Seminar: The artist interview in Britain

Seminar: The artist interview in Britain

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Paul Mellon Centre

16 Bedford Square

London

WC1B 3JA

United Kingdom

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Lucia Farinati and Jennifer Thatcher introduce their research on artist interviews, and invite you to share your interview experiences.

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How should we define artist interviews and how do they differ from other interviews? Why has there been no history of the artist interview as a critical genre in its own right? Focusing on case studies and examples from British magazines, collections and archives, Lucia Farinati and Jennifer Thatcher introduce their research on artist interviews. They will scrutinise the process of conducting and disseminating an interview, from pre-production to post-production, considering the ethics implicated in what is modified. Treating the life of the artist interview – rather than just the life of the artist – as an object of study offers an alternative to the biographical model of interviews (as emphasised in oral history, for example). This approach aims to make visible the material conditions of producing an interview, as well as the social relations it engenders.

Come and share your experience of interviewing and interview collections! This seminar aims to create a network of historians, curators, artists and critics who are interested in discussing methodological and ethical questions about interviews, as well as uncovering and mapping British interview collections.

The event will take place both in person at the Paul Mellon Centre Seminar Room, and online (link to be sent nearer the time). For those attending in person, the seminar will be followed by a drinks reception from 6 to 7pm.

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This event is supported by the British Art Network.

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