360 Speaker Series: Charles Long

Artist, in conversation with Tyler Green

December 14, 2013

Artist Charles Long speaks about his work with journalist Tyler Green.

One of Charles Long’s main motivations for creating art is to “make an occasion for experience” where viewers can encounter ideas and objects physically. Well-known for his collaboration with the London rock band Stereolab (1995) and for his interactive works, such as Pet Sounds, a sensorial sculpture installation in Madison Square Park in New York (2012), Long has also had numerous solo exhibitions at such institutions as the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri; SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, California; and Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, California. 

Long has received numerous honors and awards, including grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  Long’s new interactive work, Fountainhead, will be on view at NorthPark Center as part of Nasher XChange this fall.

Tyler Green is a Washington-based art journalist. He edits and writes Modern Art Notes (MAN) and is the U.S. columnist for Modern Painters magazine. Green’s newest venture is The Modern Art Notes Podcast, a weekly program which he independently produces and hosts. It is distributed each Thursday via MAN, iTunes, RSS feed and on MANPodcast.com. The Wall Street Journal has called MAN “the most influential of all visual arts blogs.” Later the WSJ said, “You won’t find a better-informed art writer than Tyler Green.” The Washington Post has named Tyler Green one of Washington’s 14 “young and influential” cultural figures.