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Fall 1999


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Fall 1999



"The Unofficial Mayor of Soho," dealer Ivan Karp in dialogue with sculptor Muriel Castanis

Muriel Castanis
Muriel Castanis


Bi-coastal dealer Molly Barnes interviews the redoubtable Geoffrery Holder. The artist discusses art.

Molly Barnes, Program Director
Molly Barnes



Multimedia versus the traditional arts.

Has the "new" art trumpted painting and sculpture as we once knew them?
Alfreed Martinez, multimedia painter and Professor, University of Connecticut
Jaroslav Andel, European photographer and film historian
Erik Landsberg, photographer
Nancy E. Winn, digital imaging, Hartford Art School
Richard Pitts, Professor Fashion Institute of Technology
Organized by Alfred Martinez


Impossible landscapes of the mind

Poem for a Golden Eagle by Kurt Seligman, 1944

Surreal works by Masson, Ossorio, Seliger, Sage, to name a few, and some never-seen-before photographs by Nat Herz highlighted this September's exhibition at Hirschl & Adler Gallery
Amy Ernst, artist and arts administrator
Panelists from Hirschl & Adler
Dr. Barbara Bloemink, Director, Department of American and European Modern Art
Barbara Singer, photographer
Deborah G. Weider, Associate, Department of American Art
Organized by Amy Ernst


MoMA meets the millennium

How one of the museum success stories of the century plans to meet the new one - in conjunction with the MoMA exhibitions, ModernStarts: People, Places, Things
George A. Rada, artist, lecturer, art consultant
Panelists from MoMA
John Elderfield, Chief Curator at Large
Maria de Carmen Gonzalez, Department of Education
Peter Reed, Curator, Department of Architecture and Design
Maria Fernanda Cardoso, artist commissioned by MoMA
Michael Craig-Martin, artist commissioned by MoMA
Organized by George Rada



ATOA's Director Donna Marxer interviews New Yorker critic and author Calvin Tomkins

about his long and varied career as an observer of the American scene and its arts and life.

Calvin Tomkins, critic


Peter Plagens and Vernita N'Cognita

Vernita N'Cognita (aka Memec), ATOA's former director who now leads Viridian Artists, Inc. will explore Peter Plagens's career in variegated colors: artist, art critic at Newsweek and novelist - and how he manages to handle it all.

Peter Plagens, critic
Peter Plagens


The Artist as Activist, Part II

A second look at why artists are uniquely predisposed to being activists
Artists have the power to affect social change, but can the political also be a corrupting influence in art?
Adrienne Redd, Philadelphia based art critic, sociologist, and lecturer
Co-coordinater: Brian Kantorek
Adrienne Redd, critic
Adrienne Redd



Join Artists Talk on Art to toast its 25th anniversary

with a dialogue between founders Lori Antonacci and Doug Sheer, bringing back rarely seen pictures, audio-video clips and personal memories of the series in a multi-media event.


Artists and feminists Sylvia Sleigh and Cynthia Mailman

talk about women artists in the 70's - and since.

Sylvia Sleigh and Cynthia Mailman
Sylvia Sleigh and Cynthia Mailman


The artist in the role of art patron

Truth is, we artists largely support ourselves, and each other, far more often than government, foundations or other patrons
Ron Morosan, artist and curator
James Carroll, Director, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA
Charles Kessler, critic and founder, Pro Arts, Jersey City, NJ

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