Eddie Chambers: An Interview

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2000 | 01:11:14 | United States | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | DV video

Collection: On Art and Artists, Interviews, Single Titles

Tags: African-American, Art Criticism, VDB Interviews, Visiting Artists Program

British theorist and art historian Eddie Chambers (b.1960) is a curator and a regular contributor to Art Monthly and European journals on contemporary art. His writings were collected in Run Through the Jungle (1999). Since the early 1980s he has been involved in organizing and curating a considerable number of artists' exhibitions. In addition to his exhibition work, he has written extensively about the work of artists in the United Kingdom and other countries, including Australia, Jamaica and the U.S. His articles and other texts have been widely published in magazines and journals such as Third Text, Visual Culture in Britain, International Review of African American Art, and Wasafiri.

In this interview with Andrea Barnwell and Audrey Colby, Chambers discusses his curatorial practice. "I see everything as being holistically linked, if I can use that term.  The point at which my own work stops and my curating starts is a grey area... Aesthetically there is a lot of myself in the framing and the presentation of the exhibition." 

A historic interview conducted in December 2000, edited in 2013.

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