"The World According to Karen Finley" in Interview Magazine

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2020

Karen Finley covered in honey

Photo by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Karen Finley talks to Kembra Pfahler in Interview Magazine about her prolific career and current projects.


"Finley was an early pioneer of interdisciplinary art, working as she did in performance, music, graphic texts, sculpture, installation, poetry, and drawing—all in the spirit of a public conversation... Today, Finley’s voice rages on, whether she’s tackling Trump and right-wing America in her performances, eulogizing the friends she lost to AIDS, or teaching performance to a new generation of New Yorkers at NYU. I have always thought of herwork as a kind of panacea for society." - Kembra Pfahler for Interview Magazine