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1993 Panel Archive


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Date: 1993-01-29
Title: Can the Art Market Survive? Ivan Karp Interviewed by Elaine Marinoff
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Date: 1993-02-05
Title: Sculpture Addressing Social Issues within a Corporate Context
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Moderator: Thelma Mathias, sculptor
Moderator: Eva Mantell, sculptor
Panelist: Sylvia Benitez, sculptor
Panelist: Tony Kosloski, sculptor

Date: 1993-02-12
Title: ATOA's 3rd Annual Portrait-thon
Description: Last year you could have been immortalized by Avital, Constantine Bokav, Rosemarie Castoro, Bill Rabinovitch, Barnaby Ruhe, Karen Whitman, Bob Zierling and others for just $2 a minute.
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Date: 1993-02-19
Title: Sculpture Parks Or Parking Lots for Sculpture?
Description: Finding a home for homeless sculpture.
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Moderator: Valerie Shakespeare, Director of Actual Art Foundation
Panelist: David Collens, Director of Storm King Art Center
Panelist: Max Hutchinson, gallery owner, sculpture field owner
Panelist: Sherry Mallin, Trustee of the Aldrich Museum
Panelist: Joel Mallin, sculpture park owner
Panelist: Dennis Oppenheim, artist
Panelist: Eve Sussman, artist

Date: 1993-02-26
Title: South African Connections
Description: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Moderator: Janet Goldner, sculptor
Panelist: Sindiwe Magona, South African writer living in the U.S.
Panelist: Sholto Ainslie, South African painter living in the U.S.


Date: 1993-03-05
Title: Building a Firm Foundation
Description: Creating and receiving foundation grants.
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Moderator: Herb Nass, lawyer
Panelist: Charles Bergman, Pollock-Krasner Foundation
Panelist: Sanford Hirsch, Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation
Panelist: Bruce Altshuler, Isamu Noguchi Garden Museum
Panelist: Emily Leland Todd, Andy Warhol Foundation

Date: 1993-03-12
Title: The Language of Color
Description: Painters talk about personal palettes.
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Moderator: Barbara Coleman, painter
Panelist: Vincent Arcilesi, painter
Panelist: Audrey Code, painter
Panelist: Diana Kurz, painter
Panelist: Bernard Maisner, painter
Panelist: Richards Ruben, painter

Date: 1993-03-19
Title: The Tradition of Landscape vs. the Transformation of Nature
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Moderator: Bernice D'Vorzon, painter
Panelist: Cassandra Langer, writer and critic
Panelist: Idelle Weber, painter
Panelist: Rick Rothrock, sculptor

Date: 1993-03-26
Title: Cross-Currents: Fine Art, Craft Art, Tribal Art
Description: Relevance, Causation and Interaction.
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Moderator: John Fischer, painter, bread sculptor
Panelist: Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, art editor and writer
Panelist: Jeffrey Hoffeld, Director of Max Protetch Gallery
Panelist: John Perrault, Senior Curator, American Craft Museum
Panelist: Robert Storr, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Panelist: Susan Vogel, Director of the Museum for African Art


Date: 1993-04-02
Title: Broad Reach International Collaborations
Description: Cultural and political concerns raised through collaborative works: Russia, Germany, Japan and Great Britain.
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Moderator: Linda Cunningham, sculptor - collaboration with Brazilian dancer and Japanese composer in Germany
Panelist: Conrad Atkinson, installation artist - Yorkshire collaboration with Indian photographer
Panelist: Jo Anna Isaak, wrter and critic - collaboration with Russian feminists
Panelist: Yong Soon Min, mixed-media collaborator focusing on social issues of cultural and social identity
Panelist: Allan de Souza, mixed-media collaborator focusing on social issues of cultural and social identity

Date: 1993-04-09
Title: Good Friday No Panel
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Date: 1993-04-16
Title: Cro-Magnon Art Then and Now
Description: Its applicability for today.
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Moderator: Barnaby Ruhe, painter / art critic
Panelist: Mollyne Karnofsky, contemporary cave artist
Panelist: Terry Kistler, poet
Panelist: Eileen Spikol, sculptor

Date: 1993-04-23
Title: No Failure / No Success
Description: What does success mean to the artist?
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Moderator: Tery Fugate-Wilcox, artist
Panelist: Will Barnet, artist
Panelist: Ashley Bickerton, artist
Panelist: Rosemarie Castoro, artist
Panelist: Russell Conner, artist
Panelist: Eric Douglas, actor, son of Kirk
Panelist: Eric O, artist
Panelist: Margaret Thatcher, Director of Stark Gallery

