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Public event records and recordings, 2001-2016

To access physical materials at the Getty, go to the library catalog record for this collection and click "Request an Item." Click here for general library access policy. See the Administrative Information section of this finding aid for access restrictions specific to the records described below. Please note, some of the records may be stored off site; advanced notice is required for access to these materials.
Getty Research Institute public event records and recordings

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Series I. Recordings and ephemera, 2001-2016 11.3 Linear Feet (59 boxes and 4 enclosures)
The material documents some of the public events related to exhibitions at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and also GRI public events concerning architecture and the contemporary arts. The events date from 2001 to the present and include lectures, discussions, film and video screenings, happenings, and collaborative symposia with other arts institutions.
The materials primarily consist of both physical and electronic items including audio recordings, video recordings, and ephemera, such as event programs and promotional material. Documentation for some events includes photographic prints, digital images, and proof sheets.
Some events can be viewed online through the GRI's YouTube channel located at https://www.youtube.com/user/gettyresearch. In some cases, the GRI's YouTube videos are embedded and accessible on the GRI's website at http://www.getty.edu/research/exhibitions_events/past_events.html. The videos posted online are edited versions of the original recordings. Detailed event description, including list of speakers and performers, can also be found on the same site.
Accession numbers for physical items are listed in the container list. Accession numbers for electronic items are listed either in the event summary note or the conditions governing use note.
Arrangement
Materials are intellectually arranged in chronological order by the date of the event. Wherever use copies do not exist, master copies are listed.
Within the physical collection, recordings are arranged by format. In some cases the ephemera is housed separately.
Use copies currently exist for most of the material in Series I. Some events may list recordings available online. Absence of use copies is noted at the file level. Where use copies do not exist, production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required. Some events are restricted to on-site access only or are completely restricted and is noted at the file level.
2001 Events
"The Art of David Tudor" symposium, May 17-18, 2001
Scholars, musicians, and artists discussed the piano performance and live electronic music of the pioneering American composer David Tudor.
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2001.IA.01-03b "Rainforest IV" video access copies, May 17, 2001 (2 VHS videocassettes)
An electroacoustic environment conceived by David Tudor in 1973 and realized by the group Composers Inside Electronics and a collective of composers and performers from California Institute of the Arts, directed by Mark Trayle.
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2001.IA.01-03 Symposium audio access copies (14 CDs)
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2001.IA.01-04 Symposium video access copies (17 DVDs)
Harry Smith "The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular," symposium and "No Depression in Heaven" concert, April 20-21, 2001
This multimedia conference, performance, and website explored the life and work of filmmaker, musicologist, and bohemian Harry Everett Smith.
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2013.IA.69-03 and 04 Symposium video access copies, April 20-21, 2001 (28 DVDs)
Digital transcripts, 2001
2002 Events
"Frames of Viewing: Seeing Rothko" symposium, February 28, 2002
This symposium explored the act of seeing and the conditions under which Mark Rothko's work would face its audience.
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2011.IA.07-03 Ephemera
Access copy (1 DVD)
"Investigating Mahagonny" symposium and performance, May 31, 2002
The symposium was presented in conjunction with the screening of Harry Smith's final film, Mahagonny, at the Getty Research Institute. Lectures investigate the creative work of Smith, who was an experimental filmmaker, anthropologist, painter, and musicologist. The symposium closed with a performance of spoken word and song by Patti Smith.
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2010.IA.39-02 Event recordings (set of 11 DVDs)
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2010.IA.39-03 Ephemera
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2008.IA.34-01 "In Conversation with Dan Graham and Ben Buchloh," June 11, 2002 (Audio recording: 1 CD)
The materials comprise audio recordings of a discussion with writer-artist Dan Graham during which he responds to questions posed by art historian Ben Buchloh.
2003 Events
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2008.IA.04-1 "Feel Like Going Home," May 9-10, 2003 (set of 9 DVDs)
This program explored biography as a mode for understanding art.
Includes event recordings, ephemera, and photographic prints.
"Art History and the Present" workshop co-sponsored by the Clark Art Institute and the Getty Research Institute, January 31-February 1, 2003
This workshop with the Clark Art Institute addressed what is lost or gained when works of art from the past are interpreted according to present standards and contemporary art according to past precedent.
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2010.IA.39-03 Ephemera
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2010.IA.39-02 Event recording (1 DVD)
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2011.IA.07-10 [In conversation: Roger Corman and Dick Miller with Joe Dante], December 17, 2003 (master recording: 1 audiocassette)
The recording captures a conversation between director Roger Corman, actor Dick Miller, and moderator Joe Dante as they discuss the 1959 American comedy horror film, A Bucket of Blood, a low-budget look at the world of Beat-era artists, poets, and hipsters.
NOTE: Master recordings are restricted; use copies do not currently exist. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
2004 Events
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2011.IA.07-10 [In conversation: John Schott with Serge Gilbaut], March 2, 2004 (master recordings: 1 DAT and 1 audiocassette)
The recording captures a conversation between photographer John Schott and art historian Serge Gilbaut as they discuss the 1973 film America's pop collector: Robert C. Scull--Contemporary art at auction. The film was part of the "Markets & Value" film series and was conceptualized and co-cordinated by John Schott and E. J. Vaughn.
NOTE: Master recordings are restricted; use copies do not currently exist. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
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2007.IA.37-1 "Structures and Systems: Minimal Art in the United States," May 1, 2004 (set of 9 DVDs)
Part one of a collaborative conference that examined the radical transformations in art-making practice in the 1960s and 1970s.
Includes event recordings and ephemera.
