Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art records, 1973-1988

A Finding Aid to the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art Records, 1973-1988, in the Archives of American Art, by Michael Yates

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Historical Information

The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art was formed between 1973-1974 to provide a permanent exhibition venue for the visual contemporary arts in the Los Angeles area. The founding principle was to establish an arts organization that operated democratically and spoke with a multiplicity of voices. In order to remain flexible and minimize operating expense, LAICA did not establish a permanent collection.

Members of the Board of Directors included Peter Alexander, John Baldessari, Rosamund Felsen, Peter Plagens, Judy Spence, and other artists, gallery owners, and members of the art community. Committees that supervised exhibition programming and LAICA's published Journal were elected by members, and the duties of exhibition curator and periodical editor rotated among members, rather than being the responsibility of permanent staff. A registry of slides and biographical materials, begun in 1971, was open to submission by any Southern California artist. LAICA's first exhibitions were held in the fall of 1974, under founding director Robert Smith, a former curator at the Brand Library and Art Center in Glendale, California. The first issue of Journal was published in June of the same year.

LAICA's first exhibition space consisted of 4,200 square feet on the fifth floor of the Century City complex. During the mid-1970s, the organization hosted numerous exhibitions and events - all were were well attended, despite the lack of parking and restrooms. Exhibitions focused on a wide variety of contemporary painting, sculpture, decorative arts, fashion, performance art, video, music, architecture, social issues, and public art. Exhibitions were curated by both LAICA staff and guest curators, including Walter Hopps. Desiring to expand their space, LAICA had hopes of Frank Gehry redesigning the Century City space. The institute, however, was forced to relocate after losing their lease.

In March of 1977, LAICA reopened in an 8,000 square foot facility on 2020 South Robertson Boulevard. In addition to their public programming, the organization created an Artist-in-Residence program with funding made available by the Comprehensive Employment Training Act (CETA). By the end of the 1970s, LAICA was flourishing with increased budget and staff, and, by 1980, opened a second exhibition space at 815 Traction Avenue, referred to as the "Downtown Gallery." An additional storefront exhibition space in the Eastern Columbia building was donated by State Senator Alan Sieroty.

A decrease in public funding in the early 1980s forced LAICA to cut some of its public programs. The organization, however, still staged ambitious exhibitions, including one of contemporary Italian art that traveled to nine different venues, and a show of nine contemporary Australian artists in connection with the 1984 Olympics Art Festival.

Robert Smith resigned from his position as director in early 1985. Ben Marks, the former director of the Center of Contemporary Art in Seattle, was hired that summer. By March of 1986, however, Marks had resigned and the Board of Directors decided to sell LAICA's South Robertson location. Faced with financial burdens and the lack of a permanent exhibition space, LAICA staged exhibits at temporary spaces around Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art officially closed in 1987 after thirteen years of operation.

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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art records measure 18 linear feet, date from 1973 to 1988, and document the founding of the organization, board activities, general operations and administration, exhibitions, programs, events, and publications.

Founding documents and Board of Director's files contained in the collection include the articles of confederation, by-laws, constitution, director's reports, board meeting minutes, and scattered correspondence of Peter Plagens and Judy Spence, both of whom served as Chair of the Board. These records detail the mission, organization, objectives, and goals of LAICA.

More than half of the records are comprised of exhibition, program, and event files covering LAICA's entire history of operation. Included are exhibition announcements and catalogs; correspondence with artists, curators, and organizers; press releases and other publicity; grant applications and proposals; and photographs, contact sheets, negatives, and slides which depict the exhibition's installation and works of art.

Two series of photographs and slides provide additional visual documentation of LAICA's exhibitions and events, including the installations and work of LAICA's Artists-in-Residence program. Slides depicting LAICA's buildings, offices, and staff activities are also found.

LAICA's production of its publications, including material related to their regular periodical, Journal, is well-documented through correspondence, manuscripts, and editorial files. Also found are unedited transcripts of interviews and material that was not used for publication. Meeting minutes and correspondence represent the activities of the publication committee from the mid 1970s to 1987.

The correspondence of LAICA directors Robert Smith (18 folders) and Ben Marks (one folder) contain information on almost all of the organization's activities, including exhibitions, events, funding, staffing, and general operations. General Operations files include Administrative Files and Financial Files that document members and donors, staff, financial activities, fundraising efforts, income, expenses, and grants.

Arrangement and Series Description

The collection is arranged into 8 series.

Slides were separated from Series 1-6, and filed in Series 8 for better preservation housing.

Subjects and Names

This collection is indexed in the online catalog of the Archives of American Art under the following terms.

Subjects-Topical:

  • Art, Modern -- 20th century
  • Art centers -- California -- Los Angeles
  • Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California, Southern -- Exhibitions
  • Painters
  • Photographers
  • Sculptors

Types of Materials:

  • Sound Recordings
  • Slides (photographs)
  • Photographs

Names:

  • Smith, Robert Lewis
  • Marks, Ben
  • Plagens, Peter
  • Spence, Judy

Provenance

The bulk of the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art records were donated by Judy Spence, the former Chair of the LAICA Board of Directors, in 1986. Additional material was donated in 1997 by her husband, Stuart Spence.

Separated and Related Materials

Found in the Archives of American Art are the Peter Plagens papers, 1941-1987, which include meeting minutes and correspondence relating to LAICA.

How the Collection was Processed

This collection was processed by Kym Wheeler in 1993 and Michael Yates in 2007.


How to Use the Collection

Restrictions on Use

The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment.

Ownership & Literary Rights

The Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.

How to Cite this Collection

Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art records, 1973-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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Detailed Description and Container Inventory

Series 1: Board of Directors, 1973-1987
(Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Found here are the records of LAICA's Board of Directors, including scattered correspondence. Members of the Board included Peter Alexander, John Baldessari, Rosamund Felsen, Peter Plagens, Judy Spence, and other artists, gallery owners, and members of the art community. Arranged within this series are founding and governing documents, such as the articles of confederation, constitution, by-laws, meeting minutes and notes, lists and biographies of board members, director's reports to the board, and prospectus. Three folders of correspondence contain letters to and from board members, primarily Peter Plagens and Judy Spence, both of whom served as Chair.

Box Folder
1 1 Articles of Confederation, 1973-1974, 1985
1 2 Biographies of Board Members, early 1980s
1 3 By-laws, circa 1974-1975, 1979, 1985-1986
1 4 Constitution, circa 1974
1 5 Director's Reports, circa 1977
1 6-7 Election Materials, circa 1979
(2 folders)
1 8 List of Board Members, 1978-1986, undated
1 9-17 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1973-1974, 1977-1987
(9 folders)
1 18 Notes, late 1970s, 1980s
1 19 Proposal For Cooperation with Beyond Baroque, circa 1980s
1 20 Prospectus, circa 1977
1 21 Prospectus, Draft, circa 1977
1 22 Correspondence, 1977-1979
1 23 Correspondence, 1981-1986
1 24 Correspondence, Undated, circa late 1970s-early 1980s

Series 2: Correspondence, early 1970s-1987
(Boxes 1-2; 0.75 linear feet)

LAICA Director Robert Smith's correspondence comprises the bulk of this series. Smith was director from 1974-1985, and his correspondence dates from 1979-1985. Robert Smith was followed by Ben Marks who served from 1985-1986 when LAICA folded, and one folder of his correspondence is found here. In addition, there is one file of general staff correspondence and one file of form letters. The correspondence contains information about a wide range of operating topics including exhibitions, funding, and staffing.

The correspondence of Robert Smith has been arranged alphabetically by correspondent.

Additional correspondence relating to LAICA's exhibitions, programs, and publications is found in Series 5, Exhibitions and Programs and Series 6, Publications.

Box Folder
1 25 Robert Smith, "A," 1980-1984
1 26 Robert Smith, "B," 1981-1985
1 27 Robert Smith, "C," 1981-1985
1 28 Robert Smith, "D-E," 1981-1985
1 29 Robert Smith, "F," 1981-1985
1 30 Robert Smith, "G," 1981-1985
1 31 Robert Smith, "H-I," 1981-1984
1 32 Robert Smith, "J," 1981-1984
1 33 Robert Smith, "K," 1981-1984
1 34 Robert Smith, "L," 1981-1984
1 35 Robert Smith, "M," 1981-1985
1 36 Robert Smith, "N-O," 1981-1985
1 37 Robert Smith, "P-Q," 1982-1985
1 38 Robert Smith, "R," 1979-1985
1 39 Robert Smith, "Sa-Sn," 1981-1985
1 40 Robert Smith, "So-Sz," 1982-1985
1 41 Robert Smith, "T-V," 1982-1985
1 42 Robert Smith, "W-Z," 1981-1985
Box Folder
2 1 Ben Marks, 1985-1986
2 2 General Correspondence, 1979-1987
2 3 Form Letters, early 1970s-early 1980s

Series 3: General Operations, 1974-1988
(Boxes 2-3; 1.25 linear feet)

This series consists of records that document the the administrative, financial, and legal activities of LAICA. Administrative materials include files about LAICA's members and donors, lists of LAICA's staff, and information about LAICA's organizational structure. Financial records consist of financial reports, bank account information, and invoices. Legal materials include leases for LAICA's South Robertson and Traction Avenue properties, tax filings, and financial documents filed with the city of Los Angeles. This series also contains extensive documentation of LAICA's applications to receive funding from federal and state agencies.

Additional administrative and financial records are found in Series 5, Exhibitions and Programs and Series 6, Publications.

This series is arranged into 2 subseries:

Box Folder
2 4 Address Lists, mid 1970s-late 1980s
2 5 Advisory Council, 1982, undated
2 6 Advocates and Sponsors, circa 1985
2 7 Art Sales, 1982-1984
2 8 Floor Plans, circa 1974-1980
2 9 Forms, circa late 1970s-early 1980s
2 10 Fundraising Materials, circa early 1980s
2 11-12 Grant Applications, Institute of Museum Services, 1982-1985
(2 folders)
2 13-25 Grant Applications, National Endowment for the Arts, 1980-1988
(13 folders)
2 26 Grant Applications, National Museum Act, 1982-1985
2 27 Grant Applications, Southern California Center for the Arts, 1982
2 28 Grant Applications, Letters of Support, 1982-1983
2 29 Grant Applications, Other Materials 1982-1986
2 30 Grant Funding List, circa 1980
2 31 Job Descriptions, circa late 1970s-mid 1980s
2 32 Membership Lists, circa 1970s
2 33 Member Questionnaire, circa 1983
2 34 Museum Assessment Program, 1984-1987
2 35 Organizational Charts, late 1970s-mid 1980s
2 36 Salary Survey, circa late 1970s
2 37 Staff Lists, 1970s and circa 1985
2 38 2020 South Robertson Building, Purchase 1979-1982
2 39-40 2020 South Robertson Building, Sale 1985-1986, undated
2 41-43 811 Traction Avenue Building, 1979-1983
(3 folders)
2 44 Affirmative Action Materials, 1978-1985
2 45 Bank Account Information, circa late 1970s
2 46 Chart of Accounts, circa 1980s
2 47 Contributions, 1983-1984
Box Folder
3 1-4 Financial Reports, 1974-1987
(4 folders)
3 5 Financial Reports, undated, circa late 1970s-mid 1980s
3 6 Invoices, 1984-1985
3 7 Notes, circa 1980s
3 8 Promissory Notes and Loans, 1985-1986
3 9 Taxes, 1974-1986
3 10 Typesetting Materials, 1982-1983
3 11 Workers Compensation, 1980

3.1: Administrative Files, circa 1974-1988

Found here are records relating to the general operations and administration of LAICA. The bulk of the files relate to grant fund applications and general fundraising. Grant proposals are to the National Endowment for the Arts, Institute of Museum Services, and the Southern California Center for the Arts, and include funded projects and denied proposals. The denied grants provide information about proposed exhibits and programs that are not documented elsewhere.

