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Robert Wiegand papers and video art, 1953-1994

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Series 3: Art Project Files , 1968 - 1992
1 Linear foot

Series contains documentation of projects Robert Wiegand co-founded or co-produced. Each project contains a combination of press materials, event flyers, clippings, photographs, correspondence, and several projects also contain video documentation (9 VHS videocassettes and 2 U-Matic), including
Snapshots for an Indian Day
,
Madama Butterfly
, and
ArtistsTalkOnArt
.
Documents include oversized photographs of each of the 10 artists in the inaugural "10 Downtown" exhibition.
City Walls
documentation includes lists of the murals, clippings, business correspondence, and many photographs and slides taken of mural projects. Photographs notably include images of the buildings before the murals were painted, and some finished murals that no longer exist. Documentation of the Experiments in Art and Technology project by Wiegand and Lloyd Kreutzer called
Changes
(subtitled "an Image-Theater Environment") include postcards, publicity, and photographs. India materials include a project proposal, postcards, press clippings, a poster, and video for multiple projects that resulted from the Wiegand's trip to India in 1977, including
Snapshots for an Indian Day
,
Indiamedia
, and
Indiawall
. Video elements are found for
Snapshots
only. Wiegand's "Madama Butterfly" project is represented in this series by a video of the piece he produced for WNYC-TV.
ArtistsTalkOnArt
is documented with committee lists, a grant proposal, and solicitation letters to artists, as well as videos of panels created and hosted by Wiegand, including Leonard Horowitz, Amy Ernst, Pat Passlof, Burt Hasen, and Philip Pavia. Also found are flyers, postcards, and videos documenting a benefit for the organization in 1989, with performers Carolee Schneemann, Laura Foreman, and Matthew Courtney among others. Additionally, a performance compilation video from 1990 features artists Akiva, Kevin Carter, Vernta Nemec, Dennis Downey, and Marther Weisman.
Description Container Select
"10 Downtown" (1968), 1968 - 1978
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 4.
2
14
City Walls, 1968 - 1982
Correspondence, 1968 - 1975
2
15
Flyers, Exhibitions and Writings, 1968 - 1975
2
16
Press Materials and Clippings, 1968 - 1982
Oversized material housed in Box 11, Folder 3.
2
17
Photographs, 1968 - 1975
2
18
Slides, 1968 - 1975
310 color slides
2
19-20
Changes
, Experiments in Art and Technology, 1968 - 1969
3
1
India and
Snapshots of An Indian Day
, 1978
3 videocassettes (u-matic)
3
2-4
Madama Butterfly
, Production, 1979 - 1980
1 videocassettes (vhs)
3
5-6
ArtistsTalkonArt (ATOA), 1986 - 1992
Correspondence, 1986 - 1987
1 floppy disc
Includes printouts presumed to be from floppy disks
labeled ATOA
3
7
Programming Records, 1986 - 1990
3
8
1989 Benefit, Videos and Flyers, 1989 May 22
Includes two videocassettes (VHS) labeled ATOA Benefit in addition to flyers and postcards for the event. One tape is listed as camera original.
3
9
"There's A Song" Videos, circa 1990
2 videocassettes (vhs)
labeled "There's A Song 11/4" with Leonard Horowitz and Amy Ernst
3
10
Pat Passlof Video, 1990 January 19
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duration 2 hours
labeled 'Pat Passlof;" Index card with video reads "raw footage of Pat Passlof interviewed by Bob Wiegand about the art scene in the 1930s-1950s"
3
11
Burt Hasen Video, 1992 February 21
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
labeled "Bob Wiegand interview of Burt Hasen; video by Sheldon Cholst;" index card with the tape reads "discussing the art world in Paris during WWII and New York in the 1940s-50s and the influence of the GI Bill"
3
11
Philip Pavia Video, 1989 January 9
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
labeled "Philip Pavia;" index card with tape reads "raw footage of Robert Wiegand interviewing Philip Pavia about coming to NY as a young artist and meeting at the Club in the mid 1930s"
3
11
ATOA Performance Compilation, circa 1990
1 videocassettes (vhs)
Duration 25 minutes
artists listed on the tape, "Akiva", "Kevin Carter", "Vernta Nemec", "Dennis Downey", and "Marther Weisman"
3
12
Oversized Photographs from "10 Downtown" Exhibition, 1968
Oversized content from Box 2, Folder 14.
11
4
Oversized Material from
City Walls
, Press Materials and Clippings, 1968 - 1982
Oversized content from Box 2, Folder 17.
11
3

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