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JANUARY



Date: 2010-01-28
Title: Molly Barnes
Description: Renown art dealer, west coast radio talk-show personality, and author, Molly Barnes will be interviewed by Susan Eley, director of Susan Eley Fine Art. Molly has written three books, hosts art talks at the Roger Smith Hotel, and served as ATOA's Program director for several years. She is also responsible for discovering such great art talents as John Baldessari, Robert Cottingham, and Mark Kostabi. She will discuss the many aspects of her life in the world of art.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Winter2010/January.htm#01/28
Moderator: Susan Eley, director of Susan Eley Fine Art
Panelist: Molly Barnes, art dealer, radio talk-show personality, and author
Organizer: Fran Kornfeld, artist & ATOA board member






FEBRUARY



Date: 2010-02-04
Title: Keren Cytter Videos
Description: 'Keren Cytter's videos have a distinctly literary flavour. Although her medium is tape and she makes countless references to cinematic and televised forms, her scripts often involve long soliloquies and multiple voice-overs that would seem more comfortable unravelling over the pages of a novel. The subject matter of her work is the stuff of relationships ? loss, loving, longing, friendship, betrayal ? much of it culled from her own or her friends' lives.' - frieze.com Keren Cytter has had solo exhibitions at CCA Center for Contemporary Art, Kitakyushu (2009), Witte de With, Rotterdam (2008), and MUMOK, Vienna (2007). Her work was included in the New Museum's landmark exhibition The Generational: Younger Than Jesus, and the 53rd Venice Biennale curated by Daniel Birnbaum. Conversation will ensue after artist talk with ATOA's Director of Programming, Peter Duhon, followed by questions and answer session with audience.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Winter2010/February.htm#02/04
Panelist: Keren Cytter, Video Artist
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director



Date: 2010-02-11
Title: Video Screening: Nancy Spero
Description: Vernita Nemec, AKA Vernita N'Cognita, hosts an evening honoring & remembering Nancy Spero. Highlights from Nemec's '96 ATOA interview of Spero will be shown, and special guests and audience members will be invited to share their stories & memories of Nancy. "Spero was a pioneer of feminist art. Her work since the 1960s is an unapologetic statement against the pervasive abuse of power, Western privilege, and male dominance. Executed with a raw intensity on paper and in ephemeral installations, her work often draws its imagery and subject matter from current and historical events such as the torture of women in Nicaragua, the extermination of Jews in the Holocaust, and the atrocities of the Vietnam War." Art: 21
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Winter2010/February.htm#02/11
Moderator: Vernita Nemec a.k.a. Vernita N'Cognita , artist, curator, and former Director of ATOA
Organizer: Flash Light, ATOA IT Director



Date: 2010-02-18
Title: Video Screening: The Bridesmaid, by Claude Charbrol
Description: "The deliciously twisted world of Claude Chabrol turns on a different axis from our own, though a closer look always suggests discomfiting similarities... The mystery of empathy pervades Mr. Chabrol?s work, which is full of sociopaths, some charming, others not." - NY Times
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Winter2010/February.htm#02/18
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Program Director



Date: 2010-02-25
Title: John Newsom: Valentines from a Violent World
Description: 'Valentines from a violent world, John Newsom?s paintings and works on paper, which draw on sources such as natural history displays and antique field guides, are laced with dangerous beauty. Meticulously rendered bats and insects materialize amid branches, vines and fleshy blossoms, while myriad birds of prey tear at carrion or snatch up smaller creatures.' - Frieze Born in 1970 in Kansas, Newsom earned his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA at New York University. Since his debut in the early 90s, Newsom?s work has been displayed in 15 solo exhibitions, including recent shows in New York and Milan, Italy. His work has been included in over 50 group exhibitions, including shows at the Guggenheim. - Patrick Painter Inc. Conversation will ensue after artist talk with ATOA's Director of Programming, Peter Duhon, followed by a question and answer session with audience.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Winter2010/February.htm#02/25
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Program Director






MARCH



Date: 2010-03-18
Title: Ester Parteg
Description: The body and mind of the contemporary city has incorporated buzz words, logos, marketing percentages, random data and product placement in its ever-hardening landscape of regulated experience. For me, producing work is an attempt to rescue the 'everyday' in all its versatility and conflicting meanings." Ester Parteg?s, Flash Art
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Winter2010/March.htm#03/18
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Program Director



Date: 2010-03-25
Title: Figurative Expressionism: Then and Now
Description: Jay Milder, Peter Passuntino, and Bill Barrell will engage in a discussion with art historian and curator Adam Zucker. All three painters come from the Second Generation of Abstract Expressionism in both Provincetown and New York City. However, unlike their abstract contemporaries they have been using the figure as the harbinger for spiritual and political expressionism. With no mainstream support they started to show their work at their own galleries and formed an artist?s collective called Rhino Horn, where they created monumental exhibitions and attracted the attention of their peers and critics. The discussion will emphasize each artist?s individual career and present a collective view on Figurative Expressionism as it began and where it is today.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Winter2010/March.htm#03/25
Moderator: Adam Zucker, art historian and curator
Panelist: Jay Milder, painter
Panelist: Peter Passuntino, painter
Panelist: Bill Barrell, painter
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director






