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Michael Corris papers of the Art & Language New York group, 1965-2002

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Series I. Art & Language New York, 1971-1977, undated 22.2 linear feet (11 boxes, 11 flatfiles, and 3 rolls)
This series is comprised of materials from Art & Language New York's main projects carried out during the group's active lifespan. The series highlights Art & Language New York's involvement and production of indexing and mapping projects, as well as work associated with the New York group's publication, The Fox, and the group's involvement with national and international projects.
Arrangement note
The projects are arranged chronologically as originally devised by Michael Corris.
Box Folder
1 1-2 Dain Gallery exhibition materials, 1971, undated
1 1 Exhibition of lectures, 1971
Flyer was sent from Ian Burn to Gregory Battock.
1 2 "A short introduction on the Work," flyer, undated
1 3-6 "Frameworks and Phantoms," 1972
Text by Michael Corris and Mel Ramsden with annotations by Michael Corris and Mel Ramsden. Includes typescripts and original circulated photocopies.
1 7-13 "The Fine Structure of Collaboration," 1972
Text is by Michael Corris.
1 7-8 Typescript and original circulated photocopies
1 9-10 Typescript notes
1 11 Letter from Charles Harrison to Michael Corris
1 12 Bibliography
1 13 Unpublished notes
Contains Notes on Phil Sci; Notes on Teaching Programs..., Doxographical: A Study of Doctrines or Opinions, and Diana Crane: Invisible Colleges.
1 14-15 "Comparative Models II," 1971-1972
Includes copy of Artforum, 1972, and photocopies of additional text and installation plan drawing.
Box
1-3, 13, 20 Annotations, indexing, and philosophy of language, Index of 003 Bxal, and Blurting in A&L: An Index of Blurts, 1971-1974
Also in flatfile 1**.
Box Folder
1 16-17 T-Matrix, 1971
By Michael Corris. Contains two copies of original circulated photocopy and two copies of notational key for T-Matrix II.
1 18 "Language and Art-Language," 1972
Original circulated photocopy by Ian Burn and Mel Ramsden.
1 19 Notes on Teaching and Learning, 1972
1 20 Notes on Mapping. Transformational matrix and notational systems, 1972
Contains typescript, autograph manuscript and original circulated photocopy
1 21-22 "Problems Relating to the Organization and Formulation of a Model for a Generative System of Art," 1972
By Michael Corris. Contains one typescript and one original circulated photocopy.
1 23 Notes on Russell, Principles of Mathematics, Carnap, Ferge and others, 1972
Unpublished notes are by Michael Corris.
1 24-25 Notes on Invisible Colleges, 1972
1 26 "Art as Heuristic," 1972
Typescript is by Michael Corris.
1 27 Notes on Philosophy of Science, 1972
1 28 Notes on Style and Methodology, 1972
Unpublished notes are by Mel Ramsden.
1 29 Bibliographies of philosophy, philosophy of science and models, 1972
1 30-32 Index 003 Bxal, 1973
By Terry Atkinson, Michael Baldwin, and Philip Pilkington. Includes original circulated photocopy, photographs, and forms for the index. Photographs are by Walter Russell with credit to John Weber Gallery. Photographs are of "Index III."
1 33 Letter from Robert Cohen to Michael Corris, 1973
1 34 Research notes on Philosophy of Science, 1973
1 35 A Network Diagram as of Week III, 1973
Original circulated photocopy by Michael Corris.
1 36 Notes on Indexing/Information Retrieval, 1973
Unpublished notes by Michael Corris.
1 37 Blurting in Art & Language index cards, 1973
Index cards with subject headings and cross references. Annotated by Michael Corris.
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2 1 Handbook, 1973
Entries by Michael Corris. Annotations for Handbook that is, Blurting in Art & Language, New York: Art & Language Press and Nova Scotia College of Art & Design Press.
2 2 Notes on Information Retrieval, Semantics and Pragmatics of Natural Language, 1973
2 3 Notes on Annotations, 1973
2 4 "Problems of Art and Language Space," 1973
Original circulated photocopy by Ian Burn.
2 5 Notes on Blurting in Art & Language, 1973
2 6 First transcript, 1973 Sep 8
2 7-9 Transcript, 1973 Sep 14
With corrections by Ian Burn. Contains typescript and original circulated photocopy.
2 10 "Assertoric Relationships," 1973
Original circulating photocopy by T. Smith.
2 11 Third transcript, 1973 Nov 6
2 12 Handbook I, excerpts from the introduction, 1973
2 13 Ideal Index, 1973
Typescript and diagram by Michael Corris.
2 14 Handbook index, 1973
Manuscript by Michael Corris.
