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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
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)  Search this
The Ohio State University -- Faculty  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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9d657e5da-cd1b-4366-9fe9-1852a4c5be81
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sekula11
Online Media:

Jeff Wall appearance edited by Sebastian Baden [and three others] ; authors, Sebastian Baden [and seven others]

Title:
Appearance
Photographer:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Author:
Baden, Sebastian 1980-  Search this
Host institution:
Städtische Kunsthalle Mannheim  Search this
Musée d'art moderne Grand-Duc Jean  Search this
Physical description:
141 pages illustrations (chiefly color) 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Date:
2018
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photographie artistique  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1114422

Jeff Wall : black and white photographs 1996-2007

Title:
Black and white photographs 1996-2007
Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Burnett, Craig  Search this
Jay Jopling (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 25 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
[2007?]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_900590

Anthony Hernandez / curated by Kathleen S. Bartels and Jeff Wall

Author:
Hernandez, Anthony 1947-  Search this
Bartels, Kathleen S  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Vancouver Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hernandez, Anthony 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Date:
2005
2009
Topic:
Street photography  Search this
In art  Search this
Call number:
TR647 H473 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_923224

Jeff Wall : photographs : MUMOK, Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien / [exhibition curated by Achim Hochdörfer.]

Title:
Photographs
Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Hochdörfer, Achim  Search this
Museum Moderner Kunst (Austria)  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
201 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_730446

Jeff Wall : tableaux / Jeff Wall

Title:
Tableaux
Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Kvaran, Gunnar B  Search this
Årbu, Grete  Search this
Woltmann, Marit  Search this
Chevrier, Jean-François  Search this
Barents, Els  Search this
Astrup Fearnley museet for moderne kunst  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
124 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2004
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_896040

Jeff Wall

Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Ostrander, Tobias 1970-  Search this
Museo Rufino Tamayo  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 50 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2008
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_920164

Jeff Wall : exposure

Title:
Exposure
Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Blessing, Jennifer  Search this
Blum, Katrin 1973-  Search this
Deutsche Guggenheim Berlin  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. : ill ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2007b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_922472

Dan Graham's Kammerspiel / Jeff Wall

Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Art Metropole  Search this
Subject:
Graham, Dan 1942- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
115 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.G739 W18 1991
N40.1.G739W18 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434691

Reconsidering the object of art : 1965-1975 / Ann Goldstein and Anne Rorimer ; with essays by Lucy R. Lippard, Stephen Melville, Jeff Wall

Author:
Goldstein, Ann  Search this
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R  Search this
Melville, Stephen W  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Physical description:
335 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
20th century
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.C63 G66 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_488195

Jeff Wall : [exhibition] Chicago, The Museum of Contemporary Art, 24 June-20 August 1995 ; Paris, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, 10 octobre- 26 novembre 1995 ; Helsinki, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Finnish National Gallery, 5 January-18 February 1996 ; London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 10 March-5 May 1996

Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Galerie nationale du jeu de paume (France)  Search this
Whitechapel Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
Call number:
TR647 .W358 1996a
TR647.W185 W2 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_492500

Jeff Wall : catalogue raisonne 1978-2004 / edited by Theodora Vischer and Heidi Naef ; [translation: Alan Waite, Catherine Schelbert]

Title:
Jeff Wall photographs 1978-2004
Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Vischer, Theodora  Search this
Naef, Heidi  Search this
Schaulager (Basel, Switzerland)  Search this
Tate Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
479 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Catalogues raisonnés
Date:
2005
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_771791

Essais et entretiens, 1984-2001 / Jeff Wall ; édition établie et présentée par Jean-François Chevrier

Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Chevrier, Jean-François  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
378 p. ; 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR185 .W35 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_775450

Jeff Wall / Peter Galassi ; exhibition organized by Peter Galassi, Neal Benezra ; interview with Jeff Wall by James Rondeau

Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Galassi, Peter  Search this
Rondeau, James  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_815199

Jeff Wall : selected essays and interviews / The Museum of Modern Art, New York

Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
352 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Interviews
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Call number:
N7475 .W35 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_814112

Jeff Wall / Craig Burnett

Author:
Burnett, Craig  Search this
Tate Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Tate Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Physical description:
121 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796507

Jeff Wall : photographs 1978-2004 / Sheena Wagstaff

Author:
Wagstaff, Sheena  Search this
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Tate Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ill. (chiefly col. ill.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2005b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_791014

Patrick Faigenbaum / curated by Kathleen S. Bartels and Jeff Wall

Author:
Faigenbaum, Patrick 1954-  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
Bartels, Kathleen S. 1956-  Search this
Host institution:
Vancouver Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Faigenbaum, Patrick 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
63 pages : chiefly illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2013
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .F154 2013
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1012909

Jeff Wall : visibility / [curator, Nili Goren ; editors, Aya Lurie, Nili Goren, Shalom Shpilman]

Title:
Visibility
Photographer:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Editor of compilation:
Goren, Nili  Search this
Lurie, Aya  Search this
Shpilman, Shalom  Search this
Host institution:
Muzeʼon Tel Aviv le-omanut  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
248 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2013
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1021388

Jeff Wall : January 11-April 13, 2003

Author:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center  Search this
Subject:
Wall, Jeff 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
2003]
Call number:
TR647 .W358 2003b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000570

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