11 March – 27 August 2017
An interview is an exchange, a dialogic method for understanding and communicating ideas. Scripted or open-ended, interviews can take many forms: print, live broadcasts, sound, recorded film, email exchanges and much more. They can be informative, performative or an art work in their own right.
Tracing the evolution of changing technologies, this exhibition presents interviews from the Whitechapel Gallery Archive and other archives as well as selected conversations conceived by artists and curators.
Featuring interviews by artists Kevin Atherton, Marcel Broodthaers, James Lee Byars,John Cage, Prunella Clough, Nan Goldin, Jannis Kounellis, Marysia Lewandowska,Bruce McLean, Paul Noble, Cornelia Parker, Robert Rauschenberg, Bridget Riley and Andy Warhol, with curated projects by Brainard Carey, Drawing Room Confessions: Manuela Ribadeneira, Vincent Honoré with Äbake and DRC Radio: Peter Meanwell, William Furlong, Hans-Ulrich Obrist and Grant Watson.
The Whitechapel Gallery archive exhibitions are generously supported by Catherine and Franck Petitgas.
Thu 27 Apr 2017, 7pm | Free
Join a tour of the exhibition with curator Nayia Yiakoumaki, who will reveal the richness of the interview format and the importance of the artist’s own voice in art history. Booking required.
Thu 1 Jun, 7pm | £9.50/£7.50
Marysia Lewandowska, founder of The Women’s Audio Archive, is joined by Rosalie Schweiker and Nayia Yiakoumaki (Curator, Archive Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery) to discusses her pioneering project.