APRIL



Date: 2010-04-01
Title: John Newsom: Valentines from a Violent World
Description: 'Valentines from a violent world, John Newsom?s paintings and works on paper, which draw on sources such as natural history displays and antique field guides, are laced with dangerous beauty. Meticulously rendered bats and insects materialize amid branches, vines and fleshy blossoms, while myriad birds of prey tear at carrion or snatch up smaller creatures.' - Frieze Born in 1970 in Kansas, Newsom earned his BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA at New York University. Since his debut in the early 90s, Newsom?s work has been displayed in 15 solo exhibitions, including recent shows in New York and Milan, Italy. His work has been included in over 50 group exhibitions, including shows at the Guggenheim. - Patrick Painter Inc. Conversation will ensue after artist talk with ATOA's Director of Programming, Peter Duhon, followed by a question and answer session with audience.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Spring2010/April.htm#04/01
Moderator: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director
Panelist: John Newsom, artist
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director



Date: 2010-04-08
Title: James Wines
Description: He is the founder and president of SITE, the former Chair of Environmental Design and Parsons School of Design and currently a Professor of Architecture at Penn State University. He has given lectures at more than one thousand colleges, universities and conferences in twenty-four countries. His book DE-ARCHITECTURE was published in 1987 by Rizzoli International and, in 2000, Taschen Verlag in Germany released his book GREEN ARCHITECTURE. He has designed more than one hundred and fifty architecture, landscape, interior and exhibition projects for both private and municipal clients. Winner of twenty-five art and design awards, including the 1995 Chysler award for Design Innovation, he is also the recipient of fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Kress Foundation, The American Academy in Rome, The Guggenheim Foundation, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Graham Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and the Pulitzer Prize for Graphics.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Spring2010/April.htm#04/08
Moderator: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director
Panelist: James Wines, architect
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director



Date: 2010-04-22
Title: Between the Social and the Public: Dialogic Action in Third-Space
Description: Panelists will discuss recent theoretical shifts in a collective perception of social engagement. The corporate monopoly of public space, which replaced the "middle space" of dialogue between the people and the city, produced an offspring: the concept of membership. Now, we no longer choose to participate in public space; we have been summoned to become members, to pay dues, to act the same; all in the name of entertainment, of trivial consumption, of a passive participation in culture. The panelists? intention is to highlight this "middle space," to reclaim and articulate it through a growing discursive awareness, and through artistic disturbances and interferences in space. Panel opens with short performance piece by Adina Bier.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Spring2010/April.htm#04/22
Moderator: Ginger Shulick, Dir. of Grants and Community Development, SI Council on the Arts and Humanities
Panelist: Denise Carvalho, artist, curator, writer
Panelist: Iain Kerr, Spurse
Panelist: Jill McDermid, Grace Exhibition Space / Alice Chilton Gallery
Panelist: Petia Morozov, Spurse
Panelist: Sara Reisman, Department of Cultural Affairs' Percent for Art
Panelist: Chen Tamir, Flux Factory
Panelist: Alex Villar, artist
Panelist: Adina Bier, performance artist
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director



Date: 2010-04-29
Title: Athena Tacha: Public to Private
Description: Since 1970, Tacha has done environmental sculpture and conceptual/photographic art, and has executed over 40 large commissions for public sites throughout the U.S. She is represented in many museums, and has exhibited widely (2007 last solo show in New York), with a large solo exhibition at the High Museum of Art, Atlanta in 1989, and a traveling 40-year retrospective in Greece through 2010. Most recent books on her work: Dancing in the Landscape: the Sculpture of Athena Tacha, Washington, 2000, and the bilingual catalog of her Greece show, Athena Tacha: From Public to Private.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Spring2010/April.htm#04/29
Moderator: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director
Panelist: Athena Tacha, artist
Organizer: Peter Duhon, ATOA Programming Director






MAY




SUMMER BREAK

No panels June - September





OCTOBER



Date: 2010-10-14
Title: Jay Milder: The Film
Description: The video presentation, ?Jay Milder: A Life Story,? focuses on the life of Jay Milder, one of the original 7 founders of the Rhino Horn group, along with Benny Andrews, Peter Pasantino, Bill Barrell. The video follows his passage from Omaha, Nebraska, to New York, to Paris where he met his early mentor Ed Clark; returning to the US, traveling to Chicago, Provincetown and again, to be based in New York. Along the way he finds Bob Thompson, Mimi Gross, Red Grooms, Mark DiSuvero; studies with Hans Hofmann, and creates an ongoing path through the international art world. Jay?s story gives life to the creativity needed to establish oneself, and continue one?s life as a dedicated artist. Jay?s story will educate, inspire and enlighten anyone who decides to choose this path. It will inform those whose interest is a study of the history of the American art of the 20th century. For those who are merely curious they too will be informed, inspired and entertained.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Fall2010/October.htm#10/14
Panelist: Ray Grist, filmmaker
Organizer: Ray Grist



