Paperback, 6.75 x 9.5 in. / 296 pgs / 75 color / 10 bw.
Pub Date 6/2/2004
Catalog: FALL 2003
ISBN 9780916365707 TRADE
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Inside The Studio
Two Decades of Talks with Artists in New York
Edited by Judith Olch Richards. Contributions by Judith Olch Richards, Richard Tuttle, Janine Antoni, David Levinthal, Louise Bourgeois, Leon Golub, Mel Bochner et al.
Since 1981, Independent Curators International (ICI) has run a series in which prominent New York artists talk about their work to an audience gathered at the artist's studio. The New York Studio Events program has visited some 200 distinguished artists throughout its history, including Janine Antoni, Mel Bochner, Louise Bourgeois, Petah Coyne, Leon Golub, David Levinthal, Mary Lucier, Laurie Simmons, Richard Tuttle, Fred Wilson, Vik Muniz and Andrea Zittel. Inside the Studio shares for the first time the invaluable archive of audio recordings made during these events, excerpting from approximately 75 of the most fascinating to provide an exceptional oral record of these artists' thinking about their working processes, conceptual issues, the current scene and artists whose work they themselves admire. Founded in 1975, ICI's mission is to enhance the understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through traveling exhibitions and other activities that reach a diverse national and international audience. Collaborating with a wide range of eminent curators over the years, ICI has created some 100 exhibitions that collectively have included the work of more than 2,500 artists, presented at over 450 art spaces located throughout the United States, and 20 other countries.
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"Itís very important for an artist to go with what he feels he wants. At this point, the way Iím working on these things has to do with being willing to really look at what I want to look at, and to try to censor myself, or to think about taste, as little as possible. I donít even really want to think about content. I have the idea that any color is as beautiful as any other color, so in these paintings I try to work with the idea that anything is as interesting as anything else."
Painter Carroll Dunham, 1990, excerpted from Inside The Studio: Two Decades of Talks with Artists in New York, published by Independent Curators International.