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Nina Yankowitz papers, circa 1950-2017

Creator:
Yankowitz, Nina, 1946-  Search this
Subject:
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Strider, Marjorie Virginia  Search this
Heresies Collective, inc  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17543
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)392625
AAA_collcode_yanknina
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_392625

Oral history interview with Lucy Lippard, 2011 Mar. 15

Interviewee:
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Heinemann, Sue  Search this
Subject:
Schneemann, Carolee  Search this
Miss, Mary  Search this
Judd, Donald C. (Donald Clarence)  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Sholette, Gregory  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Chicago, Judy  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Guerilla Art Action Group  Search this
Smith College  Search this
Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)  Search this
Heresies Collective, inc  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art critics  Search this
Authors  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Curators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)300230
AAA_collcode_lippar11
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_300230
Online Media:

Nina Yankowitz papers

Creator:
Yankowitz, Nina  Search this
Names:
Heresies Collective, Inc.  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Strider, Marjorie  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Linear feet
0.689 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
circa 1950-2017
Summary:
The papers of feminist and new media artist, Nina Yankowitz measure 5.6 linear feet and 0.698 GB, and date from circa 1950-2017. Included in the collection is a small amount of biographical material; letters and postcards from artist colleagues and friends; writings by Yankowitz and others; project files pertaining to artwork, proposals, and Yankowitz's involvement in the Heresies Collective; a few exhibition files; printed material including booklets, catalogs, poetry chapbooks, and announcements, generated mostly by Yankowitz and her circle of Feminist, Minimalist, and New Media artists; as well as photographs of Yankowitz and documentation of her artwork through thousands of photographs and slides. The collection also contains a small amount of born-digital material including video and sound recordings pertaining to projects, and spreadsheets relating to an exhibition. Notable correspondents include Ross Bleckner, Joyce Kozloff, Frances Lewis, Sol LeWitt, Ree Morton, Miriam Shapiro, Peter Schjeldahl, Blythe Sonfist, Marjorie Strider, Robin Tewes, and Susan Yankowitz.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of feminist and new media artist, Nina Yankowitz measure 5.6 linear feet and 0.698 GB, and date from circa 1950-2017. Included in the collection is a small amount of biographical material; letters and postcards from artist colleagues and friends; writings by Yankowitz and others; project files pertaining to artwork, proposals, and Yankowitz's involvement in the Heresies Collective; a few exhibition files; printed material including booklets, catalogs, poetry chapbooks, and announcements, generated mostly by Yankowitz and her circle of Feminist, Minimalist, and New Media artists; as well as photographs of Yankowitz and documentation of her artwork through thousands of photographs and slides. The collection also contains a small amount of born-digital material including video and sound recordings pertaining to projects, and spreadsheets relating to an exhibition. Notable correspondents include Ross Bleckner, Joyce Kozloff, Frances Lewis, Sol LeWitt, Ree Morton, Miriam Shapiro, Peter Schjeldahl, Blythe Sonfist, Marjorie Strider, Robin Tewes, and Susan Yankowitz.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as eight series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1957-2017 (Box 1; 5 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-2012 (Box 1; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1968-2012 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Reproductions of Illustrated Notebooks, circa 1967-2000 (Box 2; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Project Files, 1970-2014 (Box 2, OV 7, 0.7 linear feet; ER01-ER03, 0.688 GB)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1972-circa 2009 (Box 3, 0.2 linear feet; ER04, 0.001 GB)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1969-2016 (Boxes 3-5; 2 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographic Material, circa 1950-2010 (Boxes 5-6, OV 8; 1.3 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Nina Yankowitz (1946- ) is a feminist and new media artist in New York, New York. Born in New Jersey, Yankowitz attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1964-1967, and completed her graduate studies at the School of Visual Arts in New York City in 1969. She began exhibiting her work in galleries in New York in the late 1960s, first at Kornblee Gallery and later at Deson-Zaks Gallery, Rosa Esman Gallery, and Stefanotti Gallery. In 1972 she was a resident at the MacDowell Colony. Yankowitz has worked in a variety of media over the decades including painting, sculpture, mosaic, installation, sound, and new media. She has completed numerous public and private commissions, including a sculpture for Central Park in 1969 and a tile mosaic for New York's Arts in Transit program in 1989. Yankowitz was a member of the Heresies Collective, a group of feminist political artists founded in 1976. She has held teaching positions at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her alma mater, the School of Visual Arts. Her husband, architect Barry Holden, is a frequent collaborator, especially for public works projects.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Nina Yankowitz conducted by Christopher Lyon in 2018.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Nina Yankowitz.
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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that he or she may own.
Occupation:
Artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Citation:
Nina Yankowitz papers, circa 1950-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.yanknina
See more items in:
Nina Yankowitz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yanknina

Oral history interview with Michelle Stuart, 2015 November 3-2017 May 23

Interviewee:
Stuart, Michelle, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Leddy, Annette  Search this
Subject:
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Cook, James  Search this
Munro, Eleanor  Search this
Bartoli, Joseph  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Chouinard Art Institute (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Heresies Collective, inc  Search this
Fluxus  Search this
Alfred Schmela Galerie  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Collage  Search this
Pacific Ocean  Search this
Painters  Search this
France  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16290
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373755
AAA_collcode_stuart15
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_373755

Joan Snyder letter to Lucy R. Lippard

Creator:
Snyder, Joan, 1940-  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R., 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Snyder, Joan  Search this
Heresies Collective, inc.  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1977 October 27
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17768
See more items in:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2010, bulk 1960s-1990
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17768

Events : En Foco, Heresies Collective : [exhibition] the New Museum of Contemporary Art

Title:
En Foco, Heresies Collective
Author:
New Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
En Foco, Inc  Search this
Heresies Collective, inc  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
C1983
20th century
Topic:
Group work in art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Feminism and the arts  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Hispanic Americans in art  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .E932 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_479582

Heresies

Author:
Heresies Collective, inc  Search this
Physical description:
7 v. ill. 28 cm
Type:
Periodicals
Little magazines
Date:
1977
1993
Topic:
Women  Search this
Feminism  Search this
Feminism and literature  Search this
Feminism and the arts  Search this
Call number:
AP1.H55
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_93284

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