Gouache on paper by Julia Steiner, 2012
Eleanor Antin, The Angel of Mercy, 1976.
We’re excited to dive into this interview between artist Rachel Mason and Eleanor Antin for BOMB Magazine. In the interview, Mason and Antin speak about their influences, the role of history in Antin’s work, performance, and feminism.
As for young women artists, the scene is very difficult now because it’s so contaminated by money. But nevertheless it is really so much more open. We had to fight for our place in the sun. You still have to fight, probably because there are so many more artists around. Somehow, there didn’t seem to be that many in the old days. Hey, I’m partially responsible. I was a professor of art at UCSD for almost thirty years. I had a lot of students. Some of them were terrific and are doing very well now. Some were terrific and aren’t doing well. Luck, character, there are so many circumstances that play a role in this.
To read the whole interview, click here.
Antin is fantastic.
Photo by Annelies Strba
From the Hollywood Nocturne series
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