2 15 Introduction to Handbook, 1973
Box Folder
13 1 Audio Arts Magazine (C1), 1973
Contains one Audio Arts Magazine cassette tape, volume one. A tape of discussion by Art & Language.
Box Folder
2 16 Su Braden, "Art Speaks," 1973
Clipping from Time Out.
2 17 Art-Language, flyer, 1973
Listing of contents from Art-Language journal, volume one, 1969.
2 18 Blurting in Art & Language, flyer, 1973
Box
2, 20 Map of Annotations, 1974
By Michael Corris.
Also in flatfile 1**.
Box Folder
2 19 Drawing
2 20 Notes
20 1 Color slide
Flatfile
1** Poster and original artwork
1** A term-by-term matrix of the Handbook, 1974
Box Folder
2 21 "Research notes on models," 1974
Manuscript by Michael Corris.
Box Folder
3 1 Transcript, 1974
Original circulated photocopy by Ian Burn, Michael Corris, and Mel Ramsden.
Box
3-4, 20 Materials relating to the concept of "mapping" discourse, the Workbook project, and the Galleria Schema Index project, 1973-1976, undated
Box Folder
3 2 Notes on Pathways, 1973
3 3 Pathways, 1973
3 4 Letter from Giancarlo Politi to Ian Burn, 1973
The letter invites Ian Burn to participate in an exhibition coordinated by Flash Art.
3 5-6 Transcript, 1973 Dec 18
Contains one manuscript copy and one typescript copy. The transcript details the question of the content of the handout for Galleria Schema. The typescript copy has annotations by Michael Corris.
3 7-8 Flash Art text, 1974
Contains typescript and lithographic print by Michael Corris, Preston Heller, Andrew Menard. Annotations on typescript by Michael Corris and Ian Burn.
3 9-11 Notes on Pathways/"Going-on" in Art & Language New York, 1974
Contains drafts one to three.
3 12 Photographs Art & Language New York, Galleria Schema of installation view, undated
3 13 Notes for Schema, 1974
3 14 Worksheets for Constructing Pathways Through Blurts, 1974
3 15 170 text entries for Handbook, 1974
3 16 Introduction to Workbook, 1974
3 17 Index terms for Handbook, 1973
Blurting in Art & Language, a Handbook.
3 18 Notes on Mathematical Logic, Axiomatic Set Theory, Anti-Proceedings, and Display as Pragmatic Index, 1974
3 19 Notes Relating to Pathways and the Mechanics of the Workbook, 1974
Box
3, 20 Display as Pragmatic Index, 1974
Includes one original circulated color photocopy.
Box Folder
3 20-22 Model and plan
Includes plan and one original circulated color photocopy of model.
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20 2 Color slide
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3 23-24 Anti-Proceedings, 1974
Includes drawing and typescript of display text with annotations in blue pencil.
3 25 "Constituting a Pathway for a User," 1974
3 26 "Constituting a Pathway for Art & Language," 1974
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20 3 Display as Pragmatic Index, scale model, 1974
3 27 "On Pathways," 1974
3 28 Notes on Display as Pragmatic Index, 1974
3 29-37 Workbook, 1974
Includes entries, introduction drafts, list of permissible choices, worksheets, and schema. Some works have annotations by Michael Corris or Mel Ramsden.
3 38 512 Blurts for Workbook, 1974
Box Folder
4 1-3 Notes on Pathways and Permutations, 1974
Includes notes and notes on reference points.
4 4 List of Art & Language New York projects related to Annotations, Handbook, Pathways and Workbook, 1974
4 5 Notes on Pathway Architecture, 1974
4 6-10 Workbook, 1974-1975
Includes plan, draft of preface, a unique copy of Workbook, French translation, and checklist for translation.
4 11 Letter from Ghuslain Mollet-Vieville to Michael Corris and Andrew Menard, 1976
4 12-13 Correspondence, 1976
Letters between Michael Corris and Terry Atkinson.
4 14 Checklist of equipment and visual materials for a proposed exhibition, 1976
Unrealized exhibition of Workbook at Gallerie Eric Fabre, Paris.
Box
4, 13 Unpublished internal documents commenting on the group's practices, 1973-1976
Box Folder
4 15 "Systematics, Paradigms and Art Education," 1973
4 16-17 Transcript, 1973 Dec 9
By Atkinson, Baldwin, Corris, Heller, and Menard. A discussion of elitism in the practice of Art & Language.
4 18-19 Transcript, 1973 Dec 11
With revisions by Michael Corris and Andrew Menard.
4 20-21 "1.0 Respectability breeds contempt," 1973
With annotations on one copy by Ian Burn and on one copy by Michael Corris.
