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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, Sr., 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, 1931-2018  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
317.43 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
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 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring 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. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 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 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring 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. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 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, Howardena Pindell, Larry Rivers, Sylvia Sleigh, Kahinde Wiley, 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 most of the video and sound recordings prior to donating 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; 0.002 GB, ER01)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (0.8 linear feet, Boxes 3-4; 0.434 GB, 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 of Events, 1977-2016 (59 linear feet, Boxes 6-65; 317.43 GB, ER03-ER04)
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:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  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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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artitalk
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Elizabeth Osborne : September 9 - October 10, 1992 / essay by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

Author:
Osborne, Elizabeth 1936-  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Locks Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Osborne, Elizabeth 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : coll. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Call number:
ND237.O74 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808869

Small & beautiful : the issue of scale / introduction, Alexandra Anderson-Spivy ; edited by Timothy A. Eaton

Title:
Small and beautiful
Author:
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Eaton, Timothy A  Search this
Eaton Fine Art, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Small art works  Search this
Call number:
N7437 .S63 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_604493

Keith Haring : works on paper 1989 : May 4-June 9, 1995, André Emmerich Gallery

Title:
Works on paper 1989
Author:
Haring, Keith  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Haring, Keith  Search this
Physical description:
30 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
C1995
Call number:
NC139.H3 A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639606

Ralph Gibson, women / foreword, Miles Barth ; introduction, Timothy A. Eaton ; essay, Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

Title:
Women
Author:
Gibson, Ralph 1939-  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Boca Raton Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Ralph  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Photography of women  Search this
Call number:
TR647.G44 B6 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500551

Sheila Elias / essays by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, Peter Frank

Author:
Elias, Sheila  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Frank, Peter 1950-  Search this
Lowe Art Museum  Search this
Art and Culture Center of Hollywood  Search this
New England Center for Contemporary Arrt (Brooklyn, Conn.)  Search this
Subject:
Elias, Sheila Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
Call number:
N40.1.E405 L6 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_524254

Robert Kushner : gardens of earthly delight / Alexandra Anderson-Spivy ; with an essay by Holland Cotter

Title:
Gardens of earthly delight
Author:
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Kushner, Robert 1949-  Search this
Cotter, Holland 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Kushner, Robert 1949- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
174 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
C1997
Call number:
N40.1.K99 A53 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528264

David Wurtzel

Author:
Wurtzel, David  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Subject:
Wurtzel, David  Search this
Physical description:
141 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
[1995?]
Call number:
N40.1.W9487 A5 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_568162

Of passions and tenderness : portraits of Olga by Baron de Meyer / essay by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy ; edited by G. Ray Hawkins

Author:
De Meyer, Adolf Baron 1868-1949  Search this
Hawkins, G. Ray  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Subject:
De Meyer, Adolf Baron 1868-1949  Search this
De Meyer, Olga Portraits  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Topic:
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.D377 H3 1992
TR647.D377H3 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450279

Living with art / Holly Solomon & Alexandra Anderson ; principal photographer, John Hall

Author:
Solomon, Holly  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
Topic:
Art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art in interior decoration  Search this
Call number:
N5200.S6 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_370751

Anderson & Archer's SoHo : the essential guide to art and life in lower Manhattan

Author:
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Archer, B. J  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Guidebooks
Place:
New York (State)
New York
SoHo, New York (City)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Arts  Search this
Guidebooks  Search this
Call number:
NX511.N4 A52X
NX511.N4A52X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_120513

George Rickey : important works from the estate

Author:
Rickey, George  Search this
Anderson-Spivy, Alexandra  Search this
Marlborough Chelsea (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Rickey, George  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2010
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB237.R5 A4 2010
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_951739

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