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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

The archaeology of knowledge. Translated from the French by A. M. Sheridan Smith

Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Foucault, Michel L'ordre du discours 1972  Search this
Physical description:
245 p. 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
[1972]
Topic:
Learning and scholarship  Search this
Call number:
AZ101.F6813 1972X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_435899

The normal and the pathological / Georges Canguilhem ; with an introduction by Michel Foucault ; translated by Carolyn R. Fawcett in collaboration with Robert S. Cohen

Author:
Canguilhem, Georges 1904-1995  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Translator:
Fawcett, Carolyn R.  Search this
Cohen, Robert S.  Search this
Donor:
Beckwith, J. Bruce 1933- DSI  Search this
Browning, Nancy Gay DSI  Search this
Author:
Beckwith-Browning-Peterson Teratology Collection (Smithsonian Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
327 pages ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Topic:
Pathology--Philosophy  Search this
Medicine--Philosophy  Search this
Call number:
RB112 .C313 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1092901

Museums, power, knowledge : selected essays / Tony Bennett

Author:
Bennett, Tony 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984 Influence  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
History
Date:
2018
Topic:
Museum techniques  Search this
Museum techniques--History  Search this
Museums--Philosophy  Search this
Culture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089993

Somewhere better than this place : alternative social experience in the spaces of contemporary art / essays by Thom Collins and Michel Foucault ; contributions by Lisa Buck, Matthew Distel and Laura Stewart ; foreword by Charles Desmarais

Title:
Nowhere better than this place
Author:
Collins, Thom  Search this
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Buck, Lisa  Search this
Distel, Matthew  Search this
Stewart, Laura (Laura F.)  Search this
Contemporary Arts Center (Cincinnati, Ohio)  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718446

The history of sexuality / by Michel Foucault ; translated from the French by Robert Hurley

Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1, 3> ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1978
C1978-<c1986>
Topic:
Sex customs--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_745919

Madness and civilization; a history of insanity in the Age of Reason. Translated from the French, by Richard Howard

Title:
Madness & civilization
Author:
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 299 p. 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
[1973, c1965]
Topic:
Mental illness  Search this
Mental illness--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785377

The order of things : an archaeology of the human sciences

Title:
Archaeology of the human sciences
Author:
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 387 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
1970
Topic:
Learning and scholarship  Search this
Civilization--History  Search this
Call number:
AZ101 .F6913 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796647

Le désir est partout : Fromanger

Author:
Fromanger, Gérard 1939-  Search this
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984 Désir est partout English & French  Search this
Galerie Jeanne Bucher  Search this
Subject:
Fromanger, Gérard 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
[39] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 18 x 20 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
C1975
Call number:
ND553.F77 A4 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646093

Power/knowledge : selected interviews and other writings, 1972-1977 / Michel Foucault ; edited by Colin Gordon ; translated by Colin Gordon ... [et al.]

Title:
Power knowledge
Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Gordon, Colin 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 270 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Power (Social sciences)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_680286

The essential works of Foucault, 1954-1984 / translated by Robert Hurley and others

Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Rabinow, Paul  Search this
Faubion, James D. 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
3 v. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
2000
C1997-c2000
20th century
Topic:
Philosophy, French  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_681691

Foucault and education : disciplines and knowledge / edited by Stephen J. Ball

Author:
Ball, Stephen J  Search this
Subject:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 213 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
Topic:
Education--Philosophy  Search this
Education--Social aspects  Search this
Call number:
LB880.F682F68 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_415294

Foucault : a critical reader / edited by David Couzens Hoy

Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Hoy, David Couzens  Search this
Subject:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 246 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_430991

Discipline and punish : the birth of the prison / Michel Foucault ; translated from the French by Alan Sheridan

Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
333 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
1979, c1977
Topic:
Prisons  Search this
Prison discipline  Search this
Punishment  Search this
Call number:
HV8666.F6813 1979X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_431705

Death and the labyrinth : the world of Raymond Roussel / Michel Foucault ; translated from the French by Charles Ruas ; with an introduction by John Ashbery

Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Subject:
Roussel, Raymond 1877-1933 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 186 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
1986
1987, c1986
Call number:
PQ2635.O96168Z6313 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_367529

Mental illness and psychology / Michel Foucault ; translated by Alan Sheridan ; foreword by Hubert Dreyfus

Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
xliii, 90 p. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
1987, c1976
Topic:
Mental illness  Search this
Call number:
RC454.F6513 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_368657

Foucault / J.G. Merquior

Author:
Merquior, José Guilherme  Search this
Subject:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
188 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
1985
1987, c1985
Call number:
B2430.F724M47 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_369474

Michel Foucault, beyond structuralism and hermeneutics / Hubert L. Dreyfus and Paul Rabinow ; with an afterword by and an interview with Michel Foucault

Author:
Dreyfus, Hubert L  Search this
Rabinow, Paul  Search this
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Subject:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 271 p. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
Call number:
B2430.F724D73 1983X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_204989

This is not a pipe / Michel Foucault ; with ill. and letters by René Magritte ; translated and edited by James Harkness

Author:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Subject:
Magritte, René 1898-1967  Search this
Physical description:
x, 66 p., [11] leaves of plates : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Art--Philosophy  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.M21 F7 E1983
N40.1.M21F7 E1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_230966

Michel Foucault : social theory and transgression / Charles C. Lemert and Garth Gillan

Author:
Lemert, Charles C. 1937-  Search this
Gillan, Garth 1939-  Search this
Subject:
Foucault, Michel 1926-1984  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 169 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1982
Call number:
B2430.F724L45 1982X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_282540

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