Date: 1993-04-30
Title: Open Screening: 5 Slides / 5 Minutes / 5 Bucks
Description: Artists are invited to bring 5 slides of their latest work and talk about it for 5 minutes.
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Date: 1993-05-07
Title: Curator's Choice: Carlos Guttierez-Solana
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Moderator: Carlos Guttierez-Solana, Director of Artist's Space

Date: 1993-05-14
Title: Fascination with Line
Description: Drawing as a major medium.
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Moderator: Susan Schwalb, artist
Panelist: Ronny Cohen, critic, independent curator
Panelist: Philip Desind, Director of Capricorn Galleries, Bethesda, MD, collector, author
Panelist: Laura Shechter, artist
Panelist: Elga Wimmer, Director of Elga Wimmer Gallery, NYC


No panels June - September


Date: 1993-10-29
Title: Future Muse
Description: Art and tech in the 21st century.
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Moderator: David Rogers, photographer
Panelist: Doug Sheer, technological researcher, Chairperson of ATOA
Panelist: Michael Mascione, interactive media expert and technological forecaster
Panelist: Cynthia Pannucci, Executive Director of Art and Sciences Collaborations, Inc. (ASCI)
Panelist: Athomas Goldberg, multi-media practitioner, NYU Media Research Lab
Panelist: John Ippolito, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum


Date: 1993-11-05
Title: Is there Art After SOHO?
Description: Strategies for survival.
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Moderator: Vernita N'Cognita, artist, activist, curator
Panelist: Robert Costa, srt writer, curator
Panelist: Arnold Wechsler, artist
Panelist: Gunther West, German curator
Panelist: Ann-Sargent Wooster, art writer and critic
Panelist: Beth Ames Swartz, artist

Date: 1993-11-12
Title: Museum Scene: Uptown and Downtown
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Panelist: Eleanor Heartney, critic
Panelist: Clare Bell, Guggenheim Museum
Panelist: Thelma Golden, Whitney Musaeum
Panelist: Valerie Mercer, Studio Museum
Panelist: Laura Trippi, New Museum

Date: 1993-11-19
Title: New York Frames of Mind
Description: New York Film artists screen and discuss new film and video shorts.
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Panelist: Leslie Thornton, Strange Space
Panelist: Ron Vawter, Strange Space
Panelist: Alan Sondheim, Fever II
Panelist: Donna Cameron, Melancholy Baby
Panelist: Therese Schwartz, Melancholy Baby
Panelist: Janie Geiser, Babel Town
Panelist: Lewis Klahr, Downs are Feminine
Panelist: Roger Acasto
Panelist: Mary Ann Toman, Female Offender


Date: 1993-12-03
Title: Visual Aids: Making Tribute
Description: An open performance night addressing the AIDS crisis. Dance, music, poetry performance art, visual art - solo or group. COURAGE, ANGER, HUMOR, SADNESS, GRIEF, REGRET, REMEMBRANCE...
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Panelist: Ellen Kornfield
Panelist: Ellen Rulsen
Panelist: Michael Bramwell
Panelist: Vernita N'Cognita
Panelist: Rich Robertson
Panelist: Robert Costa

Date: 1993-12-10
Title: The World of Artists' Books
Description: An art form blossoms.
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Moderator: Johanna Drucker, book artist, assistant professor of contemporary art, Columbia University
Panelist: Steve Clay, Director of Granary Books Gallery
Panelist: Doug Beube, artist, theorist
Panelist: Clive Philpot, Director of MoMA Library
Panelist: Max Schumann, Director of Printed Matter
Panelist: Louise Nederland, artist and publisher
Panelist: Richard Minsky, founder of the Center for Book Arts

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Copyright 1993, Artists Talk On Art, all rights reserved.

The end of 1993.

ATOA thanks our many venues over the years:
The Open Mind
Global Village
Artists' House (Ornette Coleman's studio)
Soho Center for Visual Arts
Landmark Gallery
Soho Photo Gallery
The Phoenix Gallery
The SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery
The School of Visual Arts (SVA)

ATOA thanks for their generous support over the years:
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
The Lily Auchincloss Foundation,
The Lower Manhattan Community Council,
The Bachman Foundation,
and Weinick, Sanders and Leventhal, CPAs.

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