"Building Music" symposium, June 4-5, 2004 (master recordings: 13 items)
This collaborative program of lectures and performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Getty explored the relationship between music and architecture.
Includes brochure and flier.
NOTE: Master recordings are restricted; use copies do not currently exist. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
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2004.IA.11-02 Master recordings (13 items)
2004.IA.11-02 Ephemera
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2007.IA.37-1 "Structures and Systems: An Intercontinental Art World" conference, October 2, 2004 (set of 10 DVDs)
Part two of a collaborative conference that examined the radical transformations in art-making practice in the 1960s and 1970s.
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2004.IA.12-01 "David Tudor's Sea Tails" panel discussion, September 14, 2004
This panel discussion was held in conjunction with the exhibition SEA TAILS: A Video Collaboration.
Flier is included.
NOTE: Master recordings are restricted; use copies do not currently exist. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
2005 Events
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2007.IA.37-5 "Sound and Space in the Rothko Chapel," March 23, 2005 (set of 3 DVDs)
A lecture and performance that explored the relationship between Mark Rothko, other Abstract Expressionist painters and composer Morton Feldman. A lecture by Thomas Crow preceded the musical performance of selected Feldman compositions by the Nimbus Ensemble.
Includes event recordings and ephemera.
2007.IA.37-5 "Suspending Time: Sound and Image in the Work of Tony Conrad and Michael Snow," April 19-20, 2005 (set of 10 DVDs)
This event included a discussion between artists Tony Conrad, Michael Snow, and scholar P. Adams Sitney, film screenings of Conrad and Snow's work and musical performances by Conrad and Snow.
Includes event recordings, ephemera, proof sheets, and digital images (CD).
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2011.IA.07-06 "Performance and the Visual Arts" workshop, May 6-7, 2005 (Set of 10 audio DVDs)
At this informal workshop, participants focused on the need to incorporate live events into contemporary art studies, the challenge of capturing the essence of artistic production, and how to effectively document and archive ephemeral arts such as performance art and happenings.
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2011.IA.07-09 Jackson Pollock Number 1, 1949 seminar, May 23, 2005 (Set of 2 audio DVDs)
The lecture by T. J. Clark on Jackson Pollock's painting "Number 1, 1949" while it was displayed on loan at the Getty. The event was held in conjunction with the "Interjections" project, a series of art exchanges between the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
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2006.IA.21-02 Artists' Book Conference Los Angeles, May 24, 2005 (set of 6 CDs and 1 DVD, 2 copies of each)
Part of a larger collaborative conference, these panels discuss artists' books made during the preceding decade; artistic developments in the genre; and various approaches to promoting, exhibiting, and conserving artists' books. It was held in conjunction with the exhibition The Artist Turns to the Book which ran from May 24 to September 11, 2005 at the Getty Research Institute.
Includes event program and flier.
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2006.IA.26-1 "Surveying the Border: Three Decades of Video Art about the United States and Mexico," September 29, 2005 (set of 5 DVDs)
This program presented some of the best short video works made by artists since the mid-1970s that take the relation between the United States and Mexico as their subject matter.
Includes event recordings and ephemera.
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2011.IA.07-09 Not a Cornfield panel discussion, October 5, 2005 (2 audio CDs)
Panel discussion on the artist's living sculpture-- a field of corn-- within an art historical context while exploring the complex nature of large-scale, artist-driven public works.
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2011.IA.07-10 "Between Sleep and Dreams: Warhol Under the Stars" panel discussion, including Viva and Mary Woronov, October 8, 2005 (master recordings: 1 DAT; 1 audiocassette; 2 miniDV)
The recording captures a panel discussion about artist Andy Warhol's "The Factory" with Warhol's "superstars" and/or collaborators Viva, Mary Woronov, and Amy Taubin.
NOTE: Master recordings are restricted; use copies do not currently exist. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
2006 Events
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2006.IA.26-1 "Ettore Sottsass in Conversation," March 14, 2006 (set of 2 CDs)
An appearance by the Italian architect and designer.
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2007.IA.37-8 "Minimalist Jukebox: From Intonation to Collaboration," March 31-April 1, 2006 (set of 20 DVDs)
This event explored key moments of intersection between Minimalist music and other art forms.
Includes event recordings and ephemera.
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2006.IA.26-1 "The Aesthetics of Risk" symposium, April 29, 2006 (set of 10 DVDs)
This symposium was jointly sponsored by the Getty Research Institute and the Southern California Consortium of Art Schools.
Includes event recordings and ephemera.
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2007.IA.37-1 "The Architecture of Other Spaces: A Symposium on Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark / Celluloid Structures: The Films of Gordon Matta Clark," October 7, 2006 and November 1, 2006 (set of 4 DVDs)
This event explored the work of conceptual artist Gordon Matta-Clark and his father, Surrealist Roberto Matta and were held in conjunction with the Getty exhibition, Transmission: The Art of Matta and Gordon Matta-Clark and was co-sponsored by the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) and the Getty Center.
Includes ephemera and a PowerPoint slide show.
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2011.IA.07-02 "Radical Politics/Radical Aesthetics" symposium, May 6, 2006 (master recordings: 3 audiocassettes)
This event was held in conjunction with the exhibition Agitated Images: John Heartfield and German Photomontage at the Getty Research Institute.
NOTE: Master recordings are restricted; use copies do not currently exist. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
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2006.IA.26-1 "Movement and the Visual Arts," June 2, 2006 (set of 9 DVDs)
The conference brought together artists and scholars to participate in a day of lectures, dialogues, screenings, and performances that explored moments of intersection between the visual arts, dance, and other forms of performance.
Includes event recordings and ephemera.