4 22 Political Modalities, 1973
4 23 Letter from Terry Atkinson to Ian Burden and Mel Ramsden, 1974
4 24 Transcript of conversation between Ian Burn, Mel Ramsden and others, 1975
4 25-26 "Strategy is political: Dear Michael...," 1975
Includes original circulated photocopy and typescript with comments.
4 27 "Draft for Form of Organization," 1976
By Nigel Lendon.
4 28 "Déclaration sur la structure d'organisation du collectif (provisional) Art & Language," 1976
4 29 "Phase II: The provisions," "Third Phase: Introduction," 1976
Box
4, 13 (Provisional) Art & Language discussions, 1976
Box Folder
4 30 Transcripts of discussions
Box Folder
13 2-7 Audio tapes of discussion (C2-C7)
Contains six audio cassette tapes.
Box Folder
4 31 Letter from Ian Burn (Art & Language New York) to Art & Language (UK), 1976
Box
4, 20 Underdevelopment and cultural imperialism, 1974-1976
Box Folder
4 32 "To the Commission of Homage to Salvadore Allende," 1974
Box
4, 20 "Frontiers in Underdevelopment," 1974-1975
Box Folder
4 33-34 Draft and original circulated photocopy
4 35 Letter from Elizabeth Hess to Michael Corris, 1975
Letter is concerning payment (kill fee) for text "Frontiers in Underdevelopment," submitted for publication in journal Seven Days.
Box Folder
20 4 Color slide
4 36 Study for cartoon, 1976
Cartoon is in the style of James Gilray, Le boot, or the false face of bourgeois nationalism. Produced on the occasion of Art & Language seminars at Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, Halifax.
4 37-39 Maryland Institute College of Art lecture, "Some Non-Visual Aspects of Art," 1975
4 37 "Some Possibilities for Learning/Some Possible Points of Reference"
4 38 Press clipping
Contains article from the Baltimore Sun.
4 39 Student newsletter
Announcement for Art & Language lecture.
Box
4-5, 19* The Fox, 1974-1976
Also in flatfile 2**.
Box Folder
4 40 Issue of The Fox, 1975
Issue number one, volume one. Signed by the editors: Mel Ramsden, Joseph Kosuth, Sarah Charlesworth, Andrew Menard, Preston Heller and Michael Corris.
Flatfile
2** Posters, 1975-1976
Posters for issues one through three.
Box Folder
5 1 Unpublished texts, 1974
Unpublished texts by Victor Burgin, Thierry Kuntzel, Trevor Pateman, Bernar Venet, Paul Wood and David Rushton.
5 2 Layout of proposed cover design, 1974
5 3 Letter from Joseph Kosuth to Michael Corris, 1975
5 4 Draft for article, 1975
Article is by Michael Corris.
5 5 "New York, New York," 1975
5 6 "Soho Is Your World, Welcome to It," 1975
Unpublished typescript with annotations by Jill Breakstone.
5 7 "From the Belly of the Behemoth," 1975
5 8-13 "Yet Another Palace Revolt in the Banana Republic?" 1975
Includes drafts one to four, original circulated photocopy, and manuscript regarding editing of typescript.
5 14 Letter from Jerry Kearns to Michael Corris, 1975
Letter expresses interest in The Fox, and with an invitation to the University of Massachusetts.
5 15 Text for poster for issue number two, 1975
5 16 Michael Corris, "A Review of Ian Wilson's Discussion at John Weber Gallery," 1975
Published in issue number two.
5 17 Trevor Pateman, review of The Fox, 1975
Review for Radical philosophy. Other Trevor Pateman work is also included.
5 18 Mona da Vinci, press clipping, 1975
Article for Soho Weekly News.
5 19 Trevor Pateman, "On Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot," 1975
5 20 Annette Kuhn, photocopy of press clipping, 1975
Article for The Village Voice.
5 21 Copy of advertisement for issue number three, 1976
5 22 Text for poster for issue number three, 1976
5 23 "The Lumpen-Headache," 1976
Print of Art & Language key to Dramatis Personae for issue number three.
Box
5, 19* Illustrations for The Fox, 1975-1976
Box Folder
5 24-27 Photographs and other materials
Includes: General Studies meeting flyer, gallery announcement card, typeset copy, photographs, and original NEA press release.
Box
19* Oversize materials
Box Folder
5 28-31 Australia project, 1975-1976
Also in flatfile 3**.
5 28 RCA global telegram, 1975
Telegram is addressed to Terry Smith. Pages are stamped with the Art & Language Foundation, Inc. corporate seal.
5 29 Text for Australian cable, 1975
By Michael Corris.
Flatfile
3** Posters, 1975
Posters for the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria.
Box Folder
5 30 Open letter to Art & Language New York, 1975
Letter is by Mel Ramsden with annotations by Corris and Menard.
