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The Feminist Origins: Video Data Bank’s On Art and Artists Interview Collection


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The Feminist Origins
Video Data Bank’s On Art and Artists Interview Collection
Lyn Blumenthal/Kate Horsfield | 1974 | Total program runtime: 50:47

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In April 1974, Video Data Bank co-founders Lyn Blumenthal and Kate Horsfield conducted their first taped interview, an in-depth conversation with art historian and curator Marcia Tucker. During the remainder of that year, Blumenthal and Horsfield interviewed four more notable art world women: Lucy Lippard, Agnes Martin, Joan Mitchell, 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. In this program, each interviewee personally defines her experience as an artist, and discusses the influence of feminism on her own life.

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