They Don't Unpack: An interview with Eva Rothschild

Hunt, Ian and Rothschild, Eva. 2017. They Don't Unpack: An interview with Eva Rothschild. In: Patricia Bickers, ed. Talking Art 2: Art Monthly Interviews with Artists Since 2007. London: Ridinghouse and Art Monthly, pp. 85-91. ISBN 9 781909 932 42 5 [Book Section]


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This interview with the sculptor Eva Rothschild (who represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale in 2019) was made at a point in her development when she was introducing a wider range of materials and forms. The conversation ranges back to her earliest exhibited works, which showed her interest in social protest and the iconography of the 60s. She is among a group of 21st-century artists using sculpture as a specialised form of knowledge, and the discussion seeks to define some of what that knowledge is, while also providing specific and detailed insights into her thinking and working process as an artist, as she approached a major exhibition at South London Gallery. Talking Art 2: Art Monthly Interviews since 2007, is a substantial reference work: a critical selection of discussions between writers and artists that are carefully commissioned, conceived and edited as critical document of artists' thinking at crucial moments in their careers. The first book in the series was widely read and covered the entire early period of interviews from Art Monthly from the 1970s. The second book is a useful reference source for 21st-century art.

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07 Jan 2019 13:18

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