5 31 Press clipping, 1975
Article is by Annette Kuhn from The Village Voice.
Flatfile
3** Poster, 1976
Poster for Cur, Piggy, Perfect, at the Auckland City Art Gallery.
Box
6, 20 Yugoslavia project, 1975-1976
Also in flatfiles 3**-6**.
Flatfile
3** "Jet Lag/Culture Crash," 1975
Poster exhibited in Jet Lag exhibition at Turn Travel and exhibited in The Artist Out of Work exhibition at PS1.
Box Folder
6 1 Art & Language seminar announcement, 1975
Seminar took place at Student Cultural Center, Belgrade.
6 2-4 Letters from Jasna Tijardovic and Zoran Popovic to Michael Corris, 1975
Letters are regarding Michael Corris's activities in Belgrade.
6 5 Letter from Michael Corris and Andrew Menard to Csaba Polanyi, 1975
6 6 Text for The Organisation of Culture Under Socialism, 1975
6 7 Transcript of conversation at the Student Cultural Center, Belgrade, 1975
Flatfile
4** Art & Language discussions at Student Cultural Center, Belgrade poster, 1975
Box Folder
6 8 Issue of Student, 1975
Contains article on Art & Language/ The Fox and seminars at Student Cultural Center, Belgrade.
Flatfile
5**-6** The Organisation of Culture Under Self-Management Socialism, 1976
Prints from exhibition at John Weber Gallery and Smith College Art Gallery.
Box
6, 20 Installation photography for The Organisation of Culture Under Self-Management Socialism, 1976
Box Folder
6 9 Contact print sheet
Box Folder
20 5 Black and white negatives
Box Folder
6 10 Smith College Bulletin, 1976
Box
6, 20 Photography for The Organisation of Culture Under Self-Management Socialism, 1975-1976
Box Folder
6 11 Photographs
Box Folder
20 6 Black and white negatives
6 12 Research materials on Yugoslavia, 1975-1976
6 13 Research materials for The Organisation of Culture Under Workers' Self-Management, 1975
Materials contain information on maps, official seals and flags of Yugoslav Federated Republic.
6 14 Photography for The Organisation of Culture Under Self-Management Socialism, 1975-1976
Flatfile
7** Works by Yugoslavian artists relevant to cultural milieu of Belgrade, 1971-1975
7** Popovic, Zoran, 1971-1975
Contains two lithographic prints: Axioms, Za Samoupravnu Umentnost.
7** Todosijevic, Rasa, 1975
Contains two lithographic prints: Who Makes a Profit on Art, and Who Gains From it Honestly, Notes on Method.
Box
6-7, 13, 20 Washington project, 1975-1976
Also in flatfiles 2**, 8** and rolls 1**-3**.
Box Folder
6 15 "Government and the Arts," 1975
Photographic print for National Endowment for the Arts broadside.
Box
6, 20 The Organisation of Culture Under Monopoly Capitalism, 1975-1976
Also in rolls 1**-2**.
Box Folder
6 16-19 Project materials, 1975-1976
Includes research materials, installation photography and French translation of text.
Box Folder
20 7 Black and white negatives, 1976
Roll
1**-2** Oversize, 1976
Box Folder
6 20 Paris-Rive Gauche exhibition program, 1976
6 21 Beatrice Parent, Art & Language review, 1976
Photocopy of article, Art & Language at Gallerie Eric Fabre.
6 The Organisation of Culture Under Monopoly Capitalism, 1975-1976
Also in flatfile 8** and roll 3**.
6 22 Photographs
Flatfile
8** Posters
Roll
3** Oversize
Box Folder
7 1 Press clipping, 1976
Clipping is from the New York Times.
7 2-6 Washington display, 1976
Includes: text, drafts of text, bibliography and reference materials.
Box
7, 13 "How do you feel about the 'Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Act'?" 1975-1976
Box Folder
7 7-9 Videotape transcripts, 1976
Box Folder
13 8 Videotape (V1), 1975-1976
Contains one U-matic videocassette.
Box Folder
7 10 Washington display, 1976
Contains typescript and original circulated photocopy of poster text.
7 11 Letter from Michael Corris to Jan Debbaut, 1975
7 12 Letter from Andrew Menard to Jan Debbaut, 1976
Box
7, 20 Art & Language and The Fox: seminars at University of Massachusetts and Smith College, 1976
Also in flatfile 2**.
Box Folder
7 13 Materials for production
Box Folder
20 8 Black and white negatives
Flatfile
2** Screen print poster
Box Folder
7 14-17 Press clippings, 1976
Includes clippings from the University of Massachusetts student newspaper and the Daily Hampshire Gazette.
