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Oral history interview with Ron Athey, 2016 June 17-18

Oral history interview with Ron Athey, 2016 June 17-18

Athey, Ron, 1961-

Performance artist

Collection Information

Size: 2 sound files (4 hrs., 40 min.) digital, wav

Transcript: 77 pages.

Summary: An interview with Ron Athey, conducted 2016 June 17-18, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Athey's home in Los Angeles, California.

Biographical/Historical Note

Interviewee Ron Athey (1961- ) is a performance artist in Los Angeles, California. Interviewer Alex Fialho (1989- ) is a curator and arts writer who is the Programs Director for Visual AIDS in New York, New York.

Provenance

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.

Funding

Funded by the Keith Haring Foundation.

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Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Ron Athey, 2016 June 17-18. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.