Tag Archives: Interviews

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Seth Kim-Cohen: “I move to the left, and back to my right, step behind the amplifier, and I disappear into the darkness”

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Seth Kim-Cohen: “I move to the left, and back to my right, step behind the amplifier, and I disappear into the darkness”

Projects by Seth Kim-Cohen “initiate a listening about and around rock music as a cultural signifier.” Amelia Ishmael interviews the artist for her column “Transmission.”

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Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Transmission

Transmission | An Interview with Lori Felker: amplified sprocket holes, light passing through celluloid, bumping into dirt and tape and emulsion

Columnist Amelia Ishmael interviews filmmaker and performer Lori Felkner about her “amazing” piece “Light Makes Music.”

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Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | An Interview With Leela Corman

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | An Interview With Leela Corman

Guest writer Mandy Keifetz talks to comic artist Leela Corman.

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For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

For Those Who Seek It: Peradam Publishing Group

Taylor Trabulus talks to Elizabeth Jaeger and Sam Cate-Gumpert of Peradam Publishing Group, which encourages artists to experiment with new materials and formats.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Interview with Jessica Hoffmann Davis, Part Two

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Interview with Jessica Hoffmann Davis, Part Two

This week it’s my pleasure to share part two of our interview with Jessica Hoffmann Davis. Many, many thanks to those who sent along such positive e-mails and messages saying they enjoyed the first half last week. I have a feeling you will also find part two inspirational…

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Interview with Jessica Hoffmann Davis, Part One

Teaching with Contemporary Art

An Interview with Jessica Hoffmann Davis, Part One

This week it’s my pleasure to kick off a two-part interview with one of my favorite authors in the field of education, Jessica Hoffmann Davis.

Jessica Hoffmann Davis has published and lectured extensively on the role and promise of arts learning, drawing not only on her own and other current research, but also on personal experience as a visual artist, writer, and educator. While her popular book, Why Our Schools Need the Arts (Teachers College Press, 2008), proposes a “new and unapologetic approach to advocacy for the arts in education”, I originally came to admire her work through reading (and re-reading!) Framing Education as Art: The Octopus has a Good Day (Teachers College Press, 2005), where she challenges non-arts education to be more connected to and like the arts.

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The Storyteller: An Interview with Hera Buyuktasciyan

The Storyteller: An Interview with Hera Buyuktasciyan

Istanbul-based artist Hera Buyuktasciyan’s projects draw on the stories people tell–some tragic, others triumphant–about family, community, and their relation to individual self-worth.

George Legendre and Serkan Ozkaya, "Dried Agnollotto" from "One and Three Pasta." Photo by Serkan Ozkaya. Courtesy of the artist.

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

Double Or Nothing: An Interview with Serkan Ozkaya

What do Michelangelo’s “David” and a piece of fusilli pasta have in common? Read Elizabeth Wolfson’s interview with Turksih artist Serkan Ozkaya to find out.

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Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Leeza Ahmady (Part 2)

Bedfellows: Art and Visual Culture

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio: Leeza Ahmady (Part 2)

Part 2 of Georgia Kotretsos’ interview with independent curator Leeza Ahmady, the director of Asian Contemporary Art Week in New York.

Left to Right: Amze Emmons, Jason Urban, and R.L. Tillman

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Seriously Printeresting: An Interview with the Founders

Ink: Notes on the Contemporary Print

Ink | Seriously Printeresting: An Interview with the Founders

Sarah Kirk Hanley talks to the founders of Printeresting, a blog devoted to the art of printmaking and to printmaking miscellany.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Talk

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Summer Talk

For as long as I can remember, interviews like those featured in Bomb, Harpers and Art in America have inspired me to reevaluate the kinds of things I assume in my own teaching and art making. Divergent perspectives, or perspectives that are close to my own but unfamiliar in some ways, have provided me with more than just stunning quotes to share with my students and ideas to meditate on in the studio. I find myself underlining, highlighting, bookmarking pages and sticking post-its all over the place (a well-loved book in my library looks like it’s been through hell and back).