2006.IA.26-1 "An Evening of Short Performances," June 3, 2006 (set of 3 DVDs)
Several short performances showcased work by leading practitioners of avant-garde performance and dance.
Includes event recordings and ephemera.
2007 Events
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2007.IA.37-1 "(Rajikaru!) Experimentations in Japanese Art 1950-1975," April 27-29, 2007 (set of 8 DVDs and 5 CDs)
This weekend of free events included a half-day festival, an evening of performances, and a daylong conference that explored critical vanguard art practices in Japan from 1950 to 1975.
Includes event recordings, ephemera, proof sheets, and digital images (CD).
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2007.IA.37-5 "Craft at the Limits" conference and panel, May 31, June 1-2, 2007 (set of 13 DVDs)
This conference and panel of artists explored the social and artistic place of craft in the postwar period.
Includes event recordings, ephemera, proof sheets, and digital images (CD).
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2009.IA.23-01 "Côte à Côte-Coast to Coast: Art and Jazz in France and California," November 13-15, 2007 (set of 14 DVDs and 3 CDs)
By extending the parameters of a traditional scholarly conference, Côte à Côte explored the relationship between jazz and contemporary art.
Includes event recordings, ephemera, and digital images (CD) documenting the concert, rehearsal, and conference.
2008 Events
"The Object in Transition" conference recordings, January 25-26, 2008
This conference aimed to foster increased dialogue between art historians, conservators, and artists via presentations of joint research, intensive examination of case studies, and panel discussions.
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2008.IA.04-1 Event recordings (set of 24 DVDs and 2 CDs)
2008.IA.04-1 Ephemera
View Conference Day 1 recordings online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
View Conference Day 2 recordings online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
California Video Screening Series, Spring 2008
Organized in association with the exhibition California Video at the J. Paul Getty Museum, this screening series explored alternate perspectives of the diverse history of video art in California.
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2011.IA.07-03 Ephemera: promotional materials and event programs, March-May, 2008
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2011.IA.07-04 Part One: "Memory Inversion," hosted by Rita González, March 26, 2008 (set of 2 DVDs)
Rita Gonzalez, artist and assistant curator, special exhibitions, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, hosts a program that focuses on video art from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The program features works by Lawrence Andrews, Steve Fagin, Erika Suderberg, and others.
2011.IA.07-04 Part Two: "Media/Concept/Art," hosted by Bob Riley, April 2, 2008 (set of 3 DVDs)
Bob Riley, independent curator and founder of the Department of Media Arts at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), investigates the legacy of performance art and its relationship to video in California. The program features works by Karen Finley, Howard Fried, the Kipper Kids, Marlon Riggs, and others.
2011.IA.07-04 Part Three: "L.A. Video: Uncensored," hosted by Bruce Yonemoto, April 9, 2008 (1 DVD)
Bruce Yonemoto offers an overview of the underside of an urban Los Angeles often glimpsed but rarely seen. Participating artists felt a freedom to show works without the restrictions imposed by television, film content, or the ever-present museum/gallery curatorial complex. The program features works by Patti Podesta, Joe Sola, Wenden Baldwin and Mark Trezise, Branda Miller and Norman Yonemoto, David Burns, Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, Nina R. Salerno, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Ben Chase, and Chuck Roche and Black Randy.
2011.IA.07-04 Part Four: "TV Art," hosted by Kathy Rae Huffman, May 14, 2008 (1 DVD)
Kathy Rae Huffman, visual arts director of Cornerhouse and former curator at the Long Beach Museum of Art, hosts a screening of works inspired and influenced by an aesthetic commentary on television; all were broadcast in the 1970s and 1980s. The program features works by Ante Bozanich, Nancy Buchanan, Chris Burden, John Duncan, Doug Hall, Ilene Segalove, Mitchell Syrop, Bruce and Norman Yonemoto, and others.
2011.IA.07-04 Part Five: "Without Imagination There Is No Will: The Woman's Building Tapes," hosted by Meg Cranston, May 21, 2008 (set of 3 DVDs)
Meg Cranston, a Los Angeles-based artist, presents a selection of rarely screened video works produced at the Los Angeles Woman's Building in the 1970s. This program features works by Jerri Allyn, Nancy Angelo and Candace Compton, Nancy Buchanan, Cheri Gaulke, Leslie Labowitz, Suzanne Lacy, Susan Mogul, Antoinette de Jong Portis, Sheila Ruth, and Chris Wong.
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2011.IA.07-05 Part Six: "I'll be your mirror: Works About Celebrity," hosted by Steve Seid, May 28, 2008 (1 DVD)
Steve Seid, video curator at the Pacific Film Archive, University of California, Berkeley, celebrates the Golden State's most renewable resource: celebrity, pure and simple. The program features works by Anne McGuire, Lucas Michael, Karla Milosevich, Leslie Singer, Scott Stark, and others.
"Le Corbusier's Toward an Architecture" lecture by Jean-Louis Cohen, February 7, 2008
Jean-Louis Cohen discussed Le Corbusier's noted work Toward an Architecture (Vers une architecture), first published in 1923 by Le Corbusier and reissued by the Getty Research Institute in 2007 in a new scholarly translation by John Goodman.
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2011.IA.07-04 Access copy video (set of 2 DVDs)
View Cohen lecture online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
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2009.IA.23-01 "Anglo-American Exchange in Postwar Sculpture, 1945-1975," April 25-26, 2008 (set of 7 DVDs)
This symposium explored the postwar interaction between British and American sculptors, critics, curators, and teachers, and examined the particular importance of Anglo-American exchange to the history of postwar sculpture.
