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Robin Tewes papers

Creator:
Tewes, Robin  Search this
Names:
Belag, Andrea  Search this
Celmins, Vija, 1938-  Search this
Coyne, Petah  Search this
Donofrio, Beverly  Search this
Innerst, Mark, 1957-  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Marten, Ruth  Search this
Tansey, Mark, 1949-  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Wilson, Martha, 1947-  Search this
Yankowitz, Nina  Search this
Extent:
8.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Date:
1950-2016
Summary:
The papers of painter and educator Robin Tewes measure 8.4 linear feet and date from 1950-2016. The collection documents the life of a veteran New York artist, active in artist run galleries, such as Fifth Street Gallery, and in artists' organizations. Among the papers are biographical material, correspondence, nine notebooks, project files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographic material, artwork, nine sketchbooks, and a few artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter and educator Robin Tewes measure 8.4 linear feet and date from 1950-2016. The collection documents the life of a veteran New York artist, active in artist run galleries, such as Fifth Street Gallery, and in artists' organizations. Among the papers are biographical material, correspondence, nine notebooks, project files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, photographic material, artwork, nine sketchbooks, and a few artifacts.

Notable correspondents include Tewes' longtime friend and writer Beverly Donofrio, as well as Andrea Belag, Vija Celmins, Petah Coyne, Ilona Granet, Mark Innerst, Joyce Kozloff, Ruth Marten, Mark Tansey, Marcia Tucker, Martha Wilson, and Nina Yankowitz.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 11 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1950-2012 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1970-2016 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Notebooks, 2007-2015 (0.4 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Project Files, circa 1975-2015 (1.6 linear feet; Box 2-3, OV 10-11)

Series 5: Teaching Files, 1997-2015 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3-4)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1975-2010 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 7: Printed Material, circa 1970-2015 (2.5 linear feet; Box 4-6, OV 12)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1958-2015 (0.6 linear feet; Box 7, OV 13; 332 Megabytes; ER01)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1950-2015 (0.7 linear feet; Box 7, OV 14-15)

Series 10: Sketchbooks, circa 1984-2010 (0.6 linear feet; Box 8-9)

Series 11: Artifacts, circa 2000, circa 2009 (0.2 linear feet; Box 9)
Biographical / Historical:
Robin Tewes (1950- ) is a New York painter and educator. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Tewes graduated from the High School of Art and Design in 1968 and received her BFA from Hunter College in 1978. Tewes was an original member of P.S. 122 Painting Association and founded the Fifth Street Gallery which operated on the Lower East Side in the late 1970s. Tewes has taught at several colleges and universities around New York City including Bard College, Hunter College, Pace University, Parsons the New School for Design, and the School of Visual Arts. She has been included in numerous exhibitions, both domestically and internationally.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Robin Tewes.
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 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.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Robin Tewes papers, 1950-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tewerobi
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw971247245-3720-4f94-8c8d-4b6d10facdee
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tewerobi

Martha Wilson response to "What is Feminist Art?"

Creator:
Wilson, Martha, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
2019
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22371
See more items in:
What is Feminist Art? questionnaire responses, 2019
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22371

Oral history interview with Martha Wilson, 2017 May 17-18

Interviewee:
Wilson, Martha, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Zapol, Liza, 1978-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17463
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387845
AAA_collcode_wilson17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387845
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Martha Wilson