Date: 2010-10-21
Title: Three Dimensions: Hand or Digital
Description: Sculptors consider the alternatives: Sculpting by hand vs. using digital machine technologies such as 3-D printing.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Fall2010/October.htm#10/21
Moderator: Doug Sheer, chairperson, ATOA
Panelist: Donna Dodson, wood carver
Panelist: Ayami Aoyama, stone carver
Organizer: Lynne Mayocole, ATOA President
Organizer: Doug Sheer, ATOA Chairman



Date: 2010-10-28
Title: Raising the Dead By Means of Art and Science
Description: Halloween is traditionally a time when the boundary between life and death is thinnest. It is therefore an appropriate time for Dr. Chic Schissel to announce that he has volunteered to be the first modern human cloned in an attempt to be resurrected from the dead by means of art and science. Flash Light, an artist who works at the edge of art and science, proposes to use genetic engineering to clone a new copy of Dr. Schissel?s DNA after his death, and to use psychological rehabilitation therapy to help his cloned brain recover from the total amnesia caused by death. Art can capture the spirit of a person on film, or on video, in paint, or in words. Will Dr. Schissel?s cloned body feel able to recover memories of Dr. Schissel?s spirit by means of art? This panel will explore the philosophical / metaphysical questions about art and spirit, which date back at least to the ancient Egyptians, in the context of modern genetic engineering science.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Fall2010/October.htm#10/28
Panelist: Chic Schissel, lecturer on medical systems, science, quackery and music
Panelist: Flash Light, artist
Panelist: John Rafferty, author, editor, President of the Secular Humanist Society of NY
Panelist: Barnaby Ruhe, artist, doctor of art and shamanism, NYU Gallatin faculty
Organizer: Flash Light, artist






NOVEMBER



Date: 2010-11-11
Title: Art and Wall Street - The Mei Moses Art Index
Description: This panel will explore the impact of a new financial index on valuations of art. The Mei Moses Fine Art Index is a new measure of art and money which uses proprietary financial data to prove that art is a good investment. Two economists, Jianping Mei and Michael Moses, have developed this method to analyze art prices over the past centuries; they use it to spot trends and advise collectors. What does this financial instrument mean for art galleries and artists? What future art world will this generate? Sima Familant is a curator and art collections advisor. Robert A. Schwartz is the Marvin M. Speiser Professor of Finance in the Zicklin School of Business Economics/Finance Departments of Baruch College. He has authored eight books on the operations of equity markets and microeconomic theory, most recently, "Micro Markets, a market structure presentation."
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Fall2010/November.htm#11/11
Moderator: Ron Morosan, artist
Panelist: Robert A. Schwartz, Professor of Finance in the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
Panelist: Sima Familant, Sima Familant, curator and art collections advisor
Organizer: Ron Morosan, artist



Date: 2010-11-18
Title: From Performance to Painter's Tape: Abstract Art and Materiality
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Fall2010/November.htm#11/18
Moderator: Kat Griefen, curator
Panelist: Bibi Caldero
Panelist: Creighton Michael
Panelist: Ray Oglesby
Panelist: Rebecca Smith
Organizer: Kat Griefen, curator






DECEMBER



Date: 2010-12-09
Title: Performance, Re-performance and All That
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Fall2010/December.htm#12/09
Moderator: Vernita N'Cognita, visual and performance artist
Panelist: Damali Abrams, performance artist
Panelist: Sean Carolan, performance artist
Panelist: Dikko Faust, and his artistic trombone
Panelist: Marcy B. Freedman, performance artist
Panelist: Anya Liftig, performance artist
Panelist: Connie Perry, The Economic Comic
Panelist: Ella Veres, performance artist
Panelist: Genevieve White, performance artist
Organizer: Vernita Nemec, artist, curator, director of Viridian Artists



Date: 2010-12-16
Title: Hans Hoffman in a Film by Sam Feinstein
Description: The 28 minute documentary titled "Hans Hofmann" was created by artist/director/producer Sam Feinstein in collaboration with Hofmann beginning in the summer of 1950. Together they wrote the narration while the filming, editing and final production were completed as a solo venture by Feinstein. The filming itself took place in Hofmann?s private studio in Provincetown, as well as in his summer classes, and outdoors on the cape and in New York City. ?The great film about my scholarly and artistic activity,? according to Hofmann---focuses on the philosophy and principles of art conveyed by Hofmann in his teaching and writings, and made evident in the process of his own painting. A ten-minute sequence in the film shows Hofmann painting "The Window," a work now in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/Fall2010/December.htm#12/16
Moderator: Patricia Stark Feinstein, independent curator
Panelist: Irving Sandler, art historian
Panelist: Thorpe Feidt, artist, teacher at Monserrat College of Art
Organizer: Patricia Stark Feinstein, curator



Date: 2010-12-31
Title: Happy New Year !
Description: Artists Talk on Art wishes you a happy, prosperous, and art filled new year. If you are able, please consider making a small donation to help ATOA in these difficult times. You can go to our website and click DONATE at the top of any page, or you can mail a check to ATOA, P.O. Box 1384, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113. Thanks for your support.
Archive URL: http://www.atoa.org/donate.htm
Organizer: Flash Light, webmaster





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The end of 2010.

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
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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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