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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:

New topographics : Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, Henry Wessel, Jr. / [[essays by] Britt Salvesen, Alison Nordström]

Author:
Adams, Robert 1937-  Search this
Baltz, Lewis 1945-  Search this
Becher, Bernd 1931-2007 pht  Search this
Becher, Hilla  Search this
Deal, Joe 1947-2010  Search this
Gohlke, Frank 1942-  Search this
Nixon, Nicholas 1947-  Search this
Schott, John  Search this
Shore, Stephen 1947-  Search this
Wessel, Henry  Search this
Nordström, Alison Devine  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography  Search this
International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House  Search this
Physical description:
303 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), ill. (some col.) ; 25 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2010
20th century
Topic:
New topographics (Photography)  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_948844

3D : double vision / Britt Salvesen ; with curatorial assistance by Nicholas Barlow ; with contributions by Thomas F. Banchoff, Eric Drysdale, Erkki Huhtamo, Zach Rottman, and Gloria Sutton

Title:
Three D : double vision
Author:
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Contributor:
Barlow, Nicholas 1989-  Search this
Banchoff, Thomas  Search this
Drysdale, Eric  Search this
Huhtamo, Erkki  Search this
Rottman, Zach  Search this
Sutton, Gloria  Search this
Host institution:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
207 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm + 2 pairs of 3D glasses
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2018
Topic:
Three-dimensional imaging--Social aspects  Search this
Photography, Stereoscopic  Search this
Technology and the arts  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095244

Letters to Ellsworth / [edited by Richard H. Axsom]

Artist:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015  Search this
Editor:
Axsom, Richard H. 1943--  Search this
Current owner:
Schnitzer, Jordan D.  Search this
Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation  Search this
Author:
Barron, Stephanie 1950-  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Host institution:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015  Search this
Kelly, Ellsworth 1923-2015 Appreciation  Search this
Schnitzer, Jordan D Art collections  Search this
Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
148 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits, color plates ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Date:
2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049579

Sharon Lockhart /Noa Eshkol / edited by Stephanie Barron and Britt Salvesen ; with contributions by Talia Amar, Stephanie Barron and Britt Salvesen, Eva Díaz, Sabine Eckmann and Sharon Lockhart, Michal Shoshani

Author:
Eshkol, Noa  Search this
Lockhart, Sharon 1964- Works Selections 2012  Search this
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Editor:
Barron, Stephanie 1950-  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Subject:
Lockhart, Sharon 1964-  Search this
Eshkol, Noa  Search this
Physical description:
121 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2012
Topic:
Film installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001169

The broad spectrum : studies in the materials, techniques, and conservation of color on paper / edited by Harriet K. Stratis and Britt Salvesen

Author:
Stratis, Harriet K. 1960-  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 263 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
2002
Topic:
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Pigments--Preservation  Search this
Paper--Preservation  Search this
Art--Technique  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_706778

The incisive imagination : Jacques Callot and his contemporaries / Sarah B. Kirk and Britt Salvesen

Author:
Kirk, Sarah B  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Milwaukee Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Callot, Jacques 1592-1635  Search this
Physical description:
39 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
17th century
Topic:
Etching, European  Search this
Call number:
NE650.C3 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_739642

Harry Callahan : the photographer at work / Britt Salvesen ; foreward by John Szarkowski with a contribution by Amy Rule

Author:
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
University of Arizona Center for Creative Photography  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Subject:
Callahan, Harry M  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : chiefly ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .C33 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772631

Songs on stone : James McNeill Whistler and the art of lithography / [by Martha Tedeschi and Britt Salvesen]

Author:
Tedeschi, Martha  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Tedeschi, Martha 1958-  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
National Gallery of Canada  Search this
Subject:
Whistler, James McNeill 1834-1903  Search this
Physical description:
136 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1998
C1998
Call number:
N40.1.W57y T43 1998
NE2115.W6 T33 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_569848

See the light : photography, perception, cognition : the Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection / Britt Salvesen ; with contributions by Todd Cronan, Antonio Damasio, Alan Gilchrist, Pietro Perona, Barbara Maria Stafford, James Welling

Title:
Marjorie and Leonard Vernon Collection : see the light : photography, perception, cognition
Author:
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Subject:
Vernon, Leonard Photograph collections  Search this
Vernon, Marjorie Photograph collections  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
223 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Date:
2013
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photograph collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1039066

Look at me : photographs from Mexico City / by Jed Fielding ; introduction, Britt Salvesen ; essay, Vince Aletti

Author:
Fielding, Jed 1953-  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Aletti, Vince  Search this
Chicago Public Library Cultural Center  Search this
Subject:
Fielding, Jed 1953-  Search this
Physical description:
132 p. : chiefly ill. ; 34 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Portraits
Place:
Mexico
Mexico City
Date:
2009
Topic:
Photography of the blind  Search this
Blind children  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947166

W. Eugene Smith : más real que la realidad / [textos, W. Eugene Smith, Enrica Viganò, Britt Salveson]

Title:
Más real que la realidad
Author:
Smith, W. Eugene 1918-1978  Search this
Viganò, Enrica  Search this
Salvesen, Britt  Search this
Subject:
Smith, W. Eugene 1918-1978  Search this
Physical description:
237 p. : ill. ; 33 cm. + 1 v. (31 p. ; 32 cm.)
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2010
[2010]
Topic:
Documentary photography  Search this
Call number:
TR820.5 .S542 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_968891

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