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NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

NYCU | “David Brooks Tears the Roof Off”

Watch artist David Brooks and a team of fabricators construct “Desert Rooftops” (2011–12), an Art Production Fund commission for the last undeveloped lot in Manhattan’s Times Square neighborhood.

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Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Viewer Q&A: Responses from Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović

Artists Catherine Opie, El Anatsui, and Marina Abramović respond to questions submitted through a special Season 6 viewer Q&A.

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5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Andrea Geyer

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Andrea Geyer

Thom Donovan talks with Andrea Geyer, whose 10-channel video installation “9 Scripts from a Nation at War” is currently on view at MoMA.

Jethro Gillespie, his son and some friends at a TASK event

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson

Over the past few weeks I’ve thoroughly enjoyed talking and e-mailing with two more of our current Art21 Educators, Jethro Gillespie and Jack Watson. Jethro teaches Studio Art, 3D Design, Ceramics and other art courses at Maple Mountain High School in Utah while Jack teaches 2D Art and Art History at Chapel High School in North Carolina. Both look for ways to better engage their classes on a consistent basis and avoid “window dressing” projects that may look pretty but aren’t necessarily about very much…

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No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The Science and Ethics of Contemporary Art Conservation: A Discussion with Tom Learner

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | The Science and Ethics of Contemporary Art Conservation: A Discussion with Tom Learner

Richard McCoy talks to Tom Learner, senior scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, whose career has spanned a number of important institutions and projects.

Abdellah Karroum, Venice, 2011

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Abdellah Karroum

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Abdellah Karroum

Georgia Kotretsos talks to Abdellah Karroum, an independent curator who founded L’appartement 22, the first experimental art space in Rabat, Morocco.

Students in Maureen Hergott's class transform the space

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art in the Elementary Classroom

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Teaching with Contemporary Art in the Elementary Classroom

Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott made some important points in last week’s interview and this week we take the opportunity to point out two of them regarding how teachers construct elementary art-making experiences and use documentation to influence their work.

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Talking with Art21 Educators: Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott

This week I want to share a conversation that took place between myself and two of our current, amazing Art21 Educators. Julia CopperSmith and Maureen Hergott teach elementary art education for the Scott and Westdale Elementary Schools in Melrose Park near Chicago. Their work has been inspiring to all of us here at Art21, especially since they are finding ways to work with contemporary art and engage some very young students in the process.

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The Art21 Blog’s Most-Viewed Posts of 2011

The Art21 Blog’s Most-Viewed Posts of 2011

Art21 Manager of Digital Media and Strategy, Jonathan Munar, rounds up the top 10 most-viewed Art21 Blog posts of 2011.

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Paul C. Ha

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio | Paul C. Ha

The new director of MIT’s List Visual Arts Center reflects on his longstanding relationships with artists and the significance of the studio visit.

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Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio |Storm Janse van Rensburg

Inside the Artist's Studio

Inside the Artist’s Studio |Storm Janse van Rensburg

  Storm Janse van Rensburg is a South African curator and Senior Curator of the Goodman Gallery group currently based in Cape Town (CT), South Africa.  Van Rensburg began his …

Exterior view: Institute for Wishful Thinking Artists in Residence for the US Government at Momenta, April, 2011. Photo: Bianca Prime

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Maureen Connor

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice with Maureen Connor

In the past decade the visual arts have seen a retreat from traditional locations of meaning making and power. This retreat can be partially attributed to the increasing disparity between …

Daniel Ostroff Inspects the Underside of a Customized Eames Compact Sofa at the Miller House and Garden. Photo by Tricia Gilson.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part II]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part II]

Richard McCoy and Tricia Gilson talk with Eames expert Daniel Ostroff about his ongoing work in studying, collecting, and exhibiting the designs of Charles and Ray Eames [Part II].

Development of Aluminum Chairs, with Ray and Charles at left, circa 1958, photograph from Library of Congress.

