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Artists Talk on Art records

Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Names:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
De Niro, Robert, 1922-1993  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Longo, Robert  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Extent:
64.4 Linear feet
43.9 Terabytes
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Terabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1974-2018
Summary:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 43.9 terabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City from 1975 to 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 43.9 terabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City from 1975 to 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

ATOA's recordings chronicle the American art world, covering critical discussions and significant art world issues over five decades. Thousands of artists such as Will Barnet, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Robert De Niro, Agnes Denes, Michael Goldberg, Robert Longo, Ana Mendieta, Robert Morris, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Philip Pavia, Larry Rivers, Sylvia Sleigh, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz, and others speak about their work. The original recordings exist in a variety of formats, including U-Matic and VHS videotape, MiniDVs, sound cassettes and sound tape reels. ATOA digitized the complete collection of video and sound recordings and the digital files are now part of the collection.

The collection also includes printed histories, board and program committee meeting minutes, financial statements, general correspondence files of the president and chair, attendance statistics, grant files, panel participant release forms, sixteen panel transcripts, a complete set of panel flyers (many are annotated) and other printed materials, three dismantled scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panels and panel participants.
Arrangement:
The records are arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Adminstrative Files, 1974-2013 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 2: Director's and Chairman's Correspondence, 1977-2006 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Grant Files, 1977-2009 (1 linear foot, Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Panel Release Forms, 1978-2012 (1 linear foot, Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Panel Transcripts, 1981, 1986, 1988, 2017-2018 (1 folder, Box 3; 1.8 megabytes, ER01)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (0.8 linear feet, Boxes 3-4; 44.4 megabytes, ER02)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1975-1989 (0.2 linear feet, Box 4)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1975-circa 2000 (1 linear foot, Boxes 4-5)

Series 9: Video and Sound Recordings, circa 1975-2017 (59 linear feet, Boxes 6-65; 43.9 terabytes, ER03-06)
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1974 and still active in New York, Artists Talk on Art is the art world's longest running and most prolific aesthetic panel discussion series organized by artists for artists. Founded by Lori Antonacci, Douglas I. Sheer, and Robert Wiegand, the forum has presented 6,000 artists in nearly 1,000 documented panels or dialogues. ATOA held its first panel, "Whatever Happened to Public Art," on January 10, 1975 and it drew a "crowd" of 77 people. In the decades that followed, ATOA presented dozens of panels or dialogues a year, tackling such diverse topics as "What is Happening with Conceptual Art," with Louise Lawler and Lawrence Weiner; "Painting and Photography: Defining the Difference," with Sarah Charlesworth, Jack Goldstein, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Mapplethorpe; "Organizing Arts Activism," with Lucy Lippard; "The Artist and the Epidemic—an information panel about AIDS"; "Cross-generational Views of Feminism"; and hundreds more.
Provenance:
The Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) records, including digital files of the video and sound recordings, were donated to the Archives in 2016 by Douglas Sheer, Chairman of ATOA.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of digitized recordings and other electronic records requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Artists Talk on Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Any literary rights possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artitalk
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Artists Talk on Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artitalk
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Additional Online Media:

The Papers of Asian American Artists (online guide)

Collection Creator::
Archives of American Art  Search this
Container:
Box 35 of 55
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 3/2/1988 memorandum, Massa to Fleckner; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-089, Archives of American Art, Departmental Records
See more items in:
Departmental Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa06-089-refidd1e12715

Asian-American artists (newspaper clippings and speeches by Shimono)

Collection Creator:
Shimono, Sab  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Saburo Shimono Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Saburo Shimono Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1379-ref80

Encyclopedia of Asian American artists / Kara Kelley Hallmark

Author:
Hallmark, Kara Kelley  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 281 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Encyclopedias
Date:
2007
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1001845

Case study and evaluation of the exhibition "Traditions Transformed: Contemporary Works by Asian American Artists in California."

