Index of Titles Filed Under 'Artist Interviews'

John discusses how he creates questions within his artwork for the viewer, when his sculpture informs his paintings, and asks the question of why what we make matters beyond the art world.
B. Wurtz speaks about his life as an artist growing up in California and moving to New York in the 1980’s. We discuss the relationship of his artwork to pop art, surrealism, and conceptual art as well as how to understand when a piece is complete. After having his first institutional retrospective in Europe he shares how he’s preparing for his first U.S. museum retrospective at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.
Artist and media critic Alessandro Ludovico interviews the three artists named Janez Janša. It’s no coincidence that they have the same name and not by chance that they share it with the former Slovenian Prime minister: they deliberately and officially changed the names they’d had from birth to Janez Janša. They also joined the right-wing SDS party led by their homonymous counterpart. After that they experienced a “visible disappearance” from having canceled their previous names but simultaneously having gained huge visibility thanks to their radical gesture. Changing your name is similar to dying: it affects more people other than just ...
PublisherInduction Burners2017
With Ajay Kurian and Darren Bader
PublisherInduction Burners2016
Interview with Rose Marcus
Episode 1: Austerity Mareike Dittmer, Stefanie Hessler, Natascha Sadr Haghighian in conversation with Chus Martínez and Quinn Latimer. Promise No Promises is a podcasts series produced by the Women’s Center for Excellence, a research project between the Art Institute and the Instituto Susch—a joint venture with Grażyna Kulczyk and Art Stations Foundation CH. The Women’s Center for Excellence is conceived as a think tank tasked to assess, develop, and propose new social languages and methods to understand the role of women in the arts, culture, science, and technology, as well as in all knowledge areas that are interconnected with the field of culture today.
PublisherCamden Arts Centre2019
I met Barbara Hammer and Every Ocean Hughes (who then went by Emily) on the same night in 2011. From my journal, dated May 8th of that year: . . . last night went to the Kitchen for Emily Roysdon’s A Gay Bar Called Everywhere. A collective theater experiment with a large cast of friends and acquaintances. Was very piqued and moved—various representations of clichés and pathos and themes of ‘our community’. Barbara Hammer homage to Claude Cahun. Vanessa Anspaugh and Aretha Aoki’s duet re: passive-aggressive friend-love, many more vignettes. Met Emily at Julius after and shared a cab home—new friend? ...
PublisherInduction Burners2016
Interviews with Becky Howland and Gwenn Thomas
PublisherA.R.T. Press2014
Between December 2006 and January 2007, Sillman and Bordowitz recorded approximately 10 hours of conversation on topics ranging from art and philosophy to their personal histories and friendship. The resulting publication follows the chronology of their discussions from beginning to end. The transcript starts where they consider the beliefs underlying their respective endeavors, what art can and cannot accomplish. This e-book contains a new postscript created by Sillman and Bordowitz in the summer of 2014.
PublisherA.R.T. Press2008
Over the course of several recorded conversations, Andrea Bowers and Catherine Opie reveal the many similarities in their backgrounds and discuss ideas concerning documentary methodologies and community based work. The conversation spans many of the topics they regard central to their practices and responsibilities as artists, from memories and community, to activism, documentary, feminism, war, and environmentalism.
PublisherA.R.T. Press2013
Harrell Fletcher and Michael Rakowitz share a lively conversation largely composed of anecdotes and first person narratives that addresses central and shared concerns in both artists’ practice. Discussions about the pedagogy of art, social practice, story-telling, sincerity, community-oriented projects, and documentary strategies are interwoven with analysis of some of the artists’ key works.
PublisherA.R.T. Press2015
A witty and elegant visual exchange around the uses and functions of chairs doubles as an excuse to address a number of the artists’ interests and working methodologies. A conversation that has developed through years of friendship, deep admiration and understanding of each other’s work, this book presents Baldessari and Bloom at the peak of their form.
PublisherA.R.T. Press2006
In this highly informative and thought provoking conversation Gillick and Weiner address some of the most contested topics in contemporary critical debate: the role of art in the community, art institutions and artists’ egos, class antagonism as a visual style, audience participation and responsibilities, collaboration, curatorial practices, and art education.
