Connections Project/ Conexus Exhibition Documentation and Artwork
Collection Scope and Content Summary
Exhibition documents demonstrate the physical and intellectual labor required to imagine and implement the Connections Project/ Conexus show and include sproject proposals and budgets; grant and foundational support applications; correspondence and budgets from fiscal sponsors; correspondence between the curators and artists in the form of letters and postcards; and insurance applications.
Within the exhibition planning documents is a significant amount of correspondence between the curators and various galleries, museums, and cultural institutions that reveal the challenges and successes of curating the show. This correspondence includes communication with Central Hall, Artists Space, Centro Brasileiro de Projetos de Arte, Franklin Furnace, The New Museum, Clocktower, Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA), Museum de Arte Contemporãnea da Universidade de São Paulo, Southeastern Massachusetts Art Gallery. Additionally, the correspondence includes form letters to various contemporary art museums and galleries across the United States. The installation of the exhibit is documented in photographs and slides, newspaper clippings, plans for the exhibit’s display, and a transcript of a conversation between Josely Carvalho and Sabra Moore about the exhibit.
- 1985 - 1989
- Carvalho, Josely (Person)
The exhibition was shown in the United States at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA) in New York City (January, 1987), and the Southeastern Massachusetts Art Gallery in Dartmouth (1988). It then traveled to Brasil, where it was exhibited at the Museo de Arte Contemporãnea da Universidaded de São Paulo (1989). The accompanying 150 Artists Book, produced in an edition of 600 copies, was exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art's (MoMA) Committed to Print show (1988).
Core pairs of artists working and showing in the exhibition included: Josely Carvalho and Bette Kalache; Liliana Porter and Karin Lambrecht; Faith Ringgold and Luise Weiss; Kathie Brown and Denise Milan; Nancy Spero with Valerie Savilli and Christina Parisi; Kazuko and Ile de Freitas; Sabra Moore and Maria do Carmo Secco; Mimi Smith and Lucia Py; Howardena Pindell and Lygia Pape; Vivian Browne and Alice Brill; Marina Gutierrez and Maria Lidia Magliani; Jaune Quick-To-See Smith and Sopia Tassinari; May Stevens and Vera Café; Mary Beth Edelson and Simone Michelin; Ida Applebroog and Ely Bueno; Catalina Parra and Anesia Pacheco e Chaves.
Please note, this history borrows generously from a collection description provided to the Barnard Archives and Special Collections by Sabra Moore.
8.83 Linear Feet (2 document boxes, 2 records cartons)
Series 1, Exhibition Documentation, 1985-1989
Series 2, Artworks, 1985-1986
Subseries 2.1, Birth/Nascimento
Subseries 2.2, Food/Alimento
Subseries 2.3, Shelter/Habitação
Subseries 2.4, Race/Raça
Subseries 2.5, Body/Corpo
Subseries 2.6, Environment/ Medio-ambiente
Subseries 2.7, Spirit/Espirito
Subseries 2.8, War/Death/Guerra/Morte
- Connections Project/ Conexus Exhibition Documentation and Artwork
- Shannon O'Neill
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