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Oral history interview with Nayland Blake, 2016 November 25-26

Interviewee:
Blake, Nayland, 1960-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
ACT UP San Francisco (Organization)  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Nayland Blake, 2016 November 25-26. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17406
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384314
AAA_collcode_blake16
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_384314
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Julie Ault

Interviewee:
Ault, Julie  Search this
Interviewer:
Kerr, Theodore  Search this
Names:
Group Material (Firm : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Alderfer, Hannah  Search this
Alexander, Vikky, 1959-  Search this
Ashford, Doug  Search this
Beck, Martin, 1962-  Search this
Blake, Nayland, 1960-  Search this
Brennan, Patrick  Search this
Evans, Steven, (Curator)  Search this
Garrels, Gary  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix, 1957-1996  Search this
Hawkins, Yolanda  Search this
Kalin, Tom  Search this
Klein, Jochen, 1967-1997  Search this
Lindell, John  Search this
Locks, Sabrina  Search this
Maharaj, Sarat (Sarat Chandra), 1952-  Search this
McCarty, Marlene, 1957-  Search this
McLaughlin, Mundy  Search this
Meyer, Richard, 1966-  Search this
Miller-Keller, Andrea  Search this
Moffett, Donald, 1955-  Search this
Nelson, Marybeth  Search this
Olander, William  Search this
Pasternak, Anne, 1964-  Search this
Phillips, Lisa, 1954-  Search this
Ramspacher, Karen  Search this
Rinder, Lawrence  Search this
Rollins, Tim, 1955-  Search this
Sandqvist, Gertrud  Search this
Serrano, Andres, 1950-  Search this
Staniszewski, Mary Anne  Search this
Szypula, Peter  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Wagner, Frank  Search this
Wright, Charles  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (sound files (6 hr., 3 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
90 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Place:
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Washington (D.C.) -- Description and Travel
Date:
2017 November 14-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Julie Ault conducted 2017 November 14 and 16, by Theodore Kerr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at a studio in Brooklyn, New York.
Ault speaks of the nature of memory and giving an oral history; her skepticism of linear narratives; leaving rural Maine for Washington, DC at age 17; her family history; her interest in popular culture and commercial culture as a teenager; disco and nightclubs in Washington and New York in the late 1970's; working a variety of day jobs in New York, including a telephone answering service; meeting Tim Rollins for the first time in Maine; her interest in conversation; her relationship to questions; the formation of Group Material in 1979; her relationship with Andres Serrano; Group Material's collaborative dynamic, and its effect on her personal development; the complexities of trying to write or tell history; the shifting configurations and contexts of Group Material over 17 years of activity; mounting, and thinking critically about, individual exhibitions after Group Material; the first AIDS Timeline in 1989; the ephemerality of the Timeline; book projects as a means of depositing personal memories; her first memories of the AIDS crisis beginning in 1983; Group Material's Democracy and AIDS series at Dia in 1988; investigating the tension between art and activism in the context of HIV/AIDS; Karen Ramspacher's entry and contributions to Group Material; the initial decision to employ the form of a timeline and four arenas of research; different audience relationships and reactions to the Timeline; the collaborative process of creating the Timeline; losing NEA funding after the Timeline, amid the early '90s culture wars; Group Material's second exhibition of AIDS Timeline in 1990; her friendship with Felix Gonzalez-Torres; Group Material's third exhibition of AIDS Timeline in 1991; the Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart exhibition; and an acknowledgement of topics that could not be covered in the interview. Ault also recalls Doug Ashford, Vikky Alexander, Yolanda Hawkins, Mundy McLaughlin, Sarat Maharaj, Gertrud Sandqvist, Marybeth Nelson, Patrick Brennan, Hannah Alderfer, Peter Szypula, Sabrina Locks, Larry Rinder, Richard Meyer, Bill Olander, Marcia Tucker, Gary Garrels, Charles Wright, Frank Wagner, Martin Beck, Nayland Blake, Anne Pasternak, Mary Anne Staniszewski, John Lindell, Tom Kalin, Donald Moffett, Marlene McCarty, Jochen Klein, Lisa Phillips, Andrea Miller-Keller, Steven Evans, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Julie Ault (1957- ) is an artist, writer, and curator in New York, New York. Theodore Kerr (1979- ) is a writer and organizer 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.
Occupation:
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Topic:
AIDS (Disease)  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
History -- Philosophy  Search this
Oral history  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ault17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw929509f5d-db8b-454a-b779-1c146a51a0e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ault17
Online Media:

New work : a new generation : [exhibition] February 22-April 22, 1990, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art / Nayland Blake ... [et al.]

Author:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Caldwell, John 1941-  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Physical description:
22 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6487.S2 S22 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468046

Mapping histories : third Newport biennial / organized by Marilu Knode and Anne Ayres ; Nayland Blake ... [et al.]

Author:
Knode, Marilu  Search this
Ayres, Anne 1936-  Search this
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Newport Harbor Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Date:
1991
C1991
20th century
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.C2K64 1991X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437583

In a different light : visual culture, sexual identity, queer practice / edited by Nayland Blake, Lawrence Rinder, Amy Scholder

Author:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Rinder, Lawrence  Search this
Scholder, Amy  Search this
Physical description:
x, 351 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Gay artists--Psychology  Search this
Gay artists in popular culture  Search this
Lesbian artists--Psychology  Search this
Lesbian artists in popular culture  Search this
Arts, American  Search this
Call number:
NX652.G38 I5 1995X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477676

Oral history interview with Nayland Blake

Interviewee:
Blake, Nayland, 1960-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Names:
ACT UP San Francisco (Organization)  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2016 November 25-26
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Nayland Blake, conducted 2016 November 25-26, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Blake's home in Brooklyn, New York.
Blake speaks of growing up in a bi-racial family in New York City; visiting museums, art exhibits and shows, and going to the theatre with their parents; attending Charlotte Moorman's Avant Garde Festivals as a teenager; relating their emerging sexuality to the television shows Batman, The Addams Family, and Star Trek; the decision to attend Bard College; the influence of Times Square Show; co-organizing Bard's first gay and lesbian alliance; attending California Institute of the Arts and the different culture they experienced there; their struggle to make explicitly gay work without it being beefcake; not feeling connected to a gay community in Los Angeles but feeling camaraderie with other artists; their decision to move to San Francisco; first hearing about HIV/AIDS while at CalArts and experiencing the first loss of a friend in San Francisco; the undercurrent of more and more men testing positive in their community; the long two-week wait to receive test results; the generational split within the gay community and how that was squashed by the epidemic; the subjects of mortality and mourning in gay art and how that changed the reception of gay artists; the gay and lesbian shows Extended Sensibilities and Against Nature; the organization of ACT UP San Francisco and subsequent split into ACT UP SF, ACT UP Golden Gate, and ACT UP San Francisco; the "imperiled and heightened physicality" Blake began using in their work; participating in Art Against Aids on the Road; directly addressing the frequency of AIDS deaths in their piece Every 12 Minutes; the social network of caregivers that rallied to support those dying from AIDS through home care and food delivery; curating In A Different Life; the pleasure in curating shows; The Shreber Suite installation pieces; purchasing Wayland Flowers' puppet Madame at auction; being a child of the '60s and believing sex is an expression of one's cultural identity; feeling attacked by the dismissive and oppressive Republican government in the 1980s; the extensive symbolism and meaning in their bunny themed work; the technology boom's affect on the Bay Area and their return to New York City; the show Double Fantasy about their relationship with their partner Philip Horvitz; teaching at International Center for Photography and their work in the kink community; the distance their students have to the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and their identification as an American artist. Blake also recalls Jeff Preiss, Cliff Preiss, William Hohauser, Debra Pierson, Nancy Mitchnick, Jake Grossberg, Robert Kelly, Kathy Acker, Gerry Pearlberg, Kathe Burkhart, Judie Bamber, Catherine Opie, Nancy Barton, Julie Ault, William Olander, Robert Glueck, Kevin Killian, Dodie Bellamy, D-L Alvarez, Stephen Evans, Michael Jenkins, Richard Hawkins, Ann Philbin, Rick Jacobsen, Amy Sholder, David Wojnarowicz, Rudy Lemcke, A.A. Bronson, Philip Horvitz, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Nayland Blake (1960-) is a performance artist and installation artist in New York, New York. Alex Fialho (1989-) is a curator and arts writer who is the Programs Director for Visual AIDS in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 49 min.
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:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.blake16
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a70d548-59b6-40ed-83e3-54d0fb340c9c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blake16
Online Media:

Nayland Blake : some kind of love: performance video 1989-2002 / Ian Berry ; with an essay by David Deitcher

Author:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Berry, Ian 1971-  Search this
Subject:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
79 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2003
©2003
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_763490

The Library of Babel / Nayland Blake ... [et als.] ; curated by Todd Alden

Author:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Alden, Todd  Search this
Hallwalls (Museum)  Search this
Physical description:
2, 28, 24, 1 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1991
©1991
Topic:
Books in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773954

April Hare: Bunny Vision, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.3
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080223
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411648

April Hare: Dark Thoughts, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.7
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080227
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411652

April Hare: Postcard, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.20
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080240
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411665

April Hare: Tail Plug, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.25
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080245
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411670

Sade Burnt Tea Set, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720
Date:
1988
Topic:
Object--Other--Dish  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080098
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411271

April Hare: Figure with Sheen, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.14
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080234
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411659

April Hare: Small Offering, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.23
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080243
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411668

April Hare: Eye Holes, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.13
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080233
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411658

April Hare: White Book/Black Radio, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.29
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080249
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411674

Workstation (_baby,_baby), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720
Date:
2000
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080299
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411862

A different kind of order : the ICP Triennial / Joanna Lehan, Kristen Lubben, Christopher Phillips, Carol Squiers

Title:
ICP Triennial
Author:
ICP Triennial of Photography and Video (2013 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lehan, Joanna  Search this
Lubben, Kristen  Search this
Phillips, Christopher  Search this
Squiers, Carol 1948-  Search this
International Center of Photography  Search this
Subject:
Arden, Roy  Search this
Bhabha, Huma 1962-  Search this
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Burns, A. K. 1975-  Search this
Domanović, Aleksandra 1981-  Search this
Evron, Nir 1974-  Search this
Falls, Sam  Search this
Foglia, Lucas 1983-  Search this
Goldberg, Jim 1953-  Search this
Henner, Mishka  Search this
Hirschhorn, Thomas  Search this
Hundley, Elliott 1975-  Search this
Laric, Oliver 1981-  Search this
Longacre-White, Andrea 1980-  Search this
Lozano-Hemmer, Rafael  Search this
Mendel, Gideon  Search this
Molina-Pantin, Luis 1969-  Search this
Mroué, Rabih 1967-  Search this
Wangechi Mutu  Search this
Nishino, Sohei 1982-  Search this
Oppenheim, Lisa  Search this
Paglen, Trevor  Search this
Raad, Walid 1967-  Search this
Ross, Nica 1983-  Search this
Schmelling, Michael  Search this
Steyerl, Hito  Search this
Subotzky, Mikhael 1981-  Search this
Waterhouse, Patrick 1981-  Search this
Takeda, Shimpei 1982-  Search this
International Center of Photography  Search this
Physical description:
191, [1] p. : ill. (chiefly col.) : 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2013
[2013]
21st century
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Video art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011200

April Hare: Stack of Holes, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Blake, Nayland 1960-  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media installation with 30 components
Type:
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
University of California, Berkeley Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive 2626 Bancroft Way Berkeley California 94720 Accession Number: 1998.31.24
Date:
1997
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 02080244
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_411669

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