PublisherA.R.T. Press2008
In this conversation Maria Eichhorn and John Miller set out to closely read some of their own recent production. Reviewing several bodies of work the two artists expose their working strategies, interests and inspirations. The conversation ranges from, among other topics, climate changes to personal ads, from Seth Siegelaub’s “Artist’s Contract” to Duchamp’s “Monte Carlo Bond,” and from the machinations of capital to American game shows.
PublisherA.R.T. Press2011
The work of Nicolás Guagnini and John Kelsey manifests itself in distinctly different forms, yet the two share an affinity for playing with the roles and structures of the art world. The conversation includes discussions of some of their recurring topics and themes: gossip, the jeune-fille, institutional critique, the abject, humor and their participation in collaborative ventures (Orchard and Union Gaucha Productions for Guagnini and Reena Spaulings and Bernadette Corporation for Kelsey).
PublisherA.R.T. Press2006
A feisty conversation between Paul Chan and Martha Rosler on different strategies and positions of art making in relation to social and political engagement, as well as discussions on boredom, bodily suffering, Bertolt Brecht, Chris Marker, and The Passion of The Christ.
PublisherA.R.T. Press2013
In this frank and provocative conversation, Thom Andersen and William E. Jones explore an expansive number of topics in relation to their respective film and art practices, among them: the advent of HD technology, experimental filmmakers and their strategies, Los Angeles, “militant nostalgia,” Jesus as revolutionary, the limitations of the art world, art criticism, gay culture, William Morris, and “the Reagans at church.”
PublisherInduction Burners2016
Nick Buffon and Daniel Heidkamp
Publisheronestar press2003
When the parasite sets in, small white bubbles rise up. They are warm, transparent and may appear anywhere. Cases have been documented in Boston, Cambridge and New York and the number is increasing. The appearance is not on the skin but on the sidewalks. New York artist Michael Rakowitz is the engineer of paraSITE, a temporary living space for the homeless. We may see homeless citizens every day, but now we see them unexpectedly, living inside what looks like a space age tent. paraSITE uses the warm air that escapes buildings to inflate and to provide night-time shelter. The cities and ...
PublisherInduction Burners2016
Pam Lins and Lee Maida
PublisherDroste Effect2018
James R. Southard has been working with small community groups in the hopes of building collaborative digital photo and video projects. Each series has been catered to the issues and concerns of each region through documenting local habits, patterns, rituals, language, history, and so on. This most recent year, James has started to turn the lens around towards himself. He has started to alter this regional material gathering technique into a biographical survey of his late father’s experiences in the 1970s. The resulting work has been a digital collage of still and moving images along with life action shots, building ...
PublisherDroste Effect2019
The artistic practice of Luca Staccioli is research-based, process-oriented, and involves different media including video, sound, photography, sculpture, drawing and collage. Conceived as narrations, his artworks perform an investigative action by questioning the distance between individuals and pre-established values, souvenirs and different times. Facing obsolescence, decay, and a loss of function, the remains of our days come out temporarily from the dynamics of construction of identity and of geographical and historical narratives, before being reabsorbed by economic processes. The artworks of Staccioli stratify and combine micro-histories, uprooted memories, as well as daily objects and nomadic images, proliferating from global-local dimensions ...
PublisherDroste Effect2020
An essay on the artwork of Ivana Spinelli, published on the occasion of her solo show Contropelo at Gallleriapiù, Bologna (January 23 – March 18, 2020).
PublisherDroste Effect2020
An essay on the artwork of Ivana Spinelli, published on the occasion of her solo show Contropelo at Gallleriapiù, Bologna (January 23 – March 28, 2020). Ivana Spinelli suggests a different look into the signs that are deposited in our collective memory as decorative elements lacking of any linguistic value. All of a sudden, those inscriptions manifest themselves as a code composed by discrete elements that can be used to form words and sentences, and take concrete shape as sculptural matter. – Claudio Musso

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