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Anna Banana Exhibit: Interviews

Performance

Anna Banana discusses her participatory event, "But Is It Art?," which parodied social science research and challenged traditional ideas concerning definitions of art.

View all interviews of Anna Banana by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria here.

Art Gallery Victoria. "But Is It Art?" YouTube video, 2:34. Posted [January 2016]. https://youtu.be/4dnDLggoSDE

Publications

Anna discusses the origin of Banana Rag in 1971, the first newsletter by Banana Productions which documented A. Banana's art activities.

View all interviews of Anna Banana by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria here. 

Art Gallery Victoria. "Banana Rag". YouTube video, 4:27. Posted [January 2016]. https://youtu.be/Fli2ffNo2L8

Banana Rag 2

Learn more about the origin of Banana Rag, including activities surrounding the distribution of early issues.

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Art Gallery Victoria. "Banana Rag 2". YouTube video, 2:52. Posted [January 2016]. https://youtu.be/kR_R4oOvRIU

The Mail Art Network

The cooperatively published International Art Post (IAP) documents international mail art during the 1980s and '90s, and includes artist stamps.  

View all interviews of Anna Banana by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria here.

Art Gallery Victoria. "International Art Post". YouTube video, 17:38. Posted [January 2016]. https://youtu.be/giiu6UJ8DIc

Artistamps

During the 1990s, Banana Productions distributes news about those involved in artistamps movement.

View all interviews of Anna Banana by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria here.

Art Gallery Victoria. "Artistamp News". YouTube video, 3:05. Posted [January 2016]. https://youtu.be/Om3WZfxK1z4

Artist Trading Cards

A. Banana shares how she became involved in creating and exchanging artist trading cards. 

View all interviews of Anna Banana by the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria here.

Art Gallery Victoria. "Artist Trading Cards". YouTube video, 3:19. Posted [January 2016]. https://youtu.be/p9JGohcE-Pg