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Oral history interview with Allan Sekula

Interviewee:
Sekula, Allan  Search this
Interviewer:
Panzer, Mary  Search this
Names:
Artforum  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Ohio State University -- Faculty  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)  Search this
University of California, San Diego  Search this
Altoon, John, 1925-  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Ascott, Roy  Search this
Baldessari, John, 1931-  Search this
Barthes, Roland  Search this
Becker, Howard  Search this
Bercovitch, Sacvan  Search this
Beveridge, Karl  Search this
Brach, Paul, 1924-  Search this
Braderman, Joan  Search this
Burch, Noël, 1932-  Search this
Burn, Ian, 1939-1993  Search this
Captain Beefheart  Search this
Charlesworth, Sarah, 1947-2013  Search this
Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-1981  Search this
Conde, Carol  Search this
Connell, Brian  Search this
Diddley, Bo, 1928-2008  Search this
Evans, Walker, 1903-1975  Search this
Farber, Manny  Search this
Feldman, Ronald, 1938-  Search this
Folks, Homer, 1867-1963  Search this
Fox, Terry, 1943-  Search this
Fried, Howard, 1946-  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997  Search this
Graham, Dan, 1942-  Search this
Graves, Michael, 1934-2015  Search this
Halleck, DeeDee  Search this
Hanhardt, John G.  Search this
Hassan, Ihab, 1925-2015  Search this
Hayes, Woody, 1913-1987  Search this
Heinecken, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Higgins, Dick, 1938-1998  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes, 1874-1940  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Kirschenbaum, Baruch David, 1931-  Search this
Knowles, Alison, 1933-  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph.  Search this
Kozloff, Max  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
König, Kasper  Search this
Liebling, Jerome  Search this
Lifson, Ben  Search this
Little Richard, 1932-  Search this
Lonidier, Fred  Search this
Lord, Catherine, 1949-  Search this
Lunn, Harry, 1933-1998  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Mandel, Mike  Search this
Matta, 1912-2002  Search this
Mayer, Grace M.  Search this
Michelson, Annette  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Pommer, Richard  Search this
Ramsden, Mel  Search this
Raskin, Jef  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Ross, David A., 1949-  Search this
Ruby, Jay  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Salle, David, 1952-  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Schimmel, Paul  Search this
Segalove, Ilene, 1950-  Search this
Stein, Sally  Search this
Steinmetz, Philip  Search this
Sultan, Larry  Search this
Van Riper, Peter  Search this
Wakoski, Diane  Search this
Wall, Jeff, 1946-  Search this
Extent:
12 Items (Sound recording: 12 sound files (6 hr.,14 min.), digital, wav)
143 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2011 August 20-2012 February 14
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Allan Sekula conducted 2011 August 20-2012 February 14, by Mary Panzer, for the Archives of American Art at Sekula's studio and home in Los Angeles, California and at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York.
Sekula speaks of his career and some of the mediums he works in; language and contemporary art; Roland Barthes; his relation to contemporary art; west coast conceptualism; genre switches; realism; documentary photography; Belgium and the industrial revolution; Meunier; minor figures; art history and marginalism; Roberto Matta; World War I; Homer Folks; Fish Story; historic cinema; economic factors of art shows and publication; galleries and the art world; growing up and his family; his father and moving; Ohio; his brothers and sisters; San Pedro; demographics of students at school; sports at school; Vietnam; protests; cross country and swimming; California; fishing; college; U.C. system; declaring a major; John Altoon; Ed Kienholz; exposure to art; visiting museums; Marcuse's classes; Baldessari's classes; course work and student life; student demonstrations; working in a library and exposure to books; father losing his job; science and working as a chemical technician; politics; his uncle committing suicide; moving away from his father; the draft; John Birch; Students for a Democratic Society; his mother; politics of his parents; Aerospace Folk Tales, autodidacts and scholarship; San Diego and Mexico; obtaining a camera and starting to use it; art school; CalArts; UCSD; Meditations on a Triptych; David Salle; Fred Lonidier; Phel Steinmetz; MFA and art training; poets; story of Allen Ginsberg and one of Sekula's sculptures; production and the audience; A Photograph is Worth a Thousand Questions, photography and the burden of tradition; pictorialism; moving to New York; Artforum; October; New York music scene; Captain Beefheart; Bo Diddley; Little Richard; Steichen and aerial photography; origins of October; New Criterion; Art Critic's Grant; teaching at Ohio State; television; technological historians; New York subway and getting a ticket for using French money; RISD lectures; Long Beach; photography; collages; Metro Pictures; New Topographics; School as a Factory; moral choice and the viewer; work method and the audience; Social Criticism and Art Practice; east and west coasts; Ed Ruscha; documentary; film, Los Angeles; cinema and social history; Ohio State Department of Photography and Cinema; Los Angeles Plays Itself; Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador; Ohio State campus, anti-Semitism; Ronald Reagan and protest; influences and colleagues; intellectual genealogy; Michael Graves and Ohio State architecture; Bad Ohio; tenure; University Exposed; AIDS issue of October; The Body and the Archive; making film; Korean War; collectors and images. Sekula also recalls Eleanor Antin, Jeff Wall, Terry Fox, Lewis Hine, Walker Evans, Paul Saltman, Marcuse, Baldessari, Sacvan Bercovitch, Stanley Miller, Jef Raskin, Paul Brach, David Antin, Howard Fried, Peter Van Riper, Alison Knowles, Dick Higgins, Manny Farber, Ihab Hassan, Diane Wakoski, Jackson Mac Low, Martha Rosler, Lenny Neufeld, Joshua Neufeld, David Wing, Brian Connell, Max Kozloff, Ian Burn, Mel Ramsden, Carole Conde, Karl Beveridge, Barry Rosens, Tom Crow, John Copeland, Harry Lunn, Hilton Kramer, Grace Mayer, Carol Duncan, Eva Cockroft, Richard Pommer, Rosalind Krauss, Sally Stein, Paddy Chayefsky, John Hanhardt, Mel Ramsden, Sarah Charlesworth, Jospeh Kosuth, Baruch Kirschenbaum, Robert Heinecken, Brian O'Doherty, Howard Becker, Jay Ruby, Jerry Liebling, Anna Wilkie, Ronald Feldman, John Gibson, David Ross, Britt Salvesen, Larry Sultan, Mike Mandel, Roy Ascott, Ilene Segalove, Paul Schimmel, DeeDee Halleck, Noel Burch, Joan Braderman, Woody Hayes, Thom Andersen, John Quigley, Ron Green, Kasper Koenig, Dan Graham, Jonathan Green, Christa Wolf, Catherine Lord, Ben Lifson, and Annette Michelson.
Biographical / Historical:
Allan Sekula (1951-2013) was a photographer, filmmaker, and writer, based at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Mary Panzer (1955- ) is a historian from New York, New York.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art 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 administrators.
Occupation:
Photographers -- California  Search this
Filmmakers -- California  Search this
Authors -- California  Search this
Topic:
Activism  Search this
Antisemitism  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Music -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photography  Search this
Realism  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.sekula11
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sekula11
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Allan Sekula, 2011 August 20-2012 February 14

