(9 April 2014) It was announced today that all the issues of the seminal magazine, Audio Arts, have been made available digitally, for the first time, on Tate website. This unique publication, originally distributed via cassette tape and edited by the artist William (Bill) Furlong from 1972 to 2004, comprises 245 hours of rich material featuring over 1,640 interviews with artists, critics and art world figures. It provides an invaluable resource and fascinating insight into the art world over forty years. Audio Arts is now available to the public at http://www.tate.org.uk/audio-arts.
The list of interviewees is stellar and includes some of the most important artists of the late twentieth century. It features, among others, Marina Abramovic, Carl Andre, Joseph Beuys, Daniel Buren, John Cage, Tacita Dean, Michael Craig-Martin, Tracey Emin, Gilbert & George, Richard Hamilton, Mona Hatoum, Susan Hiller, Damien Hirst, Howard Hodgkin, Anish Kapoor, Ellsworth Kelly, John Latham, Richard Long, Sarah Lucas, Chris Ofili, Gerhard Richter, Richard Serra, nancy Spero, Sam Taylor-Wood, Mark Wallinger, Andy Warhol and Rachel Whiteread. Many artists were interviewed when they were beginning to be known, and subsequently at later dates, shedding light on the trajectory of their artistic careers and the development of their ideas and views.
Read the full announcement from the Tate here.