Box Folder
20 9 "The Arts are a Growth Industry," 1976
Polaroids of I and II.
Box Folder
7 18-22 Art and social practice, Studio International, 1976
7 18 Letter from Andrew Menard to Trevor Pateman
7 19-20 "Exploded Manifesto"
By Jill Breakstone, Michael Corris, Andrew Menard, and Preston Heller. Contains drafts one and two.
7 21 "Now About This Storefront"
7 22 Letter from Martin Newcastle to The Fox
7 23 Venice Biennale, 1976
Contains letter from Olle Granath to Michael Corris.
Box
7, 14 Art & Language New York and (Provisional) Art & Language, 1974-1977, undated
Also in flatfiles 9**-11**.
Box Folder
7 24 Art & Language Press envelope, undated
Flatfile
9** "The Scrap Heap of Modernism," 1974-1976
Contains a photographic print and a photo collage.
Flatfile
10** Museum of Modern Art poster, 1975
Art & Language at MOMA.
Box
7 "Listen," 1975
Also in flatfile 11**.
7 25 Text
Text for "Listen" was exhibited at John Weber Gallery.
Flatfile
11** Print
Box Folder
7 26 "What Walter Benjamin Missed: Media as history," 1975
7 27 "Questionnaire" for Red Faces, 1975-1976
Box Folder
14 1-2 Music-Language (D1-D2), 1976-1977
Contains two long-playing records. One is a 1977 reissue of the 1976 release.
Box Folder
7 28-29 "Pamphletese," 1976
7 30 Letter from Alberto Moretti to Michael Corris, 1976
7 31-32 Letters from Ghislain Mollet-Vieville to Michael Corris, 1976
Series II. Materials relating to political and cultural organizations, 1968-1979 3.8 linear feet (1 box, 1 flatfile)
This series was originally titled by Michael Corris as "Materials relating to the participation of members of Art & Language New York in Artists Meeting for Cultural Change, Anti-Imperialist Cultural Union, and other political/cultural organizations." It documents Art & Language New York's association with the Artists Meeting for Cultural Change (AMCC) and the Anti-Imperialist Cultural Union (AICU). AMCC provided Art & Language New York with a different platform and with new colleagues, such as Lawrence Weiner and Lucy Lippard, to explore political cultural and artistic themes in order to provide consciousness-raising in the art community. The groups' collaboration produced important projects such as Boycott this Museum. Similarly the AICU, headed by Amiri Baraka, provided the opportunity for new collaborations and discussions of art politics and culture.
Arrangement note
The projects are arranged chronologically as originally devised by Michael Corris.
Box Folder
7a 1-7 Artists Meeting for Cultural Change (AMCC), 1975-1976
7a 1 "To the American Art Community from Artists Meeting for Cultural Change," 1975
7a 2 "A Tentative Position Paper," 1976
7a 3 "A Critical History of AMCC," 1976
Drafted by J. Breakstone, M. Corris, P. Heller and A. Menard.
7a 4 "Boycott This Museum," 1976
Flyer boycotting the Whitney Museum is by the Artists Meeting for Cultural Change.
7a 5-6 "Boycott This Show," 1976
Flyers boycotting the De Young Museum are by the Artists Meeting for Cultural Change.
7a 7 Clipping, 1976
Article from Data Art, "Discriminazioni per il bicentenario."
7a 8-14 Anti-Imperialist Cultural Union (AICU), 1968-1979
Also in flatfile 9**.
Flatfile
9** Revolution is Poetry, 1968
Broadside for volume two, number one, of Guerilla: Free Newspaper of the Streets. Issue is devoted to the work of Amiri Baraka.
Box Folder
7a 8 Anti-Imperialist Cultural Union flyer, 1979
7a 9 Anti-Imperialist Cultural Union, organizational structure, 1975
7a 10 Disco Turns Revolutionary, 1975-1976
Flyer for the Advanced Workers, a performance group related to the AICU.
7a 11-14 "Principles of the Unity of the Anti-Imperialist Cultural Union," 1976-1977
Includes drafts of text.
Series III. Red-Herring, 1975-1981, undated 10.3 linear feet (4 boxes and 3 flatfiles)
This series is a collection of work related to the New York artist group Red-Herring. Several Art & Language New York members including Menard, Heller, and Burn were involved in Red-Herring projects. These projects are comprised of illustrations, a poster, postcards and texts for the group's publication, also called Red-Herring. Other materials in this series comprise contributions by the Red-Herring group to the journal, Main Trend, which was published by the AICU.
Arrangement note
Projects are arranged chronologically as originally devised by Michael Corris.