Author:
Sultan, Terrie Frances  Search this
Type:
Citations
Place:
California
Date:
1985
Topic:
Museum techniques--exhibitions  Search this
Case studies  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Museum Studies Bibliography
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_bib_448

Ching Ho Cheng papers, circa 1950-2014, bulk 1970-1989

Creator:
Cheng, Ching Ho, 1946-1989  Search this
Subject:
Cohen, Ira  Search this
Myers, Vali  Search this
Millard, Gregory  Search this
Cheng-Wilson, Sybao  Search this
Rattray, David  Search this
Brown, Tally  Search this
Seid, Dui  Search this
Topic:
Drawings  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Painters  Search this
Chinese American artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16241
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370439
AAA_collcode_chenchin
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370439
Additional Online Media:

Unsettled visions : contemporary Asian American artists and the social imaginary / Margo Machida

Title:
Contemporary Asian American artists and the social imaginary
Author:
Machida, Margo  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 362 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2008
20th century
Topic:
Asian American art--Themes, motives  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_969642

Asian traditions/modern expressions : Asian American artists and abstraction, 1945-1970

Author:
Wechsler, Jeffrey  Search this
Taibei Shi li mei shu guan  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
Topic:
Asian American art  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
N6538.A83 A4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_815341

Asian American Identity - Smithsonian Portraits of Encounter

Creator:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2011-10-04T18:54:44.000Z
Topic:
Asian Americans  Search this
Youtube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism  Search this
See more by:
apaprogram
YouTube Channel:
apaprogram
Data Source:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Y09zyS1Q4Dc

Yasuo Kuniyoshi

Subject:
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
Artists with their pets  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2613
See more items in:
Miscellaneous photographs collection
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2613
Additional Online Media:

Miye Matsukata

Subject:
Matsukata, Miye  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1980 Mar.
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)5342
See more items in:
Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_5342

Isamu Noguchi

Photographer:
Lynes, Russell, 1910-1991  Search this
Subject:
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1968
Topic:
Artists' studios  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)6051
See more items in:
Russell Lynes papers, 1935-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_6051

Fondo del sol Visual Arts and Media Ctr.; Hidden Roots of America, Lois Maillou Jones and her Students, and Alfonso Ossorio and Asian-American Artists; 10/1993

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-101, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Exhibition Records (Declined)
See more items in:
Exhibition Records (Declined)
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-101-refidd1e316

Ching Ho Cheng papers

Creator:
Cheng, Ching Ho  Search this
Names:
Brown, Tally  Search this
Cheng-Wilson, Sybao  Search this
Cohen, Ira  Search this
Millard, Gregory  Search this
Myers, Vali, 1930-2003  Search this
Rattray, David  Search this
Seid, Dui  Search this
Extent:
6.8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
circa 1950-2014
bulk 1970-1989
Summary:
The papers of New York City Asian American artist Ching Ho Cheng measure 6.8 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 2014, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970-1989. The collection documents Cheng's art career and life through biographical material, correspondence, personal business and estate records, printed material, a scrapbook, photographic material, artwork, sketchbooks, and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York City Asian American artist Ching Ho Cheng measure 6.8 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 2014, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1970-1989. The collection documents Cheng's art career and life through biographical material, correspondence, personal business and estate records, printed material, a scrapbook, photographic material, artwork, sketchbooks, and artifacts.

Biographical material includes artist's statements, biographical writings, lists, life and death documents, a memorial book, naturalization paperwork, and one file of collaborative poetry with David Rattray.

Correspondence includes letters and postcards from Cheng's friends, artists, and family, including Tally Brown, Ira Cohen, Gregory Millard, Vali Myers, David Rattray, and Dui Seid.

Personal business and estate records contain contracts, loan agreements, inventories, and other records documenting income and expenses.

Printed material is comprised of books, clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, journals, magazines, newsletters, postcards, press releases, programs, and posters documenting Cheng's career.

One scrapbook contains clippings and reproductions of Cheng's work.

Photographic material includes photographs, negatives, and slides featuring portraits of Cheng, Gregory Millard, Tally Brown, Vali Myers, Sybao Cheng-Wilson, and others.

