INCONVERSATION

TINA BARNEY
with Phong Bui

Art

“I wanted big pictures because I wanted the viewer to be able to see all these little objects, the beauty of the fabric, the texture of someone’s skin, the clothes they wore, etc., and of course the specific environment they inhabit. It’s like a writer who describes every inch of a room. I wanted to invite the viewer to come in.”

INCONVERSATION

The Art of Institutional Possibility:
CAROLINE WOOLARD
with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Art

“I think this future of art will only be possible if artists in the academy reconcile the practiced ignorance—or epistemological violence—that has excluded community arts and cultural organizing from the art academy for so long. Luckily, my generation has been raised in Occupy Wall Street and in Black Lives Matter, so the transformation of the academy and of the arts ecosystem is already underway.”

INCONVERSATION

BARRY MCGEE
with Jason Rosenfeld

Art

“It’s what makes me think about art history as a stacking and stacking, or unstacking, or digging and burying, but to me it’s always stacked until like two minutes ago, when whoever just finished a painting—the most contemporary piece, newest, modern piece of art is being finished right now”.

INCONVERSATION

LESLEY DILL
with Ann McCoy

Art

“I believe language as song and as text possesses a kind of quietness, a space that allows words’ power to evoke and move emotions. I’m interested in the soft space behind language.”

CLOSEENCOUNTERS

JED PERL
with Jarrett Earnest

Art

“I think criticism is a fundamental human impulse. Styles of criticism may change, but something essential remains. When people walk out of a movie theater, the first thing they say is, What did you think? Criticism is not some weird esoteric activity. It’s a natural outgrowth of our concern for the world around us.”

WEBEXCLUSIVE INCONVERSATION

PHILIPPE PARRENO
with Charles Eppley

Art

I initially encountered the enigmatic artworks of Philippe Parreno (b. 1964) as a first-year graduate student of contemporary art history at Stony Brook University.

WEBEXCLUSIVE INCONVERSATION

Relishing Spoils:
MICHAEL RAKOWITZ
with David Sprecher

Art

Michael Rakowitz: Backstroke of the West is currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, through March 4th.

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