Also found in this subseries are files concerning membership and donors, staff, committees and an advisory council, space and floor plans, and works of art sold by LAICA which were possibly donated by artists for fundraising purposes. The material is arranged in a rough alphabetical order according to either topic, activity, or type of material.

3.2: Legal and Financial Records, 1974-1987

Financial records found within this subseries include financial reports, lists of financial contributions, banking and tax documentation, and files concerning the purchase and sale LAICA's property at 2020 South Robertson Boulevard and 811 Traction Avenue. Legal records including leases, and government business filings. Also included are scattered records relating to a typesetting service ran by LAICA in the early 1980s.

Series 4: Publicity, 1974-1986
(Box 3; 15 folders)

This series consists of publicity materials. Found are membership brochures, announcements and clippings about LAICA and its programs, chronologies, press lists and press releases, and other miscellenous promotional documents.

Press releases, publicity, and clippings about specific exhibitions and programs are also found in Series 5, Exhibitions and Programs.

Box Folder
3 12 Chronologies, early 1970s-mid 1980s
3 13-22 Clippings, 1974-1982, 1984-1986
(10 folders)
3 23 Brochures and Announcements, late 1970s-mid 1980s
3 24 Press Lists, 1980s
3 25 Press Releases, 1985-1986
3 27 Quotations, late 1970s

Series 5: Exhibitions and Programs, 1974-1987
(Boxes 3-13; 9.5 linear feet)

Found within this series are the records documenting LAICA's exhibition and public programming. Exhibition Committee Files and Exhibition Files provide comprehensive documentation of LAICA's exhibition history, including exhibitions curated by LAICA staff and notable guest curators Walter Hopps, Llyn Foulks, and Mike Kelley. Focusing on broad and varied contemporary visual arts, the exhibitions included established and emerging artists of the Los Angeles area, the West Coast, Europe, and Asia. Contemporary Italian and Japanese artists were widely exhibited. Contemporary social and environmental issues were also covered in exhibitions, such as The James Bay Project, which documented the impact of hydroelectric stations in northwestern Quebec.

Extensive files are found for several significant LAICA exhibitions, such as Nine Senior California Painters, 1974-1975, which featured the work of Florence Arnold, Nick Brigante, Hans Burkhardt, Annita Delano, Lorser Feitelson, Peter Krasnow, Helen Lundeberg, John McLaughlin, and Emerson Woelffer, an exhibition of Leroy Neiman and Andy Warhol, 1981-1982, Cabin, Temple, Trailer curated by Charles Moore in 1983, Il Modo Italiano, 1984 that featured the work of 10 contemporary Italian artists, and Australia: Nine Contemporary Artists, 1984. The organization provided opportunities for emerging artists as well, including a "painting of the month" exhibition series.

Program Files document LAICA's public programming, including lecture series, workshops, and conferences. This series contains files for innovative fundraising events, such as fashion shows, film screenings, and "LAICA Sells Out", an innovative program that invited donors and artists to purchase portions of LAICA's exhibition space to display their artwork. Extensive documentation of LAICA's Artist Registry of Southern California artists and the CETA-funded Artist-in-Residence program is found here as well.

Also found in this series are LAICA's Artist Files, comprised of printed materials, photographs, and resumes of artists, as well as scattered correspondence.

The Exhibition and Programs series is arranged into 4 subseries:

