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The Artist Interview in Britain, 9 September 2022

9 September 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Two microphones on stands, both pointing down towards the floor


This event is one in a series of 15 BAN supported seminars for 2022.

This seminar aims to create a network of historians, curators, artists and critics who are interested in discussing methodological and ethical questions about interviews, as well as uncovering and mapping British interview collections.

How should we define artist interviews and how do they differ from other interviews? Why has there been no history of the artist interview as a critical genre in its own right? Focusing on case studies and examples from British magazines, collections and archives, Lucia Farinati and Jennifer Thatcher introduce their research on artist interviews. They will scrutinise the process of conducting and disseminating an interview, from pre-production to post-production, considering the ethics implicated in what is modified. Treating the life of the artist interview – rather than just the life of the artist – as an object of study offers an alternative to the biographical model of interviews (as emphasised in oral history, for example). This approach aims to make visible the material conditions of producing an interview, as well as the social relations it engenders. Come and share your experience of
interviewing and interview collections.

Tickets are free but registration is essential. Book your place via Eventbrite.

Image courtesy William Furlong/Audio Arts.


9 September 2022
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art
16 Bedford Square
London, WC1B 3JA United Kingdom
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