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Marilyn Minter on Untitled #351, 2000

Marilyn Minter is a painter, photographer, and video artist whose painting Strut is a part of SFMOMA's permanent collection. She is one of various artists, writers, and scholars…

July 2012
Marina Abramović on Untitled #90, 1981

Marina Abramović is a performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s and has been referred to as "the grandmother of performance art." She is one of various…

July 2012
Cindy Sherman goes shopping

Photographer Cindy Sherman is known for transforming herself for the camera. In this clip, Sherman goes shopping at a used clothing store for items that will help her create new…

July 2012
Cindy Sherman's workshop

Photographer Cindy Sherman's studio is filled with costumes for the many characters portrayed in her work. In this clip Sherman gives us a tour of the storage space that houses…

July 2012
Parra's Weirded Out

Graphic artist Parra talks about the mural he created for SFMOMA's second-floor landing. Discussing his hybridized characters and custom typography, Parra explains the sentence:…

July 2012
Trevor Paglen on the Yosemite tradition

Photographer Trevor Paglen explains the legacy of photography in the American West and its close ties to surveillance and the U.S. Department of War. The artist walks us through…

July 2012
Trevor Paglen explains "black sites"

Photographer Trevor Paglen explains his process of trying to capture "black sites" — places that intelligence agencies and the military claim do not exist. Paglen…

July 2012
Robert Arneson's Portrait of George (Moscone)

SFMOMA curator Gary Garrels tells the story of Robert Arneson's infamous portrait of former San Francisco mayor George Moscone. The sculpture has had a tumultuous history:…

May 2012
Alejandro Cartagena on Lost Rivers, from the series Suburbia Mexicana

Photographer Alejandro Cartagena explains the process of shooting his Lost Rivers photographs. These images, which focus on the effects of unplanned development on Mexico's…

May 2012
Pablo López Luz on shooting the landscape of Mexico City

Photographer Pablo López Luz talks about the aerial views of Mexico City in his series Terrazo (Terrain). Luz considers these works in relation to the art historical…

May 2012
Daniela Rossell on her book Ricas y Famosas (Rich and Famous)

Photographer Daniela Rossell describes the genesis of the book Ricas y Famosas (Rich and Famous), which features somewhat infamous photographs of wealthy Mexican women. She…

May 2012
Daniela Rossell on femininity

Photographer Daniela Rossell uses examples from her series Ricas y Famosas (Rich and Famous) to work through her own thoughts on the contemporary state of femininity,…

May 2012
Stephen Shore Artist Talk

In 1972 self-taught photographer Stephen Shore set out from his native New York City to Amarillo, Texas, on the first of what would become a decade's worth of road trips across…

April 2012
Parra Mural Time-Lapse

This time-lapse video documents the Dutch graphic artist Parra at work on his mural Weirded Out on SFMOMA's second-floor landing over the course of several days. The site-specific…

March 2012
Bill Fontana on his early influences

Artist Bill Fontana on the physical settings, people, and philosophies that inspire his sound sculptures.

March 2012
Stephanie Syjuco on counterfeit

Artist Stephanie Syjuco describes her performance-based projects for the Frieze Art Fair in London and the P.S.1/MoMA exhibition, "1969."

March 2012
Learning to Love You More: Before web 2.0

Artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July discuss the primitive nature of their collaborative online project, "Learning to Love You More".

March 2012
Learning to Love You More: Piggybacking assignments

Artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July describe the collaboration that resulted in their online project, "Learning to Love You More."

March 2012
Learning to Love You More: Instant acceptance

Artists Harrell Fletcher and Miranda July explore the accepting nature of their collaborative online project, "Learning to Love You More."

March 2012
Richard Serra artist talk

Richard Serra in conversation with exhibition co-curator Gary Garrels, Elise S. Haas Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, SFMOMA, on October 13, 2011.

January 2012
Richard Serra on his Splash Pieces

Richard Serra recalls the different installations of his splash pieces and gives the story on how SFMOMA's version came into the collection.

January 2012
Richard Serra on challenging artistic tradition

Richard Serra discusses how the tradition of an artistic medium can be limiting and explains that artists must invent their own tools for art making.

January 2012
Richard Serra answers: Why make art?

Richard Serra explores how an artist's perception of the world can be impacted by their creation process, and vice-versa.

January 2012
Richard Serra on drawing as visual note taking

Richard Serra uses Le Corbusier's building in France, Ronchamp, as an example of how architectural volumes influence his work.

January 2012
SECA Oral History Interviews

In conjunction with the museum's seventy-fifth anniversary in 2010, SFMOMA curators Janet Bishop and Apsara DiQuinzio conducted a series of oral history interviews with past SECA…

December 2011
Rigo 23 on his Found "Lost Bird" Posters

Rigo 23 discusses the lost bird posters he found throughout San Francisco and considers the ways they reflect the lives of the people who posted them. From 1984-1999, Rigo (born…

December 2011
David Best on the impact of his Burning Man temples

Artist David Best discusses the temporary sculptural temples he has constructed for the annual Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. At the end of the…

December 2011
William Allan on Book Life

Artist William Allan discusses his box projects, focusing on Book Life, a work devoted to revitalizing a forgotten text.

December 2011
Hung Liu on Loom

Artist Hung Liu considers the use of archival photographs and traditional Chinese imagery in her painting Loom.

December 2011
Gay Outlaw on her working methods

Artist Gay Outlaw reflects on the relationship between her current working methods and the domestic skills she learned growing up.

December 2011