Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
36 documents - page 1 of 2

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
Díaz Peláez, José 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 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
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.vater04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-vater04

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-  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.
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
See more items in:
Artists Talk on Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artitalk
Online Media:

Ana Mendieta : a book of works / [editor, Bonnie Clearwater]

Title:
Book of works
Author:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Clearwater, Bonnie 1957-  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Physical description:
71 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
Call number:
N40.1.M539 C6 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_471860

Ana Mendieta postcard to Judith Wilson, New York, New York

Creator:
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Wilson, Judith, 1952-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1980 August 30
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22437
See more items in:
Judith Wilson papers, 1966-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22437
Online Media:

Ana Mendieta postcard to Judith Wilson, New York, New York

Creator:
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Wilson, Judith, 1952-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1980
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22438
See more items in:
Judith Wilson papers, 1966-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22438
Online Media:

Microscopic view of the umbilical cord

Creator:
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Subject:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
1976
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12896
See more items in:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12896
Online Media:

Ana Mendieta postcard to Judith Wilson

Creator:
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Wilson, Judith, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana  Search this
Wilson, Judith  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1981 December 15
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18708
See more items in:
Judith Wilson papers, 1966-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18708
Online Media:

Ana Mendieta postcard to Judith Wilson

Creator:
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Wilson, Judith, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana  Search this
Wilson, Judith  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
1980 August 20
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18709
See more items in:
Judith Wilson papers, 1966-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18709
Online Media:

Interview with Ana Mendieta conducted by Judith Wilson for "Ana Mendieta Plants Her Garden," Village Voice

Creator:
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Wilson, Judith, 1952-  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1980 May 27
Topic:
Cuban American artists  Search this
Nature  Search this
Performance artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18993
See more items in:
Judith Wilson papers, 1966-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18993

Ana Mendieta : earth body : sculpture and performance, 1972-1985 / Olga M. Viso ; with essays by Guy Brett, Julia P. Herzberg, Chrissie Iles ; chronology by Laura Roulet

Author:
Viso, Olga M. 1966-  Search this
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
286 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Exhibition catalogs
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
Date:
2004
©2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_737471

Matter, presence, image : the work of ritual in contemporary feminist art / by Elizabeth Adan

Title:
Work of ritual in contemporary feminist art
Author:
Adan, Elizabeth  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Salcedo, Doris 1958- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Woodman, Francesca 1958-1981 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 274 leaves ; cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
2006
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Body art  Search this
Women in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808730

Ana Mendieta and Carl Andre : duet of leaf and stone

Author:
Roulet, Laura  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Andre, Carl 1935- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2004
Call number:
N81 .A887X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_760699

Ana Mendieta / Gloria Moure [editor] ; con textos de Donald Kuspit ... [et al.]

Author:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Moure, Gloria  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey  Search this
Museo Rufino Tamayo  Search this
Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Physical description:
274 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
Call number:
N6537.M44 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_607770

Ana Mendieta, the Iowa years : a critical study, 1969 through 1977 / by Julia A. Herzberg

Author:
Herzberg, Julia A  Search this
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
xxviii, 471 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
Iowa
Iowa City
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Call number:
N6537.M44 H47 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_616138

Ana Mendieta / curated by Petra Barreras del Rio and John Perreault

Author:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Perreault, John 1937-  Search this
Rio, Petra Barreras del  Search this
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Call number:
N6537.M44 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634922

Latin American art, a woman's view : Maria Brito-Avellana, Ana Mendieta, Elena Presser : October 5-November 13, 1981, Frances Wolfson Art Gallery, New World Center Campus, Miami-Dade Community College

Author:
Griffin, Roberta  Search this
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Presser, Elena Exhibitions  Search this
Brito, Maria 1947-  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
C1981
Topic:
Hispanic American art  Search this
Hispanic American women artists  Search this
Call number:
N6538.H58 L3 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637886

Ana Mendieta 1948-1985 / luettelon toimitus, Tuula Karjalainen, Mikko Oranen, Maija Tanninen-Mattila

Author:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Karjalainen, Tuula 1942-  Search this
Oranen, Mikko  Search this
Tanninen-Mattila, Maija  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Physical description:
72 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
1996]
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_645085

Ashé in the art of Ana Mendieta

Author:
Jacob, Mary Jane  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Cuba
Date:
1996
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Santeria in art  Search this
Call number:
N72.R4 S26 1996X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_673369

Ana Mendieta : body tracks / herausgegeben von Peter Fischer ; mit Beiträgen von Patrick Dondelinger, Laura Roulet

Title:
Body tracks
Author:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Fischer, Peter  Search this
Dondelinger, Patrick  Search this
Roulet, Laura  Search this
Kunstmuseum Luzern  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Call number:
NX512.M46 A4 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_694146

Ana Mendieta / [texts, Donald Kuspit ... et al. ; translation, Mela Dávila ... et al.]

Author:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B (Donald Burton) 1935-  Search this
Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea  Search this
Subject:
Mendieta, Ana 1948-1985  Search this
Physical description:
274 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N40.1.M539 C3 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_503043

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By