KCRW's Art Talk

KCRW's Art Talk

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Art reviews, news and announcements from KCRW's resident art critic, Edward Goldman. Both fearless and fun, Edward offers a unique "accent" on art. Formerly employed by the famed Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, and a favorite on-air presence, he offers impassioned views on what he sees in the galleries and museums and at events throughout the world, and he isn't afraid to "speak truth to power." Live streams, podcasts and archives available at KCRW.com.


Gisela Colón at Diane Rosenstein  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says the artist recharges Finish Fetish Minimalism.

France and the US: Art and politics two centuries apart  

Edward Goldman talks about two artists –– one French, one American –– separated by two centuries and united by the highest level of artistic craftsmanship. 

Terry Riley now, Minimalism and Maximalism in 2017  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says the composer's radical music within Doug Aitken's installation is just the first of good things to come.

The minimalist luxury of McLaughlin at LACMA  

Edward Goldman talks about the exceptional retrospective exhibition of geometric abstract paintings by John McLaughlin at LACMA.

Happy times with art in 2016  

Edward Goldman talks about some highlights of the LA art scene from 2016.

Wrapping up 2016 with art  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says there is still time to see shows by Jennifer Steinkamp, Luchita Hurtado as well as Picasso and Rivera.

Dancing and driving with art  

Edward Goldman talks about the new exhibition of Keith Haring's painted cars at the Petersen and dance performances incorporating great works of art. 

Paul Sietsema at Matthew Marks  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp ponders art, money and passing time in the artist's paintings and films.

At LACMA, Picasso vs. Rivera  

Edward Goldman talks about LACMA’s blockbuster exhibition, Conversations across Time, packed with great works by Pablo Picasso and Diego Rivera. 

Questionable Leonardo. Bad Koons. Great Isabelle.  

WEB BONUS: Edward Goldman shares some intriguing art news from the past week. 

R.H. Quaytman at MOCA and Michael Heizer at Gagosian  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp likes the younger artist’s take on the land artist.

Diamond ring or David Hockney book?  

Edward Goldman talks about three amazing new books to consider as holiday gifts for your special friends.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice…  

Edward Goldman talks about a major exhibition of German Renaissance art at LACMA and about some contemporary art shows at LA galleries that fool you to much delight.

John McLaughlin at LACMA and Barishnikov as Nijinsky at Royce Hall  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp applauds the important retrospective of abstract paintings and the portrait of madness staged by Robert Wilson at UCLA.

Art Brexit LA  

Edward Goldman talks about visiting the Getty exhibition London Calling on the last day before its return back to England.

Rat Bastard Protective Association and Jay Defeo  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says a pair of shows illuminate the lively Bay Area scene of the 1950s.

Becoming America at the Huntington  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp stopped worrying about the election by spending time with early American art.

Scandalous politics –– the source of great but shocking art  

Edward Goldman talks about great art of the past inspired by scandalous politics. The question is, who among contemporary artists could deliver an equally powerful artistic statement?

Marnie Weber at Gavlak  

Hunter Drohojowska-Philp says the artist's show offers tricks and treats.

Number of art museums in LA keeps growing  

Edward Goldman talks about the welcome phenomenon of new museums opening up in LA.

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