Artists Talk On Art first went online in October of 1995, courtesy of A. D. Coleman, in a section devoted to ATOA at Coleman's website, The B.Y.O. Café, subsequently renamed The Nearby Café ( www.nearbycafe.com). This ATOA web presence, donated by Coleman as a support service for ATOA, remained operative until the fall of 2001. Some of the transcriptions and digital-image files at our current site come from that project. ATOA wishes to thank A. D. Coleman and The Nearby Café for this contribution.
October 17: Utopia Parkway -- Joseph Cornell Revisited
An in-depth and illustrated discussion of the work of this unique artist who created worlds of his own, each in its own special box.Moderator:
Deborah Solomon, author, Utopia Parkway
Dore Ashton, art historian, author
Amy Ernst, artist
Robert Lehrman, collector
Organized by Amy Ernst
October 24: The Great Divide -- Another Battle In The Culture Wars
The traditional versus the avant-garde. The debate about the generation gap, the style gap, the you-name-it gap.Moderator:
Patterson Sims, Deputy Director, Museum Of Modern Art
Joe DiGiorgio, painter
Wenda Gu, artist
Geno Rodriguez, founder, Alternative Museum
Judy Seigel, photographer and editor
Organized by Nadini Richardson, program director, Organization of Independent Artists (OIA)
October 31: Halloween! Slide Night
Is your work grim, ghoulish or just ghastly? Bring five slides, talk for five minutes and pay five bucks.
Come early to assure inclusion. Be creative. Wear a costume/mask of your own creation!
If you decide to participate in "Slide Night," please bring an additional slide with your name to project before your art slide(s). You can create one yourself by printing your name in Prestype (or by hand) on acetate & putting it in a slide mount to aid in identifying artists' work on video. Thanks. (To ensure a professional presentation, preview your slides before turning them over to us.)
November 7: Viable Alternatives -- Photography
An exposition of fine art photography using alternative processes to originate or display images.Moderator:
Doug Sheer, chairman ATOA, technology writer, electronic artist
Anita Chernewski, photographer (making pinhole images and alternative process prints)
A.D.Coleman, photography critic and writer
Carter Hodgkin, photographer (using lab-created photographs)
Michael von Uchtrup, photographer and alternative-processes curator
Organized by Doug Sheer
November 14: The Perfect Artist
Moderator and art dealer Michael Walls hosts a surprise panel of guests including:A super dealer
A famous artist
An emerging artist
A fabled critic
A major curator . . .
all looking for "the Perfect Artist."
Organized by Michael Walls
November 21: Open Screening -- Five Slides, Five Minutes, Five Bucks
Come early to assure inclusion.
If you decide to participate in "Open Screening," please bring an additional slide with your name to project before your art slide(s). You can create one yourself by printing your name in Prestype (or by hand) on acetate & putting it in a slide mount to aid in identifying artists' work on video. Thanks. (To ensure a professional presentation, preview your slides before turning them over to us.)
November 28: Thanksgiving -- no panel
December 5: Art, Performance & The Cinema
L. Brandon Krall, Curator -- screening 16mm films by:
L. Brandon Krall
Special Appearance by
December 12: Calvin Tomkins and Francis Naumann
Calvin Tomkins, art critic, The New Yorker and author of Duchamp, in dialog with Francis Naumann, art historian, on Marcel Duchamp, who many consider the most influential artist of the century.Organized by: Donna Marxer
January 23: The State of the Art of Printmaking
A discussion of the art form and in honor of master printmaker Bob Blackburn, featuring a film about his life and work.Moderator:
Ellen Peckham, artist and art dealer
Bob Blackburn, winner, MacArthur Fellowship
Judith Brodsky, printmaker and Director, Innovative Printmaking Department, Rutgers University
Dan Welden, owner, Hampton Editions
Betty Winkler, owner, Yama Prints
Special Guest: Gail Jansen, documentary filmmaker
Organized by Ellen Peckham
January 30: Career Night
Is your art career in the doldrums? Come hear three experts tell (almost) all.A "Trialog" between:
Dan Concholar, Director, Art Information Service
Carrol Michels, career coach and author of How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist
Renee Phillips, Publisher of Manhattan Arts and author of New York Contemporary Art Galleries
Organized by Donna Marxer
February 6: Robert Storr and Vernita N'Cognita
A dialog between Robert Storr, Curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art and Vernita N'Cognita (/a/ka Vernita Nemec), artist.
Organized by Donna Marxer
Programming for Artists Talk On Art is created by artists!
One of our primary goals is to provide you an opportunity to hear the topics & people of your choice. To help achieve this end, we have breakfast planning meetings the first Thursday of every month, 9:45 am. Call the ATOA hotline for location. Looking forward to your input & participation.
Future Panels? -- Tell us who you'd like to hear speak & topics you'd to hear addressed: "ARTWORLD CRIMES"- "VICTIM ART"-"CAN ART SAVE US"?- "FAME & ART?" "BAD ART"- "ARTWORLD: A COMMUNITY OR WAR ZONE?"- "EGO INDUSTRY OR ?"- "HAVE WE LOST IT? CAN IT BE SAVED?" "REMEMBERING OUR PAST" "THE FUTURE OF ART" "HOT NEW MEDIA" ETC., ETC. . . . ?
* Attend our 1st Friday Breakfast Meetings: Everyone is welcome! We meet the first Friday of each month at The Violets, corner of West 4th Street and Washington Square Park, at 9:45 a.m. We plan programming for the coming season, talk about Art, Life, Ourselves . . .
*CALL ATOA HOTLINE (212) 965-9515 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROJECTS. We sponsor exhibitions, seminars, breakfasts & other art-related happenings.