“I Didn’t Invent the Map.” A Conversation with Anna Bella Geiger

In this interview, the artist Anna Bella Geiger explores the development of her production from early neo-figuration and her “visceral” works, to more experimental tendencies from the late 1960s onward. She talks about photographs taken on the subway during her time in New York City, works that engage unusual mediums such as bread bags and postcards, and explores how the theme of mapping and cartography has informed her work throughout her long career. The interview took place at the artist’s home and studio in Rio de Janeiro in November 2012.

Part 1: Visceral to Experimental

Part 2: Conceptual works, Brazil/New York

Part 3: On Mapping

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