Interviewee:
Wilson, Martha, 1947-  Search this
Interviewer:
Zapol, Liza, 1978-  Search this
Extent:
8 Items (sound files (5 hr.,4 min.), digital, wav)
88 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2017 May 17-18
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Martha Wilson conducted 2017 May 17-18, by Liza Zapol, for the Archives of American Art at Wilson's home, in Brooklyn, New York.
Wilson speaks of growing up in Philadelphia area on a houseboat; moving to Newtown, Pennsylvania to live with her grandparents; her Pennsylvania Quaker upbringing, philosophy and family lineage; her experiences rejecting Quakerism as a teenager; her school and camp experiences; her mother's background as an artist; the history of Native Americans in Newtown; her father's family, character, and sexual abuse; her studies in Nova Scotia and her transition from studying English Literature to her inclusion at Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD); her early works, such as Breast Forms Permutated, and her drag pieces; the treatment of women at NSCAD and her identification as a feminist performance artist, inclusion in c. 7500 and relationship to Lucy Lippard; using her body in Conceptual Art; the influence of Erving Goffman in her understanding of performance; moving to New York; her interest and work in performance art and Artists' Books; decision to move to New York; working in publishing and learning organizational systems; the founding of Franklin Furnace; her home and real estate conflicts in Brooklyn and protesting the Atlantic Yards Barclay Center development in Brooklyn; the development of Tribeca in 1976 and collaboration with other art spaces. Spreading of the arts spaces to East Village and Chelsea in the early 1980s; the management of Franklin Furnace as an extension of her artistic career; the creation of Disband and their collaborative; the creation of her political characters: Alexander Plague, Nancy Reagan, Barbara Bush, Tipper Gore, Donald Trump; the way she approaches characters; audience reactions; the decision to go virtual with Franklin Furnace, and conflict with the board; being a member of the Guerrilla Girls; the use of humor; the process of working by concensus; the conflicts within the Guerrilla Girls about hierarchy, race, debates about mission of the Guerrilla Girls; her performance as Michelle Obama; institutional and NEA responses to Franklin Furnace in the 1970s and 1980s; the professionalization of the arts spaces; the "NEA Four" and fighting for freedom of expression; the lineage of Performance Art and the lineage of the avant-garde; her son's birth and meeting her partner; current work of Franklin Furnace at Pratt.Wilson also recalls: Simone Forti, David Askevold, Vito Acconci, Margaret Kaplan, Printed Matter, Exit Art, Diane Torr, Barbara Kruger, Jacki Apple, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Martha Wilson (1947- ) is a performance artist and administrator of the Franklin Furnace archive based in Brooklyn, New York. Interviewer Liza Zapol (1978- ) is an oral historian at the Archives of American Art.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics, and administrators.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.wilson17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9ccc3da3f-3baf-4f50-b23e-81b5a4506c21
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wilson17
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Regina Vater

