Oral history interview with Faith Ringgold

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.ringgo72
Creators:
Ringgold, Faith
Holmes, Doloris
Dates:
1972
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
11 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interview of Faith Ringgold conducted in 1972, by Doloris Holmes, for the Archives of American Art's "Art World in Turmoil" oral history project.
Scope and Contents
Ringgold speaks of her involvement and the origins of WSABAL (Women, Students, and Artists for Black Artist Liberation); her attempts to raise awareness of the under-representation of women in art (writing to the Times/ performing surveys); her hopes for the upcoming WSABAL show on June 22 (the first Black female show in New York); her feelings towards the NYUNBAYAASANAA (the male neo-African Harlem group); her reaction to the '68 Venice Biennale which excluded women and Black artists; her subsequent show named the Liberated Venice Biennale which consisted of 50% women; the She Show and the Flag Show which instigated three arrests; the He Show and upcoming Where Are We At? Show; the importance of conducting open shows; her feelings towards historical African art and its conceptual confronting nature; the influence of Augusta Savage; the influence of African art upon Minimalism and Surrealism.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Faith Ringgold (1930- ) is a painter and sculptor in New York, New York.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Reproduction Note
Item is a transcript.
Existence and Location of Originals
Location of original tape unknown.
Author
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives' 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 others.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This transcript is open for research. No recording exists. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords
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Surrealism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Minimal art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Painters -- New York (State) -- New York Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Savage, Augusta, 1892-1962 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crump, Iris Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Browne, Vivian E., 1929-1993 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Women Students and Artists for Black Liberation Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Biennale di Venezia (34th : 1968: Venice, Italy) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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