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Oral history interview with Raquel Rabinovich

Interviewee:
Rabinovich, Raquel, 1929-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Hispanic American Arts Center (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Station Hill Press  Search this
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986  Search this
Braque, Georges, 1882-1963  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Del Giocondo, Lisa, 1479-  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Farina, Ernesto, 1912-  Search this
Herzberg, Julia P.  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kelly, Robert, 1956-  Search this
Lenin, Vladimir Ilʹich, 1870-1924  Search this
Lhote, André, 1885-1962  Search this
Maggi, Marco, 1957-  Search this
Martin, Agnes, 1912-2004  Search this
Mondolfo, Rodolfo, 1877-1976  Search this
Mondrian, Piet, 1872-1944  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Perón, Juan Domingo, 1895-1974  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Quasha, George  Search this
Rockburne, Dorothea  Search this
Schwabsky, Barry  Search this
Stein, Charles, 1944-  Search this
Strauss, David Levi  Search this
Velázquez, Diego, 1599-1660  Search this
Weintraub, Linda  Search this
Zimmer, William, 1946-2007  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (3 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
64 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Argentina -- Description and Travel
Denmark -- Copenhagen -- Description and Travel
Egypt -- description and travel
France -- Paris -- Description and Travel
India -- description and travel
Machu Picchu Site (Peru)
Nepal -- Description and Travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Date:
2012 September 25 and October 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Raquel Rabinovich conducted 2012 September 25 and October 9, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Rabinovich's home, in Rhinebeck, New York.
Rabinovich speaks of growing up in Argentina; becoming aware of art; reproductions and books; European art; her Jewish heritage; her parents moving to Argentina before World War I; Jewish persecution; her parents' background; living in Cordoba; speaking Spanish and Yiddish growing up; quiet reflections; church; art exposure; traveling and moving to Paris; the influence of Ernesto Farina; Peron's dictatorship and rebellion; attending medical school and the call of art; political activities and spending time in jail; meeting Jose and moving to Scotland; Paris and exposure to artwork; teachings of Andre Lhote; her early works; abstraction; painting; the Mona Lisa; darkness and light; "The Dark is Light Enough"; exposure to literature and poetry; living in Copenhagen; meeting Jorge Luis Borges; the Book of Sand; her siblings; her children and her relationship to them; staying up to date with current events; libraries and a lack of books growing up; meditation; texture and the monochromatic works; interest in Jasper Johns' work; meeting Jasper Johns; living in New York; trip to Machu Picchu and spending the night outdoors; "Cloister, Crossing, Passageway 1.32"; glassworks and transparency; exhibiting artwork; her divorce; Rodolfo Mondolfo; environment and exposure; quiet contemplation; spending time with artwork; commissioned work near High Falls; "River Library"; libraries as places of knowledge; minimalism; the 1980s; her daughter's wedding and her relationship with Jose; stones; traveling to Nepal, Thailand, India, and Egypt; temples; Buddhism; "Chhodrtens"; garbhagrihas; NEA fellowship and residency in Paris; "Thrones for the Gods"; INTAR Gallery; "Gateless Gates"; artifacts; Pabhavikas sculpture; Charles Stein; Linda Weintraub; George Quasha; Station Hill Press; "Enfolded Darkness" and "Light Unworn". Rabinovich also recalls Baron Hughes, Beethoven, Lenin, Diego Velazquez, Andre Lhote, Mondrian, Picasso, Braque, David Levi Straus, Robert Kelly, Cezanne, Philip Pavia, Agnes Martin, Dorothea Rockburne, Barry Schwabsky, Bill Zimmer, Agnes Denes, Louisa Valenzuela, Julia Herzberg, and Marco Maggi.
Biographical / Historical:
Raquel Rabinovich (1929- ) is a painter and sculptor in Rhinebeck, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Political activists  Search this
Topic:
Buddhism  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- Interviews  Search this
Function:
Libraries
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.rabino12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rabino12

O livro dos seres imaginários Amir Brito Cadôr ; [projeto gráfico, Amir Brito Cadôr e Daniela Maura]