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part I]

No Preservatives: Conversations about Conservation

No Preservatives | Following the Eames Legacy: A Discussion with Daniel Ostroff [Part I]

Richard McCoy and Tricia Gilson talk with Eames expert Daniel Ostroff about his ongoing work in study, collecting, and exhibiting the designs of Charles and Ray Eames [Part I].

Big Haul: Janne Larsen's installation at Hi-Lite, 2011. Courtesy Carol Cheh.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | The Language of Materials: Janne Larsen and Sibyl Wickersheimer’s “Big Haul”

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | The Language of Materials: Janne Larsen and Sibyl Wickersheimer’s “Big Haul”

  Editor’s Note: This week, Los Angeles-based writer Carol Cheh fills in for Lily Simonson, who is travelling. Cheh is a writer and curator based in Los Angeles. She is …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Joy and Revolution: Talking with Adam Weiler of Ambrose, Part 2

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Joy and Revolution: Talking with Adam Weiler of Ambrose, Part 2

This week’s column follows up on last week’s post and features part two of my interview with Adam Weiler of Ambrose, an atypical after school club in Holland, Michigan. If …

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Teaching with Contemporary Art

Joy and Revolution: Talking with Adam Weiler of Ambrose

Teaching with Contemporary Art

Joy and Revolution: Talking with Adam Weiler of Ambrose

If you’re not familiar with Ambrose, well…. you should be. A few months ago on a trip to work with teachers at the Holland Area Arts Council in Michigan I …

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5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice With Gregory Sholette

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice

5 Questions for Contemporary Practice With Gregory Sholette

Artist, scholar, organizer, and professor, Gregory Sholette embodies multiple ways that artists can interrogate history, politics, and public discourse. Through his initial work with the group REPOhistory (1989-2000) (as in, “repossessing …

Installation view, Rethink/LA, opening reception, Architecture + Design Museum Los Angeles, 2011.  Courtesy Wild Don Lewis.

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | “Rethink/LA” Exhibition Envisions Future Transformation

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | “Rethink/LA” Exhibition Envisions Future Transformation

  Los Angeles has a reputation for not only its excess, sprawl, and exploding population, but also for its unruly, anarchic and highly changeable landscape.  Rethink/LA: Perspectives on a Future …

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Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | Geof Oppenheimer

Inspired Reading

Inspired Reading | Geof Oppenheimer

This month, I had the pleasure of speaking to Geof Oppenheimer, a Chicago- and San Francisco-based artist, about his upcoming exhibition, Inside every man, part of him wants to burn …

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PictureBox Inc.: Rewriting Post-WWII Visual Culture

PictureBox Inc.: Rewriting Post-WWII Visual Culture

Thea Liberty Nichols: While trying to determine how to define what it is that you do, I hit upon the idea of just describing all of your activities in one …

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Lilli Carré: Rhythm and Written Sound

Lilli Carré: Rhythm and Written Sound

Thea Liberty Nichols: I’ve had the pleasure of curating one of your self-published books into a show I put together a few years ago, and recently you were kind enough …

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Roxaboxen Exhibitions: Community Community Community!

Roxaboxen Exhibitions: Community Community Community!

Thea Liberty Nichols: I have to bashfully admit that, despite it being just a bike ride away, I’ve never visited Roxaboxen Exhibitions before. But, for a while now I’ve been …

Jasmine Justice. "Uranium Leak," 2010. Acrylic and vinyl paint on canvas.

Jasmine Justice: Style Is Just Another Tool

Jasmine Justice: Style Is Just Another Tool

Thea Liberty Nichols: I had the pleasure of getting to know you while working in my previous post at 65GRAND gallery, and it was lovely seeing you in town again …

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The Sun Never Sets on Aurora Picture Show

The Sun Never Sets on Aurora Picture Show

Thea Liberty Nichols: On my first trip to Houston several years ago, I was able to visit Aurora Picture Show in its previous converted-church location. There was a palpable sense …