100 Colorado Creatives: Theresa Anderson

Westword: If you could collaborate with anyone in history, who would it be, and why?

Theresa Anderson: Florine Stettheimer, who made these eccentric paintings and installations within her own rooms. Eva Hesse, whose sculpture still has so much to offer. The accumulation pieces of Yayoi Kusama! I saw her series of incredible installations at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in 1999. Those have been with me since. I'd like to go back to 1962 and make obsessive works with her.

Who in the world is interesting to you right now, and why?

Artists as individuals versus collaborators, artists who run experimental art spaces, curators, effects of curatorial display, art critics, political commentators and writers. Specifically? The two people/things that leap to mind are Rachel Harrison's rough-and-tumble painted sculptures with places to hide household utensils, and Frohawk Two-Feathers's new-book wobbly history paintings.

What's one art trend do you want to see die this year?

Gravitating toward artists who do and say difficult things. I tend to dismiss one-liners, anything that unfolds on its first read, things that are un-debatable, anything trendy. Well, maybe not trendy. New media work seems quite trendy right now, and I'm really interested in the divisions and interactions between new media works, image and/or sculptural new media works versus work that seems to fit in the tradition of the film/video from the last fifty years.

P.S.: It would be nice to go somewhere in the States/Europe and not see the same exact work I saw the year before at a different museum in a different city/county.

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