Oral history interview with Bernar Venet, 1968 January 23- May 18
Venet, Bernar, 1941-
University of California, Los Angeles
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Transcript, in French: 18 pages
Transcript, in English: 17 pages
Originally recorded on 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 27 min. Sound quality is poor.
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Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
An interview of Bernar Venet conducted 1968 January 23 and May 18 by Sevim Fesci, for the Archives of American Art.
Venet speaks of being a teacher at UCLA; his relationship with students; methods of teaching; comparison with European art training; grading; discovery of young artists; definition of art; ideas for arts in the future; experiments in group art; and POP art.
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Bernar Venet, 1968 January 23- May 18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Bernar Venet (1941- ) is an art instructor from Los Angeles, California.
Interview conducted in French.
Transcripts in both French and English.
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001