Box
8, 20, 15*, 16* Materials related to the publication and editorial policy of Red-Herring, 1975-1978, undated
Box Folder
8 1 Miscellaneous materials, 1978
8 2 Drafts for editorial, 1978
Box
8, 20 Materials for photomontage, undated
Box Folder
8 3 Photographs and other papers
Box Folder
20 10 Black and white negatives
Box
8, 20, 15* New Clues Found in Realm of 'Culture Politics', 1975
Also includes miscellaneous photographs of Washington DC.
Box Folder
8 4 Contact print sheet and envelopes
Box Folder
20 11 Black and white negatives
Box
15* Photomontage
Includes envelope signed by Michael Corris.
Box Folder
8 5 Photograph still from Lady in the Lake, undated
Obtained in 1975, used for the creation of New Clues Found in Realm of 'Culture Politics'.
8 6 Text for postcard for issue number one, 1976
8 7 Typographic materials for issue number one, undated
Box
8, 16* Issue number one publicity materials, 1977
Box Folder
8 8 Postcard
Box
16* Poster
Box Folder
8 9 Galley proofs for issue number one, undated
Box Folder
20 12 Government and the Arts, undated
Contains black and white negatives for illustration in issue number one.
Box Folder
8 10 Back cover photograph, 1977
Box Folder
20 13 Material for "Radical Appropriation" article, 1977
Contains negative for illustration for article in issue number one.
Box Folder
8 11 Letter from Michael Corris to Andrew Menard, 1977
8 12 "How Should We Criticise the Petite Bourgeois Intelligentsia?" 1978
Reply by editors to Preston Heller.
8 13 Letter from Michael Corris to editors of Red-Herring, 1978
Letter was never mailed.
8 14 Letter from Preston Heller to Michael Corris, 1978
8 15 Issue number two, 1978
Contains annotated issue.
8 16 Text for postcard for issue number two, 1978
8 17-28 Materials related to the relationship of Red-Herring to mass political/cultural groups in New York City, 1977-1981
8 17 Loren Schwartz, "A Summary of Criticism/Self-Criticism," 1977
8 18 "Toward Building AICU," 1977
8 19 Loren Schwartz, "Criticisms of 'Toward Building AICU,'" 1977
8 20 "A Self-Criticism on the Incorrect Line of 'Yenan Workshop' to Carry Out Revolutionary Cultural Work," 1977
8 21 "Role & Tasks of Revolutionary Artists & Writers in the U.S.A. Today," 1977
8 22 "Les Mystères de Red-Herring," 1978
8 23 Preston Heller, "In Response...," 1978
Remarks addressed to membership of AICU.
8 24 Anti-Imperialist Cultural Union flyer, 1978
8 25 The Yenan Theater Workshop flyer, 1978
The theater group is part of the AICU.
8 26-28 Main Trend, 1978-1981
Contains annotated issues numbers one, two and five.
Box
8, 17* Propaganda Projects exhibition at Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1975-1977
Also in flatfiles 12**-14**.
Box Folder
8 29 And/Or calendar of events, 1977
Flatfile
12** Exhibition poster, 1977
Contains three variations of poster.
Box
17* Art from exhibition, 1975-1976
Also in flatfiles 13**-14**.
Flatfile
13** Art & Language at National Gallery of Victoria, 1975
13** Mettere la Coda a Dove Non Va il Capo, 1976
13** Appendix: Letter to a Curator, 1976
Box
17* Welcome to Venice framed, 1976
Flatfile
14** Welcome to Venice, 1976
14** Other exhibition projects by the editorial collective of Red-Herring, 1977
14** Class Struggle and the NEA
Contains paste-up for reproduction and a photoprint.
14** American Art in Belgium
Series IV. Art & Language, 1977-2002 6.7 linear feet (3 boxes and 7 flatfiles)
This series is comprised of work by Art & Language following the dissolution of the New York section in 1977. The ideological differences and fissures between the New York and the United Kingdom groups, which had so well defined the New York group, were put to rest for the most part by the remaining members in order to create new projects during this period. The series includes illustrations for the journal Art-Language as well as documentation for the exhibition The Artist Out of Work: Art & Language, 1972-1981, and the exhibition Art & Language in Practice, 1998.
Arrangement note
Projects are arranged chronologically as devised by Michael Corris.
Box
9 Illustrations for Art-Language, 1977
Also in flatfiles 15**-19**.
Flatfile
15**-19** Prints
Contains 10 posters, five variations. Posters were shown in the exhibition The Artist Out of Work, at PS1.
Box Folder
9 1 Photographs
Flatfile
20** Ils Donnent Leur Sang Donnez Votre Travail, 1977
Contains two posters of Donnez Votre Travail and one poster of Ils Donnent Leur Sang. Posters were exhibited in the Artist Out of Work, at PS1.
