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David Ireland papers, circa 1910s-circa 2009, bulk 1960-2005

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Series 4: Installation Projects and Exhibition Files , circa 1960s-circa 2009
11.6 Linear feet
Boxes 7-18, OV26, OV27

Installation projects and exhibition files document the numerous projects and solo and group exhibitions undertaken by the artist, including his ongoing Capp Street House Project, Pacific Enterprises Project, and Boott Mills Project; and work with the Gallery Paule Anglim, Leah Levy Gallery, Damon Brandt Gallery, Headlands Art Center, and Walker Art Center, among many others. Researchers should note that additional materials relating to Ireland's business affairs with Gallery Paule Anglim is found in the personal business records series. Additionally, it is unclear why files were kept on other artists, but Ireland may have had some part in the projects. Materials may include correspondence, notes and lists, installation and exhibition comment books, inventory details, printed materials, exhibition and installation announcements and catalogs, contractual documents and agreements, photographs, slides, and transparencies, blueprints, and sketches. Installation and exhibition documentation for David Ireland are on thirty sound cassettes, sixteen videocassettes (thirteen VHS, one BetacamSP, one Betamax, one U-matic), four video reels (1/2 in.), digital photographs and videos, and one sound disc (one vinyl). Installation and exhibition documentation for other artists are on one sound cassette and two videocassettes (VHS). Additional installation documentation is found on one floppy disc.
Files are in rough chronological order, followed alphabetically by installation project, exhibition, or location.
Some of the video recordings in this series have been digitized and access copies are available for reference use.
Description Container Select
Capp Street Project Sound Recordings, circa 1978
3 Sound cassettes
Tape labels read: "Mr. Gorden at Halfway House"; "Mr. Gordon Touring Upstairs 500 Capp"; "Mr. Gordon #3"
7
4
Capp Street Project Videorecording, circa 1975-circa 1986
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Tape label reads: "David Ireland at 500 Capp Street"
7
5
Capp Street Project Videorecording, circa 1975-circa 1986
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Tape label reads: "David Ireland's X-Fer, Window #2"
7
6
Capp Street Project Videorecording, 1976-1978
1 videoreels (1/2 inch)
Label reads: "David Ireland's House"; "Repair of the Sidewalk"; "A Maintenance Action"
7
7
Capp Street Project Videorecordings, 1977-1978
2 videoreels (1/2 inch)
Labels read: "David Ireland's House, A Maintenance Acton"; "Sidewalk (Master)"
7
8
Capp Street Project Videorecording, circa 1977-1978
1 videoreels (1/2 inch)
Lable reads: "Tape Delay Worktape"
7
9
Capp Street Project, Kronos Quartet, circa 1986
Includes one sound disc (vinyl); Tape label reads: "Season's Greetings from the Kronos Quartet, Opus 50's Steve Riffkin."
