On the heels of America’s most recent transfer of presidential power, Opie joins Hirshhorn associate curator Anne Reeve to revisit her 2009 series and discuss the role of photography in both creating and undoing our sense of self-hood—as both individuals and citizens.
Catherine Opie joins the Brooklyn Rail to close out the 26th week of New Social Environment conversations with host Lyle Rexer. They chat about Catherine's long career of identity bending, very American photo-making; the road trip she took this summer to document the covid-addled and politically riled-up nation; and much more. Poet Willie Perdomo closes the event with a reading.
John and Jill Freidenrich Director of the Cantor Arts Center Susan Dackerman and Catherine Opie discuss her art practice and current work "Rhetorical Landscapes."
Directed by Sini Anderson
Catherine Opie shares the emotional and political motivations for her provocative and influential photography.
Winner of the 2019 Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film Festival.
Photographer Catherine Opie is joined by art historian and academic Jonathan D. Katz to discuss her work. Opie's political portraiture and documentary photography has consistently reflected on her interest in gender, identity and community. From her breakthrough series Being and Having (1991), which portrayed her friends from the queer, leather and BDSM communities on the West Coast, to images that unpack the gloss of American culture, highlighting racial and class divides, Opie’s body of work is a searing portrait of contemporary America.
Catherine Opie's work is discussed upon the advent of the Barbican Centre's exhibition, 'Masculinities: Liberation through Photography' 20 February - 17 May 2020.
Cultured presents Anderson Ranch Arts Center’s second annual “Inside My Studio” summer series. Directed and produced by Dennis Scholl, the series features nine artists as they paint intimate portraits of their life and studio. The seventh installation of this year’s series features Los Angeles-based artist Catherine Opie. Having spent most of her career in a 500-square-foot studio, her new 5,000-square-foot studio is a whole new life. Opie differentiates the good days from the bad based on her hours being consumed by being with the camera or having to do the laborious other side of her job: editing, emailing, writing, etc. Her portraits of David Hockney and Frank Gehry have all been taken atop two of her longtime favorite chairs that are part of her studio no matter the size of the space.
“Opie’s work holds a narrative that forces you to stop and look closely,” says Jess Colquhoun, the director behind this episode of Photographers In Focus. “Her images command your attention through their purposeful form and gaze.”
As part of the series Modern and Contemporary Talks, in 2018 the Kunsthistorisches Museum invited four contemporary artists whose works are part of the exhibition 'The Shape of Time', 6 March - 8 July 2018. Catherine Opie was in conversation with Jasper Sharp in March 2018.
The seminal American photographer Catherine Opie talks to Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of The National Portrait Gallery about her wide-ranging practice and her recent body of work, Portraits and Landscapes.
Catherine Opie visits Tate Britain to discuss the influence of painting on her photography. In particular, European old master paintings have been a strong influence on her 2017 body of work, Portraits and Landscapes. Her sitters, which include fellow artists and friends David Hockney, Gillian Wearing, Duro Olowu, Thelma Golden and Isaac Julien, are theatrically lit against a black drop cloth.
“All of a sudden we find the human in her because there’s a dog eared remote control manual on her bedside table.” Watch American photographer Catherine Opie show and talk about her captivating series of photographs from Elizabeth Taylor’s home.
Catherine Opie was interviewed by Marc-Christoph Wagner at her studio in Los Angeles, California in January 2016. In the video Opie discusses her series of 50 photographs from Elizabeth Taylor’s home ‘700 Nimes Road’ (2012).
Photographer Catherine Opie, artist A.L. Steiner, and MOCA Curator Lanka Tattersall discuss Opie’s career from her beginnings as a social documentary photographer to her most recent and most abstract body of work. Opie finds subject matter in questions of identity, community, the line between margin and mainstream, and the meaning of “iconic.”