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Interview:
Pierre Huyghe: Celebration Park
ART21: Can you talk about the meaning of the title Celebration Park, which you’ve used for two recent exhibitions? HUYGHE: What I mean by [the word] celebration is that it’s something you participate in. With Celebration Park at the Tate and at the ARC in Paris, when you celebrate, you’re not so much observing outside the world...
10/28/2007
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Pierre Huyghe: "Streamside Day"
ART21: There’s a very poetic element to a lot of what you create. HUYGHE: But it’s very difficult to say what’s poetic in my work because it’s not something mathematical. It’s not a recipe. There’s no reason to have a recipe and say that I’m going to be poetic. I never do that. It’s rarely within the form itself. It’s more in...
10/28/2007
Interview:
Judy Pfaff: "Buckets of Rain"
ART21: Can you talk about Al Held’s influence on your work and your show, which went up soon after his death? PFAFF: Al Held was my teacher at Yale; we met in 1971. Our first sentence to each other was this: He said, “So, you’re the new dumb blonde?” and I said, “Who are you, the janitor?” He always demanded that I not be that...
10/28/2007
Interview:
Judy Pfaff: Installation and Drawing
ART21: Did the feminist movement make an impact on you, as a young artist? PFAFF: From the early 1970s, there was a lot of talk about feminism. It was a big subject: What is women’s work? What is a female sensibility? There were a lot of things like that, which I didn’t take on. When I was at Cal Arts, I actually inherited the...
10/28/2007
Interview:
Lari Pittman: Craft and Influences
ART21: Do you strive for perfection with your paintings? PITTMAN: For me, craft has always been an ideological component in the work because it’s about a type of focus and social comportment that usually isn’t expected of a male. There’s a dutifulness that historically has been referenced or attributed to females, so I’ve...
10/28/2007
Interview:
Lari Pittman: Culture and Aesthetic Sensibility
ART21: Do you often think about who your audience is? PITTMAN: I like that the work is visually very declarative and available to everybody. I think that multiple viewers can approach it very differently. For example, I’m always excited when the UPS man or the water man comes in to the studio to make a delivery, and they...
10/28/2007
Interview:
Laurie Simmons: Photography, Perfection, and Reality
ART21: How did you get started using photography? SIMMONS: I came to photography a little bit late. I went to art school but did not study photography. I moved to New York and saw the way photography was being used—and I don’t mean photojournalism, I mean the way artists were using photography. I thought, “That’s it; that’s...
10/28/2007
Interview:
Laurie Simmons: "The Music of Regret"
ART21: Your film, The Music of Regret, has a romantic element to it.
10/28/2007
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