Box Folder
9 2 10 Postcards, 1977
9 3 Comments on political art, 1981
Manuscript by Michael Corris based on articles by Art & Language and Lucy Lippard in Block no. 5.
Box
9-10 ICA Edition: Maps, 1991
Signed and numbered 250 piece jigsaw puzzles by Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden.
Box Folder
9 4 Map of an Area of Dimensions 12x12 Inches, Indicating 2,304-1/4 Inch Squares,
9 5 Map of Thirty-Six Square Mile Area of the Pacific Ocean West of Oahu,
Box Folder
10 1 Map to Not Indicate...,
10 2-6 Materials relating to Michael Corris, "Review Essay: The Artist Out of Work?" in Word and Image, 1993
Contains letters from Michael Baldwin to Michael Corris, from Mel Ramsden to Michael Corris, from Paul Wood to Michael Corris, from Ian Burn to Michael Corris.
10 7-12 "We Have Submerged Victoriously," by Michael Corris from Art & Language in Practice, 1998
10 7 Original circulated photocopy
With editorial revisions by Charles Harrison.
10 8 Letter from Manuel J. Borja-Villel to Michael Corris and letter from Charles Harrison to Michael Corris,
10 9 Letter from Noemí Cohen to Michael Corris,
Includes contract signed by Michael Corris and Miguel Tàpies.
10 10 Letter from Charles Harrison to Michael Corris,
10 11 Typescript
With revisions by Charles Harrison.
10 12 Art & Language in Practice, exhibition brochure
Box
10, 20, 18* The Artist Out of Work: Art & Language exhibition, 1999-2000
The exhibition at PS1, Long Island City, New York, was curated by Michael Corris, Neil Powell, Michael Baldwin, Charles Harrison, and Mel Ramsden.
Also in flatfile 21**.
Box Folder
10 13 Institute for Contemporary Art loan agreements, 1999
Box
10, 20, 18* Exhibition materials, 1999
Also in flatfile 21**.
Box Folder
10 14-17 Exhibition materials
Includes exhibition check lists, installation plan, exhibition announcement, and exhibition brochure.
Flatfile
21** Installation map drawings
Box Folder
18* 1 Exhibition brochure proofs
Box Folder
20 14 Transparencies
Box Folder
10 18 Postcard from Mel Ramsden to Michael Corris, 2000
Box
10, 18* Miscellaneous items, 1989-2002
Box Folder
10 19-20 Exhibition announcement cards, 1989-1990
For exhibitions at Galerie Sylvana Lorenz and Marian Goodman Gallery.
10 21-24 Art & Language, Hostage Paintings, 1991
Includes exhibition invitation, exhibition brochure, checklist, and press releases.
10 25 Exhibitions announcement card, 1993
For an exhibition at Galeries nationale du jeu de Paume.
10 26 Dinner invitation, 1993
Invitation from Director of the British Council in France in honor of Art & Language.
10 27 Exhibition announcement card, 1994
For an exhibition at Lisson Gallery.
10 28 Kunsthalle St. Gallen newsletter, 1996
10 29 Bank presents Art & Language press release, 1998
By Galerie Poo-Poo.
Box Folder
18* 2 Map to Indicate..., 2002
Series V. Individual artists, 1965-2002, undated 0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
This series is comprised of work by key members of Art & Language New York including Michael Corris. Materials include correspondence, manuscripts, pamphlets and photographs.
Arrangement note
Work is arranged alphabetically by artist as devised by Michael Corris.
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11 1-16 Atkinson, Terry, 1990-2002, undated
11 1 "Re-Writing and Re-Reading 'Tourism I and II,'" 1990
Pamphlet by British Columbia Contemporary Art Gallery.
11 2 Talk given to Henry Moore Foundation, 1991
11 3 Notes on various works, 1991
Includes letters to Judith Mastai.
11 4 Letter from Terry Atkinson to Michael Corris, 1991
Letter enclosure contains letter from Terry Atkinson to James Hall and a typescript.
11 5 Ruses, Mutes, Monochromes and Bombers, 1992
Galerie Patricia Asbaek exhibition catalog
11 6 Letter from Michael Corris to Terry Atkinson, 1992
Includes letter from Michael Corris to Terry Atkinson and letter from Sophia Ungers to Michael Corris.
11 7 Letter from Sophia Ungers to Michael Corris, 1992
11 8 "Terry Atkinson, Growing a Tongue," 1992
Press release by Gimpel Fils Ltd.
11 9 Notes on the Ruse works, 1992
11 10 Fragments of a Career: Terry Atkinson Selected Work 1966-1999, 2002
Exhibition catalog by Silkeborg Kunstmuseum.
