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Tiago Carneiro da Cunha on satire

Via Skype video chat, sculptor Tiago Carneiro da Cunha discusses the ways popular culture and the history of satire influence his ceramic sculptures, and introduces viewers to a…

September 2011
Klara Kristalova on growing up

Via Skype video chat, sculptor Klara Kristalova explains the ways the magic and terror of childhood and the struggles of becoming an adult have shaped the subjects of her work.

September 2011
Daniel Schwartz on Travelling Through the Eye of History

Daniel Schwartz considers his reliance on history in his practice.

August 2011
Daniel Schwartz on life lessons

Daniel Schwartz discusses the way he engages the world.

August 2011
Jim Goldberg on his documentary practice

Jim Goldberg discusses the larger stories told through his photography practice.

August 2011
Richard Misrach on Destroy This Memory

Richard Misrach describes photographing the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and discusses his book about hurricane-inspired graffiti, Destroy This Memory.

August 2011
Jim Goldberg on sensitivity and Polaroids

Photographer Jim Goldberg discusses working in war ravaged countries and explains why he uses Polaroids.

August 2011
Who were the Steins?

Rebecca Rabinow, associate curator at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and co-curator of The Steins Collect, provides an overview of how this family – Leo, Gertrude, Michael,…

May 2011
The Stein Salons

Paris was the pilgrimage point in the early twentieth century for people interested in seeing emerging modern art. The first stops on the tour were the Stein family's two…

May 2011
Monsieur Matisse and Mrs. Stein

Matisse biographer Hilary Spurling describes the deep friendship between Henri Matisse and Sarah Stein and the patronage it inspired. Excerpts from letters written at the end of…

May 2011
A Spaniard and an American in Paris

Gary Tinterow, curator at The Metropolitan Museum and co-curator of The Steins Collect, discusses the role Pablo Picasso and Gertrude Stein played in each other's creative lives.…

May 2011
The Steins return to the Bay Area

Janet Bishop, SFMOMA curator and co-curator of The Steins Collect, tells the story of Sarah and Michael Stein's return to the Bay Area and their collection's impact on the…

May 2011
Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July on Learning to Love You More

Artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July discuss the types of assignments they created for participants in their collaborative online project, Learning to Love You More.

November 2010
Inside Sonic Shadows

Artist Bill Fontana discusses his sound installation Sonic Shadows, commissioned by SFMOMA, and takes the viewer on a tour of its source: the museum's boiler room.

November 2010
Stephanie Syjuco on art and institutional critique

Artist Stephanie Syjuco discusses the relationship between her project Shadowshop and the museum.

November 2010
Rosana Castrillo Díaz on finding meaning in the everyday

Artist Rosana Castrillo Díaz sheds light on the special moments that drive her work.

November 2010
Vik Muniz on his series Best of Life

Photographer Vik Muniz discusses the importance of images in our culture.

November 2010
Douglas Gordon on working with elephants

Artist Douglas Gordon discusses his video installation, Play Dead; Real Time (2003).

November 2010
Is Photography Over?: Introduction

Introduction: Neal Benezra, Sandra S. Phillips, and Dominic Willsdon

Given the nature of contemporary art practice, the condition of visual culture, the advent of new technologies,…

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day One, Part One

Participants: Peter Galassi, Blake Stimson, Joel Snyder, Douglas Nickel, Vince Aletti, Corey Keller, and Philip-Lorca diCorcia; moderated by Dominic Willsdon and Erin O'Toole

Given…

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day One, Part Two

Participants: Trevor Paglen, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer Blessing, Geoff Dyer, and Charlotte Cotton; moderated by Dominic Willsdon and Erin O'Toole

Given the nature of…

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day Two, Part One

Participants: Peter Galassi, Blake Stimson, Joel Snyder, Douglas Nickel, Vince Aletti, Corey Keller, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Trevor Paglen, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer…

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day Two, Part Two

Participants: Peter Galassi, Blake Stimson, Joel Snyder, Douglas Nickel, Vince Aletti, Corey Keller, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Trevor Paglen, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer…

October 2010
Helène Aylon on her process

Artist Helène Aylon describes the creation of her linseed oil works and how they tie to feminism.

October 2010
Is Photography Over?: Day Two, Part Three

Participants: Peter Galassi, Blake Stimson, Joel Snyder, Douglas Nickel, Vince Aletti, Corey Keller, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Trevor Paglen, George Baker, Walead Beshty, Jennifer…

October 2010
Wright Morris: Clara, Holy Things, and House or Ark

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and

September 2010
Wright Morris: God's Country, End of the World, Grain Elevators, and Cover the People

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and

September 2010
Wright Morris: Dear Son Have Moved, Eddie Cahow, and Model T

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and

September 2010
Wright Morris: Abandoned House, Ed's Room, and Robin Hood

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and

September 2010
An-My Lê on her series Small Wars

Photographer An-My Lê discusses her series Small Wars, based on reenactments of the Vietnam War.

September 2010