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1999 Panel Archive


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Date: 1999-01-15
Title: Public Art: A Continuing Discussion
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Moderator: Anne Pasternak, director of Creative Time
Panelist: Sandra Bloodworth, director of Arts for Transit
Panelist: Charlotte Cohn, director of Per Cent for Art
Panelist: Tom Eccles, director of the Public Art Fund
Organizer: i. Leon Golomb

Date: 1999-01-22
Title: Reviewers Reviewing 'Review'
Description: The art world's newest voice in criticism.
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Moderator: Bill Bace, publisher and editor of "Review"
Panelist: Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, reviewer
Panelist: Mark Cohen, reviewer
Panelist: Dominique Nahas, reviewer
Panelist: Steve Mumford, reviewer
Organizer: i. Leon Golomb


Date: 1999-02-05
Title: Vernita N'Cognita Meets Robert Rosenblum
Description: A rich dialog.
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Moderator: Vernita N'Cognita , visual and performance artist, director of Viridian Gallery, and former director of ATOA
Panelist: Robert Rosenblum, art historian, newly appointed curator at the Guggenheim Museum, and Professor in the Institute of Fine Arts at NYU

Date: 1999-02-12
Title: Uncle Barnaby's Art History Shoutout
Description: An art history insurrection with hundreds of slides cross-examined to review hidden meanings.
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Moderator: Barnaby Ruhe, artist and educator
Panelist: Elliot Barowitz, painter
Panelist: Ruth Kligman, artist and author
Panelist: Adrienne Redd, cable TV producer, Art Matters
Panelist: Frank Shrifreen, artist

Date: 1999-02-19
Title: The State of the Art of Installation
Description: Leading artists in this form discuss their work.
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Moderator: Anne Ellegood, curatorial associate, New Museum of Contemporary Art
Panelist: Liza Lou, artist
Panelist: Jane Kaufman, artist
Panelist: Katarina Wong, installation artist
Panelist: Gilda Edwards, installation artist
Organizer: Donna Marxer
Organizer: Katarina Wong

Date: 1999-02-26
Title: Through the Looking Glass
Description: "Fine" artists discover glass as glass becomes fine art at the Urban Glass Center in Brooklyn, NY..
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Moderator: John Perreault, art critic, director of Urban Glass
Panelist: The B Team
Panelist: John Drury, glass artist
Panelist: Peter Kreider, glass artist
Panelist: Beth Lipman, glass artist
Panelist: Walter Zimmerman, glass artist


Date: 1999-03-05
Title: From SOHO To Chelsea and Beyond
Description: A witty exchange between important art dealers in New York, and what location, location, location has to do with it all.
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Moderator: Corinne Robins, poet, critic, writer
Panelist: Sandra Gering, owner Sandra Gering Gallery, Soho
Panelist: Miles Manning, DCA Gallery, Chelsea
Panelist: Bernice Steinbaum, owner Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, Soho
Panelist: Richard Timperio, director of Sideshow Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Panelist: John Weber, owner of John Weber Gallery, Chelsea

Date: 1999-03-19
Title: Robert Natkin and Jason Andrew
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Panelist: Robert Natkin, abstract painter
Panelist: Jason Andrew, independent curator, painter


Date: 1999-04-23
Title: Jane Wilson and Michael Walls
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Moderator: Michael Walls, independent curator, director of Kouros Gallery
Panelist: Jane Wilson, modern master of the lyrical landscape

Date: 1999-04-30
Title: Exploring Creativity and the Artist
Description: Some experts discuss what makes artists create and cope.
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Moderator: Douglas Maxwell, psychoanalyst, critic, independent curator
Panelist: Ron Morosan, artist, independent curator
Panelist: Sue Scott, independent curator


Date: 1999-05-07
Title: Career Night
Description: A leading expert in the career counseling field leads a panel of artists who, having taken good advice to advance their careers, have learned to give it.
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Moderator: Renee Phillips, editor-in-chief of Manhattan Arts International, author of New York Contemporary Art Galleries, 1999 Edition
Panelist: Donna Cameron
Panelist: Joan Giordano
Panelist: Donna Marxer, executive director of ATOA
Panelist: Judith Uehling

Date: 1999-05-14
Title: Sherman Drexler and Molly Barnes
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Moderator: Molly Barnes, author, talk host, west coast art dealer
Panelist: Sherman Drexler, seasoned sculptor


No panels June - September


Date: 1999-10-22
Title: Ivan Karp in dialog with Muriel Castanis
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Moderator: Ivan Karp, art dealer and "The Unofficial Mayor of Soho."
Panelist: Muriel Castanis, sculptor

Date: 1999-10-29
Title: Geoffrey Holder and Molly Barnes
Description: The artist discusses art.
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Moderator: Molly Barnes, bi-coastal art dealer
Panelist: Geoffrey Holder, the redoubtable artist


Date: 1999-11-05
Title: Multi-media vs. the traditional Arts
Description: Has the "new" art trumpted painting and sculpture as we knew them?
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Moderator: Alfred Martinez, multimedia painter and professor at the University of Connecticut
Panelist: Jaroslav Andel, European photography and film historian
Panelist: Erik Landsberg, photographer
Panelist: Nancy E. Wynn, digital imaging at Hartford Art School
Panelist: Richard Pitts, professor at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Organizer: Alfredo Martinez

Date: 1999-11-12
Title: Impossible Landscapes of the Mind
Description: Surreal works by Masson, Ossorio, Seliger, Sage, to name a few, and some never seen before photographs by Nat Herz highlighted this September's exhibition at Hirschl & Adler Gallery.
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Moderator: Amy Ernst, artist and arts administrator
Panelist: Barbara Bloemink, director of the department of American and European Modern Art
Panelist: Barbara Singer, photographer
Panelist: Deborah G. Weider, associate in the department of American Art
Organizer: Amy Ernst

Date: 1999-11-19
Title: MoMA meets the Millennium
Description: How one of the museum success stories of the century plans to meet the new one - in conjunction with the MoMA exhibitions- ModernStarts: People, Places, Things
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Moderator: George A. Rada, artist, lecturer, art consultant
Panelist: John Elderfield, chief curator at large at MoMA
Panelist: Maria Fernanda Cardoso, artist commissioned by MoMA
Panelist: Maria de Carmen Gonzalez, department of education at MoMA
Panelist: Peter Reed, curator at the MoMA department of Architecture and Design
Panelist: Michael Craig-Martin, artist commissioned by MoMA


Date: 1999-12-03
Title: Calvin Tomkins and Donna Marxer
Description: ATOA's Director interviews Calvin Tomkins about his long and varied career as an observer of the American scene and its arts and life.
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Moderator: Donna Marxer, executive director of ATOA
Panelist: Calvin Tomkins, critic for the New Yorker

Date: 1999-12-10
Title: Peter Plagens and Vernita N'Cognita
Description: ATOA's former director explores Peter Plagens's career in variegated colors: artist, art critic at Newsweek and novelist - and how he manages to handle it all.
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Moderator: Vernita N'Cognita , artist and director of Viridian Gallery
Panelist: Peter Plagens, artist, art critic, novelist

Date: 1999-12-17
Title: The Artist as Activist, Part II
Description: A second look at why artists are uniquely predisposed to being activists.
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Moderator: Adrienne Redd, Philadelphia based art critic, sociologist, and lecturer
Organizer: Brian Kantorek, co-coordinator

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The end of 1999.

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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