David Hockney Interview: Lost Knowledge



British artist David Hockney talks about the hidden role of photography in art history and the problem of preserving human knowledge in the digital age.

David Hockney (b. 1937) is one of the most important contemporary artists living today. In this interview he talks about the birth of photography and its “murky” role in art history. A theme that he deals with in his groundbreaking book “The secret knowledge”. “Art history has never known how to deal with photography” he says, and points out how the “camera vision” has influenced art and the artistic process.

David Hockney was interviewed by Christian Lund, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, March 2011 in connection with the ’Me Draw On iPad’ exhibition.

Produced by: Martin Kogi and Christian Lund
Copyright: Louisiana Channel, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

Supported by Nordea-fonden

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