7
10
Capp Street Project, circa 1975-circa 1987
7
11-20
A House with Much Tea, Digital Video Recording by Laura J. Hoffman (1996), 2008
1.51 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER01
David Ireland in His Studio, Digital Video Recording by Peter Kirby, 2008
1.22 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER02
500 Capp Street, Western Hallway, Photographs, (2011-2012), Digital, 2017
0.176 Gigabytes
95 computer files
ER03
500 Capp Street, Exterior, Photographs (2012), Digital, 2017
0.1 Gigabytes
50 computer files
ER04
500 Capp Street, Stairway, Photographs (2012), Digital, 2017
0.041 Gigabytes
21 computer files
ER05
500 Capp Street, Dining Room, Photographs (2012), Digital, 2017
0.101 Gigabytes
49 computer files
ER06
500 Capp Street, Bedroom and Study, Photographs (2011-2012), Digital, 2017
0.169 Gigabytes
77 computer files
ER07
500 Capp Street, Second Floor, Photographs (2011-2012), Digital, 2017
0.503 Gigabytes
254 computer files
ER08
500 Capp Street, Basement and Garage, Photographs (2012), Digital, 2017
0.663 Gigabytes
315 computer files
ER09
500 Capp Street, Entryway, Photographs (2012), Digital, 2017
0.058 Gigabytes
31 computer files
ER10
500 Capp Street, Photographs by David Kin (2008), Digital, 2017
0.709 Gigabytes
40 computer files
ER11
500 Capp Street, Photographs (2007-2008), Digital, 2017
0.016 Gigabytes
54 computer files
ER12
Conversation about Ireland's Work and 500 Capp Street, Digital Audio Recording (circa 2001), 2017
0.646 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER13
18 Bay Area Artists (circa 1977), circa 1976-circa 1977
7
21
Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, circa 1976
7
22
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Francisco, circa 1976
7
23
Museum of Contemporary Art, circa 1976-circa 1979
8
1
Confluxus (1977), University Art Museum, Berkeley, circa 1977
8
2
Emily Carr College of Art, circa 1978-circa 1982
8
3-5
Libra Gallery Installation, Claremont Graduate School, circa 1980
8
6
White Columns Gallery, New York, circa 1980
8
7
Asher-Faure Gallery, circa 1981
8
8
N. O. Show Performance, San Francisco, "Real Estate", circa 1982
8
9
San Francisco Art Institute Sound Recordings, circa 1982
3 Sound cassettes
8
10
Grand Center Association, St. Louis, 1983-1984
8
11-12
Leah Levy Gallery, circa 1983
8
13-16
Mission Street Project, circa 1983-circa 1984
8
17-18
Mo David Gallery, 1983-circa 1984
8
19-20
Douglas Dunn and Dancers, Collaboration with David Ireland, circa 1984-circa 1994
8
21-33
Katonah Gallery, 1984
8
34
Dumb Ball Throws, Capp Street Studios, Oakland Studios, and The Fabric Workshop, circa 1984-circa 2001
9
1
M. I. T., Hayden Gallery, circa 1984
9
2-3
New Museum of Contemporary Art, circa 1984
9
4-6
Awards in the Visual Arts Program, circa 1985-circa 1988
9
7-10
Candlestick Point, Artists-In-the-Park, circa 1985-circa 1988
9
11-14
Damon Brandt Gallery, circa 1985-circa 1992
9
15-22
East Carolina University, circa 1985-circa 1986
Includes one videocassette (VHS); Tape label reads: "David Ireland at ECU"
9
23-27
The Gallery, Massachusetts College of Art, circa 1985-circa 1986
9
28
Headlands Art Center, circa 1985-circa 1988
10
1-7
Inspired by Leonardo (1985-1986), San Francisco Art Institute, circa 1985-circa 1986
10
8-10
The Jade Garden (1985), Washington Project for the Arts, circa 1985
10
11-13
Washington State Arts Commission, circa 1985-circa 1988
10
14-17
Adeline Kent Award Exhibition, San Francisco Art Institute, circa 1986-circa 1987
Includes one videocassette (Betamax).
Videocassette depicts David Ireland giving tour of Adeline Kent Award Exhibition at SFAI.
