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Oral history interview with Kiki Smith, 2017 July 20 and August 16

Interviewee:
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
Pollock-Krasner Foundation  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17502
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)390043
AAA_collcode_smith17
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_390043
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Kiki Smith

Interviewee:
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Interviewer:
Lyon, Christopher  Search this
Names:
Pollock-Krasner Foundation  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (sound files (3 hrs., 21 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2017 July 20 and August 16
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Kiki Smith conducted 2017 July 20 and August 16, by Christopher Lyon, for the Archives of American Art, at Smith's home and studio in New York, New York.
Smith speaks of her approach to art as a means of investigating form, scale, and technique; her first printmaking experiences; her childhood in South Orange, New Jersey; her fascination with the human body and religious iconography; early exposure to art and artists through her father, Tony Smith; her involvement in Collaborative Projects, Inc.; the effect of her father's death on her artwork; her experimental art-making process; her first exhibitions in her mid-30s and 40s; her work in glass painting; the role of animals and pets in her life and artwork; her experiences with puppet theatre; the influence of illustrated books on her artwork; the influence of other artists such as Eva Hesse, Lee Bontecou, Frida Kahlo, and Nancy Spero on her artwork; the role of her femininity in her representations of bodies; her formative period of living and working in Berlin during the early 1980s; differences she has observed in the American and European art worlds; her experiences making sculptures in foundries; her experiences working with different gallerists; and her experiences working with four "generations" of assistants. Smith also recalls Malcolm McLaren, Vivienne Westwood, Robert Rauschenberg, Richard Tuttle, Tom Otterness, Charlie Ahearn, Cara Perlman, Walter Robinson, Amy Taubin, Leslie Tonkonow, Joe Fawbush, Raimund Kummer, Geneviève Cadieux, Hermann Pitz, Brooke Alexander, Bill Goldston, Chuck Close, Barbara Krakow, Anthony d'Offay, Susan Dunne, Lorcan O'Neill, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Kiki Smith (1954- ) is a sculptor, installation artist, and printmaker in New York, New York. Christopher Lyon (1949- ) is a writer in Brooklyn, New York.
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.
Occupation:
Printmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.smith17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith17
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Steven Englander

Interviewee:
Englander, Steven  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Names:
ABC No Rio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Anarchist Switchboard  Search this
Collaborative Projects, Inc.  Search this
Libertarian Book Club  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development  Search this
Acierno, Lou  Search this
Castrucci, Paul  Search this
Courtney, Matthew  Search this
Cramer, Peter Francis  Search this
Kristal, Hilly  Search this
Moore, Alan  Search this
Waters, Jack  Search this
Weber, Bruce  Search this
Extent:
3 Sound discs (Sound recording, master (2 hr., 35min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
53 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound discs
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 Sept. 7-Oct. 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Steven Englander conducted 2007 Sept. 7 and Oct. 10, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art, in conjunction with Artists' Spaces Archives Project, at ABC No Rio, in New York, N.Y.
Englander, the director of ABC No Rio, speaks about his early interest in film; his involvement with Anarchist Switchboard, the Libertarian Book Club, and other anarchist groups; his introduction to ABC No Rio through Matthew Courtney's events there; "baby-sitting" ABC No Rio in 1990 for director Lou Acierno, who went to Hamburg with the exhibition "10 years, Seven Days"; ABC No Rio's managerial tasks; the composition of the board;
living at ABC No Rio; the character of the building; other tenants; previous directors Peter Cramer and Jack Waters; ongoing conflicts with the New York City Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (owner of the building); programs and projects; squatters and punks; challenges of educational outreach; conflicts with the board; the organizational structure of ABC No Rio as a "collective of collectives"; ABC No Rio's political activism; the process of purchasing the building; renovation plans; community support; and funding from the New York State Council on the Arts. Englander also recalls Bruce Weber, A Mica Bunker group, Hilly Kristal, Bobby G., Alan Moore, Colab, Paul Castrucci, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Steven Englander (1961- ) is the director of ABC No Rio, New York, N.Y. Liza Kirwin is the curator of manuscripts at the Archives of American Art, in Washington, D.C.
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 is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.englan07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-englan07
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Peter Cramer and Jack Waters