2009.IA.23-01 "Against Reason: John Lautner and Postwar Architecture," September 19-20, 2008 (set of 3 DVDs)
This symposium explored the antirationalist trend in architecture during the second half of the 20th century.
2009 Events
"Explodity: An Evening of Transrational Sound Poetry," February 4, 2009
Contemporary experimental poets read Russian Futurist zaum' and their own sound poetry. (2012.IA.009)
View "Explodity" videos online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
Renaissance Society of America Bennett Lecture by David Freedberg: "Movement and Morality," March 20, 2009
Art historian David Freedberg presents his paper, "Movement and Morality," in which he explores representations of the human body in various Renaissance works, including those by Dante, Ficino, and Botticelli.
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2012.IA.009-01 Audio (.mp3) (1 CD)
2012.IA.009-01 Video (1 DVD)
"German / American Artistic Exchange During the Cold War" conference, March 21, 2009
This conference examined the cultural and intellectual exchanges that occurred between the United States and Germany from 1945 to 1989.
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2009.IA.23-04 Audio recording (master recording: 1 CD)
NOTE: Master recordings are restricted; use copies do not currently exist. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
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2009.IA.23-01 Video recording (7 DVDs)
2009.IA.23-01 Ephemera
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2012.IA.009-01 "Works in Progress" presentation and piano performance by Philip Thomas, April 14, 2009 (1 audio CD, MP3)
Philip Thomas presents a lecture on American composer Christian Wolff and his composition, "For Pianist," which was first performed by David Tudor. This lecture explores the demands facing the performer in "For Pianist" and the performing tradition established by David Tudor, as detailed in the David Tudor archive at the Getty Research Institute, and features performances of solo piano works composed by Wolff in the 1950s.
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2012.IA.009-04 "Architecture and Design: Investigating the Collection" Day 2 Session 4, April 30, 2009 (master recording: 1 audiocassette)
This research lab brought together a group of scholars to explore the Getty Research Institute's extensive architecture and design holdings.
NOTE: Master recordings are restricted; use copies do not currently exist. Production of use copies is required before access will be granted; this may delay research requests. Advanced notice is required.
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2012.IA.009-01 "Civil Rights and African American History in the Contemporary South" Works in Progress lecture by Dell Upton, May 14, 2009 (1 audio CD)
Architectural historian Dell Upton explored how monuments have been used as a visual language to celebrate the democratic, nonviolent civil rights movement that began in the American South.
2012.IA.009-01 "Walls of Algiers: Reconsidering the Colonial Archive" roundtable and lectures, May 28, 2009 (1 audio CD)
This colloquium examined questions raised by the Getty Research Institute's exhibition Walls of Algiers: Narratives of the City.
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2011.IA.07-06 "In Conversation: Barbara Isenberg and Frank Gehry," June 4, 2009 (set of 2 DVDs)
Author Barbara Isenberg and architect Frank Gehry reflected upon over 20 years of conversations.
2010 Events
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2012.IA.009-01 "Smith on Smith" event photographs by Todd Cheney, (1 photo CD: 104 color digital images, JPEG), January 28, 2010 (1 CD)
In celebration of the GRI publication Harry Smith: The Avant-Garde in the American Vernacular, Patti Smith and friends gathered at the Hammer Museum for a night of film, live music, and remembrance of filmmaker, musicologist, and bohemian Harry Smith.
"Overflow: A Reinvention of Allan Kaprow's Fluids," by LA Art Girls, April 2010
A project by the LA Art Girls conceived as both a historical homage to Kaprow's Fluids and a contemporary investigation of issues raised by the original work such as environmentalism and participation. It was commissioned by the Getty Research Institute.
View time lapse of Overflow online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
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2011.IA.07-03 Ephemera: posters and promotional material, April 2010
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2011.IA.07-05 Recording of preparatory meeting, April 5, 2010 (set of 2 DVDs)
2011.IA.07-05 Event recordings, April 26-27, 2010 (set of 6 DVDs)
2011.IA.07-05 Digital images (TIFFs), April 27, 2010 (1 CD)
[Conversation with William Krisel regarding the film William Krisel, Architect] directed by Jake Gorst, April 13, 2010
This documentary blends a range of film sources, including historical footage of the architect at work, new interviews, and conversations.
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2011.IA.07-03 Ephemera
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2011.IA.07-05 Event recording (1 DVD)
"Zoom Out: The Making and Unmaking of the 'Orient' through Photography" symposium, May 6-7, 2010
This symposium examined how the Middle East and North Africa were represented through photography during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
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2012.IA.009-01 Event audio recordings (2 audio discs: MP3 files)
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2012.IA.009-02 Event program and announcement
"Vivisimo Muerto: Debates on Surrealism in Latin America" symposium, June 25-26, 2010
This two-day symposium explored the history of surrealist ideas and practices in Latin America.
View "Vivisimo Muerto" video and ephemera online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
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2011.IA.07-03 Ephemera: Fliers and programs
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2011.IA.07-06 Event recordings (set of 10 DVDs)
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2012.IA.009-01 "Books that Matter for People Who Care" lecture by David Godine marking the 40th anniversary of Godine Press, July 23, 2010 (1 audio CD, MP3)
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the David R. Godine publishing house, David Godine gave a lecture about the letterpress books made by his company between 1970 and 1985 and collected by the Getty Research Institute.
2011 Events
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2011.IA.07-06 "Mesoamerichanics" lecture by the de la Torre brothers (Einar and Jamex), January 22, 2011 (1 audio DVD)
Artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre explored their approach to reinterpreting the classics of Mesoamerican sculpture.