Artwork and fifteen sketchbooks contain drawings and sketches, mostly quick studies of geometric compositions done in pencil, ink, and colored pencil.

Artifacts include a metal box, various fabric scraps, a paintbrush, and a blue enamel mug, which is the subject of one of Cheng's paintings.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1970-1990 (0.3 linear foot; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1957-2014 (2.2 linear feet; Box 1-3)

Series 3: Personal Business and Estate Records, circa 1970-2010 (0.7 linear foot; Box 3-4)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1954-2011 (1.1 linear feet; Box 4-5, 7, OV 9)

Series 5: Scrapbook, 1982-1983 (1 folder; Box 5)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1950-1990 (0.4 linear feet; Box 5, 7)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1960-1990 (1linear foot; Box 5, 8, OV 10)

Series 8: Sketchbooks, circa 1970-1990 (0.5 linear feet; Box 6, 8)

Series 9: Artifacts, circa 1970-1990 (0.6 linear feet; Box 6)
Biographical / Historical:
Ching Ho Cheng (1946-1989) was a naturalized Asian American artist of Chinese descent who worked primarily in New York City.

Cheng was born in Cuba but spent most of life in New York City. After receiving his BFA from the Cooper Union in 1968, Cheng lived in Paris and Amsterdam, where he had his first solo exhibition in 1976. Shortly after, Cheng moved back to New York City. He became associated with the Warhol circle, and took up residence in the Chelsea Hotel, where he lived until his death in 1989.

Working in the pop psychedelic style early in his career, Cheng later developed a technique of creating abstract paintings with stencils and torn paper that he treated and soaked. He was in more than fifteen exhibitions before his death, and his work has been collected posthumously by the Hirshhorn, the Whitney, and many other museums.
Provenance:
The Ching Ho Cheng papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2014 and 2016 by Sybao Cheng-Wilson, Cheng's sister and executor of the Ching Ho Cheng estate.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Ching Ho Cheng papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Ching Ho Cheng papers, circa 1950-2014, bulk 1970-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.chenchin
See more items in:
Ching Ho Cheng papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-chenchin
Additional Online Media:

Asian traditions, modern expressions : Asian American artists and abstraction, 1945-1970 / edited by Jeffrey Wechsler

Title:
Asian American artists and abstraction, 1945-1970
Author:
Wechsler, Jeffrey  Search this
Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
224 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Call number:
N6538.A83 A84 1997X
N6538.A83 A84 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548344

They painted from their hearts : pioneer Asian American artists / edited by Mayumi Tsutakawa for the Wing Luke Asian Museum. Asian American artists dierctory / compiled by Alan Lau and Kazuko Nakane for the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Title:
Asian American artists directory
Author:
Tsutakawa, Mayumi  Search this
Lau, Alan Chong  Search this
Nakane, Kazuko  Search this
Wing Luke Asian Museum (Seattle, Wash.)  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
Date:
1994
C1994
20th century
Topic:
Asian American art--Exhibitions  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography--Exhibitions  Search this
Asian American artists--Biography--Dictionaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473410

Jun Kaneko to Dorothy Weiss

Creator:
Kaneko, Jun, 1942-  Search this
Weiss, Dorothy, 1921-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1987 May 5
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1814
See more items in:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, [circa 1964]-2001, (bulk 1984-2000)
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1814

Jun Kaneko: Recent Work

Creator:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Kaneko, Jun  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1994 Nov. 3-26
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)1815
See more items in:
Dorothy Weiss Gallery records, [circa 1964]-2001, (bulk 1984-2000)
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_1815
Additional Online Media:

Eitaro Ishigaki

Subject:
Ishigaki, Eitarō  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Place:
New York, N.Y.
Date:
ca. 1940
Topic:
Art and state  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)2174
See more items in:
Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_2174
Additional Online Media:

Miye Matsukata

Subject:
Matsukata, Miye  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1975
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Jewelers  Search this
Jewelry  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)229
See more items in:
Miye Matsukata papers, circa 1900-1982, bulk 1964-1981
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_229

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