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Ed Ruscha on his silhouette paintings

Ruscha explains the development of the "strokeless" style used in his silhouette paintings. 

July 2004
Ed Ruscha on the early experiences that shaped his career

Ed Ruscha explains how his early life shaped the development of his artistic interests.

July 2004
Ed Ruscha on the borders of art

Ed Ruscha discusses the relationship between his work and commercial art.

July 2004
Pipilotti Rist on Stir Heart, Rinse Heart

Artist Pipilotti Rist discusses Stir Heart, Rinse Heart, a multichannel video installation commissioned for an exhibition at SFMOMA in 2004. 

June 2004
Tour of Pipilotti Rist's Stir Heart, Rinse Heart

Artist Pipilotti Rist discusses the materials and types of projection used in her video installation Stir Heart, Rinse Heart (2004).

June 2004
Pipilotti Rist on engaging viewers

Video artist Pipilotti Rist discusses the ways her work calls for audience engagement.

June 2004
Pipilotti Rist discusses her artistic process

Video artist Pipilotti Rist discusses her artistic process and working methods.

June 2004
Pipilotti Rist on her Innocent Collection

Video artist Pipilotti Rist discusses objects from her ongoing Innocent Collection (1988–present). 

June 2004
2x4's logo for the Brooklyn Museum

This video animation presents the logo for the Brooklyn Museum created by the design collective 2x4.

December 2003
Chris Johanson on The Sunlight of the Spirit Is the Warmth of Love

Artist Chris Johanson discusses The Sunlight of the Spirit Is the Warmth of Love (2004), a monumental commission he created for SFMOMA.

December 2003
Chris Johanson describes his creative process

Artist Chris Johanson discusses his creative process and working methods.

December 2003
Romare Bearden on his imagery and symbols

Romare Bearden talks about the symbolism and themes explored in his work.

December 2003
  • Romare Bearden
Nashormeh Lindo on the Harlem Renaissance

Artist and art educator Nashormeh Lindo discusses the Harlem Renaissance and its influence around the world.

December 2003
  • Romare Bearden
Nashormeh Lindo on Romare Bearden as a mentor

Artist and art educator Nashormeh Lindo talks about Bearden's role as mentor for Black artists. Includes photographs by Frank Stewart.

December 2003
  • Romare Bearden
Nashormeh Lindo on Romare Bearden and activism

Artist and art educator Nashormeh Lindo discusses the March on Washington and Romare Bearden's support of artists involved in the Spiral Group.

December 2003
  • Romare Bearden
Moholy-Nagy's Lichtspiel Schwarz-Weiss-Grau (Lightplay Black-White-Gray)

This short film made by László Moholy-Nagy is based on the shadow patterns created by his Light-Space Modulator, an early kinetic sculpture consisting of a variety of…

August 2003
Philip Guston and Abstract Expressionism

Curator Michael Auping discusses the relationship between Philip Guston's work and Abstract Expressionism.

June 2003
Michael Auping on Philip Guston's hooded figures

Curator Michael Auping discusses the symbolism of the hooded figures in paintings by Philip Guston.

June 2003
Michael Auping on the politics in Philip Guston's work

Curator Michael Auping discusses Philip Guston's treatment of social and political themes in his paintings.

June 2003
Karen Koehler on Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus

Art historian Karen Koehler discusses architect Walter Gropius and the Bauhaus movement in Weimar, Germany.

December 2002
Judy Chicago on The Dinner Party

Artist Judy Chicago discusses her installation work The Dinner Party (1974–79).

December 2002
Grace L. McCann Morley, SFMOMA's founding director

Former SFMOMA director of publications Kara Kirk discusses Grace L. McCann Morley (1900-1985), who served as director of the museum from its opening in 1935 until 1958.

December 2002
Lindy Roy discusses her Poolhouse project

Architect Lindy Roy discusses her Poolhouse project.

December 2002
Lindy Roy on designing a retail store for Vitra

Architect Lindy Roy discusses her designs for a retail store for the Swiss furniture manufacturer Vitra.

 

December 2002
Lindy Roy's Wind River Lodge proposal

An excerpt from architect Lindy Roy's proposal for the Wind River Lodge.

 

December 2002
Philip Guston in the studio

Philip Guston discusses his approach to art making. 

December 2002
Piet Mondrian's place in art history

Art historians Kermit Swiler Champa and Nancy J. Troy discuss Mondrian's work.

December 2002
Mondrian and dance

Art historian Kermit Swiler Champa talks about Piet Mondrian's interest in dancing and the boogie-woogie, and considers the influence of contemporary dance on his paintings.

December 2002
Mondrian, Van Doesburg, and De Stijl

Art historian Nancy J. Troy discusses the work and artistic goals of Piet Mondrian and Theo Van Doesburg, and explores the artists' relationship with the Dutch art movement De…

December 2002
Mondrian's grids

A video animation that explores Mondrian's gridlike compositions.

December 2002