10
18-22
David Ireland: A Decade Documented, circa 1986-circa 1989
10
23-29
Museum of Modern Art, New York, circa 1986-circa 1989
11
1-5
One Percent for Art State House Program, Massachusetts State House, Boston, circa 1986
11
6
Under One Roof (1986), Gallery Route One, 1986
11
7
Alcatraz Workshop Project, 1987-1988
11
8-9
The Fabric Workshop, circa 1987-circa 1990
11
10-12
Leah Levy Gallery Installation, 1987-1989
11
13
Light Up Philadelphia, circa 1987-circa 1988
11
14-20
Monroe Reformatory, circa 1987-circa 1988
11
21
Museum of Contemporary Art, circa 1987-circa 1988
11
22-25
Oakland Museum, circa 1987
11
26
Meaning and Message: Contemporary Art from the Museum Collection, 1999-2000, Oakland Museum of California, Accompanying Digital Video Recording; David Ireland at 500 Capp Street, Digital Video Recording, 2008
0.967 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER14
Elevating the Everyday: David Ireland, Accompanying Video to The Art of David Ireland: The Way Things Are, Oakland Museum of California, 2003-2004, Digital Video Recording, 2008
0.967 Gigabytes
One computer file
ER15
New York Experimental Glass Workshop, 1988-1990
11
27
Santa Barbara Home Show, circa 1988
11
28-30
Sculpture at the Point, Pittsburgh, circa 1988-circa 1989
11
31-34
Artpark, New York, circa 1989-circa 1990
12
1
Boott Mills Project, Lowell Public Art Project, circa 1989-circa 1993
12
2-8
Boott Mills Project, Lowell Public Art Project, Videorecording, 1989
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Tape label reads: David Ireland Boott Mills visit
12
10
Boott Mills Project, Lowell Public Art Project, Videorecording, 1991
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Tape label reads: "Sight Lines: Building the Lowell Public Art Collection"
12
11
Forty Years of California Assemblage (1989), 1989
12
12
Gallery Paule Anglim, circa 1989-circa 2009
12
13-16
Germans Van Eck Gallery, circa 1989-circa 1993
12
17-20
San Francisco Artspace Videorecording, 1989
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Tape label reads: "Shift 7," Segment on David Ireland in house.
12
21
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, University Gallery, circa 1989-circa 1990
12
22-23
Walker Art Center, circa 1989-circa 1992
12
24-25
Walker Art Center, circa 1989-circa 1992
Includes one videocassette (VHS); Tape label reads: "Walker Art Center 1992"
13
1-5
Colorado Place Project, circa 1990
13
6
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, circa 1990-1993
13
7-10
Institute of Contemporary Arts, circa 1990
13
11-13
Jaymont Properties Project, circa 1990
13
14
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, circa 1990
13
15
Pacific Enterprises Project, circa 1990
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Tape label reads: "The Art of Pacific Enterprises"
13
16-21
The Savage Garden, Caja de Pensiones, Madrid, Spain, circa 1990-circa 1991
13
22-24
Security Pacific Gallery Installation, circa 1990
Includes one videocassette (VHS); Tape label reads: "Special Settings: The Security Pacific Art Program"
13
25-27
Bloom, Dekom and Hergott Law Offices, circa 1991
13
28
European Ceramics Work Centre, 1991
13
29
Exploratorium, circa 1991-circa 1993
13
30
Exploratorium, 1991-2001
Includes one videocassette (VHS); Tape label reads: "Architectural Charrette"
14
1
Franz Mayer of Munich, Inc., circa 1991
14
2
Galería Juana de Aizpum, Madrid, 1991
14
3
Mattress Factory, circa 1991-circa 1993
14
4-7
NYKY Taiteen Museo, 1991
14
8
Ruth Bloom Gallery, 1991-circa 1993
14
9-12
You Can't Make Art By Making Art (1991), Helmhaus, Zurich, Switzerland, circa 1991
14
13-19
Jernigan Wicker Fine Arts, John Cage Memorial Exhibition, circa 1992
14
20
Kaldewey Press, 1992-1994
14
21
Laura Carpenter Fine Art, circa 1992-circa 1993
14
22-23
Northwest Center for Art, 1992
14
24
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Groundbreaking Ceremony, 1992
Includes one videocassette (U-matic); Tape label reads: "David Ireland's CRESCENT"
14
25-27
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Groundbreaking Ceremony, circa 1992
Includes one videocassette (VHS); Tape label reads: Ireland performance at SF MOMA groundbreaking, with G. X. Jupitter-Larsen
15
1-3
"Shift 16: Cooking at Limbo" With David Ireland, Videorecording, circa 1992
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Tape label reads: "Shift 16: Cooking at Limbo"
15
4
Skellig Project, circa 1992-circa 1994
15
5-6
Washington State Arts Commission, Art In Public Spaces Program, WWU, 1992-circa 2007
15
7-11
Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, 1993
15
12
Artists Space, New York, circa 1994
15
13-14
Haines Gallery Installation, circa 1994
15
15-16
American Academy in Rome, circa 1995-circa 1997
15
17-22
Jay Gorney Modern Art, circa 1995
15
23-24
Raised By Wolves (1995), Corcoran Museum of Art, circa 1995
15
25
Richmond Art Center, 1995
15
26
Yerba Buena Arts Center, circa 1995-circa 1996
15
27-31
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, 1996
15
32
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, Massachusetts, circa 1996
Oversized blueprints housed in OV26.
