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2007 Panel Archive


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Date: 2007-01-26
Title: Globalization and the Artist
Description: The panel discussion will discuss how globalization works on two levels: cultural and economic. Hypothetically, the first addresses art as a manifestation of basic human interests, while the second promotes corporate interests mixed with political allegiances. Artists tend to see the world as "large" from the inside out, whereas corporate interests see the world as "small" from the outside in. This suggests a fundamental conflict in terms of communication. Often artists are put in a position of having to conform to business interests that are outside of their intentions and threatening to their survival. The terms of art quickly become the terms of a global economic exchange, thus displacing the content of art away from addressing concerns of identity, well-being, and a restructured quality of life.
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Moderator: Robert C. Morgan, art historian, critic, artist, and curator
Panelist: Phong Bui, artist, curator and publisher of the Brooklyn Rail
Panelist: Jungwook Rim, artist
Panelist: Koan Jeff Baysa, Dir of Collections for MOCA China, Dir of Int Projects for MoCA Beijing
Panelist: Natvar Bhavsar, artist, Guggenheim Fellow, Rockefeller Grant recipient
Organizer: Flash Light, artist


Date: 2007-02-02
Title: Lebanese-American Artists: The Impact of War on Art
Description: The panel focuses on the intimate connection between art and war. Sumayyah Samaha's art work is influenced by the direct response to the destruction of war in Iraq and Palestine. Mariam Ghani investigates how history and memory are constructed and emerge as stories told in translation expressed in video, installations, photography, text and public performance. John Jurayj's work explores complex layering and dismembering of memory and place.
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Moderator: Shiva Balaghi, Associate Director of NYU Kevorkian Center
Panelist: Mariam Ghani, artist
Panelist: John Jurayj, artist
Panelist: Sumayyah Samaha, artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming
Organizer: Jee-Young Maeng, Curatorial Assistant

Date: 2007-02-09
Title: The Pursuit of Accidental Art: Jan Staller in Dialog with Doug Sheer
Description: Staller is a world renowed photographer, whose exhibitons have been shown in museums such as the International Center of Photography, The Brooklyn Museum and The High Museum of Art. He also has works in the Collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Corcoran Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.
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Moderator: Doug Sheer, founder & chairperson of ATOA
Panelist: Jan Staller, photographer
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming

Date: 2007-02-16
Title: Anthropological and Ethnographic Photography
Description: Nelson Hancock presents three extraordinary, internationally famous photographers and their work. Nelson received a PhD in 2001 from Columbia University in visual and cultural anthropology. He is also a successful fine art and commercial photographer and is on the faculty at the Pratt Institute of Design.
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Moderator: Nelson Hancock, Director Nelson Hancock Gallery
Panelist: Robert Gardner, anthropologist, filmmaker, photographer
Panelist: Rosalind Morris, professor of cultural anthropology at Columbia
Panelist: Susan Meiselas, award winning photojournalist, MacArthur Fellow
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming

Date: 2007-02-23
Title: Andy Warhol: The Legacy
Description: This week marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Andy Warhol, one of the 20th Century's most significant artists and a cultural icon. The panel considers his legacy as an artist, trend setter and benefactor of artists and arts organizations. The panel will also feature one or two of the original Factory members.
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Moderator: Doug Sheer, founder & chairman of ATOA
Panelist: Vincent Fremont, founding member of the board of the Warhol Foundation & curator of Gagosian show
Panelist: Donald Sheridan, worked for Rupert Smith, Andy's master printer
Panelist: Brian Appel, Contributing Writer for
Organizer: Doug Sheer, founder & chairperson of ATOA


Date: 2007-03-02
Title: Natvar Bhavsar in Dialog: The Language of Color
Description: Bhavsar left India in 1962 for the Univ. of Penn's Dept. of Fine Arts. In 1965, he received a Rockefeller Grant and became a member of the NY School of colorists where he painted with Adolf Gottlieb, Mark Rothko and Barnett Newman. Art critic Ivring Sandler wrote, " His paintings were not an exercise in pictoral problem solving but a vehicle of spiritual expression.
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Panelist: Sundaram Tagore, Director of Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Panelist: Natvar Bhavsar, contemporary abstract painter
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming
Organizer: Jee-Young Maeng, Curatorial Assistant

