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Oral history interview with Elaine Sturtevant

Interviewee:
Sturtevant, Elaine  Search this
Interviewer:
Hainley, Bruce  Search this
Lobel, Michael  Search this
Names:
Anthony Reynolds Gallery  Search this
Bianchini Gallery  Search this
Galerie J  Search this
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg, Austria)  Search this
Museum für Moderne Kunst (Frankfurt am Main, Germany)  Search this
Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968  Search this
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984  Search this
Givaudan, Claude  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kiefer, Anselm, 1945-  Search this
Kittleman, Udo  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph.  Search this
Maenz, Paul  Search this
Obrist, Hans Ulrich  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Reynolds, Anthony  Search this
Ropac, Thaddäus J.  Search this
Ruf, Beatrix  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Extent:
71 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 July 25-26
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Elaine Sturtevant conducted 2007 July 25-26, by Bruce Hainley and Michael Lobel, for the Archives of American Art, at the Archives of American Art, in New York, New York.
Sturtevant speaks of her exhibitions, Raw Power at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris 2007; Cold Fear at the Anthony Reynolds Gallery in London, 2006; Brutal Truth at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany, 2004; America America at Galerie J in Paris in 1966; Sturtevant at the Bianchini Gallery in New York in 1965; and others. She also talks about her work Hate Kill Falsity, 2006; the process of installing shows to present a totality of work instead of individual pieces; the concept of "copy" and its misattributions in her art; her interest in opening minds and engendering thinking; her master's degree in language and interest in the writings of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault; possessing confidence in her work to continue creating amidst years of misunderstanding and criticism; Abstract Expressionism and Pop art as catalysts in developing the philosophical concept of her work; frustration at being asked personal questions about the artists she was associated with; the reception of her art in Europe; using video as a medium to articulate visibility; and welcoming different interpretations of her work. Sturtevant also recalls Thaddaeus Ropac, Anthony Reynolds, Udo Kittelmann, Anselm Kiefer, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Beatrix Ruf, Claude Givaudan, Claes Oldenburg; Marcel Duchamp, Paul Maenz, Joseph Kosuth, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Elaine Sturtevant (1924-2014) was a multi-media artist in Paris, France and New York, N.Y. Bruce Hainley is a writer from Los Angeles, California. Michael Lobel is an art historian from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 5 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 3 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:
Women artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Video art  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sturte07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sturte07

Difference and repetition / Gilles Deleuze ; translated by Paul Patton

Author:
Deleuze, Gilles 1925-1995  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 350 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
20th century
Topic:
Difference (Philosophy)  Search this
Repetition (Philosophy)  Search this
Philosophy, French  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_834071

Francis Bacon : the logic of sensation / Gilles Deleuze ; translated and with an introduction by Daniel W. Smith ; afterword by Tom Conley

Author:
Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995  Search this
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xxxiii, 183 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
England
Date:
2003
C2003
Topic:
Figurative expressionism  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_740035

Cinema / Gilles Deleuze ; translated by Hugh Tomlinson and Barbara Habberjam

Author:
Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
1989
C1986-c1989
Topic:
Motion pictures--Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773218

The brain is the screen : Deleuze and the philosophy of cinema / Gregory Flaxman, editor

Author:
Flaxman, Gregory  Search this
Subject:
Deleuze, Gilles, 1925-1995  Search this
Physical description:
x, 395 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2000
Topic:
Motion pictures--Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773219

Francis Bacon : logique de la sensation / Gilles Deleuze

Author:
Deleuze, Gilles 1925-1995  Search this
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992  Search this
Subject:
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Painting--Psychology  Search this
Call number:
ND497.B16 D4 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643464

Deleuze and design / edited by Betti Marenko and Jamie Brassett

Editor:
Marenko, Betti  Search this
Brassett, Jamie  Search this
Subject:
Deleuze, Gilles 1925-1995  Search this
Physical description:
256 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2015
Topic:
Design--Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1050871

Deleuze and contemporary art / edited by Stephen Zepke and Simon O'Sullivan

Author:
Zepke, Stephen  Search this
O'Sullivan, Simon 1967-  Search this
Subject:
Deleuze, Gilles 1925-1995  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 324 p. : ill ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2010
C2010
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern--Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947534

Closer : performance, technologies, phenomenology / Susan Kozel

Author:
Kozel, Susan  Search this
Subject:
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice 1908-1961  Search this
Deleuze, Gilles 1925-1995  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 355 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2007
C2007
Topic:
Phenomenology  Search this
Human-computer interaction  Search this
Human body (Philosophy)  Search this
Act (Philosophy)  Search this
Performance  Search this
Performing arts--Philosophy  Search this
Dance--Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_947768

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