2011.IA.07-06 "Modernism's Ruins: Appropriations of Ancient Mesoamerica" conversation with Jesse Lerner, January 23, 2011 (1 audio DVD)
Los Angeles-based documentary filmmaker and writer Jesse Lerner discussed the persistence of ancient Mexican visual culture in the modern imagination.
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2012.IA.009-01 "Taste and the Senses: Aesthetic Formation and Material Experience in Eighteenth-Century France" symposium, June 2-3, 2011 (1 audio DVD)
This symposium explored how Enlightenment thinking about the senses marked a turning point in the reception of art with the creation of a new aesthetic sensibility.
"The Display of Art in Eighteenth-Century Europe" colloquium, February 3-4, 2011
This two-day colloquium focused on the history of the picture gallery in eighteenth-century Europe.
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2012.IA.009-01 Audio recording (1 CD)
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2012.IA.009-02 Printed event program
2012 Events
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2012.IA.009-01 "The Introduction of Photography as a Practice in Archaeological Documentation since the Late 19th Century" lecture by Ortwin Dally, January 12, 2012 (1 audio DVD)
Ortwin Dally discussed photography's status in archaeology as well as its relationship to other forms of visual representation.
2012.IA.009-01 Thomas Demand's Pacific Sun: Conversation, March 29, 2012 (1 audio disc)
This conversation about Thomas Demand's film Pacific Sun explored the intersections of photography and film, art and memory, and aesthetics and technology.
"Fred Zinnemann: Cinema of Resistance" film series,
This film series included screenings and conversations about one of Hollywood's legendary directors.
View Zinnemann "Conversations" online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
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2012.IA.009-01 "A Conversation About High Noon"Access copy (.MP4 and .MOV) April 17, 2012 (1 DVD)
2012.IA.009-01 "A Conversation about Julia" Access copy (.MP4 and .MOV) April 24, 2012 (1 DVD)
2012.IA.009-01 "Art, Film and the Current Condition" Art on Screen workshop, April 15-16, 2012 (2 multimedia discs)
This workshop explored the ways that cinema is produced and exhibited in an active, yet often unacknowledged, dialogue with the visual arts and museum culture.
Getty Research Portal launch and colloquium, May 31, 2012
This colloquium marked the launch of the Getty Research Portal™ of digitized art history texts. Participants discussed the portal's potential to revolutionize how art historians conduct research and its consequences for the digital humanities.
View Getty Research Portal video and program online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
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2012.IA.009-01 Access copy audio (1 disc: MP3)
2012.IA.009-01 Access copy video (1 disc: DVD video)
2012.IA.009-01 Access copy video resized for web (1 disc: MOV)
Arthur Schnitzler and Vienna 1900 performance and discussion, September 9, 2012
A panel discussion and staged reading of Arthur Schnitzler-Being Jewish focused on the writer's conflicted feelings about his Jewish identity.
View "Schnitzler and Vienna 1900" online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
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2013.IA.02-03 Access copy (1 disc: DVD video)
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2013.IA.02-04 Brazil Project workshop and panel discussion, October 1-5, 2012 (1 disc: MP3)
Following a week-long workshop, authors and editors discussed their collaboration on a scholarly book on the art history of Brazil.
Listen to Brazil Project workshop and panel discussion online through Rosetta
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2013.IA.02-05 "The Artifact, Its Context and Their Narrative: multidisciplinary conservation in historic house museums" ICOM-DEMHIST and ICOM-CC Joint Conference, November 6-9, 2012 (10 discs: CD audio)
The International Council of Museums International Committee for Historic House Museums (ICOM-DEMHIST) and three International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC) working groups met November 6-9, 2012, hosted by The Getty Research and Getty Conservation institutes in Los Angeles. The symposium focused on managing the deterioration of structure and materials in historic house museums, "while balancing the need for public access with current standards of practice in conservation."
2013 Events
"A New Friendship between Art and Anthropology: Surrealism in Mexico" lecture by Dawn Ades, January 31, 2013
This lecture explored the relationship between archaeology, anthropology, and modern art in the avant-garde journal Dyn.
View New Friendship between Art and Anthropology online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
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2013.IA.02-05 "Young Literati: readings by Aimee Bender, Jeff Nicholson, Susan Straight, and David Ulin," February 10, 2013 (1 audio disc: MP3 on CD)
A meeting of the Young Literati during which the following members read excerpts from their work: Michael Silverblatt, Aimee Bender, Jeff Nicholson, Susan Straight, and David Ulin.
2013.IA.02-05 "Dancing With the Devil; The Rolling Stones in Cinema" lecture by David E. James, February 20, 2013 (1 audio disc: MP3 on CD)
This lecture revolves around a scene in Gimme Shelter, a documentary film directed by Albert and David Maysles and Charlotte Zwerin that depicts the last few days of the Rolling Stones' 1969 US tour.
The lecture was part of the Cinematic Arts Seminar project, a collaboration between the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. The seminars were designed to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary discussion among scholars in the fields of art history, cinema, and moving-image culture.
"Allan Sekula and the Cinema of Honest Materiality" lecture by Edward Dimendberg (GRI USC SCA Cinematic Arts Seminar), February 20, 2013
At this talk, Professor Edward Dimendberg and Colin Gardner of the University of California, Santa Barbara discussed the work of Allan Sekula, historian, critic, photographer, and filmmaker.
The lecture was part of the Cinematic Arts Seminar project, a collaboration between the Getty Research Institute (GRI) and the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. The seminars were designed to encourage and facilitate interdisciplinary discussion among scholars in the fields of art history, cinema, and moving-image culture. (2013.IA.07)
Listen to Allan Sekula lecture online via Rosetta
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2013.IA.02-05 Pascal Bertrand and Stéphanie Trouvé lecture on the Arachne research project, March 26, 2013 (1 audio disc: MP3 on CD)
Bertrand and Trouvé share information about Arachne, the central object database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI) and the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne. Arachne is intended to provide archaeologists and Classicists with a free internet research tool for quickly searching records on objects and their attributes.
"Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World" conference, May 10-11, 2013
This two-day conference co-sponsored by the Getty Research Institute and the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute examined the circulation of objects across regions and cultures in the early modern period, addressing the ways in which mobility led to new meanings, uses, and interpretations. (2013.IA.02)
View Objects in Motion in the early Modern World videos and schedule online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
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2013.IA.02-05 "Urban Ambition: Assessing the Evolution of L.A.," May 30-31, 2013 (1 audiodisc; MP3s)
This two-day symposium analyzed diverse issues related to L.A.'s layered architectural history, its ongoing evolution, and its future possibilities.
View Urban Ambition online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
"Why L.A.? An Evening with Hitoshi Abe, Neil Denari, Craig Hodgetts, and Peter Noever," May 30, 2013 (1 audiodisc; MP3)
Internationally renowned leaders in the architecture community reflected on how the city's built environment has affected their work. (2013.IA.02)
View Why LA panel online via the GRI YouTube channel
"What the Critic Sees: Ada Louise Huxtable and Her Legacy," June 25, 2013
Christopher Hawthorne, Los Angeles Times architecture critic, examined the career and legacy of Ada Louise Huxtable.
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2013.IA.02-05 "A Search Renewed : New Efforts to Trace Artworks Displaced During the World War II Era," lecture by Lynn H. Nicholas, September 25, 2013 (1 audio disc: MP3)
Lynn H. Nicholas discussed new trends in the study of art that was displaced during World War II.
Listen to A Search Renewed : New Efforts to Trace Artworks Displaced During the World War II Era online via Rosetta
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2013.IA.02-05 "Engraving and Empire in Spanish America" lecture by Clara Bargellini, October 24, 2013 (1 audiodisc; MP3)
This lecture discussed printmaking in America. The recent find of a previously unknown print, dated in 1608 and signed by Samuel Stradanus of Antwerp, suggests fresh perspectives on the beginnings of engraving in Spanish America.
This lecture was part of the workshop Books and Prints in the Spanish Americas held at the Getty Research Institute.
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2013.IA.02-05 Art on Screen: A Conversation with Agnès Varda, November 3, 2013 (1 audiodisc; MP3)
Using her personal history, relationships, and travels as inspiration, Agnès Varda expands the documentary genre beyond the screen to the gallery and museum.
View Conversation with Agnès Varda online via the GRI YouTube channel
"The Colors of the New World: Artists, Materials, and the Creation of the Florentine Codex" lecture by Diana Magaloni, November 7, 2013
The Florentine Codex is the single most important artistic and historical document for studying the peoples and cultures of pre-Hispanic and colonial Central Mexico. It reflects both indigenous and Spanish traditions of writing and painting, including parallel columns of text in Spanish and Nahuatl and more than two thousand watercolor illustrations prepared in European and Aztec pictorial styles. (2014.IA.06)
View Colors of the New World lecture online via the GRI YouTube channel
2014 Events
GRI/SCA Art on Screen workshop, April 2, 2014
Ulrike Hanstein, Research Fellow in the Faculty of Philosophy and Audiovisual Media Department at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, Germany delivered a talk entitled, "The Medium Messed: Aesthetics of Video Viewing."
No recording for this event exists but other materials include speaker presentations and event outline. To request these items, fill out the reference form with the event title and accession number 2014.IA.06.
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Cornelia Funke Storytelling and Book Signing, April 6, 2014
Award-winning children's author Cornelia Funke read a selection of her best-selling works and spoke about where she finds inspiration. (2014.IA.06)
View Cornelia Funke storytelling online via the GRI YouTube channel
"Jackson Pollock's Mural: Transition, Context, Afterlife" symposium, May 16, 2014
A day of lively conversation among art historians, scientists, and conservators about the context and legacies of Jackson Pollock's Mural. (2014.IA.06)
View Pollock symposium online via the GRI YouTube channel
"Mapping Artworks: A New Digital Tool and Future Directions for Digital Art History" lecture by Jodi Cranston, August 13, 2014
The presentation introduced the web application "Mapping Titian" (www.mappingtitian.org) and reflects on digital ways to develop thoughtful research projects in art history.
"Japanese Zen Buddhism and the Impossible Painting" lecture by Yukio Lippit, September 23, 2014
This lecture considered the connections between ink paintings, medieval shogunal culture, and Zen Buddhism's doctrinal emphasis on the concept of emptiness. (2015.IA.08)
View Japanese Zen Buddhism lecture online via YouTube
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a two day workshop, October 6-7, 2014
Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is an ambitious exploration of Latino and Latin American art taking place in Los Angeles and all across Southern California from September 2017 through January 2018.
"Photography and Sculpture: The Art Object in Reproduction" symposium, October 25, 2014
This symposium explored the intersections between sculpture and photography. (2015.IA.08)
View Photography and Sculpture symposium online via the GRI YouTube channel
Pacific Standard Time LA/LA conversation series: "Latin Americanisms: Colonialism and Coloniality," December 11, 2014
Through presentations and moderated discussion, this panel examined the colonial period and its contemporary legacies in Latin America. (2015.IA.08)
View PST LA/LA Latin Americanisms online via the GRI YouTube channel
Black Artists in Los Angeles Roundtable, November 4, 2014
The Black Artists in Los Angeles roundtable met with the curators and directors of the Getty Research Institute and with representatives from the Getty Museum to discuss programs and resources for artists. (2015.IA.08)
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Art on Screen seminar "Revelations Inside Buon Fresco: A screening and conversation between Tacita Dean, Davide Gasparotto and Yvonne Szafran," December 4, 2014
North American premiere of artist Tacita Dean's new film Buon Fresco, followed by cross-disciplinary conversation between Dean, art historian and curator Davide Gasparotto, and conservator Yvonne Szafran.
