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Phillip Barcio interview of Gerald Williams, 2017

Barcio, Phillip

Filmmaker, Author


Collection Information

Size: Sound recording: 1, digital, mp3

Summary: An audio recording of an interview with co-founder of AfriCOBRA, Gerald Williams, conducted by Phillip Barcio on August 2-3, 2017 as part of his research on Williams and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s for the Kavi Gupta Gallery in Chicago, Ill. The interview was also used as a basis for an article by Barcio on Williams appearing in Hyperallergic 2017 November 13 and a Wikipedia page on Gerald Williams.

Biographical/Historical Note

Phillip Barcio is an art journalist, fiction writer and filmmaker in Evanston, Ill. Gerald Williams (born 1941) is an artist from Chicago, Ill.. Williams, along with Jeff Donaldson, Wadsworth Jarrell, Jae Jarrell and Barbara J. Jones, formed the nucleus of the artists' group AfriCOBRA, or African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists.


Donated 2017 by Phillip Barcio.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Phillip Barcio interview of Gerald Williams, 2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.