This episode features three artists whose work explores the impact of politics and history on individual lives. Art in the Atrium artist Kerry James Marshall shares the art historical roots of his interest in representing the unseen, and describes how this impulse shaped his recent mural commission for SFMOMA. Photographer Judith Joy Ross speaks about the genesis of Protest the War, her recent portrait series documenting anti-Iraq War demonstrators, and describes the connections she makes with her subjects. Finally, Photographer Leo Rubinfien shares the personal narrative behind his series Wounded Cities, which depicts residents of places that have recently experienced terrorist attacks.
Each SFMOMA Artcast brings you illuminating audio and video interviews with artists, curators, and visitors as they respond to the works on view at the museum.