Box Folder
3 27 Exhibition Budgets, circa 1980s
3 28 Committee Members, circa early 1980s
3 29 Correspondence, 1981-1987
3 30 Exhibition Schedules, 1977-1984
3 31 Form Letters, late 1970s-mid 1980s
3 32 Lists of Exhibitions and Events, 1977-1984
3 33 Library Contents, 1970s
3 34 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1978, 1982, 1985-1986
3 35 Notes, mid 1970s-mid 1980s
3 36 Policies and Procedures, mid 1970s-1985
3 37 Proposal Evaluations, 1983-1985
3 38 Video Library, circa 1980
3 39 Syncantics, circa 1970s
3 40 Nine Senior California Artists, November 1974-January 1975
  • Florence Arnold
  • Nick Brigante
  • Hans Burkhardt
  • Annita Delano
  • Lorser Feitelson
  • Peter Krasnow
  • Helen Lundeberg
  • John McLaughlin
  • Emerson Woelffer
3 41 Nina Sobel, November 1974
3 42 The Kipper Kids, December 1974
3 43 Current Concerns Part One, January 1975-Febuary 1975
Curated by Walter Hopps
3 44 Current Concerns Part Two, February 1975-March 1975
Curated by Walter Hopps
3 45 Relay, March 1975
Joan Jonas
3 46 Collage and Assemblage, April 1975-May 1975
Curated by Hal Glickman
3 47 John White and Guy de Cointet, May 1975
3 48 Object/Subject, May 1975
  • Michael Davis
  • Mary Fish
  • Don Graves
  • Paul Maull
  • Brian Miller
  • Greg Miller
  • Stephen Moore
  • Bradley Smith
  • Richard Turner
  • Bruce Williams
3 49 Clay Works in Progress, July 1975-August 1975
Tom Colgrove, George Geyer, Tom McMillin, Larry Shep, Roger Sweet
3 50-51 Three L.A. Sculptors, September 1975-October 1975
(2 folders)
Lloyd Hamrol, George Herms, Bruce Nauman
3 52 Collector's Choice, November 1975-December 1975
3 53 Autobiographical Fantasies, January 1976-Febuary 1976
  • Eleanor Antin
  • Carole Caroompas
  • Jennifer Griffiths
  • Barry Markowitz
  • Ilene Segalove
  • Allan Sekula
  • Alexis Smith
  • John White
3 54 3 For Icarus, December 1975
3 55 Greg Calvert, Bob Covington, John Duncan, Tom Radloff, Bart Thrall, and Jim Welling, February 1976
3 56 Exhibitions and Presentations, March 1976-April 1976
Robert Cumming, Allan Kaprow, William Leavitt, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Ruscha
3 57-58 Imagination, April 1976-May 1976
(2 folders)
Curated by Llyn Foulkes
3 59 Willoughby Sharp, April 1976
Box Folder
4 1 Eighteen Bay Area Artists, May 1976-June 1976
  • Richard Berger
  • Cheryl Olsen Bowers
  • Victor Cohen-Stuart
  • Carol Eckman
  • Kathy Goodell
  • Anya Horvath
  • David Ireland
  • Bruce Johnson
  • Vincent Lynch
  • David Maclay
  • Cherie Raciti
  • Dorothy Reid
  • Gregg Renfrow
  • Jock Reynolds
  • Mary Anne Rose
  • Rudy Serra
  • William Wareham
  • John Woodall
4 2 Reflections on the Birth of Venus, Mar. 1976-Apr. 1976
Ulrike Rosenbach
4 3 Tops, May 1976
Tom Jenkins
4 4 Lou Nova, June 1976
4 5 Two Exhibitions- Barbara Munger and Guy Williams, July 1976
4 6 Jerry Anderson and Margaret Nielsen, August 1976-September 1976
4 7 Joan Snyder, August 1976-September 1976
Ulrike Rosenbach
4 8 Fred Eversley, September 1976-December 1976
4 9 Five Artists and Their Fashions, September 1976
Chance and Loretta, Dabi, *LA*, Paula Sweet, Susan Sandhaus for B. Noel
4 10 Four Solo Exhibitions, September 1976-October 1976
Nancy Genn, John Okulick, Jack Scott, Leo Valledor
4 11 Exposing: Photographic Definitions, October 1976-December 1976
  • Michael Andrews
  • Lewis Baltz
  • Gary Burns
  • Jo Ann Callis
  • Darryl Curran
  • Lou Brown Di Giulio
  • John Divola
  • Ronald Dunlap
  • Judy Fiskin
  • Robert Flick
  • Vida Freeman
  • Jennifer Griffiths
  • Susan Haller
  • Robert Heinecken
  • Suda House
  • Phil Jones
  • Steve Kahn
  • Waldemar Kalinowski
  • Ben Lifson
  • Jerry McMillan
  • Marion Palfi
  • Leland Rice
  • Kay Shuper
  • Edwin Sievers
  • H. Arthur Taussig
  • Robert Von Sternberg
  • Edmund Teske
  • Max Yavno
4 12 In Transit, October 1976
Vito Acconci, Kevin Boyle, Roger Webster, Martha Wilson
4 13 Cease to Exist, November 1976
COUM
4 14 Contempo Art Lecture, December 1976
Jimmie West
4 15 L.A. Tune-Up: Three Solo Dances, December 1976
Cathy Kerr
4 16 LAICA '76: a Retrospective, December 1976
4 17 Stephen Seemayer, December 1976
4 18 Michael Asher, David Askevold, and Richard Long, January 1977-February 1977
4 19 100+, March 1977-April 1977
4 20 Barry Markowitz, April 1977
4 21 John White, April 1977
4 22 Foundations in Clay, May 1977-June 1977
  • Michael Frimkess
  • John Mason
  • Jim Melchert
  • Ron Nagle
  • Kenneth Price
  • Paul Soldner
  • Peter Voulkos
4 23 Southland Video Project Part II, May 1977-June 1977
4 24 Southland Video Project Part IV, May 1977-June 1977
4 25 Scott Grieger, May 1977-June 1977
4 26 Stay Hungry, May 1977
Klaus Mettig, Katharina Sieverding
4 27 A Byte at the Opera, June 1977
Jim Pomeroy, Paul De Marinis
4 28 Evidence, June 1977-July 1977
Mike Mandel, Larry Sultan
4 29 Sightseeing, June 1977
Stephen Laub
4 30 Beeldend Theatre Amsterdam, July 1977
4 31 Ed Newell and Lewis Palmer, July 1977-September 1977
Mike Mandel, Larry Sultan
4 32 The Fab Two, July 1977
Bob and Bob
4 33 A Point of View, Jul 1977-September 1977
Karen Carson, Barbara Kasten, Astrid Preston, Karen Wolff
4 34 Subtle Pleasures Pass Between Us, July 1977
Michelle Miller
4 35 They Turned and Swooped and Fell Into the grace and Force of Gravity Itself, July 1977
Shirley Henderson
4 36 Mark Keiserman, August 1977
4 37 Narrative Themes/Audio Works, August 1977-October 1977
  • Laurie Anderson
  • John Baldessari
  • Nancy Blanchard
  • Guy De Cointet
  • Fern Friedman
  • Terri Hanlon
  • Barbara Kruger
  • Alexis Smith
  • Bob Wilhite
4 38 Live From L.A., September 1977-October 1977
Richard Newton, Bradley Smith, Bob Wilhite
4 39 Meager Expectations, September 1977
Nancy Buchanan
4 40 Silver See, September 1977
4 41 Vice, September 1977
Brian Dailey
4 42 LAICA: Room For Rant, October 1977
William Alan Morrison
4 43 Travel Log, October 1977
Norma Jean Deak
4 44 Southland Video Anthology Part V, November 1977-January 1978
4 45 Unstretched Surfaces, November 1977-December 1977
  • Bernadette Bour
  • Jerrold Burchman
  • Thierry Delaroyere
  • Daniel Dezeuze
  • Charles Christopher Hill
  • Christian Jaccard
  • Allan McCollum
  • Jean-Michel Meurice
  • Jean-Pierre Pincemin
  • Peter Plagens
  • Tom Wudl
  • Richard Yokomi
4 46 Andrew Wilf, November 1977
4 47 Flesh and Form, December 1977
Jerry Burchard, Arne Lewis, Craig Morey, Arthur Ollman, Abigail Perlmutter
4 48 Interactive Video, December 1977-January 1978
Wendy Clarke
4 49 Architectural Views, Physical Facts, Psychic Effects, January 1978-February 1978
Richard Aldreidge, Fred Fisher, Craig Hodgetts, Coy Howard, Eugene Kupper, Robert Mangurian
4 50 Hazel Slawson and Bruce Wallin, January 1978
4 51 Artwords and Bookworks, February 1978-March 1978
4 52 Out of Necessity, February 1978
Elaine Hartnett
4 53 Jean-Marie Straub, February 1978
4 54 Zeu, February 1978
Gloria Kisch
4 55 Peter Barton, March 1978
4 56 Joe Deal, March 1978
4 57 Public Domain/Private Shadows, March 1978-May 1978
  • Susan Amon
  • Nancy Angelo
  • Nancy Buchanan
  • Candace Compton
  • Los Angeles Women's Communications Collective
  • Gail Lorien
  • Jean Mansour
  • Susan Mogul
  • Rosa Morales
  • Martha Rosler
  • Sally Shapiro
  • Suzanne Shelton
  • Vampire Video
  • Visual Communications
4 58 Pat Hogan, April 1978-May 1978
4 59 Kim Jones, Paul McCarthy, Linda Motano, and Martha Rosler, December 1977-January 1978
4 60 Suzanne Lacy, April 1978
4 61 Orgies Mysteries Theatre, April 1978
Hermann Nitsch
4 62 Pictures, April 1978- May 1978
Troy Brauntuch, Jack Goldstein, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, Philip Smith; curated by Douglas Crimp
4 63 Statements and Drawings, April 1978-May 1978
Jeffrey Vallance
4 64 A Museum of Drawers, May 1978-June 1978
4 65 Susan Kaiser Vogel, May 1978
4 66 Made in L.A., June 1978
Joyce Neimans
4 67 Short Plays For a Man on the Moon and the Teachings of John Brown in Florida, June 1978
Michael Myers
4 68 Simone Porti and Peter Van Riper, June 1978
4 69 Fifteen Artists, July 1978-August 1978
  • Bob Ackerman
  • Roy Bravo
  • John Caldwell
  • Dorit Cypis
  • C. Joe Fay
  • Gines Guillen
  • Kelly Hames
  • Kathy Kauffman
  • Mike Kelley
  • Barbara Marfori
  • Sandra Mendelsohn-Rubin
  • Tony Oursler
  • Cathe Ruane
  • Paul Tzanetepoulos
4 70 William T. Anderson and Ralph Conners, July 1978
4 71 Before the Cock Crows You Will Deny Me Thrice, August 1978
Eiko and Koma
4 72 Robert Mapplethorpe, August 1978
Box Folder
5 1 John Divola, September 1978
5 2-3 Three Europeans: Polar Crossings, September 1978-October 1978
(2 folders)
Richard Kriesche, Gina Pane, Petr Stembera
5 4 William Brice, October 1978-November 1978
5 5 Charles Kessler, October 1978-November 1978
5 6 Magnetism, October 1978
  • Don Button
  • Lize Cain
  • Verni Greenfield
  • Cathy Karen
  • Nancy Mock
  • John McBurney
  • Su McLane
  • William Ranson
5 7 Stephen Seemayer, October 1978
5 8 Video Plus, October 1978-January 1979
Eleanor Antin, John Sturgeon, Allan Kaprow, John Baldessari
5 9 Women Artists in Support of Women Candidates, October 1978
  • Lita Albuquerque
  • Nancy Buchanan
  • Carole Caroompas
  • Diane Destiny
  • Channa Horowitz
  • Nancy Kent
  • Margaret Nielson
  • Shirley Pettibone
  • Daniela Quinn
  • Ilene Segalove
  • Marion Siciliano
  • Paula Sweet
5 10 Joseph Cornell, December 1978
5 11 Installations, December 1978-January 1979
Ellen Brooks, Cherie Raciti, Dorothy Reid, Ursula Schneider
5 12 Jimmie West, Bruce Fier, Kelsey Walker, December 1978
5 13 Memorial Exhibition in Honor of Marion Palfi, December 1978-January 1979
5 14 The Arousing, January 1979
Rachel Rosenthal
5 15 Unveiling a Web, January 1979
Donna Henes
5 16 Richard Alpert, February 1979-March 1979
5 17 Cancellation Proofs, February 1979-March 1979
Jasper Johns and Ed Ruscha
5 18 Real Angelinos, February 1979-March 1979
Hildegarde Duane and Ilene Segalove
5 19 Robert Therrien, February 1979-March 1979
5 20 Woods Davy, March 1979
5 21 Down in the Rec Room, March 1979
Michael Smith
5 22 Reading, March 1979
Barbara Jo Revelle
5 23 Ron Linden and Gwinn Murrill, March 1979-April 1979
5 24 Alan Sondheim, March 1979-April 1979
5 25 Homage to Odilon Redon, April 1979
Sandra Binion
5 26 James Hayward, Peter Lodato, John McLaughlin, April 1979-May 1979
5 27 Don Johnson, April 1979
5 28 Paul McCarthy, May 1979
5 29 Paul McCarthy, May 1979-June 1979
5 30-31 Clothing Constructions, June 1979
(2 folders)
  • Karen Carson
  • Shirley Karki
  • Robert Kushner
  • Kim MacConnel
  • Pat Oleszko
  • Jody Pinto
  • Gregory Poe
  • Judith Shea
  • Victoria Star
  • Paula Sweet
  • Richard Tuttle
  • Bob Watts
  • Jeff Way
5 32 Peter De Lory, June 1979
5 33 Sentimental Fables, June 1979
Robert Kushner
5 34 Sex is Stupid, June 1979
Bob and Bob
5 35 John Sturgeon, June 1979
5 36 10 Artists, June 1979-July 1979
  • Geralyn Donohue
  • Ulrike Hainle
  • Laura Hayes
  • Ulysses Jenkins
  • John Miller
  • Tony Oursler
  • Don West
  • Robert Williamson
  • Bruce Winn
  • Bruce Yonemoto
5 37 David Seidner, July 1979
5 38-39 Sound, July 1979-August 1979
(2 folders)
5 40 CETA Arts Program at LAICA, August 1979
5 41 Los Angeles/Toronto Exchange Show, August 1979-September 1979
5 42 A Tribute to Dolores Hart, September 1979
Simone Gad
5 43 L.A. Issue, September 1979
5 44-45 Social Works, September 1979-October 1979
(2 folders)
  • Judy Baca
  • Newton and Helen Harrison
  • Leslie Labowitz
  • Suzanne Lacy
  • Fred Lonidier
  • Martha Rosler
  • Allan Sekula
  • Bonnie Sherk
  • Visual Communications
  • Jim Woods
5 46 Timothy App, October 1979
5 47 Four Canadians, October 1979-December 1979
Susan Britton, Colin Campbell, Lisa Steele, Clive Robertson
5 48 One of a Kind, October 1979-December 1979
5 49 Autumn Sonata, November 1979-December 1979
