Sara Fishko on Culture Shock 1913

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WNYC’s Sara Fishko talks about her show Culture Shock 1913, about the year 1913 and modernism in all the arts. It centers on three big scandals of that year–the Armory Show in NY, the Rite of Spring in Paris, and the Skandalkonzert (Schoenberg) in Vienna, but also examines the unsettling atmosphere of the first 14 years of the 20th century. There’s also a live event in the Greene Space November 15. Culture Shock premieres on WNYC December 6 at 8 pm.


Sara Fishko

Comments [4]

John A.

I'm interested in the moral arc. 1880's: explosion of technology, 1890's richness arises (likely making purchase of art more fluid), 1910's early crashes: world war, epidemic, 1920's the biggest crash, 1930's rise of religion, war concerns, the concentrated mind.

Nov. 13 2012 12:56 PM
Karlo Gratz from Greenpoint

I was taught that Monet got big in America before he was ever recognized in France. Once the water lily paintings started selling in the U.S., he cranked them out by the hundreds. The French saw an economic opportunity, so they embraced his work and (eventually) turned his house into a museum. Monet's later work was basically kitsch, more remarkable for its quantity than for its quality.

Nov. 13 2012 12:55 PM
art525 from Park Slope

Ah Leonard troops out the warn out old dogma that photography eliminated the need for figurative art. Anyone who subscribes to that doesn't have an eye, hasn't looked intently. The photograph is a weak substitute for what a sharp eye can see. The color is limited in range and inaccurate and the visuals are distorted in different ways depending what kind of lens you use. Anyone who thinks that a camera can compete with the human eye is visually limited. And the story that Mz Fishko lays out is just often repeated party line dogma. Tiresome.

Nov. 13 2012 12:52 PM

What was happening outside the artistic world? In 1914, World War I broke out. That's just the most earth-shattering example.

Nov. 13 2012 12:49 PM

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