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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
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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
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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
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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:

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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Folder 8 *Moore, Alan

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program  Search this
Container:
Box 10 of 39
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 264, Smithsonian-Peace Corps Environmental Program, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Series 1: PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEERS, 1971-1979 / Box 10
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0264-refidd1e5418

Critical situation

Author:
Moore, Alan  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American art criticism  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_674689

ABC No Rio dinero : the story of a Lower East Side art gallery / edited by Alan Moore and Marc Miller ; designed by Keith Christensen

Author:
Moore, Alan 1951-  Search this
Miller, Marc  Search this
Subject:
ABC No Rio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 195 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Arts  Search this
Call number:
NX805.N48A24 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_304602

The drawings of Henry Moore / Alan G. Wilkinson

Author:
Wilkinson, Alan G. 1941-  Search this
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Subject:
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Physical description:
iv leaves, 385 p., 295 p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
Call number:
N40.1.M82x W7
N40.1.M82xW7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_312545

Sailing ships of war, 1800-1860, including the transition to steam, by Sir Alan Moore, bt. ... with illustrations from engravings, drawings and paintings in the Macpherson Collection

Author:
Moore, Alan Hilary Sir, bart. 1882-1959  Search this
Macpherson, Arthur George Holdsworth 1875-1942  Search this
Physical description:
xiv p., 1 l., 78 p., 1 l. col. mounted front., illus., 90 pl. (1 fold., part col. mounted) 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1926
Topic:
Naval prints  Search this
Warships  Search this
Ships  Search this
Call number:
NE957 .M82
NE957.M82
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_113708

Chemistry for the life sciences [by] J. G. Dawber and A. T. Moore

Author:
Dawber, J. G  Search this
Moore, Alan Thomas 1936-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 425 p. 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
[1973]
Topic:
Chemistry  Search this
Call number:
QD31.2 .D38X
QD31.2.D38X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_36748

Manual de planificación de sistemas nacionales de areas silvestres protegidas en América Latina : metodología y recomendaciones / Alan Moore, César Ormazábal

Author:
Moore, Alan  Search this
Ormazábal, César  Search this
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  Search this
Physical description:
137 p. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Latin America
Date:
1988
Topic:
Forest reserves  Search this
Forests and forestry  Search this
Call number:
SD575 .M66 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_926332

Ecotourism development : a manual for conservation planners and managers

Author:
Drumm, Andy  Search this
Moore, Alan  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2005
C2005
Topic:
Ecotourism  Search this
Natural areas--Management  Search this
Call number:
G156.5.E26 E26 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_933366

Animal spirits / Tom Otterness ; [essay by Alan W. Moore]

Title:
Tom Otterness, animal spirits
Author:
Otterness, Tom 1952-  Search this
Moore, Alan W  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Otterness, Tom 1952-  Search this
Physical description:
[48] p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_974727

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