Interviews were conducted by Willoughby Sharp and/or Liza Bear and edited with the cooperation of the artist/interviewee.

This section contains: 53 posts

“… a Kind of a Huh?” An Interview with Edward Ruscha by Willoughby Sharp

An Interview with Edward Ruscha by Willoughby Sharp.

112 Greene Street: An Interview with Alan Saret and Jeffrey Lew

Interview took place at Alan Saret’s Spring Street studio on Nov. 17, 1970. Interviewer uncredited. The interview discusses the history of the space, how exhibitions are arranged, and how artists were chosen to exhibit their work. Pieces from the inaugural exhibition that took place Oct. to Dec. 1970 are pictured and reflected upon by the […]

A Discussion with Terry Fox, Vito Acconci, and Dennis Oppenheim

Conversation between the three artists about their participation in a performance at the Reese Palley Gallery, New York.

A Metal Ring Encircling a Tree An Interview with Ulrich Rückriem

Interview with Willoughby Sharp in May at Castle Norvenich. Includes exhibition history.

Alan Saret: Installation for Man, a Conversation with Willoughby Sharp

Saret discusses his three years spent in India, his experience as an artist in NYC, his process of creating several art works, and Alel, the religious organization he founded.

Alice Aycock Four 36-38 Exposures

Aycock discusses Four 36-38 Exposures as well as prior work. The piece is illustrated with four contact sheets photographed with a stationary camera position for 10-15 minutes until the roll was exposed. The photos were taken July 1971 in central Pennsylvania (sheets 1-2) and September 1971 in NYC (sheets 3-4).

An Interview with Jackie Winsor

Interviewed by Liza Béar in December, 1971 and edited by Winsor and Béar.

Barbara Dilley…in The Dancing Room

A dialogue with Liza Béar that took place on Sept. 17 at 93 Grand Street, NYC.

Bas Jan Ader “In Search of the Miraculous”

Telephone interview that took place on May 28, 1976 between Liza Béar, Willoughby Sharp, and Mary Sue Ader.

Bleecker-On-The-Bowery: Fitzgibbon, Colleen

Taped conversation with Liza Béar that took place in Fitzgibbon’s studio at 5 Bleecker Street, NYC on Apr. 22, 1976.

Bruce Nauman

Interview with Bruce Nauman which took place on May 7, 1970 at Nauman’s studio at San Jose State College.

Business as Usual at the Western Front

Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar interview some of the founders of the Canadian art center Western Front.

Chris Burden: The Church of Human Energy. An Interview with Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar

Interview with Chris Burden includes photos and descriptions of several works.

Chris Burden…Back to You

Chris Burden interview with Liza Bear.

Daniel Buren: Kunst Bleibt Politik

Buren discusses censorship and art.

Darcy Lange Videography: Work

Lange discusses her art education and her creative shift from sculpture to film to photography to video as well as her interest in depicting people at work.

Dennis Oppenheim…Recall

Interview with Willoughby Sharp.

Diego Cortez an Obvious Kind of Eyesore

Dialogue with Liza Bear.

Different Strokes for Different Folks: An Interview with Van Schley

Interviewed by Willoughby Sharp Sept. 17, 1972.

Discussions with Barry Le Va

Discussions with Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp June-August, 1971 at 74 Grand Street.

Discussions with Heizer, Oppenheim, Smithson

Discussions held in New York from December 1968-January 1969.

Document: Richard Serra, Spin Out ’72-’73 for Bob Smithson

Interview with Liza Béar on Oct. 30, 1973 at 93 Grand Street.

Excerpts from Tapes with Liza Béar

Discussion between Vito Acconci and Liza Béar.

Gordon Matta-Clark: Splitting (The Humphrey Street Building)

Matta-Clark discusses how he came to his practice of working with buildings and his specific building cutting project at the Humphrey Street building, New Jersey.

Howard Fried: The Cheshire Cat

Extract from an interview done by Liza Béar on May 16, 1971. Includes transcripts from Cheshire Cat part I and IV.

Interview: Jan Dibbets

Interview took place January, 1969. Includes photos of several pieces and an exhibition history.

Interview: Terry Fox

Interview with Terry Fox. Includes descriptions and photographs of several pieces.

Interviews: Carl Andre

Carl Andre interview with Avalanche. Includes photos and discussions of several works.

Joel Fisher: As Strong as a Spider’s Web

Interview with Liza Béar in NYC on Apr. 26, 1974.

Joel Shapiro: Torquing

A dialogue with Liza Béar that took place on Feb. 6 at Shapiro’s studio, 54 Leonard Street, 93 Grand Street, and a foundry in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

Keith Sonnier…New York–L.A. Hook-up

Interview with Keith Sonnier by Liza Béar at Cafe K-K, NYC on February 18.

Lawrence Weiner at Amsterdam

Interview with Willoughby Sharp, May 15, 1971. Edited in collaboration with the artist by Liza Bear. Photos by Pieter Boersma.

Man Ray, Do You Want To… An Interview with William Wegman

Interviewed by by Liza Béar.

Meredith Monk: Invocation/Evocation a Dialogue with Liza Bear

Monk discusses her background in music and performance and speaks in detail about several works.

Phil Glass: An Interview in Two Parts

Interview done by Willoughby Sharp and Liza Béar. Includes descriptions of several performances.

Reiner Ruthenbeck “Eclipse”

Ruthenbeck discusses his transition from photography to sculpture, the influence of meditation on his work, and his method of displaying his works of art.

Richard Serra & Robert Bell…Prisoner’s Dilemma

Liza Béar interviews Richard Serra and Robert Bell.

Rita Myers “… a remote intimacy”

Béar and Myers discuss Myers’ video, installation, and performance work, as well as her use of writing in her art.

Robert Wilson and Christopher Knowles: “Because Why.” A Stereo Dialogue with Willoughby Sharp and Liza Bear.

Experimental interview.

Robin Winters “Fairly Regular Hours”

Discusses Winter’s art practice in California and New York.

Shuck & Jive

Interview with Lowell Darling by Willoughby Sharp on March 7, 1973 at the Otis Art Institute.

Stephen Laub’s Projections

Laub discusses his projection series Strangers and Family as well as a performance at the Museum of Conceptual Art, San Francisco.

Steve Paxton: Like the Famous Tree

A dialogue with Liza Béar that was recorded at various locations in Vermont.

Straight Razor: Jim Roche Talks to Willoughby Sharp

Roche discusses his audio performances.

Structure and Sensibility: An Interview with Jannis Kounellis

Interview with Jannis Kounellis includes an exhibition history and illustration of several works of art.

Terry Fox: Children’s Videotapes

Discusses his Children’s Videotapes which were shown at the Everson Museum of Art.

The Art of Searching An Interview with David Tremlett

Interview with David Tremlett. Photos by David Bratfield.

The Gold-diggers of ’84: An Interview with General Idea

Interview with General Idea. Includes photographs.

The Phil Glass Ensemble: Music in Twelve Parts

Willoughby Sharp interviewed members of the Phil Glass Ensemble following their July 10 concert at The Town Hall, New York.

Tina Girouard ‘If I’m Lyin’ I’m Dyin’ On the Road to Catahoula: A Dialogue with Liza Béar

Interview with Tina Girouard. Includes several photographs.

Vito Acconci…Command Performance

Interview between Vito Acconci and Liza Béar.

Willoughby Sharp…Help

A dialogue between Sharp and his alter ego The Mighty Mogul, developed with Liza Bear.

Yvonne Rainer

Interview conducted by Liza Béar and Willoughby Sharp on Aug. 10, 1972 at 137 Greene Street.