11 11 Exhibition brochure, 1996
Exhibition at Norwich Gallery.
11 12 Letter from Terry Atkinson to Michael Corris, 1997
11 13 "This," 2001
11 14 "The Turner Prize: Ordering the Avant-Garde," 2001
11 51 Letter from Terry Atkinson to Michael Corris, 2002
11 16 "The Avant-Garde Model of the Artistic Subject - a Limit?" undated
11 17-24 Burn, Ian, 1981-1997
11 17 Art & Working Life, 1981
Pamphlet by ACTU.
11 18 Art & Text, 1981
Journal contains article by Ian Burn.
11 19 Letter from Ian Burn to Michael Corris, 1982
11 20 "ACTU National Conference: Art and Working Life," 1982
11 21 Art & Working Life. Cultural activities in the Australian trade union movement, 1983
11 22 Letter from Ian Burn to Michael Corris, 1984
11 23 Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden, "Ian Burn: Looking at Seeing and Reading," 1992
11 24 Paul Wood, "The Second Ian Burn Memorial Lecture," 1997
11 25 Burn, Ian and Mel Ramsden, 1968
Contains Six Negatives and Holding System.
11 26-34 Corris, Michael, 1991-2001
11 26-29 Texts on Art & Language and related materials, 1991-1997
11 26 "Review: Art & Language at Lisson Gallery," 1991
11 27 "When Worlds Collide: Postmodernism Writing in the Thirties in the Sixties and the Eighties," 1994
Annotated by Michael Baldwin and Mel Ramsden.
11 28 "After Modernism's Nervous Breakdown, What Do Artists Want?" 1997
Annotated by Michael Baldwin.
11 29 Letter from Mel Ramsden to Michael Corris, 1997
11 30-34 Materials related to Conceptual Art, 2001
Conceptual Art is a book edited by Michael Corris and published by Cambridge University Press in 2004.
11 30-31 "Art & Language, New York Discusses its Social Relations in 'The Lumpen Headache'"
By Christopher Gilbert. One copy is annotated by Michael Baldwin and Phillip Pilkington. A second copy is annotated by Mel Ramsden.
11 32-33 Letters from Mel Ramsden to Michael Corris
11 34 Letter from Michael Baldwin to Michael Corris
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12 1-19 Kosuth, Joseph, 1965-1992, undated
12 1 Gregory Battock's notes on "Four Interviews," undated
12 2 Gregory Battock's notes on "Art After Philosophy I and II," undated
12 3 Five Five's, 1965
Photograph to Donald Judd, by Paulo Mussat Sartor.
12 4 One and Five (Clock), 1965
Photograph by Paulo Mussat Sartor.
12 5 One and Eight-a Description (White), 1965
12 6 One and Three Saws (English-Italian), 1965
Photograph by Paulo Mussat Sartor.
12 7 Clear-Square-Glass-Leaning, 1965
Photograph by Paulo Mussat Sartor.
12 8 The Museum of Normal Art, letterhead, 1967
12 9 The Second Investigations, 1968
From When Attitudes Become Form exhibition at Kunsthalle, Bern. Photograph by Jay Cantor.
12 10 The Seventh Investigation, 1970
From Software/Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art, exhibition at the Jewish Museum, New York. Contains photographs of The Seventh Investigation and The Seventh Investigation, Proposition One, Part B. Photographs by Shunk-Kender.
12 11 Installation photograph, 1970
From the exhibition, Information, at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Photograph by Peter Moore.
12 12 Informationsrum, 1970
Photograph by Peter Moore.
12 13 Photo Caption, undated
For the exhibition, Conceptual Art and Conceptual Aspects, at the New York Cultural Center.
12 14 The Seventh Investigation, Proposition One, Part A, 1970
From the exhibition Software/Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art, at the Jewish Museum, New York. Photograph by Paulo Mussat Sartor.
12 15-17 Catalog statements, 1970-1971
Statements for: exhibition catalog for Information at the Museum of Modern Art, Software/Information Technology: Its New Meaning for Art at the Jewish Museum, and Context one from the 1969 Whitney Annual.
12 18 Unidentified work at the Leo Castello Gallery, undated
Photograph by Rudolph Burckhardt.
12 19 Six postcards, 1992
12 20-24 Venet, Bernar, 1970-1976
12 20 Theory of Sets, 1970
12 21 Exhibition at Museum Haus Lange installation photograph, 1970
Photograph by Bernar Venet.
12 22 Information Theory, 1970-1972
Contains photographs by Bernar Venet of Information Theory by Robert Ash and a press release from the New York Cultural Center.
12 23 Artist statement, 1972
12 24 Bernar Venet, 1976
Catalog for an exhibition at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art.


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