Becoming artists, artist interviews

Art 21 has reposted video's of artists talking about becoming artists. Jessica Stockholder remembers an interest in art, but not thinking she would become an artist. Nancy Spero didn't think being an artist would be useful to society and Yinka Shonabare thought being an artist was a utopian idea. Check out the interviews here. I've posted images of the artists work below.

Nancy Spero, "Cri du Coeur," 2005
Handprinting on paper, dimensions variable.
Installation view: Galerie Lelong, New York.
An-My Lê "Small Wars (rescue)," 1999-2002, Gelatin silver print, 26 x 37 1/2 inches.
Jessica Stockholder, "Vortex in the Play of Theatre with Real Passion: In Memory of Kay Stockholder," 2000. Installation at Kunstmuseum St. Gallen. Duplo, theatre curtain, work site containers, bench, theatre light, linoleum, tables, fur, newspaper, fabric and paint, dimensions site-specific. Collection Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Courtesy the artist and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

YINKA SHONIBARE, MBE, Boy on Tightrope, 2012
Mannequin, Dutch wax printed cotton, fiberglass, leather, rope, 98 1/8 x 50 1/8 x 74 5/16 inches

Hiroshi Sugimoto, Gelatin silver print on paper, sheet: 19 7/8 x 23 7/8 in
Ursla von Rydingsvard, Moja
Cedar, Graphite, 8'6" x 4'1" x 3'8", 2010


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