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.

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...

 

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...

 

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

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

Ron Athey: An Interview
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In this interview, extreme performance artist and 1990s culture warrior Ron Athey (b.1961) discusses the genesis of his provocative...

 

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

Tags: body, performance, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Doug Hall: An Interview
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This extensive interview with California artist Doug Hall (b. 1944) provides unique insight into the culture and politics of experimental...

 

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

Tags: art collective, autobiography, film or videomaking, installation, media analysis, photography, vdb interviews

Vaginal Davis: An Interview
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In this interview, American artist, independent curator, writer, and experimental filmmaker, Vaginal Davis reflects on her initiation...

 

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

Tags: activism, african-american, camp, gender, humor, language, performance, race, trans-sexuality, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Terry Eagleton: An Interview
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In this interview, political and social theorist, Terry Eagleton (b. 1943), shares stories of his Irish upbringing and British education, and...

 

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

Tags: history, interview, memory, philosophy, religion/spirituality, vdb interviews, visiting artists program

Shuddhabrata Sengupta: An Interview
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In this interview, Indian artist Shuddhabrata Sengupta (b. 1968) discusses his role in the initiation of the Raqs Media Collective, a...

 

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

Tags: activism, art collective, artist spaces, asian-american, conceptual art, documentation, interview, language, vdb interviews