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CALL/VoCA Talk: Mario Martinez

I used to think, ‘Who is going to care about my work? Who is going to care about this?’ Now as I look back on my work with Joan Mitchell Foundation’s CALL program, and even in this presentation, I think that as an artist or creative person, you should give yourself a lot more credit… It’s a life lived, and you’re recording your life.”

Mario Martinez

In this interview held on October 12, 2017, abstract painter and Yaqui Indian Mario Martinez speaks with Glenstone Museum Director of Conservation and VoCA Program Committee member Steven O’Banion about his work and the impact of documenting his career through the CALL program.

This event was one of a series hosted in partnership with VoCA to highlight the innovative CALL initiative while also underscoring the crucial need for dialogue with artists around the production, presentation, and preservation of their work. The full-length Talk is below, and transcripts of VoCA Talks are available upon request. Please direct queries to [email protected].