Date: 2007-03-16
Title: Let the Sound do the Talking
Description: The panel will explore practices in sound art and contemporary music in relationship to the activity of the invited panelists. The moderator will use 'Echoes from the mountains- Suoni in alta quota' a sound art project realized in the Turin winter Olympic Games, as a introduction to this fascinating, and yet to many unknown, artistic discipline.
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Moderator: Ombretta Agro, Independent curator
Panelist: Paololluca Barbieri, artist from Alterazioni Video
Panelist: Michael Schmacher, artist and director of Diapason Gallery
Panelist: Joe Diebes, artist and composer
Panelist: Charlie Morrow, artist
Panelist: Phil Kline, musician and composer/artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming

Date: 2007-03-23
Title: Anil Revri in Dialog: Universal Pathways
Description: India's contempory art scene has surged in recent years, mirroring economic and cultural development there. A noted Indian-born and Washington, D.C.-based artist, Anil Revri depicts this in his contemplative images using the tools of OP ART? and the eclectic influences of his country of birth. Revri attempts an ordering of a universal nature, neither heroic and declarative, nor merely descriptive, in his complex, dancing matrices of primordial dots.
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Panelist: Sundaram Tagore, Director of Sundaram Tagore Gallery
Panelist: Anil Revri, Mixed Media Artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming

Date: 2007-03-30
Title: Nobuhu Nagasawa Interviewed by Ann Lydecker
Description: Nobi's professional works includes site-specific projects, gallery and museum installations, and public art. They all involve relevant cultural history and memory and extensive community participation. She's a recipient of numerous international awards including a Rockefeller Grant and the California Arts Council Award among others.
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Moderator: Ann Lydecker, Programming Director of ATOA
Panelist: Nobuhu Nagasawa, artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming


Date: 2007-04-13
Title: Melissa Meyer in Dialog with Stephanie Theodore
Description: Meyer's new calligraphic style oil paintings are partially derived from a series of watercolors that she created during a recent residency in Genoa, Italy. Her work is in mayor museum and corporate collections worldwide.
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Panelist: Melissa Meyer, Abstract painter
Panelist: Stephanie Theodore, Art Consultant, Fine art print publisher
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming

Date: 2007-04-20
Title: Miltos Manetas in Dialog: New Generation of Creativity
Description: Manetas is one of the first artists to use computers, videogames and contemporary lifestyle as his model. In 2000 Manetas presented the new art movement titled, 'Neen'. Neenstars are considered an undefined generation of visual artists. They believe that Websites function not only as a new media space but can also exist as a work of art. Flash Light is a digital artist who has written reviews of digital art for since 1993. He is currently IT Director of ATOA.
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Moderator: Flash Light, digital artist
Panelist: Miltos Manetas, video artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Director of Programming

Date: 2007-04-27
Title: Cindy Nemser in Dialog with Audrey Anastasi
Description: Cindy Nemser is the author of a new memoir, "Firebrand: the Autobiography of a Feminist Art Critic," as well as, " Art Talk: Conversations with 12 Women Artists," Scribner, 1975, reprinted in 1995, and of, "The Feminist Art Journal," 1972-77. Ms. Anastasi was President of Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition from 1999 to 2004, is on the Board of Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC) since 2001 and Martha Bower's Dance Theatre Etcetera. She is a member of National Association of Women Artists.
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Panelist: Cindy Nemser, author
Panelist: Audrey Anastasi, member of Board of Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)
Organizer: Cindy Nemser, author


Date: 2007-05-04
Title: Curator's Choice Award Winners 2007
Description: ATOA's annual slide competition winners will present their work. These winning artists will be exhibited at A-forest Gallery, in Chelsea, this Summer. This year's juror is Eitoku Sugimori, the gallery's curator, who will introduce the artists, and explain why he selected their work. Learn what goes on in the mind of a contest juror. Ask the questions that will help you to win future art competitions. Everyone who entered this contest will be admitted free of charge.
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Moderator: Eitoku Sugimori, curator of A-forest Gallery
Panelist: Daniel Filippone, artist
Panelist: John Paul Gardner, artist
Panelist: Valerie Huhn, artist
Panelist: Alex Kveton, artist
Organizer: ATOA Contest Committee