Alexis Smith
5 50 Canadian Creative Music Collective, November 1979
Peter Anson, Nobuo Kubota, Allan Mattes, Michael Snow, Casey Sokol
5 51 Robert Overby, November 1979
5 52 Forget Everything You Know, December 1979
Bob and Bob
5 53 Infinite Gold Void, December 1979-January 1980
Eric Orr
5 54 Chuck Lowry, December 1979
5 55-56 Michelangelo Pistoletto, December 1979-January 1980
(2 folders)
5 57 Survey Australia, December 1979-January 1980
5 58 Jay Phillips, circa 1980s
5 59 Al Payne, January 1980
5 60 Carl Toth, January 1980
5 61 David Douke, February 1980
5 62 A Song She Sang to Herself, February 1980-March 1980
Carole Caroompas
5 63 Tableau, February 1980-March 1980
  • Julie Ann Bozzi
  • Chris Burden
  • Carl Cheng
  • Ros Cross
  • Phil Garner
  • Bruce Houston
  • The Kipper Kids
  • Mark Lere
  • Bill Leavitt
  • Chip Lord
  • Mickey McGowan
  • Michael McMillan
  • Nancy Reese
  • David Sanderson
  • Alexis Smith
Box Folder
6 1 Cho Kawai, Richard Yokomi, Joan Watanabe, March 1980-April 1980
6 2 Albano Guatti, March 1980
6 3 John Dorrs, Rita Myers, and Amy Taubin, March 1980
6 4 Carol Kaufman, March 1980
6 5 David Lamelas, March 1980-May 1980
6 6 Barry Le Va, March 1980-April 1980
6 7 Loose Shorts, March 1980-May 1980
Coleen Sterritt
6 8 Peter Van Riper, March 1980
6 9 Joan Watanabe, March 1980-April 1980
6 10 Peter Alexander, April 1980-June 1980
6 11 William Larson, April 1980
6 12 Pat Patterson, April 1980-June 1980
6 13 Jill Giegrich, May 1980
6 14 Jennifer Griffiths, May 1980
6 15 Joan Jonas, May 1980
6 16 No Holds Barred, May 1980-June 1980
L.A. Dada
6 17 Carl Stone, May 1980
6 18 Francesc Torres, May 1980-June 1980
6 19 Abstract Paintings 1980, June 1980
Edith Bauman-Hidson, Scott Heywood, Penny Krebs, Alan Wayne, Stephan Westfall
6 20 Tony Conrad, June 1980
6 21 Eight Seattle Artists, June 1980-July 1980
  • Jeffrey Bishop
  • Keith Beckley
  • Dennis Evans
  • Carolyn Law
  • Charles Luce
  • Nancy Mee
  • Mary Ann Peters
  • Norie Sato
6 22 Kenneth McGowan, June 1980
6 23 Plant War, June 1980-August 1980
Kim Jones
6 24 Gail Skoff, June 1980
6 25 Buddy Collette, July 1980
6 26 Shiro Ikegawa, July 1980-August 1980
6 27 Nan Hoover and Raul Marroquin, July 1980-September 1980
6 28 Bart Thrall, July 1980
6 29 Bird's Eye Bedroom, August 1980-September 1980
Al Aguilar
6 30 Tim Galfas, August 1980
6 31 Painting Sculpture, August 1980
Vivian Kerstein, William Mahan, George Page, Jay Phillips
6 32-33 Architectural Sculpture, September 1980-November 1980
(2 folders)
  • Alice Adams
  • Marisa Alexander
  • Pat Acona
  • Siah Armajani
  • Alice Aycock
  • Peter Berg
  • Tony Berlant
  • Melvin Charney
  • Michael Davis
  • Donna Dennis
  • Rayomn Elozua
  • Harriet Feigenbaum
  • Jackie Ferrara
  • Richard Fleischner
  • Akiko Fujita
  • Cristos Gianakos
  • George Grant
  • Lloyd Hamrol
  • Suzanne Harris
  • Audrey Hemenway
  • Nancy Holt
  • Michael Hurson
  • Will Insley
  • Cletus Johnson
  • Don Johnson
6 34 Artists Working at LAICA, September 1980
6 35 De Ann Jennings, September 1980
6 36 Rudy Perez, September 1980
6 37 Portraits of Artists, September 1980
6 38 Stuart Rapeport, September 1980
6 39 Reesy Shaw, September 1980-October 1980
6 40 Diane Blell, October 1980-November 1980
6 41 Aloha A.M., November 1980
Kevin Boyle
6 42 Laurence Dreiband, November 1980-December 1980
6 43 Brian Forrest, November 1980-December 1980
6 44 Ron George, November 1980
6 45 Earl Howard, November 1980
6 46 John Mandel, November 1980
6 47 Luis Benedit, December 1980-January 1981
6 48 Peter D'Agostino, December 1980-February 1981
6 49 Constance De Jong, December 1980
6 50 Susan Rawcliffe, December 1980
6 51 Trungpa Rinpoche, December 1980
6 52-54 Wolf Vostell, December 1980-January 1981
(3 folders)
6 55 Jerry Anderson, January 1981-February 1981
6 56 Michael Levine, January 1981-February 1981
6 57 Southern California Artists, January 1981-February 1981
  • Kim Abeles
  • Robert Ackerman
  • Richard Baker
  • Joe Fay
  • Jill Giegerich
  • Kathryn Halbower
  • Diana Hobson
  • James Isermann
  • Carol Kaufman
  • Mark Lere
  • Stephen Nowlin
  • Coleen Sterritt
6 58 Women's Performance Month, January 1981
6 59 Eiko and Koma, February 1981
6 60 Llyn Foulkes, March 1981-April 1981
6 61 Sandro Martini, March 1981-April 1981
6 62 Mary Jones, April 1981
6 63 Tomoharu Murakami and Satoru Shoji, April 1981-May 1981
6 64 Eleanor Antin, May 1981-June 1981
6 65 Barbara Mensch, May 1981
6 66 Mobile Image, May 1981-July 1981
Kit Galloway, Sherrie Rabinowitz
6 67 John Wager-Schneider, May 1981
6 68 Humor in Art, June 1981-August 1981
  • Terry Allen
  • Robert Arneson
  • Walter Askin
  • Clayton Bailey
  • Bob and Bob
  • Karen Breschi
  • Robert Colescott
  • William Crutchfield
  • Roy De Forest
  • Irene Dogmatic
  • Tom Foolery
  • Simone Gad
  • Scott Grieger
  • George Herms
  • Bruce Houston
  • Robert Hudson
  • Harry Lynn Krizan
  • Madam X
  • Michael Maglich
  • Gary Martin
  • Michael McMillen
  • Gifford Meyers
  • David Middlebrook
  • Margaret Nielsen
  • Irving Norman
  • Gary Panter
  • Pierre Picot
  • Mel Ramos
  • Roland Reiss
  • Tom Rippon
  • Ed Ruscha
  • Ben Sakoguchi
  • Terry Schoonhoven
  • Alexis Smith
  • Louise Stanley
  • Michael Stevens
  • Masami Teraoka
  • Jeffrey Vallance
  • William T. Wiley
  • Robert Yarber
6 69 Milano Kazanjian, June 1981
6 70 Stephen Pearson, June 1981
6 71 Nancy Reese, June 1981
6 72 The Great Confrontation, August 1980
Douglas Hall
6 73 Gilbert Johnquest, July 1981
6 74 Laura Lansworth, August 1981
6 75 Paul Tzanetopoulos, August 1981
6 76 Judy Fiskin, September 1981
6 77 Vice, September 1981
Brian Dailey
6 78 Wallpaper/Roompaper, September 1981-October 1981
  • Zigi Ben-Haim
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Wayne Hazen
  • Neda Al-Hilali
  • Charles Hilger
  • Charles Christopher Hill
  • Steve Jennis
  • Patty Sue Jones
  • Diane Katsiaficas
  • Anne Flaten Pixley
  • Elizabeth Shipley
  • Angelica Sotiriou
  • Steve Wood
6 79 Carole Caroompas, October 1981
6 80-83 Leroy Neiman and Andy Warhol, November 1981-January 1982
(4 folders)
6 84 Al Ruppersberg, Patricia Ferris, Ronald In T'Hout, January 1982-February 1982
6 85 Roy Dowell, January 1982-February 1982
6 86 Ilona Granet, February 1982
6 87 Three Rooms, Three Views, March 1982-April 1982
Lois Colette, Marc Pally, Astrid Preston
Box Folder
7 1 Steve Galloway, May 1982-June 1982
7 2-3 James Bay Project, May 1982-June 1982
Claus Biegert, Rainer Wittenborn
7 4 David Lawson, June 1982-July 1982
7 5 Canvassing L.A., July 1982-August 1982
7 6 Patti Oleon, July 1982-August 1982
7 7 Clytie Alexander, August 1982-September 1982
7 8 Kady Hoffman, September 1982-October 1982
7 9 Jeffrey Vallance and Stephen Seemayer, September 1982-October 1982
7 10 Tom Wolf, September 1982-October 1982
7 11 Kevin Boyle, October 1982-November 1982
7 12 Laddie John Dill and James Kenney, October 1982-November 1982
7 13 J. Scott Riker, October 1982-November 1982
7 14 Yura Adams, November 1982
7 15 Bruce Everett, November 1982-December 1982
7 16 Raul Guererro, November 1982-December 1982
7 17 Manipulative Photography, November 1982-December 1982
7 18 Richard Sigmund, November 1982-December 1982
7 19-20 Alfredo Nunez, December 1982
(2 folders)
7 21 Changing Trends: Content and Style, January 1983-February 1983
  • Bob Ackerman
  • Caron Colvin
  • Scott Grieger
  • Marvin Harden
  • James Hayward
  • Ron Linden
  • John Miller
  • Pierre Picot
  • George Rodart
  • Don Suggs
  • David Trowbridge
  • Tom Wudl
7 22 Allen Harrison, January 1983-February 1983
7 23 Dennis Parkhurst, January 1983-February 1983
7 24 War Games, January 1983-February 1983
7 25 Jeff Gambill, March 1983-April 1983
7 26 Steve Galloway and Jim Ganzer, March 1983-April 1983
7 27 Laura Lasworth, March 1983-April 1983
7 28 Amanda Jaffe, April 1983-May 1983
7 29 Kharlene Boxenbaum, Scott Grieger, Megan Williams, Jeffrey Vallance, April 1983-May 1983
7 30 Performances For the Blind, April 1983
Carole Caroompas, John White
7 31 Matt Roberts, April 1983-May 1983
7 32 Jack Balas, June 1983-July 1983
7 33 Tad Savinar, June 1983-July 1983
7 34-35 10-10-10, June 1983-July 1983
(2 folders)
  • Ali Acerol
  • Clytie Alexander
  • David Amico
  • Charles Arnoldi
  • Kyoko Asano
  • Wallace Berman
  • Diane Buckler
  • Linda Burnham
  • Lois Colette
  • Katy Crowe
  • Lavi Daniel
  • Ronald Dunlap
  • Miriam Feldman
  • Edward Gilliam
  • Allen Harrison
  • Roger Herman
  • Michael Hogarth
  • Karla Klarin
  • Tom Knechtel
  • Masayuki Oda
  • Craig O'Rourke
  • Renee Petropoulos
  • Matthew Roberts
  • Steve Rogers
  • Monique Safford
  • Stephen Sotnick
  • Russel Tamblyn
  • Janet Tholen
  • Tim Valdez
  • Norton Wisdom
7 36-38 Garrison Roots, Richard Roehl, and Vignir Johnannson, August 1983
(3 folders)
7 39 John Maggiotto, August 1983
7 40-41 Art and Language, September 1983-October 1983
(2 folders)
Michael Baldwin, Mel Ramsden
7 42 Philip Hefferton, September 1983-October 1983
7 43 LAICA After Hours Video Night, September 1983
7 44 Sabina Ott, September 1983-October 1983
7 45 Luis E. Serrano, September 1983-October 1983
7 46-47 Cabin, Temple, Trailer, November 1983-December 1983
(2 folders)
Curated by Charles Moore
Box Folder
8 1-6 Cabin, Temple, Trailer, November 1983-December 1983
(6 folders)
Curated by Charles Moore
8 7 Steve Heino, November 1983-December 1983
8 8 Mako Idemitsu, November 1983-December 1983
8 9 Julius, November 1983-December 1983
8 10 Lavi Daniel, January 1984-March 1984
8 11 Charles Gaines, January 1984-February 1984
8 12-13 Les Levine, January 1984-February 1984
(2 folders)
8 14-37 Il Modo Italiano, January 1984-April 1984
(24 folders)
  • Alighiero Boetti
  • Alik Cavaliere
  • Luciano Fabro
  • Jannis Kounellis
  • Mario Merz
  • Marisa Merz
  • Luigi Otani
  • Mimmo Paladino
  • Giulio Paolini
  • Antonio Paradiso
  • Guiseppe Penone
  • Co-organized by Germano Celant
Box Folder
9 1-5 Il Modo Italiano, January 1984-April 1984
(5 folders)
  • Alighiero Boetti
  • Alik Cavaliere
  • Luciano Fabro
  • Jannis Kounellis
  • Mario Merz
  • Marisa Merz
  • Luigi Otani
  • Mimmo Paladino
  • Giulio Paolini
  • Antonio Paradiso
  • Guiseppe Penone
  • Co-organized by Germano Celant
9 6 Michael Scroggins, February 1984
9 7-8 The Big Candy, March 1984-April 1984
(2 folders)
Franco Assetto
9 9 Laura Josephson, March 1984-April 1984
9 10 Julia Kidd, March 1984-April 1984
9 11 Tony Oursler, March 1984
9 12 John Rodgers, March 1984-April 1984
9 13 Tony Labat, April 1984
9 14 Mari Border, May 1984-June 1984
9 15 John Frame, May 1984-June 1984
9 16 Llyn Foulkes and Martin Mull, May 1984-June 1984
9 17-37 Australia: Nine Contemporary Artists, July 1984-August 1984
(21 folders)
  • Michael Callaghan (Redback Graphix)
  • Greg Collins (Redback Graphix)
  • John Davis
  • John Dunkley-Smith
  • Marr Grounds
  • Lyndal Jones
  • John Nixon
  • Mike Parr
  • Stelarc
9 38 Music Video/Video Music, July 1984
Box Folder
10 1 When the Conversation Turns to Art, September 1984
John Knight
10 2-3 Four Installations, October 1984-November 1984
(2 folders)
Richard Baker, Charles Ray, Laurie Sing, Fred Tomaselli
10 4 Divisions: Seven Los Angeles Painters, December 1984-January 1985
  • Edith Baumann-Hudson
  • Jerry Brainin
  • Jeff Falsgraf
  • Scot Heywood
  • Penny Krebs
  • Rick La Fleur
  • Alan Wayne
10 5 Richard Joseph, December 1984-January 1985
10 6 Cathy Lightfoot, December 1984
10 7 Video 74/84: the Event of a Decade, December 1984
10 8 Art and Sex, January 1985
Robert Jaye, Lynn Leatart
10 9 Karen Atkinson, February 1985-March 1985
10 10 Antonio Mutadas, February 1985-March 1985
10 11-15 Secular Attitudes, February 1985-March 1985
(5 folders)
Jenny Holzer, Fred Lonidier, The Sisters of Survival