Interviewee:
Sekula, Allan, 1951-2013  Search this
Sekula, Allan, 1951-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Panzer, Mary, 1955-  Search this
Subject:
Altoon, John  Search this
Antin, David  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Ascott, Roy  Search this
Braderman, Joan  Search this
Baldessari, John  Search this
Barthes, Roland  Search this
Becker, Howard  Search this
Bercovitch, Sacvan  Search this
Beveridge, Karl  Search this
Diddley, Bo  Search this
Brach, Paul  Search this
Burch, Noël  Search this
Burn, Ian  Search this
Captain Beefheart  Search this
Charlesworth, Sarah  Search this
Chayefsky, Paddy  Search this
Conde, Carol  Search this
Connell, Brian  Search this
Evans, Walker  Search this
Farber, Manny  Search this
Feldman, Ronald  Search this
Folks, Homer  Search this
Fox, Terry  Search this
Fried, Howard  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Graves, Michael  Search this
Halleck, DeeDee  Search this
Hanhardt, John G.  Search this
Hassan, Ihab  Search this
Hayes, Woody  Search this
Heinecken, Robert  Search this
Higgins, Dick  Search this
Hine, Lewis Wickes  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Kirschenbaum, Baruch David  Search this
Knowles, Alison  Search this
König, Kasper  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph.  Search this
Kozloff, Max  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Krauss, Rosalind E.  Search this
Liebling, Jerome  Search this
Lifson, Ben  Search this
Little Richard  Search this
Lonidier, Fred  Search this
Lord, Catherine  Search this
Lunn, Harry  Search this
Mac Low, Jackson  Search this
Mandel, Mike  Search this
Matta  Search this
Mayer, Grace M.  Search this
Michelson, Annette  Search this
O'Doherty, Brian  Search this
Pommer, Richard  Search this
Ramsden, Mel  Search this
Raskin, Jef  Search this
Reagan, Ronald  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Ross, David A.  Search this
Ruby, Jay  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Salle, David  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Schimmel, Paul  Search this
Segalove, Ilene  Search this
Stein, Sally  Search this
Steinmetz, Philip  Search this
Sultan, Larry  Search this
Van Riper, Peter  Search this
Wakoski, Diane  Search this
Wall, Jeff  Search this
Artforum  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Ohio State University  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)  Search this
University of California, San Diego  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Activism  Search this
Antisemitism  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Documentary photography  Search this
Korean War, 1950-1953  Search this
Music -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photography  Search this
Realism  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16239
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370420
AAA_collcode_sekula11
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_370420
Online Media:

