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Oral history interview with Julie Tolentino, 2018 April 11-12

Interviewee:
Tolentino, Julie, 1964-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Athey, Ron  Search this
Madonna  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
ACT UP New York (Organization)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
AIDS activists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Lesbian artists  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17564
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394193
AAA_collcode_tolent18
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_394193

Oral history interview with Ron Athey, 2016 June 17-18

Interviewee:
Athey, Ron, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Abdoh, Reza  Search this
Bowery, Leigh  Search this
Carr, C.  Search this
Finley, Karen  Search this
Fudge, Diamanda  Search this
Galás, Diamánda  Search this
Gangitano, Lia  Search this
Jones, Amelia  Search this
Meyerson, Harold  Search this
Murphy, Brian  Search this
Went, Johanna  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Performance artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17358
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)381037
AAA_collcode_athey16
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_381037
Online Media:

Queer communion Ron Athey edited by Amelia Jones and Andy Campbell

Editor:
Jones, Amelia  Search this
Campbell, Andy  Search this
Author:
Athey, Ron Works Selections  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 439 pages illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Place:
Great Britain
United States
Date:
2020
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Performance artists  Search this
Homosexuality in art  Search this
Body art  Search this
Sexual minorities in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1153653

Oral history interview with Ron Athey

Interviewee:
Athey, Ron  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Names:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Abdoh, Reza  Search this
Bowery, Leigh  Search this
Carr, C.  Search this
Finley, Karen  Search this
Fudge, Diamanda  Search this
Galás, Diamánda  Search this
Gangitano, Lia, 1968-  Search this
Jones, Amelia  Search this
Meyerson, Harold  Search this
Murphy, Brian  Search this
Went, Johanna  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (Sound recording: 2 sound files (4 hr., 40 min.), digital, wav)
68 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2016 June 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Ron Athey, conducted 2016 June 17-18, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Athey's home in Los Angeles, California.
Athey speaks of his childhood in Pomona, California; early religious experiences; early sexual experiences; formative exposure to punk music and culture in late adolescence; developing his own punk acts; contracting HIV and seroconverting; intersections between HIV/AIDS and drug-using cultures; his body of nightclub-based performative work beginning in the 1990s; his reflections on international presentations of his work; technical aspects and design elements of his performance art and film work; changes in his lifestyle and self-care regimen after seroconverting; the role of the audience in performance art; his relationship to AIDS activism; motifs of apocalypse, nihilism, and humor in his work; his place in art history; his current work as a teacher and mentor; and his contributions to American art. Athey also recalls Johanna Went, Karen Finley, Diamanda Galas, Reza Abdoh, Cynthia Carr, Leigh Bowery, Divinity Fudge, Harold Meyerson, Lia Gangitano, Brian Murphy, Amelia Jones, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Ron Athey (1961- ) is a performance artist in Los Angeles, California. Alex Fialho (1989- ) is a curator and arts writer who is the Programs Director for Visual AIDS in 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.
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Performance artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.athey16
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92847bf9e-a71c-4769-bed0-f1c072399a80
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-athey16
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Julie Tolentino

Interviewee:
Tolentino, Julie  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Names:
ACT UP New York (Organization)  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Athey, Ron  Search this
Madonna, 1958-  Search this
Extent:
7 Items (sound files (6 hr., 14 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
79 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2018 April 11-12
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Julie Tolentino conducted 2018 April 11 and 12, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at a friend's apartment in the East Village, New York.
Tolentino speaks of her childhood in San Francisco; her family dynamics, including caring for her developmentally disabled sister; Harvey Milk's assassination; early exposure to dance and art-making; early exposure to queer nightlife; briefly pursuing dance training in Los Angeles after high school; soon thereafter moving to New York; volunteering for the National Gay and Lesbian Suicide Hotline; her involvement with ACT UP; experiences of AIDS-related grief; her close friendships during this time; continuing her dance education and performance practice in the late '80s and '90s; founding and operating the Clit Club; changes in the landscape of queerness during the '90s; managing the performance companies of David Roussève and Ron Athey; the beginning of her solo practice with Mestiza-Que Ojos Bonitos Tienes; the installation Marks of My Civilization; the beginning of ART+; her role in Madonna's book Sex; her reflections on the visibility of her body; developing the Lesbian AIDS Project's Safer Sex Handbook; her performance works For You, Sky Remains the Same, and Honey; her video work evidence; and her awareness of the past's construction and meaning in the present. Tolentino also recalls Page Hodel, Doug McDowell, Maxine Wolfe, Ann Northrup, David Robinson, Ray Navarro, Aldo Hernandez, Anthony Ledesma, Lola Flash, Catherine Gund, Zoe Leonard, Robert Garcia, Jocelyn Taylor, Martina Yamin, Cookie Mueller, Diamanda Galas, D.M. Machuca, Pigpen, John Lovett, Alessandro Codagnone, John Killacky, Lia Gangitano, Alistair Fate, Steven Meisel, Cythia Madansky, Kim Christensen, Kate Clinton, Lori Seid, Ori Flomin, Abigail Severance, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Julie Tolentino (1964- ) is a visual and performance artist in New York and Josua Tree, California. Alex Fialho (1989- ) is a curator and arts writer who is the Programs Director for Visual AIDS in 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.
Restrictions:
The transcript and audio recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Choreographers  Search this
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
AIDS activists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Artists (LGBTQ)  Search this
Lesbian artists  Search this
Women performance artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.tolent18
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ac18ca4a-3b6a-442d-9acc-a18a96398e0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tolent18
Online Media:

Pleading in the blood : the art and performances of Ron Athey / edited by Dominic Johnson

Editor:
Johnson, Dominic 1980-  Search this
Performance artist:
Athey, Ron  Search this
Physical description:
248 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
2013
Topic:
Performance artists  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1049526

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