.

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12:44 pm
Tue February 26, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 2: On the Couch With Artist Nancy Hwang

Nancy Hwang, This is not a couch, February 2008
photo: Robert Bingaman, Kemper Museum

Artist Nancy Hwang has been speaking with visitors in the Kemper Museum's Atrium for the month of February about her site specific project entitled This is not a couch.

Kansas City, MO – Nancy Hwang is seated on a couch waiting to connect with people. Her goal is to break down social barriers and build bridges between people in Kansas City.

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9:35 am
Fri February 22, 2008

Kemper ARTcast 2: Artists' Conversation

Nancy Hwang, Project: This is not a couch, February 2008 at Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art
photo: Robert Bingaman, Kemper Museum

Artists Deb Sokolow and Nancy Hwang have site specific projects on view at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art. They met recently to discuss the similarities and differences in their work.

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8:57 am
Mon December 17, 2007

Kemper ARTcast 1: An Artist's Perspective

Artist Christopher Ruckh?berle at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, December 2007
photo: Beth Harris, Kemper Museum

Artist Christopher Ruckh?berle grew up in West Germany in the 1970s and 80s and then moved to the United States to study animation. He returned to Germany to study painting at the Academy of Art in Leipzig. Beth Harris, Curator of Education at the Kemper Museum, recently interviewed Ruckh?berle, whose paintings are included in the Life After Death exhibition. (image credit: Christoph Ruckh?berle, Theater, 2003; oil on canvas, 190 x 280 cm; Rubell Family Collection, Miami, Florida)

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3:40 pm
Tue December 11, 2007

Kemper ARTcast 1: Vox Pop

photo: Bruce Mathews, Kemper Museum event photographer

Listen and watch the audio slideshow, with images from opening night, here.

On the opening night of the exhibition Life After Death: New Leipzig Paintings from the Rubell Family Collection at the Kemper Museum, we asked some of the museum patrons to share their reactions.

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9:54 am
Fri November 16, 2007

Kemper ARTcast 1: Spotlight on the Exhibition, Part 1

Martin Kobe, Untitled, 2003; Courtesy of the Rubell Family Collection

The artists from the "New Leipzig School" have been described as the 21st century's first artistic phenomenon. Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Curator Christopher Cook and exhibition co-curator Mark Coetzee, curator of the Rubell Family Collection, located in Miami, Florida explore what drew the Rubells to the works.

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3:55 pm
Thu November 15, 2007

Kemper ARTcast 1: Spotlight on the Exhibition, Part 2

In the second half of their conversation, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Curator Christopher Cook and exhibition co-curator Mark Coetzee, curator of the Rubell Family Collection, talk in more detail about the city of Leipzig and the teaching style of its Academy of Visual Arts.

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9:51 am
Wed November 14, 2007

Kemper ARTcast 1: Talk to a Docent

Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art Docent Winfried Wiegraebe
photo: Bruce Mathews, Kemper event photographer

Kemper Museum Docent Winfried Wiegraebe was born and raised in West Germany, but after reunification, he lived in East Germany near Leipzig. Here, Wiegraebe describes the day the Berlin Wall came down on November 9, 1989, and some of the reactions to a united Germany. He also talks about his love for contemporary art.

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9:23 am
Wed November 14, 2007

Kemper ARTcast 1: Behind the Wall Film Classics

Hei?er Sommer (1968)

In conjunction with the exhibition, the Kemper Museum presents a film series called Behind the Wall Film Classics. Dr. Larson Powell, assistant professor of German and film studies at UMKC, highlights the challenges of Eastern Bloc filmmaking.

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9:16 am
Tue November 13, 2007

Podcasting Collaborative with the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Through an audio collaborative, KCUR and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art will provide listeners with the voices and insights of living artists. Since its opening in 1994, the Kemper Museum has brought more than 100 artists to Kansas City. The collaborative project will present these artists' voices as well as community and curatorial voices to a broad range of listeners.

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