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2015 Events
World War I Lecture Series, January 25, February 22, March 19, 2015
In conjunction with the exhibition World War I: War of Images, Images of War, this lecture series explores the art and culture of the First World War.
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View World War I lectures online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
Dance of the Maize God film screening and panel discussion, February 1, 2015
Film screening and discussion explored ancient Maya life and mythology, as well as the tangled issues involved in the collection and study of looted art. (2015.IA.08)
View Dance of the Maize God panel discussion online via the GRI YouTube channel
Pacific Standard Time LA/LA conversation series: "Latin Americanisms: Archive and Memory," February 10, 2015
This screening, lecture, and conversation considers how the archive informs memory, political action, and artistic practice in Latin America. (2015.IA.08)
"Reframing the Future of Film: A Discussion with Tacita Dean, Christopher Nolan, and Kerry Brougher," March 8, 2015
Tacita Dean and Christopher Nolan, both passionate advocates within their respective fields, discussed the necessary future of film with Kerry Brougher. (2015.IA.08)
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Art on Screen seminar with Mark Webber: "Film as Film: Gregory J. Markopoulos' Galaxie, April 7, 2015
Lecture by film scholar and curator Mark Webber on Gregory J. Markopoulos' life and work, followed by a screening of Markopoulos' Galaxie.
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"Visual and Textual Dialogues in Colonial Mexico and Europe: The Florentine Codex" conference, April 17-18, 2015
Discussions of how Nahua contributors and their Spanish interpreter used images and alphabetic texts to represent their cultures to mixed audiences in Mexico and Europe during the late 16th century. (2015.IA.08)
View Florentine Codex conference online via the GRI YouTube channel
"Object-Value-Canon" scholar symposium, May 12-13, 2015
Two-day symposium that examined and reassessed the terms object, value, and canon in the light of art history changing from a Western-oriented discipline to a global one to enrich the understanding of the world's artistic heritage.
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"The Legacy of Transgressive Objects" scholar colloquium, May 14, 2015
This workshop traces the afterlife and historization of the theorem of transgression in art, architecture, technology, music, and psychedelic practices of the 60s and 70s by looking at the objects, materials, and images that actually shaped the idea of transgression.
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"Reconsidering Harald Szeemann" panel discussion, May 28, 2015
This panel explored the work of Swiss curator Harald Szeemann and the interactions between artistic and curatorial practice. (2015.IA.08)
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Recent Video in Latin America, June 3, 2015
This 90-minute screening featured recent video and performance artworks by 17 artists and collectives from Latin America.
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Art on Screen seminar with Jennifer Peterson and Alexander Nemerov: "Landscape in Hollywood Films from the Age of Affluence," June 9, 2015
A presentation by Jennifer Peterson followed by comments by Alexander Nemerov discussed how landscape, formerly relegated to the background of images and discourse, evolved as a dynamic, politically charged component of film style.
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"An Afternoon Adventure with Cornelia Funke" storytelling and book signing, June 19 & 21, 2015
Award-winning children's author Cornelia Funke read from a selection of her best-selling works and spoke about where she finds inspiration. (2015.IA.08)
View an Afternoon Adventure with Cornelia Funke online via the GRI YouTube channel
"Photography and Media Arts in Cold War Hungary" Workshop, July 20-21, 2015
Open forum that examined the encounters between photography and the visual arts to demonstrate how the interaction between images across various disciplines, as referenced by contemporary artists and spectators, had the ability to shape the partial field of vision created by those in power and sometimes undermine their message. (2015.IA.08)
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"Fit for a King: Louis XIV and the Art of Fashion" lecture, August 23, 2015
Art historian Kimberly Chrisman-Campbell examined the Sun King's lasting contributions to French fashion as well as his own exquisite taste. (2015.IA.08)
View Fit for a King lecture online via the GRI YouTube channel
Darra Goldstein and the The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets conversation and book signing, October 21, 2015
Darra Goldstein signed copies of her definitive volume The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets.
"Edible Delights in History" panel discussion, November 14, 2015
Culinary experts and Getty curators discussed two Getty exhibitions about the art of food in medieval and early modern Europe. (2015.IA.08)
View Edible Delights in History lecture online via the GRI YouTube channel
"Looking East, Looking West: Mughal Painting between Persia and Europe" lecture by Kavita Singh, November 19, 2015
Kavita Singh explored the entangled history of politics and style in Mughal painting. (2015.IA.08)
View Looking East, Looking West lecture online via the GRI YouTube channel
Art on Screen seminar: "Living Art: An Evening with James Scott," December 2, 2015
The Los Angeles premiere of painter and filmmaker James Scott's seminal portrait films Richard Hamilton (1969) and The Great Ice Cream Robbery (1971), followed by a conversation with Scott. (2015.IA.08)
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Florentine Codex Seminar, September 17, 2015
Workshop to discuss papers for publication about the Florentine Codex.
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German Studies Seminar, November 20, 2015
A one-day seminar about German art history as a research topic.
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2016 Events
"Playing the Scalco: Serving Meals Directly from Renaissance Banquet Literature" lecture, January 10, 2016
Ken Albala discussed the large body of cookbooks, banquet guides, and carving manuals of early modern Europe, while sharing his personal experience of organizing and serving meals from them.