No panels June - September


Date: 2007-10-05
Title: POWER OF ART CRITICISM: New York's Top Art Critics Speak
Description: Is art criticism dead? Have there been any meaningful art critics since Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg? Four well known art critics answer this question.
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Moderator: Molly Barnes, art dealer and radio personality
Panelist: Gary Shapiro, New York Sun
Panelist: Phyllis Braff, New York Times
Panelist: Gerard Haggerty, Art in America
Panelist: Robert Berlind, Art in America
Organizer: Molly Barnes

Date: 2007-10-12
Title: Conversations with Muslim Women Artists
Description: The subject of "women" and "Islam" continues to captivate the West. In light of the events of 9/11, women artists with Islamic backgrounds are becoming well recognized in the American contemporary art scene. This panel of Muslim women artists will explore the complex and diverse issues surrounding what it means to be a "Muslim," an "American," and an "artist" in the United States today.
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Moderator: Ayse Turgut, independent curator
Panelist: Asma Shikoh, artist
Organizer: Ayse Turgut, independent curator

Date: 2007-10-26
Title: Navigating Newer Art: Lessons from the Connoisseurs
Description: The contemporary art market is booming with new works, galleries, fairs and collectors everywhere. It's exciting, but it's also a market filled with greed, hype and speculation. A hedge fund mentality is driving prices into the stratosphere, creating a climate of "anything goes valuation." How do you avoid being swept up in the trend? Missy Sullivan, senior editor of Smart Money magazine, gives you an insider analysis of the market and profiles three visionary collections that have been built on a limited budget.
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Moderator: Missy Sullivan, Senior Editor of Smart Money magazine
Organizer: Ann Lydecker, ATOA Programming Director


Date: 2007-11-02
Title: A Fresh Look at Art Colonies
Description: Learn about various worldwide art colonies in Virginia, Florida, New York, Costa Rica, Ireland, and more, plus new opportunities! - and how to successfully apply for admission.
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Moderator: Donna Marxer, Painter and Activist
Panelist: Suny Monk, Executive Director VCCA
Panelist: Lynne Mayocole, ATOA President, artist
Panelist: Regin Igloria, Admissions Director, Ragdale Foundation
Panelist: Joseph Gerard Sabatino, artist
Organizer: Donna Marxer

Date: 2007-11-09
Title: Realistic Painting Now: Why and for Whom?
Description: One feature of the contemporary art scene is the growing visibility of realistic painting. But it's not all roses yet; this panel surveys the trend's opportunities and challenges through the eyes of three artists and one dealer.
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Moderator: Peter Trippi, Editor of Fine Art Connoisseur
Panelist: George Billis, art dealer
Panelist: Burton Silverman, artist
Panelist: Nicholas Evans-Cato, artist
Panelist: Patricia Watwood, artist
Organizer: Peter Trippi

Date: 2007-11-16
Title: China's Far West: Photographers Discuss Work from the Frontier
Description: This panel focuses on two photographers who have worked extensively in the Xinjiang province on China's western border. They will discuss their work and integration of contemporary art theory into "documentary" photography.
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Moderator: Nelson Handcock, Director of Nelson Handcock Gallery
Panelist: Raul Gutierrez, photographer
Panelist: Lisa Ross, photographer
Organizer: Nelson Handcock, Director of Nelson Handcock Gallery

Date: 2007-11-30
Title: Reinventing the Miniature
Description: This panel focuses on artists whose work continues a dialogue with the traditional Islamic art form of miniature painting.
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Moderator: Ayse Turgut, independent curator
Panelist: Mumtaz Hussain, artist
Organizer: Ayse Turgut, independent curator


Date: 2007-12-07
Title: East of the Bowery Trends in Art from Galleries East of the Bowery
Description: The lower east side has traditionally been considered home to new waves of new immigrants and more recently, to a diverse cross-section of galleries. Here is a sampling of some art spaces that continue to reflect the energy and vitality of this historic neighborhood.
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Moderator: Susan Fleminger, Director of Gallery Abrons Art Center, Henry Street Settlement
Panelist: Kazuko Miyamoto, Gallery 128
Panelist: Steve Cannon, Tribes Gallery
Panelist: Jane Kim, Trust Projects
Organizer: Fran Kornfeld, Artist
Organizer: Ann Lydecker

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The end of 2007.

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