Howard Daniel Becker, 1914-1995 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_11999

Helmet mask

Object Name:
epa
Iyaibeji (Mother of twins)
Maker:
Lamidi Olonade Fakeye, 1928 - 2009, born Nigeria  Search this
Yoruba artist  Search this
Medium:
Wood
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 111.4 x 31.4 x 34.9 cm (43 7/8 x 12 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.)
Type:
Mask
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
ca. 1962
Topic:
mother and child  Search this
male  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Kennedy and Richard Wolford
Object number:
77-34-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ys762311e98-9c24-458f-b388-6d6d7fdc3379
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_77-34-1

Art worlds / Howard S. Becker

Author:
Becker, Howard Saul 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 408 p. : ill ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2008
C2008
Topic:
Arts and society  Search this
Art and society  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Arts--Psychological aspects  Search this
Art--Psychology  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_898749

Sampling rare or elusive species : concepts, designs, and techniques for estimating population parameters / edited by William L. Thompson ; foreword by Kenneth P. Burnham

Author:
Thompson, William L (William Lawrence) 1962-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 429 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Rare animals--Monitoring  Search this
Rare plants--Monitoring  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_748553

Art from start to finish : jazz, painting, writing, and other improvisations / edited by Howard S. Becker, Robert R. Faulkner, and Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

Author:
Becker, Howard Saul 1928-  Search this
Faulkner, Robert R  Search this
Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Barbara  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Aesthetics  Search this
Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)  Search this
Arts and society  Search this
Arts--Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799069

Exploring society photographically / [edited by] Howard S. Becker

Author:
Becker, Howard Saul 1928-  Search this
Mary and Leigh Block Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Call number:
TR820.5 .E94 1981X
TR820.5.E94 1981X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412910

Doing things together : selected papers / Howard S. Becker

Author:
Becker, Howard Saul 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
x, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Sociology  Search this
Social groups  Search this
Social interaction  Search this
Call number:
HM51.B387 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_302820

Systematic sociology : on the basis of the Beziehungslehre and Gebildelehre of Leopold von Wiese / adapted and augmented by Howard Becker

Author:
Wiese, Leopold von 1876-1969  Search this
Becker, Howard Paul 1899-1960  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 772 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1946
1946, c1932
Topic:
Sociology  Search this
Social groups  Search this
Call number:
HM57 .W65 1946
HM57.W65 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_321087

Art worlds / Howard S. Becker

Author:
Becker, Howard Saul 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 392 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
C1982
Topic:
Arts and society  Search this
Popular culture  Search this
Arts--Psychological aspects  Search this
Call number:
NX180.S6B42 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_216264

Writing for social scientists : how to start and finish your thesis, book, or article / Howard S. Becker, with a chapter by Pamela Richards

Author:
Becker, Howard Saul 1928-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 180 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Topic:
Social sciences--Authorship  Search this
Sociology--Authorship  Search this
Call number:
H91.B4 1986X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_282064

Points of view, the stereograph in America : a cultural history / edited by Edward W. Earle ; with a foreword by Nathan Lyons ; contributing authors, Howard S. Becker, Thomas Southall, Harvey Green

Author:
Earle, Edward W. 1951-  Search this
Becker, Howard Saul 1928-  Search this
Southall, Thomas W. 1951-  Search this
Green, Harvey 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
119 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
Topic:
Photography, Stereoscopic--History  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR780 .P64X
TR780.P64X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_118813

Sketch book of traditional African dress : for watercolors and crayons / [Barbara K. Nordquist, project director ; Pamela Becker Stoessell, designer]

Author:
Nordquist, Barbara K  Search this
Stoessell, Pamela Becker  Search this
Howard University School of Human Ecology  Search this
Museum of African Art (U.S.)  Search this
Susan Aradeon Collection of African Dress  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : chiefly ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Africa
Date:
1975
C1975
Topic:
Costume  Search this
Call number:
GT1580.S62
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_169127

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