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Guide to the Group Material Archive
1976-2009 (bulk 1979-1996)
 MSS.215

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Collection processed by Tara Hart, 2011.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on February 14, 2020
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Project Files

Scope and Content

Arranged chronologically, and by format, this series documents Group Material project history and activities. Materials include administrative documents, project notes, announcements, meetings of minutes, plans, drawings, publications and photographs. Series I is broken down into four subseries.

Subseries A: Projects at Group Material, 244 East 13th Street, 1976-1981

Scope and Content

This series documents Group Materials early formations and the activities surrounding Group Material's exhibition space at 244 East 13th Street.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Tim Rollins (Student work sent to Julie Ault)
1976
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Pre-Group Material
1979
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Internal Statements and Communiqués
1979-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Minutes of Meetings
1979-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 5 "No More Witch Hunts"
[1980]
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Early Group Material
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Proposal for a First Show
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Group Material "Inaugural Exhibition"
1980
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Statement of Purpose drafts and early notes
[1980]
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Group Material E. 13th St. Stationary
[1980]
Box: 1 Folder : 11 "The Salon of Election" 1980
November 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 12 "Alienation"
November-December 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 13 13th Street Art Workshops for Kids
December 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Budgets and Finances
1980-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 16 "It's a Gender Show"
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Gender Show
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Who/What/Where/When/Why Calendar
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 19 "The People's Choice (Arroz Con Mango)"
January 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 20 "Revolting Music"
March 7, 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 21 "Consumption: Metaphor, Pastime, Necessity"
March-April 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 22 "Facere/Fascis"
May 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 23 E. 13th St. Mailing List/Sign in Book
May 2nd-July 11, 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 24 "An Emergency Exhibition: Atlanta"
June 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 25A "Eat This Show"
July 11, 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 25B GM Original Statements and Showgraphies
undated

Subseries B: Projects exhibited in public spaces and other venues, 1981-1990

Scope and Content

In September of 1981, Group Material declared its intention to "develop a new practice based around distribution and employing public spaces." This series documents activities that occurred after Group Material abandoned the East 13th Street gallery and began to bring projects to other venues and public sites.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 26 "Caution! Alternative Space"
1981
Box: 1 Folder : 27 "Enthusiasm"
October-November, 1981
Box: 1 Folder : 28 "M5"
December 1981-January 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Various Group Material Descriptions
1982-1987
Box: 1 Folder : 32 "Works on Newspaper"
March-April 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 33 "Vice and Virtue", Kenkeleba House
March-May 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 34 "DA ZI BAOS"
April 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 35 "Primer (For Raymond Williams)"
May-July 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 36 "Luchar!: An Exhibition for the People of Central America"
June-July 1982
Box: 1 Folder : 37 "Revolutionary Fine Arts"
April 14, 1983
Box: 1 Folder : 38 John Malpede and Vanalyn Green Performance Event
May 1983
Box: 66 Folder : 1 "Subculture"
September 1983
Box: 41 "Subculture" - Subway panels 1-49
1983
Box: 42 "Subculture" - Subway panels 50-100
1983
Box: 66 Folder : 2 Pity Puppy Fundraiser
November 1983
Box: 66 Folder : 3 "Timeline: The Chronicle of U.S. Intervention in Central and Latin America"
1984
Box: 66 Folder : 4 "A.D. Christian Influence in Contemporary Culture"
January-February 1984
Box: 66 Folder : 5 "Americana"
1985
Box: 66 Folder : 6 "Democracy Wall" for Cardiff
1985
Box: 66 Folder : 7 "Messages to Washington"
September-October 1985
Box: 66 Folder : 8 "Alarm Clock" in the "Other America"
September-October 1985
Box: 66 Folder : 9 "MASS" Announcements
1986
Box: 66 Folder : 10 "MASS" 1 of 2
1986
Box: 66 Folder : 11 "MASS" 2 of 2
1986
Box: 66 Folder : 12 "Liberty and Justice"
February-March 1986
Box: 67 Folder : 1 "Arts and Leisure"

General

Contains two copies of "Arts and Leisure" catalog.