Interviewee:
Vater, Regina  Search this
Interviewer:
Cordova, Cary  Search this
Creator:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Names:
Recuerdos Orales: Interviews of the Latino Art Community in Texas  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Calle, Sophie  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Clark, Lygia, 1920-  Search this
Diaz, Antonio  Search this
Escobar, Ruth.  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Lundberg, Bill, 1942-  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Moorman, Charlotte  Search this
Oiticica, Hélio, 1937-1980.  Search this
Orozco, Sylvia, 1954-  Search this
Paik, Nam June, 1932-  Search this
Parra, Catalina  Search this
Pereira dos Santos, Nelson  Search this
Pitanga, Antonio, 1939-  Search this
Porter, Liliana, 1941-  Search this
Schaeffer, Frank  Search this
Schenberg, Mário  Search this
Vergara, Carlos, 1941-  Search this
Viola, Bill, 1951-  Search this
Wilson, Bobby  Search this
Wilson, Martha, 1947-  Search this
Extent:
67 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 February 23-25
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Regina Vater conducted 2004 February 23-25, by Cary Cordova, for the Archives of American Art, in her home in Austin, Texas.
Vater speaks of her childhood in Copacabana, Ipanema, south of Rio de Janeiro; her father's career as a physician; her Basque, Portuguese, and Jewish heritage; her early education including early experiences with Greek philosophy; her parents' reaction to her desire to be an artist; her great-grandfather's translation of Virgil and Homer into Portuguese; her study abroad in France in 1972; her move to New York in the mid-1970s; her motivations for various works of art, including the series Gentle Solitude, Three Chinese Monkeys, Luxo Lixo, Electronic Nature, The Knots, Tina America, and "O Que e Arte?"; her Guggenheim fellowship in 1981; the 1976 Whitney Biennial; her marriage to video installation artist Bill Lundberg; her move to Austin, Tex.; her work with the Franklin Furnace Gallery and Flue magazine; her involvement with "cinema verité"; making films with Ruth Escobar; her travels in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Lima, Peru, Bolivia, and Colombia; her perception of the emotional differences between Latinos and Americans; her love of Brazilian culture; her own classification of her work and potential reasons for the lack of scholarship on her work; her activities as a curator including the 1984 show "Latin American Visual Thinking," at the Art Awareness Gallery in New York, N.Y.; difficulties with the Brazilian government in attempting to bring her film Green into that country; her love of poetry, especially concrete poetry; and the spirituality of her work. Vater also recalls Helio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Frank Schaeffer, Antonio Diaz, Carlos Vergara, Rubens Gerschman, Mario Schemberg, Lucy Lippard, Augustos de Campos, John Cage, Joseph Beuys, Quentin Fiore, Tomasso Trinino, Bill Lundberg [the artist's husband], Leo Castelli, Dore Ashton, Nam June Paik, Charlotte Moorman, Sophie Calle, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Ruth Escobar, Antonio Pitanga, Bobby Wilson, Sylvia Orozco, Bill Viola, Ana Mendieta, Martha Wilson, Catalina Parra, Liliana Porter, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Regina Vater (1943-) is a Brazilian born multimedia artist from Austin, Texas. Cary Cordova (1970-) is an art historian from Austin, Texas.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs and 1 compact disc. Duration is 5 hr., 10 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Curators -- Texas  Search this
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Cinéma vérité  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.vater04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90fdf7731-449f-47f2-bace-00a5d8cd1df9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vater04
Online Media:

member Pope.L, 1978-2001 edited by Stuart Comer with Danielle Jackson

Title:
Pope.L, 1978-2001
Artist:
Pope.L 1955-  Search this
Interviewee:
Pope.L 1955-  Search this
Editor:
Comer, Stuart  Search this
Jackson, Danielle  Search this
Author:
Edwards, Adrienne (Art critic)  Search this
Syms, Martine  Search this
Gaines, Malik  Search this
Wilson, Martha 1947-  Search this
Bessire, Mark  Search this
Heathfield, Adrian  Search this
Beckwith, Naomi  Search this
Lax, Thomas J.,  Search this
Hill, E. J  Search this
Carr, C  Search this
Cassel Oliver, Valerie  Search this
Lepecki, André  Search this
Rainer, Yvonne 1934-  Search this
Host institution:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),.)  Search this
Physical description:
143 pages chiefly color illustrations, photographs, portraits, facsimiles 26 x 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Expositions
Exposition
Altered books
Exhibition catalogs
Essays
Illustrated works
Place:
United States
New Jersey
États-Unis
Date:
2019
20th century
21st century
20e siècle
21e siècle
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
African American art  Search this
Race in art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Art de la performance  Search this
Art noir américain  Search this
Race dans l'art  Search this
Artistes noirs américains  Search this
Art américains  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1115231

Artists' books USA / guest curators, Peter Frank and Martha Wilson

Author:
Frank, Peter 1950-  Search this
Wilson, Martha 1947-  Search this
Independent Curators Incorporated  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 150 leaves ; 9 x 14 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1978
C1978
20th century
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746227

Martha Wilson sourcebook : 40 years of reconsidering performance, feminism, alternative spaces / edited by Martha Wilson

Title:
40 years of reconsidering performance, feminism, alternative spaces
Forty years of reconsidering performance, feminism, alternative spaces
Author:
Wilson, Martha 1947-  Search this
Wilson, Martha 1947-  Search this
Independent Curators International  Search this
Subject:
Wilson, Martha 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
256 p. : ill. (chiefly b&w) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Alternative spaces (Arts facilities)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_986716

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