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Oral history interview with Regina Vater, 2004 February 23-25

Interviewee:
Vater, Regina, 1943-  Search this
Vater, Regina, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Subject:
Orozco, Sylvia  Search this
Viola, Bill  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Escobar, Ruth.  Search this
Oiticica, Hélio  Search this
Clark, Lygia  Search this
Vergara, Carlos  Search this
Schenberg, Mário  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Calle, Sophie  Search this
Pitanga, Antonio  Search this
Parra, Catalina  Search this
Porter, Liliana  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Paik, Nam June  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Lundberg, Bill  Search this
Schaeffer, Frank  Search this
Diaz, Antonio  Search this
Pereira dos Santos, Nelson  Search this
Wilson, Bobby  Search this
Mendieta, Ana  Search this
Wilson, Martha  Search this
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Curators -- Texas  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Cinéma vérité  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12290
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)254936
AAA_collcode_vater04
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_254936
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Regina Vater

Interviewee:
Vater, Regina  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Calle, Sophie  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Clark, Lygia, 1920-  Search this
Diaz, Antonio  Search this
Escobar, Ruth.  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Lundberg, Bill, 1942-  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980.  Search this
Orozco, Sylvia, 1954-  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-  Search this
Parra, Catalina  Search this
Pereira dos Santos, Nelson  Search this
Pitanga, Antonio, 1939-  Search this
Porter, Liliana, 1941-  Search this
Schaeffer, Frank  Search this
Schenberg, Mário  Search this
Vergara, Carlos, 1941-  Search this
Viola, Bill, 1951-  Search this
Wilson, Bobby  Search this
Wilson, Martha, 1947-  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 February 23-25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Regina Vater conducted 2004 February 23-25, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in her home in Austin, Texas.
Vater speaks of her childhood in Copacabana, Ipanema, south of Rio de Janeiro; her father's career as a physician; her Basque, Portuguese, and Jewish heritage; her early education including early experiences with Greek philosophy; her parents' reaction to her desire to be an artist; her great-grandfather's translation of Virgil and Homer into Portuguese; her study abroad in France in 1972; her move to New York in the mid-1970s; her motivations for various works of art, including the series Gentle Solitude, Three Chinese Monkeys, Luxo Lixo, Electronic Nature, The Knots, Tina America, and "O Que e Arte?"; her Guggenheim fellowship in 1981; the 1976 Whitney Biennial; her marriage to video installation artist Bill Lundberg; her move to Austin, Tex.; her work with the Franklin Furnace Gallery and Flue magazine; her involvement with "cinema verité"; making films with Ruth Escobar; her travels in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia; her perception of the emotional differences between Latinos and Americans; her love of Brazilian culture; her own classification of her work and potential reasons for the lack of scholarship on her work; her activities as a curator including the 1984 show "Latin American Visual Thinking," at the Art Awareness Gallery in New York, N.Y.; difficulties with the Brazilian government in attempting to bring her film Green into that country; her love of poetry, especially concrete poetry; and the spirituality of her work. Vater also recalls Helio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Frank Schaeffer, Antonio Diaz, Carlos Vergara, Rubens Gerschman, Mario Schemberg, Lucy Lippard, Augustos de Campos, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Quentin Fiore, Tomasso Trinino, Bill Lundberg [the artist's husband], Leo Castelli, Dore Ashton, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, Sophie Calle, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Ruth Escobar, Antonio Pitanga, Bobby Wilson, Sylvia Orozco, Bill Viola, Ana Mendieta, Martha Wilson, Catalina Parra, Liliana Porter, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Regina Vater (1943-) is a Brazilian born multimedia artist from Austin, Texas. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs and 1 compact disc. Duration is 5 hr., 10 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Curators -- Texas  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Cinéma vérité  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.vater04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vater04

Exploding Plastic Inevitable performance and interview with John Cale

Creator:
Cale, John, 1942 Mar. 9-  Search this
Seckler, Dorothy Gees, 1910-1994  Search this
Cale, John, 1942 Mar. 9-  Search this
Subject:
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Place:
Provincetown, Mass.
Date:
1966 September
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)13829
See more items in:
Dorothy Gees Seckler Collection of Sound Recordings Relating to Art and Artists, 1962-1976
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_13829

