Critical Writing Index


by Lynn Gumpert and Ned Rifkin

Persona, 1981

New York: The New Museum, 1981

This essay, which accompanied the exhibition Persona, examines the creation of personae by a number of artists, including Colin Campbell. Here, the use of a persona as a form of self expression is examined, as a more rigorous investigation of the self away from expression for its own sake while also taking into account and enlarging the concept of the artist's medium of production. This text also includes a statement by Colin Campbell about his work in the context of this exhibition, specifically focusing on the idea of the heroine.

ITEM 1981.027 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Woman From MalibuColin Campbell

The Temperature in LimaColin Campbell

Hollywood and VineColin Campbell

KingEleanor Antin

Roberta BreitmoreLynn Hershman


Ray RodriqueMartial Westburg

Eddie GloveBruce Charlesworth

alter-imageJames Hill