16
1-5
Arts Club of Chicago, circa 1996
Oversized photographs housed in OV27.
16
6-10
Maine College of Art, circa 1996-circa 1997
16
11-12
Art Orchestra at Legion of Honor, San Francisco, 1997
Includes one videocassette (VHS); Tape label reads: "Beer Drinking Sonata," David Ireland on cans.
16
13
California Center for the Arts, circa 1998-circa 1999
16
14-15
IKEA, Emeryville Public Art Project, "The Big Chair", circa 1998-circa 2000
Includes one floppy disc; label reads: "2D Chair Trio; 3D Chair Model" (Transfer not possible)Not transferable.
16
15-21
W Hotel, San Francisco, circa 1998
16
22
Duncan's Big Chair, Lincoln, Nebraska, circa 1999
16
23-24
Jack Shainman Gallery, circa 1999-circa 2001
16
25-28
M. H. de Young Memorial Museum, circa 1999-circa 2001
16
29
Buddhism Project, circa 2000
16
30
Chamber Sounds (2000), 2000
16
31
Christopher Grimes Gallery, circa 2000-circa 2001
16
32-33
David Ireland: Birthday 70 (2000), Headlands Center for the Arts, circa 2000
16
34-35
Making the Making (2000), Apex Art, 2000-2001
16
26
Rapture (2000), 2000
16
27
Oakland Museum of California, 2001-2003
16
28-29
Oakland Museum of California, 2001-circa 2004
Includes one videocassette (BetacamSP); Tape label reads: Spark, KQED "The Grey Eminences"
Includes two sound discs (CDs); labels read: "Random Play: The Words of John Cage, Indeterminately"
17
1-13
The Way Things Are (2004), Addison Gallery of American Art, 2004
17
14
Various Exhibitions and Installations, circa 1960s-circa 2009
17
15-19
Unidentified Exhibition, Comment Books, 2003-2004
17
20-21
Unidentified Exhibition, Comment Book Loose Pages, 2007
18
1
Source Material for Installations, Sound Recordings, circa 1980s
24 Sound cassettes
18
2-4
Other Artists
Bergman, Ciel, circa 1998-circa 2001
18
5
Beuys, Joseph, circa 1979
1 Sound cassette
Tape label reads: "Joseph Beuys at the Guggenheim"
18
6
Dunn, Douglas, 1996
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Tape label reads: "Spell for Opening the Mouth of N," Douglas Dunn and Dancers
18
7
Forte, Paul, 1996
18
8
Lynnerup, Mads, 2000
Includes one videocassette (VHS); Tape label reads: "3 Works" by Mads Lynnerup
18
9
Osterhout, Mike, circa 1978-circa 1986
18
10
Posner, Richard, The Crystal Pallets: deFence of Light (1993), circa 1982-circa 1983
18
11-12
Thirty Feet By Thirty Stitches, In Honor of David Ireland, circa 2000-circa 2009
18
13
Friends of Photography Exhibition, circa 1991
18
14
Oversized Addison Gallery of American Art Blueprints, From Box 16, Folder 1, circa 1996
OV26
Oversized Arts Club of Chicago Photographs, From Box 16, Folder 10, circa 1996
OV27

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