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.

J. Morgan Puett: A Practice of Be(e)ing
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J. Morgan Puett is an internationally renowned artist living on a 95-acre compound in the deciduous forests of northeastern Pennsylvania. Touching on ideas of creative domestication, radical pedagogy, and a critical engagement with one’s environment...

 

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

Tags: artist portraits, artist spaces, documentary, installation, landscape, portrait, visual art

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Founded in 1997, the Arab Image Foundation preserves the legacy and collection of photographer Hashem el Madani and the Sheherazade photo studio.

 

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

Tags: artist portraits, documentary, feature length, photography

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Since the early 1970s Rackstraw Downes has committed himself to painting from observation, on site, from start to finish. He has painted both urban and rural landscapes as well as interior spaces, in New York, Texas, and Maine. Although he paints...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: artist spaces, documentary, landscape, painting, visual art

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An intimate portrait of the artist at his home in San Francisco, this film delves into Mike Kuchar's life and work. The artist portrait explores, among other things, Kuchar's movie/music collections, his mysterious Casablanca editing system and the...

 

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

Tags: artist portraits, documentation, video history, visual art

Marcia Tucker 1974: An Interview
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In April 1974, Video Data Bank co-founders Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield conducted their first interview, an in-depth conversation with art historian and curator Marcia Tucker. During the remainder of that year, Blumenthal and Horsfield went on...

 

Collection: New Releases, On Art and Artists, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: art criticism, art history, blumenthal/horsfield interviews, feminism

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 course of...

 

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: 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: 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 (1973-1991...

 

Collection: On Art and Artists, Single Titles

Tags: art history, artist spaces, feminism