The Feminist Origins: On Art and Artists Interview Collection

Posted by: Renee Phillips

The following is an excerpt from the Video Data Bank’s The Feminist Origins: On Art and Artists Interview Collection:

In April 1974, Video Data Bank co-founders Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield conducted their first interview, an in-depth conversation with art historian and curator Marcia Tucker (pictured left in still from video). During the remainder of that year, Blumenthal and Horsfield went on to interview four more notable art world women: Joan Mitchell, Lucy Lippard, Agnes Martin and Ree Morton.

Seen together, these five interviews mark a seminal moment in the history of 20th Century art, a moment in which women artists were increasingly being asked to define and position their practice within the growing feminist movement.

Click here to watch the full interviews.

Video Credit:
Blumenthal, Lyn and Kate Horsfield, ‘The Feminist Origins: VDB’s On Art and Artists Interview Collection,’ Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 50:47, 1974, http://www.vdb.org/tv.

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