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Art Spaces Archives Project AS-AP is a non-profit initiative founded by a consortium of alternative art organizations, including Bomb Magazine, College Art Association, Franklin Furnace Archive, New York State Council on the Arts NYSCA, New York State Artist Workspace Consortium, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, with a mandate to help preserve, present, and protect the archival heritage of living and defunct for- and not-for-profit spaces of the "alternative" or "avant-garde" movement of the 1950s to the present throughout the United States.

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Interview with Lia Gangitano, Founder/ Director, PARTICIPANT INC.

Posted December 03, 2014 by Anonymous
Interviewer: 
Andrew Blackley, Independent Curator
Interview Date: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Person Interviewed: 
Lia Gangitano
Place of Interview: 
Participant Inc., 253 E Houston (New York)

ANDREW BLACKLEY:  The following interview is being conducted with Lia Gangitano, on behalf of Art Spaces Archives Project (AS-AP), a project of the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. The interview is taking place on June 18th, 2013 at Participant Inc., 253 E Houston (New York). The person conducting the interview is Andrew Blackley.   Hi, Lia.

 

LIA GANGITANO:  Hi, Andrew.

 

BLACKLEY:  Would you introduce yourself and spell your last name?

 

May 2011 - AS-AP partners with Exit Art to make available Alternative Histories Interviews

As part of AS-AP’s mission to preserve, present, and protect the archival heritage of living and defunct for- and not-for-profit art spaces, AS-AP has partnered with Exit Art to make available online dozens of significant interviews conducted by Herb Tam, Associate Curator – Exit Art, and Lauren Rosati, Assistant Curator – Exit Art, as part of the curatorial research conducted for the 2010 exhibition, Alternative Histories.

February 2011

As part of AS-AP’s mission to preserve, present, and protect the archival heritage of living and defunct for- and not-for-profit art spaces, AS-AP has established an agreement with the UB Art Galleries to make available online interviews with artists and curators conducted by Sandra Q. Firmin as part of her curatorial research for the 2010 exhibition, Artpark: 1974-1984.

January 2011 - AS-AP Presents "Oral Histories and the Archive," a panel discussion to be held at the College Art Association's 99th Annual Conference

Over the past seven years Art Spaces Archives Project (AS-AP) has presented panels at the annual College Art Association Conference that have addressed contemporary art related archives by investigating institutional models and identities, institutional holdings, and the organizational histories of living and defunct alternative arts spaces.

September 2010 - AS-AP launches new website

Art Spaces Archives Project implements an open source content management system, Drupal to improve and manage the AS-AP website. The new website, launched in late September 2010, includes the following enhancements: more multimedia content, greater search functionality within the AS-AP site to retrieve all content related to specific art spaces, exhibitions, and individuals.

September 2010 - New Oral Histories Available Online

AS-AP makes available online several oral history interviews with the founders, current and former directors, and curators of significant alternative art spaces in the United States. Funding for the project was provided by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA).

September 2010 - "Alternative Histories" at Exit Art

Exit Art has announced their upcoming exhibition Alternative Histories, a history of New York City alternative art spaces and projects since the 1960s.

May 2010 - AS-AP Survey Update

During the summer of 2010, AS-AP will be updating its current database. If your organization is listed, if you would like to create a new listing, or if there is an organization you think should be added, please contact Mackenzie Schneider at artspacesarchivesproject at gmail dot com.

June 2009 - Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material

AS-AP, as collaborative project of the Center for Curatorial Studies in association with the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) provides funding assistance for the publication, Show and Tell: A Chronicle of Group Material, edited by Julie Ault and published by Four Corners Books in 2010.

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