Everyman as anyman, or putting on, on, on, on, on

Creator:
Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975  Search this
Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975  Search this
Type:
Motion Picture Film
Date:
1969
Topic:
Experimental films  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)16949
See more items in:
Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-1981, bulk 1964-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_16949

Soundtrack for performance work "Everyman as anyman, or putting on, on, on, on, on"

Creator:
Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975  Search this
Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1969
Topic:
Experimental films  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17157
See more items in:
Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-1981, bulk 1964-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17157

Preliminary sound recordings for performance work "Everyman as anyman, or putting on, on, on, on, on"

Creator:
Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975  Search this
Nesbitt, Esta, 1918-1975  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1969
Topic:
Experimental films  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17160
See more items in:
Esta Nesbitt papers, circa 1942-1981, bulk 1964-1975
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17160

David Weinrib papers, circa 1950-2015

Creator:
Weinrib, David, 1924-2016  Search this
Weinrib, David, 1924-2016  Search this
Subject:
Frank, Mary  Search this
Weinrib, Joann  Search this
Pfaff, Judy  Search this
Von Rydingsvärd, Ursula  Search this
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Coyne, Petah  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Pratt Institute  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17352
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380763
AAA_collcode_weindavi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_380763
Online Media:

Elaine Sturtevant papers, circa 1960-2014, bulk 1990-2014

Creator:
Sturtevant, 1924-2014  Search this
Sturtevant, 1924-2014  Search this
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17574
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394819
AAA_collcode_sturelai
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_394819

Oral history interview with Elaine Sturtevant, 2007 July 25-26

Interviewee:
Sturtevant, Elaine, 1930-  Search this
Sturtevant, Elaine, 1930-  Search this
Interviewer:
Hainley, Bruce  Search this
Subject:
Deleuze, Gilles  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel  Search this
Foucault, Michel  Search this
Givaudan, Claude  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Kiefer, Anselm  Search this
Kittleman, Udo  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph.  Search this
Maenz, Paul  Search this
Obrist, Hans Ulrich  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Reynolds, Anthony  Search this
Ropac, Thaddäus J.  Search this
Ruf, Beatrix  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
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
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Pop art  Search this
Video art  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13622
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)271790
AAA_collcode_sturte07
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_271790

Oral history interview with Vija Celmins, 2009 February 11-October 15

Interviewee:
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Julia K., 1951-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15807
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)289310
AAA_collcode_celmin09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_289310
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Marilyn Minter, 2011 Nov 29-30

Interviewee:
Minter, Marilyn, 1948-  Search this
Minter, Marilyn, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16001
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)305724
AAA_collcode_minter11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_305724
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Alexis Smith, 2014 January 24-April 14

Interviewee:
Smith, Alexis, 1949-  Search this
Smith, Alexis, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Subject:
Bell, Larry  Search this
Burden, Barbara  Search this
Burden, Chris  Search this
Celmins, Vija  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Grieger, Scott  Search this
Howard, Coy  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Krull, Craig  Search this
Moses, Avilda  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen  Search this
Sedivy, Richard  Search this
Solomon, Jerry  Search this
Holly Solomon Gallery  Search this
Honor Fraser Gallery  Search this
Margo Leavin Gallery  Search this
Mizuno Gallery  Search this
Nicholas Wilder Gallery  Search this
University of California, Irvine  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
France -- description and travel
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Collagists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Multimedia installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Los Angeles -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16169
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)366489
AAA_collcode_smith14
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_366489

Oral history interview with Frederick Weston, 2016 August 31-September 5

Interviewee:
Weston, Frederick, 1946-  Search this
Weston, Frederick, 1946-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kerr, Theodore, 1979-  Search this
Subject:
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17387
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)382893
AAA_collcode_weston16
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_382893
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Doug Aitken, 2017 July 22-24

