David Bowie: The Last Interview and Other Conversations consists of ten interviews collected over a timeline of four decades. Each of the selected conversations focus on a variety of topics outside of the realm of the musician’s technical process. The conversations also provide readers with the ability to explore the personal identity of the man behind the music. The collection begins with Bowie’s first interview at age sixteen on BBC Tonight in 1964, touching on everything from the performer’s childhood experiences on the calloused streets of South London, to his battles with substance abuse. The series concludes with his final interview in 2006, just a decade before his final album release and imminent death.
This book is a perfect quick summer read, recommended for any individual interested in David Bowie’s personal identity outside of his role as a musical performer. It is available in the Music Library new books display area at call # ML420.B754 B694 2016.
Amira Hanafi will lecture Wednesday, July 25th at 7:00 pm in Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium.
Hanafi is an internationally exhibited artist, published writer, and curator. She grew up in America, earning her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, but returned to Egypt in 2010 where she started collaborating with the Artellewa Art Space in Giza, Egypt.
Metalsmith Susan Myers will speak Thursday, July 19, at 7pm in Terra Building, Connelly Auditorium. Myers is a Philadelphia-based artist who has exhibited nationally. Her work has been included in many books. Read “Susan Myers: Sleight of Hand” by Christine Tate in Metalsmith, 2011, 31(3): 53. This article is available through the UArts Libraries’ subscription database, EBSCOhost. If you are off campus you will be prompted to log in with your username and password to access the article. You can also read Myers’ opinion piece for Ganoksin entitled “The Artist as Curator and Critic.”
The annual Studio Art MFA lecture series, Food for Thought, kicks off with four lectures. All lecture are free and open to the public.
Below is a selection of resources available online or from UArts Libraries on the artists lecturing this week.
Charles Long (Monday, June 25, 7pm in Hamilton Hall, CBS Auditorium)
Long is a University of the Arts alumni (BFA in Painting, 1981) and is an internationally exhibited artist with over 30 solo shows. He is represented by the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery in New York City.
Long’s work is included in Silver Star Alumni Award Exhibitionfrom the University of the Arts, College of Art and Design (Philadelphia: The University of the Arts, 2009). Find it in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 709.22 Un384s.
Also watch the video Charles Long (Philadelphia: University of the Arts, 2006). Ask at the desk for Greenfield Library VHS call number GV822.
Her work is also included in Crafting Content: Ceramic Symposium 2008 (Fayetteville, Ark.: Univ. of Arkansas, College of Arts & Sciences, 2008). Find it in Greenfield Library Open Stacks, call number 738.0922 C842u.
The Tate Collection is comprised of the National Collection of British Art, the National Archive of British Art, and international modern art. With four physical locations in England, the Tate provides a wonderful website for exploring its collection from anywhere.
Tate Papers is an online journal of scholarly articles about artists, museum studies, and visual culture. Each essay has selected terms and artists’ names hyperlinked to online images of example artwork. They also include bibliographies. Read the current issue or browse by category. There are papers on artists such as Richard Serra and topics like The Sublime Object.
The Tate also publishes books and the University Libraries has many of them. Search by author for Tate Gallery or Tate Modern (Gallery) to see a variety of excellent books on artists and art movements.