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Matthew Barney on the origins of DRAWING RESTRAINT

Matthew Barney discusses the origins of his series DRAWING RESTRAINT.

June 2006
Matthew Barney on the field emblem

Artist Matthew Barney considers the field emblem, one of the central motifs in his series DRAWING RESTRAINT.

June 2006
Matthew Barney discusses his influences

Matthew Barney talks about the ways performance art and works such as Richard Serra's Gutter Corner Splash: Night Shift (1969/1995) influenced his development as an artist.

June 2006
Matthew Barney on working in Japan

While in Japan working on his film DRAWING RESTRAINT 9, Matthew Barney was deeply influenced by his new environment. Here he discusses his efforts to communicate in a foreign…

June 2006
Matthew Barney on DRAWING RESTRAINT 9

Matthew Barney discusses his film Drawing Restraint 9.

June 2006
Matthew Barney discusses his materials

Matthew Barney discusses the use of plastics and petroleum jelly as art materials.

June 2006
Amy Franceschini on victory gardens

Artist Amy Franceschini looks back on the victory gardens of the early 20th century and talks about her own victory garden project.

March 2006
Richard Tuttle on treating art as adventure

Sculptor Richard Tuttle discusses his views about the meaning and purpose of art.

July 2005
Who is Richard Tuttle?

This video introduces Richard Tuttle, one of the foremost artists of our time. He uses a wide variety of materials—from paint to wire to plywood—to create delicate…

July 2005
Richard Tuttle: Painter or sculptor?

Curator Madeleine Grynsztejn discusses the way Tuttle's work blurs traditional boundaries between painting, sculpture, and drawing.

July 2005
Richard Tuttle's use of language

Curator Madeleine Grynsztejn discusses Tuttle's use of language.

July 2005
Looking at Richard Tuttle's work

Curators Madeleine Grynsztejn and Connie Butler present a framework for understanding a work by Richard Tuttle.

July 2005
Early criticisms of Richard Tuttle's work

Marcia Tucker recounts the art world's reaction to Tuttle's first major museum exhibition. 

July 2005
Richard Tuttle and the idea of nothingness

Richard Tuttle and curator Connie Butler explore the use of small scale and humble materials in Tuttle's work.

July 2005
Richard Tuttle at work

Artist Richard Tuttle creates a wire drawing in SFMOMA's galleries.

July 2005
Gary Hill's Suspension of Disbelief (for Marine)

Video artist Gary Hill talks about his work Suspension of Disbelief (for Marine) (1991-92).

February 2005
Gary Hill discusses Circular Breathing

Video artist Gary Hill discusses his installation work Circular Breathing (1994).

February 2005
Gary Hill discusses Cut Pipe

Video artist Gary Hill discusses his work Cut Pipe (1992).

February 2005
Gary Hill discusses his artistic practice

Video artist Gary Hill discusses his working methods and his use of his own body in his works.

February 2005
Gary Hill discusses Viewer

Video artist Gary Hill talks about the genesis of his work Viewer (1996).

February 2005
Gary Hill discusses Wall Piece

Video artist Gary Hill discusses the genesis of his work Wall Piece (2000).

February 2005
Robert Bechtle discusses his work

Artist Robert Bechtle explains why his painting Alameda Gran Torino (1974) should be considered a landscape, rather than a still life.

January 2005
Kara Walker's No Mere Words...

Kara Walker discusses the process of creating her installation No Mere Words Can Adequately Reflect The Remorse This Negress Feels At Having Been Cast Into Such A Lowly State By Her

December 2004
Doris Salcedo discusses her sources

Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo discusses the sources that inspire her work.

December 2004
Doris Salcedo discusses the intentions behind her work

Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo discusses the intentions behind her work and the significance of her materials.

December 2004
2x4's Anybody

A video animation of Anybody (1994), a book by the design collective 2x4.

December 2004
2x4 interprets Vitra

A video animation of the design collective 2x4's logo for the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra.

December 2004
Doris Salcedo on the importance of memory

Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo discusses the role memory plays in the work she creates.

December 2004
Doris Salcedo discusses her artistic identity

Colombian-born sculptor Doris Salcedo discusses the impact of heritage on her artistic identity. Part of SFMOMA's multimedia gallery tour Making Sense of Modern Art Mobile.

December 2004
Kara Walker on her nineteenth-century influences

Artist Kara Walker discusses her affinity for popular nineteenth-century art forms such as the silhouette and the cyclorama.

December 2004