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Interview:
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle: Climate
Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, “Random Sky,” Installation view, 2006.
11/11/2007
Interview:
Ursula von Rydingsvard: Childhood and Influences
ART21: When did you first come to the United States? VON RYDINGSVARD: I came to this country in 1950, in December, and I started school right away. They put me in fourth grade. I don’t quite know why, because I was only eight years old. I was also in fourth again the following year, but I learned English in about six months. I...
11/11/2007
Interview:
Ursula von Rydingsvard: Public Art
ART21: Tell us about your four pieces, including Damski Czepek, that were installed in Madison Square Park in New York City. VON RYDINGSVARD: I think the project at Madison Square Park evolved about three years ago. The urethane bonnet was extraordinarily time-consuming. I did the entire bonnet out of cedar first, and the...
11/11/2007
Interview:
Jenny Holzer: Collaborating with Poet Henri Cole
ART21: How did the collaboration between you two start? COLE: We met in Berlin. We were both fellows. Is that right? HOLZER: We were fellows, yes . . . COLE: . . . at the American Academy in Berlin. And we lived on the third floor of a great, big, old, rambling house . . . next to each other? Maybe there was a room or two...
11/04/2007
Interview:
Jenny Holzer: "For 7 World Trade" and "Redaction Paintings"
ART21: How did you decide on the text for the World Trade Center piece? HOLZER: I was invited to make something for the lobby at 7 World Trade Center. After much stewing, I came up with the idea of doing text in the wall—not memorial text but text about the joy of being in New York City. I despaired of writing for the piece, as...
11/04/2007
Interview:
Alfredo Jaar: "The Gramsci Trilogy"
ART21: What is the background for your work, The Gramsci Trilogy?
11/04/2007
Interview:
Alfredo Jaar: "The Rwanda Project"
ART21: Why did The Rwanda Project take you much longer to make than any of your other projects? JAAR: It was my most difficult project. That’s why The Rwanda Project lasted six years. I ended up doing twenty-one pieces in those six years. Each one was an exercise of representation. And—how can I say this—they all failed. But I...
11/04/2007
Interview:
An-My Lê: Vietnam
ART21: Do people often misinterpret your work as documentary photography?
11/04/2007
Interview:
An-My Lê: War and Aesthetics
ART21: There must be a fine line between making a representation of war and aestheticizing it.
11/04/2007
Interview:
Nancy Spero: Art as a Continuum
ART21: What was the inspiration for your work, Black and the Red III?
11/04/2007
Interview:
Nancy Spero: Politics and Protest
ART21: When did your attention turn to political subject matter?
11/04/2007
Interview:
Robert Adams: Photography, Life, and Beauty
ART21: What would you say making art is about, for you? ADAMS: Recently I saw someone—I can’t remember who it was—who said that the essence of the creative act is determining what the question is. Once you have the question, then it’s all pretty much in the can. I believe if your list of questions is long, that shows you’re on...
10/28/2007
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