View Playing the Scalco lecture online via the GRI YouTube channel
"Making Sugar Sculpture" workshop and "Eating the Edifice" lecture by Ivan Day, January 31, 2016
In this illustrated lecture, food historian Ivan Day outlines the evolution of edible table art from the early Renaissance to the 19th century. (2016.IA.07)
View Eating the Edifice lecture online via the GRI YouTube channel
"Royal Cavities: The Bitter Implications of Sugar Consumption in Early Modern Europe" lecture by Joseph Imorde, February 21, 2016
This lecture outlined an etiology of sugar in the 16th and 17th centuries and uses it as a starting point to discuss the cultural history of this specific form of "conspicuous consumption" up to the present. (2016.IA.07)
View Royal Cavities lecture online via the GRI YouTube channel
Photo Archives V: The Paradigm of Objectivity symposium, February 25-26, 2016
This symposium explored the relationships among photographic reproduction technologies, archival practices, and concepts of objectivity, with an interdisciplinary outlook and a focus on art history. (2016.IA.07)
View Photo Archives V Symposium online via the GRI YouTube channel
"Bartolomeo Scappi's Paper Kitchens" lecture by Deborah L. Krohn, March 6, 2016
Deborah L. Krohn discussed the first illustrated cookbook, Bartolomeo Scappi's Opera dell'arte del cucinare (1570). In her newly released publication, Food and Knowledge in Renaissance Italy: Bartolomeo Scappi's Paper Kitchens, Krohn demonstrates that Scappi, the most famous chef of the Italian Renaissance, was at the vanguard of a new way of looking at the kitchen as a workshop or laboratory. (2016.IA.07)
View Paper Kitchens lecture online via the GRI YouTube channel
VW colloquium: Conceptualism's Worldly Matter, March 10, 2016
This workshop brought together American and European scholars to situate the work of Michael Asher, Hanne Darboven, Douglas Huebler, Cildo Meireles and others within a discussion about Conceptualism's worldly matter.
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Art and Materiality Scholar Symposium, April 18-19, 2016
This two-day symposium investigated the materiality of artworks and raise questions about procurement, trade, value, manufacturing, and the accumulation of new meanings as objects move between cultures.
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Urban Transfer(s) in Action: Building the Latin American Metropolis, From Independence to the Threshold of Modernism workshop, April 27-29, 2016
Three days of meetings to view material in GRI Special Collections and discuss contributions to an upcoming publication for PST: LA/LA.
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"An Evening with Patti Smith" performance, April 30, 2016
Accompanied by piano, Smith shared the long list of songs, poems, and stories that she's written about, with, or were inspired by Robert Mapplethorpe across her career. (2016.IA.07)
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Cave Temples of Dunhuang: History, Art, and Materiality symposium at Getty Center and UCLA including keynote lecture by Victor Mair, May 19-21, 2016
This two-day symposium took place at the Getty Center and UCLA and complemented the GRI exhibition Cave Temples of Dunhuang: Buddhist Art on China's Silk Road. More than 20 international scholars explored the unique confluence of historical perspectives, spiritual content, artistic practice, and innovative approaches to conservation of the Mogao Grottoes.
Keynote lecture by Victor Mair, "Dunhuang as Nexus of the Silk Road during the Middle Ages," preceded the symposium. (2016.IA.07)
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View Dunhuang Symposium online via video on the GRI YouTube channel embedded on the GRI website
Burden film screening and conversation, May 31, 2016
Art on Screen presentation of the Los Angeles premiere of Burden, a probing portrait of artist Chris Burden, whose radical performances, monumental installations, and provocative videos consistently pushed the limits and nature of contemporary art.
Following the screening, the film's directors Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey joined GRI curator Rani Singh in a conversation.
Early Modern Print Culture and the Islamic World, June 2-4, 2016
The Early Modern Print Culture and the Islamic World research project examined the proliferation of engravings, woodcuts, and illustrated books that emerged in early modern Europe depicting aspects of the Islamic world, and in particular, Ottoman culture.
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Dissonance: Video Art in Latin America, June 8, 2016
This screening featured video artworks that highlight opposing and often discordant realities as they are lived in different contexts within Latin America.
Provenance Index remodeling workshop II, June 9-10, 2016
A group of leading researchers of provenance, art market and collecting met to review the progress of the Provenance Remodeling Project.
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Cornelia Funke's "A Journey into the Cave of a Thousand Buddhas" storytime and book signing," June 19, 2016
Award-winning children's author Cornelia Funke returns to the Getty Center to read her latest Getty story, featuring William Dampier, a pirate and ghost tasked with keeping at bay other ghosts and spirits haunting the Getty Center. (2016.IA.07)
View Cornelia Funke's "A Journey into the Cave of a Thousand Buddhas" storytime online via the GRI YouTube channel
Cave Visions and Deep Media workshop, June 22-23, 2016
A two-day workhop led by Professor Eugene Wang (Harvard University) that included nine junior scholars who visited the Dunhuang exhibition and shared ideas about Buddhist cave art throughout Asia.
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International Terminology Working Group (ITWG) workshop, August 22-24, 2016
Convened by the Getty Research Institute, the International Terminology Working Group (ITWG) is a collaborative project of professionals from international cultural heritage organizations, focusing on the development of multilingual tools for describing and accessing cultural heritage information online.
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Documenta Archiv and Arquivo Bienal de São Paulo workshop, October 31 – November 4, 2016
Workshop hosted five visiting colleagues from Germany and Sao Paolo to learn about archives and archiving practices at the GRI.
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