Oral history interview with Gary Garrels
Portions of this collection are digitized

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.garrel16
Creators:
Garrels, Gary.
Yablonsky, Linda, 1948-
Dates:
2016 September 12
Languages:
English
.
Physical Description:
1 Item
sound files (3 hrs., 7 min.)
digital, wav
73 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview with Gary Garrels conducted 2016 September 12, by Linda Yablonsky, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at the San Francisco Museum of Art in San Francisco, California.
Scope and Contents
Garrels speaks of his recent curatorial positions; his childhood in rural Iowa; his first meaningful exposure to art while working at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's gallery in Boston in the late 1970s; his first New York City gallery positions in the mid-1980s; his formative gay relationships; his body of curatorial work; launching A Day Without Art in 1988; working in Minneapolis and San Francisco in the mid-1990s; his longtime partnership with Richard Hoblock; changes in the museum world that he has observed since the start of his career; and his current lifestyle and work. Garrels also recalls John R. Lane, Neal Benezra, Irena Hochman, Laura Carpenter, Vito Acconci, David Ireland, James Surls, Stuart Sherman, Julie Sylvester, Heiner Friedrich, Julie Ault, Doug Ashford, Tim Rollins, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Tom Sokolowski, Bill Olander, Robert Atkins, Robert Gober, Kathy Halbreich, John Caldwell, and others.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Interviewee Gary Garrels (1957- ) is an author and curator in San Francisco, California. Interviewer Linda Yablonsky (1948- ) is a writer in New York, New York.

Administration
Sponsor
Funded by the Keith Haring Foundation.
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.

Digital Content

Keywords
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Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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