Interviewee:
Cramer, Peter Francis  Search this
Waters, Jack  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza  Search this
Creator:
Artist's Spaces Archives  Search this
Names:
ABC No Rio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Artist's Spaces Archives  Search this
Collaborative Projects, Inc.  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development  Search this
Acierno, Lou  Search this
Gamper, Christa  Search this
George, Carl  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix, 1957-1996  Search this
Howland, Becky  Search this
Karlen, Joan  Search this
Keene, Michael  Search this
Kurtti, George  Search this
Moore, Alan  Search this
Schloss, Arlene  Search this
Smith, Kiki, 1954-  Search this
Taylor, Brad  Search this
Taylor, Brian  Search this
Extent:
73 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2007 September 6-October 9
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Cramer and Jack Waters conducted 2007 September 6 and October 9, by Liza Kirwin, for the Archives of American Art, in conjunction with the Artists' Spaces Archives Project, at Allied Productions, Inc. Studio in New York, New York.
Cramer and Waters, former co-directors of ABC No Rio, speak of their family and educational backgrounds; dance studies; forming their own company POOL (Performance On One Leg) and their "umbrella" non-profit group Allied Productions; their performance "Seven Days of Creation" at ABC No Rio; "crisis management" of ABC No Rio's building at 156 Rivington Street; Colab [Collaborative Projects]; residents in the building including Bobby G and the Acosta family; programs located at ABC No Rio's including the Naked Eye Cinema, Open Mike, Z Club, hardcore Matinee (punk music), and others; seeking grants; incorporating as a non-profit organization; fostering a queer aesthetic; AIDS and the art community; ABC No Rio's traveling exhibitions and performances; gentrification on the Lower East Side; ongoing conflicts with New York City's Department of Housing, Preservation and Development (owner of the building); management of ABC No Rio's Board; community outreach; NEA funding and the "culture wars"; and the "burnout factor" of running ABC No Rio. They also recall Lou Acierno, Charas/El Bohio Cultural and Community Center, Christa Gamper, Carl George, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Becky Howland, Joan Karlen, Michael Keane, George Kurtti, Alan Moore, The Pyramid Club, Arlene Schloss, Kiki Smith, Brad Taylor, Brian Taylor, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Cramer is an interactivist artist from New York, New York. Jack Waters is a media artist from New York, New York. Liza Kirwin is the curator of manuscripts at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 22 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 is available on the Archives of American Art's website.
Occupation:
Multimedia artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.cramer07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cramer07
Online Media:

Collaborative Projects Inc., New York, NY

Collection Creator:
National Endowment for the Arts. Visual Arts Program  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 14-17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1981
Collection 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 audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program selected records, 1970-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program selected records
National Endowment for the Arts, Visual Arts Program selected records / Series 1: Art Organization Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-natiendo-ref194

Oral history interview with Peter Cramer and Jack Waters, 2007 September 6-October 9

Interviewee:
Cramer, Peter Francis, 1963?-  Search this
Cramer, Peter Francis, 1963?-  Search this
Interviewer:
Waters, Jack, 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix  Search this
Moore, Alan  Search this
Acierno, Lou  Search this
Gamper, Christa  Search this
George, Carl  Search this
Karlen, Joan  Search this
Howland, Becky  Search this
Keene, Michael  Search this
Kurtti, George  Search this
Schloss, Arlene  Search this
Smith, Kiki  Search this
Taylor, Brad  Search this
Taylor, Brian  Search this
Collaborative Projects, Inc.  Search this
ABC No Rio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development  Search this
Artist's Spaces Archives  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13659
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273737
AAA_collcode_cramer07
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273737
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Steven Englander, 2007 Sept. 7-Oct. 10

Interviewee:
Englander, Steven, 1961-  Search this
Englander, Steven, 1961-  Search this
Interviewer:
Kirwin, Liza, 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Cramer, Peter Francis  Search this
Courtney, Matthew  Search this
Castrucci, Paul  Search this
Moore, Alan  Search this
Acierno, Lou  Search this
Waters, Jack  Search this
Weber, Bruce  Search this
Kristal, Hilly  Search this
Anarchist Switchboard  Search this
Collaborative Projects, Inc.  Search this
ABC No Rio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Libertarian Book Club  Search this
New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Housing Preservation and Development  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13660
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)273738
AAA_collcode_englan07
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_273738
Online Media:

Susan C. Larsen slides of the Times Square Show, 1980 June

Creator:
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-  Search this
Larsen, Susan C., 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Collaborative Projects, Inc.  Search this
Times Square Show (1980 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Audio - Visual  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13372
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255588
AAA_collcode_larssusa2
Theme:
Audio - Visual
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_255588

Susan C. Larsen slides of the Times Square Show

Creator:
Larsen, Susan C.  Search this
Names:
Collaborative Projects, Inc.  Search this
Times Square Show (1980 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
20 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1980 June
Scope and Contents:
19 color slides of the "Times Square Show" in New York, photographed by Susan C. Larsen. Also included is a button "Times Sq. Show 7th Ave. & 41st St.".
Biographical / Historical:
Susan C. Larsen is an art historian; Tenants Harbor, Me. She attended the "Times Square Show,"organized by Collaborative Projects, Inc. also known as Colab, which had hundreds of artists and performers, many from the nascent East Village art scene, including Jenny Holzer and David Hammons.
Provenance:
Donated 2005 by Susan C. Larsen.
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.
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.larssusa2
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-larssusa2

Landslides and A. More Store : Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pa. / Colab Inc., N.Y.C

Author:
Moore College of Art  Search this
A. More Store  Search this
Collaborative Projects, Inc  Search this
Physical description:
[40] p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
1983?]
20th century
Topic:
Arts, American  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NX504 .L36 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_815983

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