On Art and Artists

The majority of the On Art and Artists collection represents almost 40 years of producing and acquiring interviews with contemporary artists, architects, theorists, and critics. The collection features interviews made by the Video Data Bank and co-founders Lyn Blumenthal & Kate Horsfield, as well as by other individual producers and producing organizations such as Artists Television Network, Long Beach Museum of Art, and the University of Colorado visiting artist program. In addition, the collection includes a number of titles relating to the artists' process, including experimental documentaries and profiles.

Michael Gitlin, That Which Is Possible
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That Which Is Possible is a portrait of a community of painters, sculptors, musicians and writers making work at the Living Museum, an art-space on the grounds of a large state-run psychiatric facility in Queens, New York. Shot over the...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: artist spaces, documentary, feature length, health, mental landscape, outsider art

Susan Mogul, Feminist Studio Workshop Videoletter
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In 1975, the Feminist Studio Workshop (I was a member) at the Woman’s Building in LA, the Women’s Interart Center in New York City, and another feminist organization in Washington DC, attempted to set up a video exchange among feminist art...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: art collective, art history, artist spaces, documentation, feminism, gender, tv production

Scott Rankin + 1 other
2014 | 1:01:00
Scott Rankin, RE JOYCE
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Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: art collective, art criticism, artist portraits, documentation, feminism, photography

Susan Mogul, Woman's Building
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“Nobody likes you if they think you’re rude- you better act the way you should.” But we didn’t.

Telling it the way it was lived, Susan Mogul’s short film captures the energy, passion and radical spirit of the Los Angeles Woman’s Building...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: art history, artist spaces, feminism

Breaking the Frame
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Marielle Nitoslawska’s Breaking The Frame is a feature–length profile of the radi-cal New York artist Carolee Schneemann. A pioneer of performance art and avant-garde cinema, Schneemann has been breaking the frames of the art world for five...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: artist portraits, documentary, documentation, feature length, performance

Ray Yoshida: An Interview
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As a well-known painter and collagist, teacher at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and mentor to the Chicago Imagists, Ray Yoshida...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: art collectors, art history, artist spaces, chicago art, vdb interviews, visual art

Kodwo Eshun: An Interview
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British-Ghanaian, writer, theorist and filmmaker Kodwo Eshun (b.1967) is known for his interest in the electronic mythology of sound. In this interview, Eshun discusses his desire to challenge...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: african-american, sound, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Phyllis Kornfeld: An Interview
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In this interview, Phyllis Kornfeld, author of Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America, describes her initial interest in working...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: artist spaces, incarceration, interview, politics, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Jodie Mack: An Interview
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In this 2013 interview, experimental animator and School of the Art Institute of Chicago alumna Jodie Mack discusses the developments that...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: animation, film or videomaking, interview, technology, television, vdb interviews