10 16-17 L.A.: Recent Designs in Fashion and Furniture, April 1985-May 1985
(2 folders)
10 18 Eve Laramee, December 1984-January 1985
10 19-20 B and W, June 1985-July 1985
(2 folders)
  • Auste
  • Ericka Beckman
  • Dana Duff
  • Nancy Dwyer
  • Jill Giegerich
  • Mike Glier
  • Mike Kelley
  • Bill Komoski
  • John Mandel
  • Paul McCarthy
  • John Miller
  • Matt Mullican
  • Tony Oursler
  • Raymond Pettibon
  • Jim Shaw
  • Jeffrey Vallance
10 21 Alyse Green Edwards, June 1985-July 1985
10 22 Michael Gonzales, June 1985-July 1985
10 23 Tim Ebner, Ned Evans, and Renee Petropoulos, December 1984-January 1985
10 24 Proof and Perjury, August 1985-October 1985
  • Dennis Balk
  • Uta Barth
  • David Cunningham
  • Larry Johnson
  • Luciano Perna
  • Claudia Walther
10 25 Nancy Evans, September 1985-October 1985
10 26 Microgallery, September 1985-October 1985
10 27 The Residents and Harold Budd, October 1985-November 1985
10 28-29 Pacific Connections, November 1985-December 1985
(2 folders)
  • Takako Araki
  • Luis Bermudez
  • Ron Cooper
  • Philip Cornelius
  • Susan Curry
  • Roseline Delisle
  • Hideyuki Hayashi
  • Satoru Hoshino
  • Keiji Ito
  • John Mason
  • Rikichi Miyanaga
  • Hiroaki Morino
  • Gifford Myers
  • Ron Nagle
  • Kimpei Nakamura
  • Elsa Rady
  • Tadayasu Sasayama
  • Adrian Saxe
  • Osamu Suzuki
  • Masamichi Yoshikawa
10 30 Sculpture (Part One and Two), January 1986-April 1986
10 31 House Monument, April 1986-May 1986
Kate Ericson, Mel Ziegler
10 32 Lectio Divina, October 1986-November 1986
Jeff Matsuno
10 33 5th and Fig., January 1987
Krzystof Wodiczko
10 34 Projections in Public, February 1987
  • Eleanor Antin
  • Janet Delaney
  • Tom Ferentz
  • Jeanne Finley
  • Nancy Floyd
  • Linda Tadic
  • Kevin White
10 35 Unknown Exhibits, mid 1970s-mid 1980s
10 Proposed Exhibits
10 36 Vito Acconci, 1981
10 37 Ida Applebroog, 1982
10 38 Art in Public Places, 1982
10 39 Art Materialized, 1981
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Charles Fahlen
  • Sam Gilliam
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Roy Maconnel
  • Phillip Mayberry
  • Miriam Shapiro
  • Judith Shea
  • Ned Smyth
10 40 Daniel Aulagnier, 1981-1982
10 41 Paul Beattie, 1981
10 42 Joyce Baronio, 1981
10 43 Sandra Binion, 1983
10 44 Jonathan Borofsky, 1984
10 45 Anne Bray, 1984-1985
10 46 John Blake, circa 1981
10 47 Chris Burden, early 1980s
10 48 CAPS/ICI 1981 Traveling Video Festival, 1981
10 49 Cave Canen Book Project, 1982
10 50 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, 1983-1984
10 51 Bruce Chao, 1980-1982
Box Folder
11 1 Carl Cheng, 1981
11 2 Harold Cohen, 1983
11 3 Paz Cohen, 1986
11 4-5 Collaborations, circa 1982
(2 folders)
11 6 Douglas Davis, 1986
11 7 Nicola De Maria and Edward Moses, circa 1984
11 8 East/West, 1980-1981
11 9 Pete Evaristo, circa 1981
11 10 Jud Fine, 1983
11 11 Fluxus, 1983
11 12 Luis Frangella, 1982
11 13 [furniture], 1982
11 14 Generic Structure, 1985-1986
11 15 Jon Gibson, 1983
11 16 Dennis Gillingwater, 1985-1987
11 17 Philip Glass, Elyse Grinstein, and Richard Serra, 1985
11 18 Coco Gordon, 1982
11 19 Mineko Grimmer, 1982
11 20 Elyse Grinstein (see Philip Glass, Elyse Grinstein, and Richard Serra), 1985
11 21 Heidi Hardin, circa 1982
11 22 Anthony Hernandez (see Richard Turner and Anthony Hernandez), 1983
11 23 Margaret Honda, 1986
11 24 [Independent Contemporary Exhibition], 1982
11 25 James Irwin, 1982
11 26 Risa Jaroslow, 1982
11 27 Allan Kaprow, 1982
11 28 Harry Kipper, 1986
11 29 Bill Kominski, John Miller, Megan Williams, circa 1981
11 30 Kronos Quartet, 1982
11 31 John Lees, 1981-1982
11 32 Living Spaces, 1986
11 33 Michael C. McMillen, circa 1982
11 34 John Miller (Bill Komonski, John Miller, and Megan Williams), 1981
11 35 Tim Miller, 1981-1982
11 36 [miscellaneous photographs], circa 1980s
11 37 Edward Moses (see Nicola De Maria and Edward Moses), 1981
11 38 Jac Mote, 1982
11 39 Michael Myers, 1981
11 40 Narcissism in Contemporary Art, 1983
  • Terry Allen
  • David Bowie
  • Chris Burden
  • David Hockney
  • Cindy Sherman
  • Andy Warhol
11 41 Barbara Noah, 1980
11 42-44 Olympic Arts Festival, 1984
(3 folders)
11 45 Other/Strategies, 1985
  • Nancy Barton
  • Kathe Burkhardt
  • Connie Hatch
  • Julia Kidd
  • Sherry Millner
  • Gail Rebhan
  • Erika Suderberg
  • Carrie Weems
  • Millie Wilson
11 46 A Painting Show, 1984-1987
  • Marcia Hafif
  • James Hayward
  • Peter Joseph
  • Carol Kaufman
  • Bob Law
  • John Miller
  • Carmen Gloria Morales
  • Olivier Mosset
  • Tomoharu Murakami
  • Robert Ryman
  • Frederic Thurz
  • Gunter Umberg
11 47 The Pinhole Image, 1982
  • Clarissa Carnell
  • Barbara Esher
  • Jim Haberman
  • Mary Sayer Howard
  • Martha Maddigan
  • Mary Ruth Moore
  • Dale Quarterman
  • Eric Renner
  • Wiley Sanderson
  • Ruth Thorne-Thomsen
  • Willie Anne Wright
11 48 Poets and Painters, 1986-1987
  • Thaisa Frank
  • Steve Galloway
  • Amy Gerstler
  • Lyn Hixon
  • Alexis Smith
  • Don Suggs
  • Rita Valencia
  • Paul Vangilisti
  • Benjamin Weissman
  • Stanley Wilson
11 49 Public Contexts, 1982-1987
Allan Kaprow
11 50 Roland Reiss, circa 1984
11 52 Sex and Violence, 1981-1982
(2 folders)
11 53 Sculpture From Germany, 1982
  • Joseph Beuys
  • Isa Genzken
  • Rebecca Horn
  • Wolfgang Nestler
  • Ulrich Ruckriem
  • Reiner Ruthenbeck
  • Barbara Schmidt-Heins
  • Thomas Schutte
  • Franz Erhard Walther
  • Stefan Werwerka
11 54 The Science Club, 1982
  • Larry Albright
  • Henry Beer
  • Daniel Brady
  • Doug Campbell
  • Philip Garner
  • Ray Harryhausen
  • George Herms
  • Craig Hodgetts
  • Mike Mandel
  • Mickey McGowan
  • Michael McMillan
  • Doug Michels
  • Nancy Reese
  • Ed Ruscha
  • Tom Shannon
  • Mark Stock
  • Larry Sultan
11 55 Richard Serra (see Philip Glass, Elyse Grinstein, Richard Serra), 1985
11 56 Stuart Sherman, 1983
11 57 Buster Simpson, 1985
11 58 60s Avant Garde in Southern California, 1981
11 59 Alexis Smith, circa 1983
11 60 Michael Smith, 1982
11 61 Alan Sonfist, 1980
11 62 Southern California Women's Caucus For Art, 1982
11 63 Peter Taylor, 1984
11 64 Richard Teitelbaum, 1982
11 65 3 x 3, mid 1980s
11 66 Richard Turner and Anthony Hernandez, 1983
11 67 Johanna Went, 1981
11 68 Megan Williams (see Bill Komoski, John Miller, and Megan Williams), 1981
11 69 Young British Photographers, 1981
  • David Buckland
  • Paul Graham
  • Chris Jennings
  • Dick Jewell
  • Sharon Kivland
  • Maureen Paley
  • Jan Turvey
  • Boyd Webb
11 Special Events
11 70 T-Shirt Extravaganza, September 1975
11 71 New Dimensions of Reality, January 1976-March 1976
  • Organized by Barbara Smith
  • Holton Arp
  • Carroll Carlson
  • Elsa Garmire
  • Gordon Garmire
  • Antoinetta Lilly
  • John Lilly
  • Gary Lunch
  • Louis Narens
  • Robert Sinsheimer
  • Edward Wortz
11 72 William Wegman, February 1977
11 73 Robert Irwin, June 1977
11 74 Fun Dance and Artists' Jam, August 1977
11 75 Open House, September 1977
11 76 Claire Copley, October 1977
11 77 Fund Raiser, October 1977
11 78 A Textual Analysis of Robert Frank's Book The Americans, January 1978
John Brumfield
11 79 Edit De Ak and Walter Robinson, February 1978
11 80 Gerry Rosen, February 1978
11 81 The Ethics and Economics of Performance Art, March 1978
  • Eleanor Antin
  • Nancy Buchanan
  • Chris Burden
  • Cheri Gaulke
  • Kim Jones
  • Allan Kaprow
  • Leslie Labowitz Straus
  • Paul McCarthy
  • Claire Spark
11 82 Louisiana Cajuns, March 1978
Turner Browne
11 83 Lowell Darling, April 1978
11 84 The New Artspace Conference, April 1978
Box Folder
12 1 Contemporary Art Tour of Italy, May 1978-June 1978
12 2 New Vocal Techniques in the Arts, October 1978-December 1978
12 3 Watts Towers Arts Center Lectures, November 1978
Peter Alexander, Carole Caroompas, Richard Newton
12 4 Christmas Sale, December 1978
12 5-6 Downtown Artist Meeting, December 1978
(2 folders)
12 7 Seminar on Art Criticism, December 1978
Christopher Knight, Susan Larsen, Louise Lewis, Peter Plagens, Melinda Wortz
12 8 Jackie Appel, February 1979
12 9 Lewis Baltz, February 1979
12 10 Peter Schjeldahl, February 1979
12 11 LAICA Sells Out, March 1979
12 12 Art Run, April 1978
12 13 Maria Nordman, May 1979-July 1979
12 14 Films by Babeth, Sandy Daley, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Ed Ruscha, June 1979
12 15 Urban Alterations, November 1979
Robert Janz, Ann Preston, Moira Sheehan, Judy Simonian
12 16 Art in the Afternoon, December 1979
12 17 Carla Stellweg, December 1979
12 18 Typesetting Service, circa 1980
12 19 Southern California, May 1980-June 1980
Louis Hock
12 20 The Empire Strikes Back , June 1980
12 21 Bicentennial Block Party, December 1978
12 22 Richard Ralph Roehl, November 1980
12 23 Rock For Art, February 1981
The B-People, The Boneheads, The Suburban Lawns, The Urinals
12 24 In and Around Little Tokyo, April 1981
12 25 LAICA Sells Out, April 1981
12 26 Orestes and the Three Furious Ladies, May 1981
Lloyd Hamrol, Melya Kaplan, Evris Tsakirides
12 27 Games People Play, June 1981
12 28 LAICA Journal Celebration, June 1981
12 29 Three Films by Stelarc, August 1981
12 30 Fashion Moda, October 1981
Joe Lewis
12 31 Dustin Shuler and Bob Curry, September 1982-October 1982
12 32 Instant Collection, October 1982
12 33 Progressive Dinner, October 1982
12 34 Germano Celant, November 1982
12 35-36 Official Fine Art Posters of the 1984 Olympic Games, January 1983
  • Carlos Almaraz
  • John Baldessari
  • Jennifer Bartlett
  • Lynda Benglis
  • Billy Al Bengston
  • Jonathan Borofsky
  • Sam Francis
  • April Greiman
  • David Hockney
  • Jamie Odgers
  • Martin Puryear
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Raymond Saunders
12 37 Doumani House Tour, circa March 1983
12 38 Gathering in Support of LAICA, July 1983
12 39 LAICA After Hours Video Night, circa September 1983
12 40 Romantic Comedy, October 1983
12 41 Champagne Tasting, November 1983
12 42 Trumps, circa November 1983
12 43-45 Art Sale, March 1984, April 195-May 1985
(3 folders)
12 46 High Tea and Concert, July 1984
12 47 Flowers of Life For Central America, October 1984
12 48 The World of Gilbert and George, October 1984
12 49 Book Sale, December 1984
12 50 Frederick R. Weisman Art Collection Tour, June 1985
12 51 Fashion Show, February 1986
12 Proposed Programs
12 52 The Artist, circa mid 1970s
  • Jerry Anderson
  • John Baldessari
  • Wallace Berman
  • Greg Card
  • Carole Caroompas
  • George Herms
  • Gary Lloyd
  • Alan McCullum
  • Eric Orr
  • Beyte Saar
  • John Schroeder
  • Alexis Smith
  • Barbara Smith
  • John White
  • Connie Zehr
12 53 Women in Art, 1976
  • Eleanor Antin
  • Max Cole
  • Clare Falkenstein
  • Ruth Iskin
  • Connie Jenkins
  • Suzanne Lacy
  • Beverly O'Neill
  • Vaughan Rachel
  • Arlene Raven
  • Martha Rosler
  • Barbara Smith
  • June Wayne
  • Wanda Westcoast
  • Melinda Wortz
12 54 Thomas McEvilley, 1982
12 CETA Artist in Residence
12 55 Larry Albright, circa 1978
12 56 Peter Alexander, circa 1978
12 57 Ed Cabajal, circa 1978
12 58 Vija Celmins, circa 1978
12 59 Anthony Hernandez, circa 1978
12 60 Bob Gibson, circa 1979-1980
12 61 Pat Hogan, circa 1978
12 62 Mark Kaiserman, circa 1978
12 63 Maria Kwong, circa 1978
12 64 Leslie Labowitz Straus, circa 1978
12 65 Jilly Lauren, circa 1978
12 66 Peter Lodato, circa 1978
12 67 John Miller, circa 1978
12 68 Tommy Nation, circa 1978
12 69 Allen Ruppersburg, circa 1978
12 70 Doni Silver, circa 1978
12 71 Judy Simonian, circa 1978
12 72 Jean Thrift, circa 1978
12 73 Bob Wilhite, circa 1978
12 74 Richard Yokomi, circa 1978
12 75 Artist Registry, circa 1976
12 76 "A," circa 1980s
12 77 "B-C," circa 1980s
12 78 "D-E," circa 1978
12 79 "F-H," circa 1978
12 80 "I-K," circa 1980s
12 81 "L-Mc," circa 1980s
Box Folder
13 1 "Mi-R," circa 1980s
13 2 "S," circa 1980s
13 3 "T-Z," circa 1980s