May-June 1986
Box: 67 Folder : 2 "Resistance (Anti-Baudrillard)"
February 1987
Box: 67 Folder : 4 "The Castle" (Loans, Shipping, Finance)
June-September 1987
Box: 67 Folder : 5 "The Castle" (Announcements, PR, Promo)
June-September 1987
Box: 67 Folder : 6 "DA ZI BAOS" for Damon Brandt Show
September-October 1987
Box: 67 Folder : 7 "Constitution"
October-November 1987
Box: 2 Folder : 1 "Inserts" - (Proposals, Correspondence, Administration)
May 1988
Box: 2 Folder : 2 "Inserts" - (Layouts, Ingredients, Results)
May 1988
Box: 2 Folder : 3 "Democracy" (Dia narratives and grant application)
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 4 "Democracy" (Press Releases, Announcement Forms)
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 5 "Democracy" (Town Meetings)
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 6 "Democracy" Checklists
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 7 "Democracy" (AIDS and Democracy Flyers and Research)
1988-1989
Box: 2 Folder : 8 "Democracy" Guest Books and Comments
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 9 "Democracy" (Correspondence)
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 10 "Democracy" (Miscellaneous Re: Exhibitions)
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Roundtable and Town Meeting Transcriptions
1988
Box: 2 Folder : 12 "AIDS and Democracy: A Case Study" - Meeting Transcription
[1988]
Box: 2 Folder : 13 "Democracy" (Reprint research for book)
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 14 "Democracy" (Image research for book, not used in book)
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 15 "Democracy" (Images for book, used) - 1 of 2
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 16 "Democracy" (Images for book, used) - 2 of 2
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 17 "Democracy" (Brochures and Ads for Book)
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 18 "Democracy" (Notes, Drafts, Statements for Book)
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Other Drafts for Book 1
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Other Drafts for Book 2
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Other Drafts for Book 3
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Other Drafts for Book 4
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Other Drafts for Book 5
1988-1990
Box: 2 Folder : 24 "Vollbild AIDS"
December 1988-February 1990
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Correspondence with Artists
[1989]
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Letters to the Editor - "AIDS and Democracy: A Case Study"
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 27 "Democracy" (Essays - Rainer, Wallace, and Gates)
1989
Box: 2 Folder : 28 "Unisex" for "The Center Show"
March 1989
Box: 2 Folder : 29 "Shopping Bag"
October-November 1989
Box: 2 Folder : 30 "Shopping Bag" - Shopping Bags
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Corcoran Non-Project
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 2 "AIDS Timeline" - Berkeley - A+Text-Versions/Notes
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 3 "AIDS Timeline" - Berkeley (Correspondence, checklists, show, process)
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 4 "AIDS Timeline" - Berkeley - (Announcements, Printed Matter)
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 5 "AIDS Timeline" - Berkeley - Democracy Wall
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 6 "AIDS Timeline" - Berkeley (Photos of Individual Objects)
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 7 "AIDS Timeline" - Berkeley (Statistics in the show) - 1 of 2
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 8 "AIDS Timeline" - Berkeley (Statistics in the show) - 2 of 2
1989
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Democracy Book - Intros - CP with table and reprint/132 (1 of 2)
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Democracy Book - P + E - AIDS with Bibliographic resources and Artist List (2 of 2)
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Democracy (Notes: Organization of Book and Process)
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Democracy and Cultural Participation Book Draft - 1 of 2
February 2, 1990
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Democracy and Cultural Participation Book Draft - 2 of 2
February 2, 1990
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Considered Essays (Not in Final Book)
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 15 "Your Message Here" - Proposals for Doug Ashford - Binder
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 16 "Your Message Here"
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 17 "Democracy Poll"
June-July 1990
Box: 3 Folder : 18 "Democracy Poll" (Texts and Research)
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 19 "Democracy Poll" (Actual Piece; PR)
June-July 1990
Box: 3 Folder : 20 "AIDS and Insurance" - Bus Poster/Brochure
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Balcon Pages Prop. (unrealized)
1990
Box: 3 Folder : 22 "AIDS Timeline" Binder
[1990]
Box: 4 Folder : 1 "AIDS Timeline" Magazine project
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 2 "AIDS Timeline" (Sao Paolo Proposal) - unrealized
1990
Box: 4 Folder : 3 "Collaboration" for Oberlin
October 1990 - January 1991
Box: 4 Folder : 4 "AIDS Timeline" (Whitney Museum)
April-June 1991
Box: 4 Folder : 5 "AIDS Timeline" (Whitney) - Text Versions
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 6 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 1 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 7 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 2 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 8 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 3 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 9 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 4 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 10 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 5 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 11 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 6 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 12 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 7 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 13 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 8 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 14 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 9 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 15 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - 10 of 10
1991
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Art Journal Contribution
Fall 1991
Box: 4 Folder : 17 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - Mounted Copy of Shift Magazine
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 18 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - 1 of 2
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 19 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - 2 of 2
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 20 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - Magazines - 1 of 2
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 21 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - Magazines - 2 of 2
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 22 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - Photographs
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 23 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - Pray for RU486 bumper sticker
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 24 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - McCarty bumper stickers
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 25 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - Clippings
[1991]
Box: 4 Folder : 26 "AIDS Timeline" - [Source Material] - Public Service Announcements
[1991]
Box: 5 Folder : 1 "Cash Prize" [Source Material] - 1 of 2
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 2 "Cash Prize" [Source Material] - 2 of 2
1991
Box: 5 Folder : 3 "Cash Prize" (Correspondence, Process, Admin)
December 1991
Box: 5 Folder : 4 "Cash Prize" (Research Material and Potential Sources)
December 1991
Box: 5 Folder : 5 "Cash Prize" (Layouts, Pieces, PR)
December 1991
Box: 5 Folder : 6 "Family Photo" - Mounted Dynasty photograph for Randolph Street Gallery
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 7 "Tomorrow"
1993
Box: 5 Folder : 8 "Democracy Wall" for Boston
October 1993
Box: 5 Folder : 9 "Public Interventions" at ICA
1994
Box: 5 Folder : 10 "Campaign" (For Domini Public)
1994
Box: 5 Folder : 11 "Market"
May-June 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 12 "Market" - [Mass Produced Source Material] - 1 of 3
May-June 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 13 "Market" - [Mass Produced Source Material] - 2 of 3
May-June 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 14 "Market" - [Mass Produced Source Material] - 3 of 3
May-June 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 15 "Market" - Advertisements [Source Material]
[1995]
Box: 5 Folder : 16 "Transaction" for "Architectures of Display"
1995
Box: 5 Folder : 17 "Brochure" (Correspondence, Notes, Prop., Aftermath) - Three Rivers Arts Festival - 1 of 2
June 1996
Box: 5 Folder : 18 "Brochure" (Correspondence, Notes, Prop., Aftermath) - Three Rivers Arts Festival - 2 of 2
June 1996
Box: 5 Folder : 19 "Brochure" (Text Version, Layouts) - Three Rivers Arts Festival
June 1996
Box: 5 Folder : 20 "Brochure" (Announcements, Brochure, Festival PR) - Three Rivers Arts Festival
June 1996
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Unrealized Proposals
undated

