Hans Haacke: An Interview

1980 | 00:37:24 | United States | English | B&W | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: Art Criticism, Blumenthal/Horsfield Interviews, Consumer culture, Interview, Politics, Visual Art

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Conceptual artist Hans Haacke’s two most notorious works took unsavory Manhattan real-estate dealing as their subject, which triggered the cancellation of his exhibition Real Time Social System at the Guggenheim Museum in 1971. With the conscientiousness of an investigative reporter, Haacke continues to scrutinize the rough edges between art and life.

“I was pretty stifled for a number of years. I couldn’t show in New York…and still today-that is nine years after the event-not a single museum has shown a single work of mine since then, and I expect this is going to continue for quite a while,” Haacke says in this interview by Lyn Blumenthal. 

A historical interview originally recorded in 1980 and re-edited in 2006 with support from the Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fund.