5.1: Exhibition Committee Files, mid 1970s-1987

Records of the Exhibitions Committee include meeting minutes, proposed exhibition schedules, policies, exhibition budgets, lists of exhibitions, and scattered correspondence. Also included is a list of LAICA's library holdings and video acquisitions.

5.2: Exhibition Files, 1974-1987

LAICA's exhibition files are comprehensive and form the bulk of this collection. However, the extent of documentation for each exhibition varies - most are represented with one or two folders, although a few have numerous folders of documentation. Each exhibition file may contain a wide variety of materials, typically budgets; correspondence with artists, curators, and organizers; grant applications; loan agreements; and resumes. Visual documentation includes photographs, contact sheets, and negatives of artwork, installation views, and events. The file for Lecto Divina also contains audio documentation. Files also include printed materials such as press releases, clippings, announcements and invitations, and catalogs. Of special interest are questionnaires completed by ceramicists working in California which were collected for the exhibition Foundations In Clay. Files for proposed, but unrealized, exhibitions are also found here.

Exhibition Files have been arranged chronologically by date of exhibition opening. Proposed exhibition files are filed under "P". For preservation housing, slides from the exhibition files have been removed and are now housed in Series 8, Slides. Photographs, however, have not been separated and remain within the exhibition files.

5.3: Program Files, 1975-1986

Found here are files documenting LAICA's public programming and special events, such as lectures, conferences, fund-raising events, films, dinners, concerts, and book sales. Individual files for each program or event include a wide variety of materials, including flyers, pamphlets and brochures, announcements, press releases, resumes, budgets, sales records, grant applications, and correspondence.

Files documenting LAICA's CETA-funded Artist-in-Residence program are found here. Among the participating artists were Peter Alexander, Vija Celmins, and Allen Ruppersberg. Files for LAICA's Artist Registry of Southern California artists typically consist of biographical information and representative slides and/or photographs of representative artwork.

Program files have been arranged in chronological order by the month the event took place. Slides have been filed in Series 8, Slides.

5.4: Artist Files, circa 1980s

This subseries consists of general materials collected by LAICA about contemporary artists, as well as scattered correspondence with artists. Slides have been filed in Series 8, Slides.

Series 6: Publications, 1974-1987
(Boxes 13-15; 2.75 linear feet)

Files documenting the production, editing, and publication of LAICA's quarterly Journal are found here, as well as copies of LAICA's newsletter. The Journal focused primarily on contemporary Southern California visual arts and culture, and included essays, interviews, artwork, and fiction. The cover of each issue depicted artwork specifically commissioned for the magazine. Notable writers and curators published in the Journal include Frances Colpitt, Mike Kelley, Peter Plagens, and Peter Schjeldahl.

The files contain records of the publication committee which include correspondence, editorial and production files, financial information, advertising files, and copies of several issues of the magazine.

Also found here is a complete run of LAICA's in-house newsletter and one issue of a publication entitled Artist Calendar.

This series is arranged into 3 subseries:

Box Folder
13 4 Budgets, 1981-1987
13 5 Catalog Exchange List, December, 1984
13 6 Consignment Sheets, 1980
13 7 Contracts and Agreements, early 1980s
13 8-13 Correspondence, 1974-1987
(6 folders)
13 14 Distribution Records, early 1980s
13 15 Income Sources, 1980s
13 16 Invoice Book, 1975-1986
13 17 Job Descriptions, circa 1974-early 1980s
13 18 Journal Fact Sheets, early 1980s
13 19 Journal Mechanical Requirements, early 1980s
13 20 Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1983-1987
13 21 Publication Lists, 1984-1985
13 22 Rates, early 1980s
13 23 Subscription Cards, late 1970s
13 Issue #29
13 24 Editorial Materials, 1981
13 Issue #30
13 25 Editorial Materials, 1981
13 Issue #31
13 26-27 Artist Biographical Materials and Statements, 1981
(2 folders)
13 28 Editorial Materials, 1981
13 29 "L.A. Demystified" by Peter Schjeldahl, 1981
13 30 "Schjeldahl Demystified" by Peter Plagens, 1981
13 31 "Trends, Traditions, and Dirt: an Opinionated Guide to the Current State of Art in Northern California" by Robert Atkins, 1981
13 32 "Exhibitions in Print," 1981
13 Issue #32
13 33 Editorial Materials, 1982
13 34 "[introduction]" by Frances Colpitt, 1982
13 35 "The Importance of Permanence" by Donald Judd, 1981
13 36 "Intentional Acts of Identification: Legrady and Maclay" by Mark Johnstone, 1982
13 37 "Mr. Smith Goes to the Airport" by Michael Smith, 1982
13 38 "Bruce Nauman Interview" by Robert Smith, 1982
13 39 "Magnificent Obsession: the Drawings of David Smith" by Sally Ruth Bourrie, 1982
13 40 "Anthony Caro's Emma Lake Sculptures" by Phyllis Tuchman, 1982
13 41 "The Activity Art of Allan Kaprow and the Notion of Functional Sculpture" by Dan Giesler, 1982
13 42 "Context: Light and Space as Art" by Jan Butterfield, 1982
13 43 "Artist Pages," 1982
13 Issue #33
13 44 Editorial Materials 1982
13 45 "[introduction]" by Richard Hertz, 1982
13 46 "Art Norms in 1982" by Ted Castle, 1982
13 47 "Art Fashion" by David Carrier, 1982
13 48 "Popular Imagery" by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, 1982
13 49 "The Difference Between Absence and Not Being Missed" by Geralyn Donohue and Joan Wallace, 1982
13 50 "Too Good to Be True" by Thomas Lawson, 1982
13 51 "Paragraphs Towards an Essay Entitled 'Restoration Comedies'" by Howard Singerman, 1982
13 52 "Movies as Modern Muse" by Gerard Haggerty, 1982
13 53 "A Brief Commentary on Latin American Art" by Imogen Sieveking, 1982
13 54 "Photography: a Bourgeois Success Story" by James Hugunin, 1982
13 55 "Words and Pictures" by John Brumfield, 1982
13 56 Unused Manuscripts, 1982
13 Issue #34
13 57 Editorial Materials, 1982
13 58 "On Pictures and Meanings" by John Brumfield, 1982
13 59 "On Number, Time, and Emotion" by John Whitney, 1982
13 60 "Defining the Avant Garde" by Richard Hertz, 1982
13 61 "Art With a Capital 'A' and Television Executives" by Michael Delgado, 1982
13 62 "The Art Economist" by Ken Friedman, 1982
13 63 "The Open Road of Risk: George Herms, Wallace Berman, the Beats and West Coast Visionary Poetics" by Robert L. Pincus, 1982
13 64 "The Figurative Style of the Early Sixties: Brice, Lebrun, Warshaw" by Michael Kohn, 1982
13 65 "The Psychobiological Imperative" by Marilyn Ekdahl Ravicz, 1982
13 66 "Artist Pages," 1982
13 67 Unused Manuscripts, 1982
13 68 Unused Photographs, 1982
13 Issue #35
13 69 Editorial Materials, 1983
13 70 "History Repeats Itself (Part One)," 1983
13 71 "The Artist and Television" by Kathy Huffman, 1983
13 72 "Art in search of a Public" by Susan Boettger, 1983
13 73 "Interview: Henry Gajewski" by Judith Hoffberg, 1983
Box Folder
14 Issue #36
14 1-2 Editorial Materials, 1982-1983
(2 folders)
14 3 "The Garret, the Boardroom and the Amusement Park" by John Chase, 1983
14 4 "Golden Architecture" by Alan Hess, 1983
14 5 "Micromodels: Drawings of Five Works of Architecture" by Robert Mangurian, 1983
14 6 "Five Basic Classifications of Building Production" by Elizabeth McMillian, 1983
14 7 "L.A. Preserving the Commonplace" by David Gebhard, 1983
14 8 "David Ireland's House" by Robert Atkins, 1983
14 9 "Robert Wilhite" by John Bowsher, 1983
14 10 "Scott Burton" by Ronny Cohen, 1983
14 11 "R.M. Fisher" by John Perreault, 1983
14 12 "This Furniture is Not to Be Sat On Or Sit on My Sculpture" by Frances Colpitt, 1983
14 13 "Jim Iserman" by Melinda Wortz, 1983
14 14 Unused Manuscripts, 1983
14 Issue #37
14 15 Editorial Materials, 1983
14 16-19 "History Repeats Itself (Part Two)," 1983
(4 folders)
14 20 "Why I Go To the Movies Alone" by Richard Prince, 1983
14 21 "Representational Drawing Today" by Phyllis Plous, 1983
14 22 "After the Revolution: Cuba in Photographs" by Emily Hicks, 1983
14 23 "Big Folks" by Susan Muchnic, 1983
14 24 "Is it Curtains For the T.V. Window?" by Beverly O'Neill, 1983
14 25 "The Rocket Ship Tree" by John Beach, 1983
14 26 "Gordon Wagner: Magician and Mythmaker" by Judith Hoffberg, 1983
14 Issue #38
14 27 Editorial Materials, 1983
14 28 "Architecture on Film: Mallet-Stevens to Meerson" by Donald Albrecht, 1983
14 29 "Confrontational Icons" by Robert Pincus, 1983
14 30 "Future Video: Max Almy" by Louise Lewis, 1983
14 31 "TV's Past Exposed" by Beverly O'Neill, 1983
14 Issue #39
14 32 Editorial Materials, 1984
14 33 "Portrait, in Eclipse" by Jeff Perrone, 1984
14 34 "The Treatise of Narcissus" by Andre Gide, 1984
14 35 "Home" by Hal Foster, 1984
14 36 "Ajax" by Mike Kelley, 1984
14 37 "Picasso" by Gertrude Stein, 1984
14 38 "Mrs. Battle s Opinions on Whist" by Charles Lamb, 1984
14 39 "The Deceitful Artist" by Giacomo Casanova, 1984
14 Issue #40
14 40-41 Editorial Materials, 1984
(2 folders)
14 42 "[introduction]", 1984
14 43 "The Hydrogen Jukebox: Terror, Narcissism, and Art" by Peter Schjeldahl, 1984
14 44 "Crepe de Chine" by Kim MacConnel, 1984
14 45 "A New Found Career" by Martha Rosler, 1984
14 46 "Images That Understand Us: a Conversation With David Salle and James Welling," 1984
14 47 "The Poltergeist" by David Askevold and Mike Kelley, 1984
14 48 "Art Into Play" by Jean Fisher, 1984
14 49 "What is to Be Learned?" by Peter Plagens, 1984
14 50-51 "Interviews" by Robert Pincus, 1984
(2 folders)
14 52 "Introduction" by Daniel Alexander Wasil, 1984
14 53 "Turning the Conversation" by Kim Gordon, 1984
14 54 "On John Knight's Journals Work" by Dan Graham, 1984
14 39 "The Deceitful Artist" by Giacomo Casanova, 1984
14 Issue #41
14 55-56 Editorial Materials, 1985
(2 folders)
14 57 "Iceland: Gateway to Hell" by Jeffrey Vallance, 1985
14 58 "Factory Sets From 'Cinderella'" by Ericka Beckman, 1985
14 59 "Expressionism" by Benjamin Weissman, 1985
14 60 "Jenny Bolande," 1985
14 61 "Simon Weasel" by Paul McMahon and Nancy Chun, 1985
14 62 "The Commodity as Country Music Theme" by John Miller, 1985
14 63 "To Marie Osmond" by Jack Skelley, 1985
14 64 "Scores For 'Parallel,' 'Chinks/Weathervane,' and 'Coat Dance'" by Brina Gehry, 1985
14 65 "Hand in Glove" by Dennis Cooper, 1985
14 66 "The Death of a Guerrilla Poet" by Dan Walworth, 1985
14 67 "A Conversation with Lynne Tillman and Sheila McLaughlin" by Stephen Prina and Christopher Williams, 1985
14 68 "Living With Bad Faith" by Kathi Norklun, 1985
14 69 "Demenstruation" by Mitchell Syrop, 1985
14 Issue #42
14 70-71 Editorial Materials, 1985
(2 folders)
14 72 "Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile" by Mike Kelley, 1985
14 73 "To a Swan" by David Shapiro, 1985
14 74 "Multiplicity, Proliferation, Reconvention" by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, 1985
14 75 "On Line" by Peter Halley, 1985
14 76 "Idea as Multiplicity" by Gilles Deleuze, 1985
14 77 "Stereoscope and Kaleidoscope" by Jonathan Crary, 1985
14 78 "Thomas Nozkowski: Painting and Proliferation" by Joseph Masheck, 1985
14 79 "Je/Autre" by Gary Parent, 1985
14 80 "Nature" by Kimball Lockhart, 1985
14 81 "Some Notes on Proliferation, Process, History" by Sande Cohen, 1985
14 82 "Falsework" by Gregory Rukavina, 1985
14 83 "Mass, Crowd and Pack" by Michel Feher, 1985
Box Folder
15 1 "The Bubble-Child" by Jean Baudrillard, 1985
15 2 "America's Borders Are Everywhere" by Alan Sekula, 1985
15 3 "The Ditmarsh Tale of Lies" by the Brothers Grimm, 1985
15 4 "The Procession of Udine" by T.S. Martin, 1985
15 5 "Spitting Out an Eyeful at the Film Feast" by Ellen Kaufman, 1985
15 Issue #43
15 6-7 Editorial Materials, 1986
(2 folders)
15 8 "If You Die in the University Hospital" by Michael Lesy, 1986
15 9 "An Editorial" by Connie Fitzsimmons, 1986
15 10 "The Invention of the World" by Jochen Gerz, 1986
15 11 "On Criticism" by Ron Linden, 1986
15 12 "From Minds Meet" by Walter Abish, 1986
15 13 "Glitches" by Marina La Palma, 1986
15 14 "Shoot Out in Boulder" by William Burroughs, 1986
15 15 "Encounter..." by Marc Schepers, 1986
15 16 "A Clever Ad" by Robert Morgan, 1986
15 17 "I Have No Face" by Johanna Drucker, 1986
15 18 "Hansel and Gretel" by Louis Hock and Elizabeth Sisco, 1986
15 19 "VAMP R Y" by Judith Barry, 1986
15 20 "Diseuse" by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, 1986
15 21 "Seduced By Analogy" by Bob Perelman, 1986
15 22 "The Ricky Paul Show" by Eric Bogosian, 1986
15 23 "Anniversaries of Defeat" by Gregory Lukow, 1986
15 24 "All Flesh is Grass" by Amy Gerstler, 1986
15 25 Unused Manuscripts, 1986
15 Issue #44
15 26 Editorial Materials, 1986
15 27 "Tiny Alice" by Nancy Evans, 1986
15 28 "David Cabrera," 1986
15 29 Unused Manuscripts, 1986
15 Issue #45
15 30-31 Editorial Materials, 1986
(2 folders)
15 32 Manuscript, 1986
15 Issue #46
15 33 Editorial Materials, 1987
15 34 "Fear of Success" by Tim Power, 1987
15 35 "TV Generations" by Judy Fiskin, 1987
15 36 "Learning About Great Art" by Ilene Segalove, 1987
15 37 "[editor's note]" by Marcos Sanchez-Tranqulino, 1987
15 38 "The Chicano/a Artist Inside and Outside the Mainstream" by Harry Gamboa, Jr., 1987
15 39 "Should Art Historians Know Their Place?" by John Tagg, 1987
15 40 "Mano a Mano: an Essay On the Representation of the Zoot Suit and Its Misrepresentation by Octavio Paz" by Marcos Sanchez-Tranquilino, 1987
15 41 "Art in Public Places" by Al Nodal, 1987
15 42 "Untitled" by Jamey Bair, 1987
15 43 Unused Manuscripts, 1987
15 Issue #48
15 44-45 Editorial Materials, 1987
(2 folders)
15 46 Manuscript, 1987
15 47 [cover], 1987
15 48 "Local/International," 1987
15 49 "Chicago Artists," 1987
15 50 "London Artists," 1987
15 51 "Los Angeles Artists," 1987
15 52 "Eight Artists Respond to a Photo," 1987
15 53 "New York Artists," 1987
15 54 "Pirri Mantegna Petroiusti Roma," 1987
15 Issue #49
15 55 Editorial Materials 1987
15 Unknown Issue
15 56 Manuscripts and Photographs, circa late 1980s
15 57 Artist's Calendar, 1977
15 58 Journal #14, April-May 1977
15 59 Journal #18, April-May 1978
15 60 Journal #25, November-December 1979
15 61 Journal #29, Summer 1981
15 62 Newsletter #1-17, April 1974-January 1976
15 63 Newsletter #18-35, February 1976-November 1977
15 64 Newsletter #36-48, December 1977-December 1978
15 65 Newsletter #49-60, January 1979-December 1979
15 66 Newsletter #61-71, January 1980-December 1980
15 67 Newsletter #72-90, January 1981-November/December 1982
15 68 Newsletter #91-108, January/February 1983-March/April 1986

6.1: Committee Files, 1974-1987

This subseries consists of administrative and financial records relating to LAICA's publications, primarily the Journal.

