Interviews

Best of 2015 – Interview with Nick Cave

Nick Cave, Soundsuits, 2015; Mixed media. Courtesy of Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Photo: Casey Jones.

As we continue our look back over the year, today’s selection for our Best of 2015 series comes from Shotgun Reviews editor Emily Holmes: “As the year wraps up, I was pleased to see Tori Bush’s recent interview with Nick Cave. I remember not knowing who he was when his work was at San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and I regretfully missed the exhibition.[…..]

Interview with Tammy Mercure

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Author Taylor Murrow talks with Mercure about her pop-up shop project, where the prices reflect the local gender wage gap.

Interview with Angelica Mesiti

Artist Angelica Mesiti.

From our friends at Guernica, today we present an interview with Australian video and performance artist Angelica Mesiti. Author Naomi Riddle notes, “In Mesiti’s work, verbal language is decidedly absent. The artist is preoccupied with actions and movement—with the communicative potential of sound and the body, the significance of an upturned hand.” This article was originally published on November 2, 2015. I stood watching Australian artist[…..]

Interview with Nick Cave

Nick Cave, Soundsuit, 2015; Mixed media. Courtesy of Shreveport Regional Arts Council. Photo: Casey Jones.

Shreveport is a border town at the crossroads of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Texas. The city is known for its musical history—the term “Elvis has left the building” was coined there. But Shreveport also suffers from crippling issues of injustice. Shreveport prosecutors use peremptory challenges to bar people of color from juries, and juries in Caddo Parish “now sentence more people to death per capita than[…..]

Interview with Adriana Lara

Today from our friends at Kadist, we present a video interview with Adriana Lara. In it, Michele Fiedler talks with Lara about her relationship to the readymade, the exhibition, and the wearable. This video was originally published October 6, 2015.

In the Dressing Room with Coco Fusco, August 19, 2015

Coco Fusco. Observations of Predation in Humans: A Lecture by Dr. Zira, Animal Psychologist, 2013 (still); performance. Courtesy of Walker Art Center. Photo: Gene Pittman.

Today from our partners at Art Practical, we bring you In the Dressing Room with Coco Fusco by Patricia Maloney and Moira Roth. In it, Coco Fusco takes us behind the scenes of her performance as Dr. Zira, the animal psychologist from Planet of the Apes, at Yerba Buena’s Radical Presence exhibition. As she removes her monkey costume backstage, Fusco opens up about performance and uniforms, economic violence, and[…..]

Interview with Sterling Wells

Sterling Wells. Broken Window, 2015; installation view, Metropolitan Structures, Baltimore, MD.

From our friends at BmoreArt, today we bring you an interview with artist Sterling Wells. Although the exhibition discussed took place in July at Metropolitan Structures, author Jan Razauskas notes “…the ideas within the work, as well as the new existence of the gallery, are relevant and worthy of consideration.” This article was originally published on October 17, 2015. Well above the tree line, inside[…..]