Author:
Cadôr, Amir Brito 1976-  Search this
Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986 Libro de los seres imaginarios  Search this
Maura, Daniela  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Artists' Books DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio ([17] sheets) illustrations 29 cm
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books (books).)
Artists' books (books)
Artists' books
Place:
Brazil
Belo Horizonte
Date:
2011
Topic:
Animals, Mythical  Search this
Initials  Search this
Masks in art  Search this
Masks, African, in art  Search this
Artists' books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4 .C33 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_999819

The Library of Babel : In and Out of Place / curated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers as a result of her residency with 176 Zabludowicz Collection ; [edited by Ellen Mara De Wachter]

Title:
Krautcho Club / In and Out of Place
V-Effekt / In and Out of Place
In and out of place
Author:
Zabludowicz Collection  Search this
Gebbers, Anna-Catharina  Search this
De Wachter, Ellen Mara 1977-  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986 Biblioteca de Babel  Search this
Zabludowicz Art Projects  Search this
176 (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Zabludowicz, Poju Art collections  Search this
Zabludowicz, Anita Art collections  Search this
Zabludowicz Collection  Search this
Physical description:
120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2010
©2010
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Libraries in art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6496.3.G7 L6686 2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1098250

Robert Van Vranken : paintings on plaster 1995

Author:
Van Vranken, Robert 1960-  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986 Jardín de senderos que se bifurcan English  Search this
O.K. Harris Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Van Vranken, Robert 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
1994]
Call number:
ND237.V26 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_827841

Xogos de escala = Juegos de escala = Playing with scale / [comisario, Miguel Fernández-Cid ; textos, Jorge Luis Borges ... et al.]

Title:
Juegos de escala
Playing with scale
Author:
Fernández-Cid, Miguel  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986  Search this
Galicia (Spain : Region) Consellería de Cultura, Comunicación Social e Turismo  Search this
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea  Search this
Subject:
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea  Search this
Physical description:
123 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
[2003]
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Spatialism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6494.S7 X64 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_720073

Jorge Luis Borges : homenaje en el centenario de su nacimiento

Author:
Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Argentina)  Search this
Subject:
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986 Appreciation  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art and literature  Search this
Call number:
PQ7797.B635 Z6565 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740680

The library of Babel / Jorge Luis Borges ; engravings by Erik Desmazières ; introduction by Angela Giral ; translated by Andrew Hurley

Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986  Search this
Desmazières, Erik 1948-  Search this
Hurley, Andrew  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_608369

Alejandro Xul Solar, 1887-1963 / Mario H. Gradowczyk ; con textos y poemas de Jorge Luis Borges ... [et al.] ; testimonios de Roberto Aizenberg ... [et al.]

Author:
Gradowczyk, Mario H  Search this
Xul Solar, Alejandro 1887-1963  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986  Search this
Aizenberg, Roberto 1928-  Search this
Galería Kramer (Buenos Aires, Argentina)  Search this
Subject:
Xul Solar, Alejandro 1887-1963  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
C1988
Call number:
ND1894.X85 A4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653939

Voices of Latin America [videorecording] / WETA & the Smithsonian Institution ; producer, director, Andrian Malone ; screenwriter, Michael Olmert

Author:
McCullough, David G  Search this
WETA-TV (Television station : Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Subject:
Vega, Garcilaso de la 1539-1616  Search this
Juana Inés de la Cruz Sister 1651-1695  Search this
Martí, José 1853-1895  Search this
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986  Search this
Poniatowska, Elena  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Date:
1987
Topic:
Spanish American literature--History and criticism  Search this
Authors, Spanish American--Biography  Search this
Call number:
video 90
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_403185

The book of imaginary beings [by] Jorge Luis Borges with Margarita Guerrero. Rev., enl., and translated by Norman Thomas di Giovanni in collaboration with the author

Author:
Borges, Jorge Luis 1899-1986  Search this
Guerrero, Margarita  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Topic:
Animals, Mythical  Search this
Call number:
GR825 .B73 E1969
GR825.B73 E1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2478

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