6.2: Journal, 1981-1987

This subseries consists of the editorial files relating to the Journal. Files include proposals, correspondence, interview transcripts, manuscript drafts and final copy. Of special interest is an unedited transcript of an interview with Bruce Nauman in 1982, and unedited transcripts of oral history interviews with LAICA staff members (see "Interviews" by Robert Pincus in issue #40).

The files have been arranged in chronological order by issue number, and then organized by the order of that issue's contents. Manuscripts written for or published in unknown issues have been placed at the end of this subseries.

6.3: Printed Materials, 1974-1986

This subseries consists of four issues of LAICA's Journal (#14, April, 1977; #18, April, 1978; #25, December, 1979; #29, Summer, 1981). Also found here is a complete set (1974-1986) of LAICA's in-house newsletter. Early newsletters contain minutes and transcripts of committee meetings. In addition to LAICA's calendar, some newsletters contain a citywide calendar for art events. A 1977-1978 copy of the Artist Calendar provides an exhibition schedule for Los Angeles galleries.

Series 7: Photographs, mid 1970s-1983,
(Box 15; 11 folders)

General photographs of LAICA facilities, staff, events, and meetings are filed here. There are photographs of LAICA's buildings on Robertson Boulevard and Traction Avenue. Staff members photographed include Robert and Tobi Smith, Debra Burchett-Lere, Michael Delgado, and Bridget Johnson. Also included are photographs of an Advocates meeting attended by Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs, and a visit to LAICA by Joan Mondale.

Additional photographs are filed in the Exhibitions and Programs series. Slides are filed in Series 8, Slides.

Box Folder
15 69 Accessibility Documentation, circa 1979
15 70 Advocates Annual Meeting, June 1983
Attended by Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs
15 71 Buildings, mid 1970s-early 1980s
15 72 Contact Sheets, circa 1970s
15 73 Events, circa 1970s
15 74 Meetings, circa 1970s
15 75 Negatives, circa 1970s
15 76-77 Offices, circa 1970s
(2 folders)
15 78 Staff, circa 1970s
15 80 Visit by Joan Mondale, March 1979

Series 8: Slides, 1974-1987,
(Boxes 16-18; 3 linear feet)

All slides in the collection are filed in this series for preservation housing. The bulk of slides were separated from the Exhibitions and Programs series and provide comprehensive documentation of exhibitions, works of art, and events. Additional slides document LAICA's facilities, staff events and a staff party, the CETA-funded Artist-in-Residence program, and works of art from the Artist Files. Slides are arranged by broad program area, exhibition, or artist name and chronologically within each grouping.

Box Folder
16 1 LAICA: Century City Location - Offices
  • Century City Location, circa 1974-1977
  • 2020 South Robertson Boulevard Location, circa 1977
  • 811 Traction Avenue Location, circa 1980
  • Exhibition Committee Meeting, circa late 1970s-early 1980s
  • Handicap Accessibility, circa 1980
  • Offices, circa 1977-mid 1980s
16 2 LAICA: Offices - Promotional Materials
  • Offices, circa 1977-mid 1980s
  • Promotional Materials, circa 1974-1980
16 3 LAICA Staff Party - Exhibitions
  • LAICA Staff Party, circa 1977-mid 1980s
  • Exhibitions, January 1975-January 1976
16 4 Exhibitions, March 1976-March 1977
16 5 Exhibitions, October 1977-December 1977
16 6 Exhibitions, January 1978-June 1978
16 7 Exhibitions, September 1978-October 1978
16 8 Exhibitions, November 1978-February 1979
16 9 Exhibitions, February 1979-May 1979
16 10 Exhibitions, June 1979
16 11 Exhibitions, June 1979-July 1979
16 12 Exhibitions, August 1979-October 1979
16 13 Exhibitions, November 1979-March 1980
16 14 Exhibitions, April 1980-May 1980
16 15 Exhibitions, May 1980-June 1980
16 16 Exhibitions, June 1980-July 1980
16 17 Exhibitions, August 1980-September 1980
16 18 Exhibitions, September 1980
Box Folder
17 1 Exhibitions, September 1980-December 1980
17 2 Exhibitions, January 1981-March 1981
17 3 Exhibitions, March 1981-September 1981
17 4 Exhibitions, October 1981-November 1981
17 5 Exhibitions, November 1981-January 1982
17 6 Exhibitions, February 1982-October 1982
17 7 Exhibitions, October 1982-March 1983
17 8 Exhibitions, April 1983-November 1983
17 9 Exhibitions, January 1984
17 10 Exhibitions, March 1984
17 11 Exhibitions, March 1984-July 1984
17 12 Exhibitions, July 1984
17 13 Exhibitions, October 1984
17 14 Exhibitions, December 1984-April 1985
17 15 Exhibitions, April 1985-June 1985
17 16 Exhibitions, June 1985-October 1985
17 17 Exhibitions, January 1986-February 1987
17 18 Proposed Exhibits, "A-Au"
17 19 Proposed Exhibits, "Bu-De"
Box Folder
18 1 Proposed Exhibits, "Eu-Ta"
18 2 Unknown Exhibitions - Events
  • Unknown Exhibitions, circa 1974-1985
  • Events, December 1978-November 1979
18 3 Events, May 1980-March 1983
18 4 CETA Artists in Residence: Larry Albright - Anthony Hernandez
  • Larry Albright, circa 1978
  • Peter Alexander, circa 1978
  • Ed Cabajal, circa 1978
  • Vija Celmins, circa 1978
  • Anthony Hernandez, circa 1978
18 5 CETA Artists in Residence: Bob Gibson - Peter Lodato
  • Bob Gibson, circa 1979-1980
  • Pat Hogan, circa 1978
  • Mark Kaiserman, circa 1978
  • Maria Kwong, circa 1978
  • Leslie Labowitz-Straus, circa 1978
  • Carole Langston, circa 1979-1980
  • Jilly Lauren, circa 1978
  • Peter Lodato, circa 1978
18 6 CETA Artists in Residence: John Miller - Judy Simonian
  • John Miller, circa 1978
  • Tommy Nation, circa 1978
  • Jeff Perkins, circa 1978-1980
  • Vaughan Rachel, circa 1979-1980
  • Jane Reynolds, circa 1978
  • Allen Ruppersberg, circa 1978
  • Doni Silver, circa 1978
  • Judy Simonian, circa 1978
18 7 CETA Artists in Residence: Jean Thrift - CETA Day
  • Jean Thrift, circa 1978
  • Bob Wilhite, circa 1978
  • Richard Yokomi, circa 1978
  • CETA: Victoria Blythe Lecture on Paper Conservation, circa 1979
  • CETA Day, June 1978
18 8 CPR Training Session - CETA : Songwriters Resources Workshop
  • CPR Training Session, circa 1979
  • CETA: Anthony Hernandez Lecture on Current Photography, circa 1978
  • CETA: How to Make a Stretcher Bar, circa 1978-1980
  • CETA: Peter Lodato Lecture, January 1979
  • CETA: Richard Newton Lecture on Art in Public Places, August 1979
  • CETA: Performance Workshop, circa 1979
  • CETA: Plaza de la Raza, circa 1978-1980
  • CETA: Project Documentation, circa 1978-1980
  • CETA: Songwriters Resources Workshop, circa 1978-1980
18 9 CETA John White Performance and Lecture - Artist Files, Merion Estes
  • CETA: John White Performance and Lecture, June 1979
  • Artist Files: Dieter Appelt
  • Artist Files: Alvaro Asturais
  • Artist Files: John Baldessari
  • Artist Files: Marilyn Baum
  • Artist Files: Cliff Benjamin
  • Artist Files: John Berens
  • Artist Files: [?] Blaine
  • Artist Files: Nayland Blake
  • Artist Files: Genevive Blons
  • Artist Files: Marie Brumund
  • Artist Files: Ned Cartledge
  • Artist Files: Eileen Cowin
  • Artist Files: Dave Cunningham
  • Artist Files: [Deeton?]
  • Artist Files: Raul De Soto
  • Artist Files: Guy Dill
  • Artist Files: Maria Downey
  • Artist Files: Barbara Drucker
  • Artist Files: Bruce Edelstein
  • Artist Files: Linda Ekstrom
  • Artist Files: Shiela Elias
  • Artist Files: Merion Estes
18 10 Artist Files, Macduff Everton - Journal # 47
  • Artist Files: Macduff Everton
  • Artist Files: Paul Gervais
  • Artist Files: Jean Glassman
  • Artist Files: Mike Glier
  • Artist Files: [?] Green
  • Artist Files: [?] Hagman
  • Artist Files: Keith Haring
  • Artist Files: Christopher Charles Hill
  • Artist Files: Nancy Holt
  • Artist Files: Jenny Holzer
  • Artist Files: E'Wao Kagoshima
  • Artist Files: Eve Laramee
  • Artist Files: Peter Levinson
  • Artist Files: Francine Matarazzo
  • Artist Files: Michael McMillen
  • Artist Files: Jeff Millikan
  • Artist Files: Anna Valentina Morch
  • Artist Files: Selma Moskowitz
  • Artist Files: Alfredo Nunez
  • Artist Files: Richard Parker
  • Artist Files: Peter Plagens
  • Artist Files: Steve Prina
  • Artist Files: Carol Quint
  • Artist Files: Charles Ray
  • Artist Files: Ed Ruscha
  • Artist Files: H. Schneiderman
  • Artist Files: Seth Seiderman
  • Artist Files: Alan Sonneman
  • Artist Files: Susan Stella
  • Artist Files: Al Stone
  • Artist Files: Janet Tholen
  • Artist Files: Jerry Wellman
  • Artist Files: Peter Zokofsky
  • Artist Files: Unknown Artists
  • Journal #33, 1982
  • Journal #42, 1985
  • Journal #47, 1987