Interviewee:
Aitken, Doug, 1968-  Search this
Aitken, Doug, 1968-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17493
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)389579
AAA_collcode_aitken17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_389579
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Andrea Zittel, 2018 January 8-9

Interviewee:
Zittel, Andrea, 1965-  Search this
Zittel, Andrea, 1965-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17534
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)392051
AAA_collcode_zittel17
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_392051

Elaine Galen papers, circa 1950-2020

Creator:
Galen, Elaine, 1928-  Search this
Galen, Elaine, 1928-  Search this
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13649
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273146
AAA_collcode_galeelai
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_273146

Matt Mullican papers, circa 1968-2017

Creator:
Mullican, Matt, 1951-  Search this
Mullican, Matt, 1951-  Search this
Subject:
König, Kasper  Search this
Mullican, Lee  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Notebooks
Diaries
Writings
Topic:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16215
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368431
AAA_collcode_mullmatt
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_368431
Online Media:

iliana emilia garcia papers, 1987-2014

Creator:
garcia, iliana emilia, 1970-  Search this
garcia, iliana emilia, 1970-  Search this
Subject:
García, Scherezade  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
Altos de Chavón (Dominican Republic)
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16286
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373514
AAA_collcode_garcilia
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_373514
Online Media:

Scherezade Garcia papers, 1975-2015

Creator:
Garcia, Scherezade, 1966-  Search this
Garcia, Scherezade, 1966-  Search this
Subject:
garcia, iliana emilia  Search this
Sotomayor, Sonia  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sketches
Place:
Altos de Chavón (Dominican Republic)
Topic:
Designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16287
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373516
AAA_collcode_garcsche
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_373516
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Andrea Zittel

Interviewee:
Zittel, Andrea, 1965-  Search this
Interviewer:
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter  Search this
Extent:
21 Items (sound files (5 hr., 24 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
126 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2018 January 8-9
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Andrea Zittel conducted 2018 January 8 and 9, by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio in Joshua Tree, California.
Zittel discusses life as an artist and designer at her studio and production company A-Z West in Joshua Tree; growing up in Escondido, California and visiting her grandparents' ranch in El Centro, California as a child and the attraction she felt to the desert; her year in Germany as a schoolchild; her rebellious years as a teenager; her undergraduate work at San Diego State University, her studies of photography and art there and the influence of the photographer Walter Cotten; her subsequent graduate work at the Rhode Island School of Design; her work on the staff at Pat Hearn Gallery; her purchase of a building in Brooklyn and the establishment of A-Z East; her work with breeding animals and insects in her apartment and her living spaces and the first Breeding Unit; the creation of her first self-contained Living Unit; her work with custom-designed uniforms meant for long-term wear; and her early success with significant mid-'90s shows at galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.

Zittel also describes her relocation from New York to Joshua Tree in the Mojave Desert; her relationship with the artist Allan McCollum; her expanding series of sculptural furniture and living pieces including Fleds, Ottoman Furniture, Travel Trailers and the Management and Maintenance Unit; life in the Mojave Desert and the historical impact of the post-war Homestead Act on her part of San Bernardino County; her son Emmett and his father David Dodge; her partner, the musician Katy Davidson; the integration of textiles and handcraft in her work; her work with the arts organization High Desert Test Sites; her clothing production effort Smockshop; and her thoughts about having A-Z West be self-sustaining and creating a legacy.

Zittel also recalls Gillian Theobald; Janet Cooling; Rob Storr; Peter Watson; Andrea Rosen; Dan Wineman; Rainer Ganahl; Craig Kalpakjian; Mike Ballou as well as Klaus Biesenbach; Sebastian Clough; Shaun Regen; Kip Fjeld; Judith Solodkyne; and Brooke Hodge, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Andrea Zittel (1965- ) is a multimedia artist based in Joshua Tree, California and New York, New York. Hunter Drohojowska-Philp is a writer in Los Angeles, California.
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.
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Women artists -- California -- Interviews  Search this
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.zittel17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zittel17
Online Media:

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