Subseries C: Catalogs and printed material

Scope and Content

This series includes material published as part of Group Material projects, press, and source material.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 35 Folder : 1 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Afterimage
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 2 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Art and Auction
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 3 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Art in America
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 4 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Arts Magazine
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 5 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Contemporanea Number 23
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 6 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Copies of Shift Magazine
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 7 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - High Performance 52
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 8 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - October 54
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 9 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Parkett 26 - 1 of 2
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 10 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Parkett 26 - 2 of 2
1990
Box: 35 Folder : 11 "AIDS Timeline" - Magazines published for "Day Without Art" - Real Life Magazine 20
1990
Box: 36 Folder : 1 Archbishop Romero [Source Material]
1980
Box: 36 Folder : 2 "The Castle" [Source Material] - book by Franz Kafka
1981-1982
Box: 36 Folder : 3 Issues of Upfront - Political Art Documentation/Distribution
1982-1983
Box: 36 Folder : 4 Photo Communique - [Source Material]
1984
Box: 36 Folder : 5 The Public Art Show
1985
Box: 36 Folder : 6 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Material] - Surviving and Thriving with AIDS Volume 1
1987
Box: 36 Folder : 7 "Constitution" catalog
1987
Box: 36 Folder : 8 The Science of AIDS [Source Material]
1988
Box: 36 Folder : 9 Vollbild - Tableaux du Sida
1988
Box: 36 Folder : 10 Vollbild - AIDS
1988
Box: 36 Folder : 11 "AIDS Timeline" - [Exhibited Materials] - Surviving and Thriving with AIDS - volume 2
1988
Box: 36 Folder : 12 Art Against AIDS - [Source Material]
1989
Box: 36 Folder : 13 My Turn - Memoirs of Nancy Reagan [Source Material]
1989
Box: 36 Folder : 14 Reconnaissance - Catalog with Group Material's " Shopping Cart"
1990
Box: 36 Folder : 15 Art Journal - Censorship project
1991
Box: 36 Folder : 16 "Pure Cop" - [Source Material]
1991
Box: 36 Folder : 17 Christian Action Network - Home Lobbyist Companion - [Source Material]
1994
Box: 36 Folder : 18 Walt Odet's book - In the Shadow of an Epidemic - [Source Material]
1995
Box: 36 Folder : 19 "Matrix" -A Changing Exhibition of Contemporary Art
undated

Subseries D: Advertisements from "Market", 1995

Scope and Content

This series includes mounted advertisements, which were originally exhibited in "Market."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 20 Folder : 1 "Market" - Aurora - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 2 "Market" - AT&T - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 3 "Market" - Lockheed Martin - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 4 "Market" - Kraft - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 5 "Market" - Desert Storm - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 6 "Market" - Microsoft - Mounted Advertisement (German) - 1 of 3
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 7 "Market" - Microsoft - Mounted Advertisement (German) - 2 of 3
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 8 "Market" - Microsoft - Mounted Advertisement (German) - 3 of 3
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 9 "Market" - Microsoft Mounted Advertisement (English) - 1 of 2
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 10 "Market" - Microsoft Mounted Advertisement (English) - 2 of 2
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 11 "Market" - McDonnell Douglas Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 12 "Market" - Skirmish - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 13 "Market" - AT&T - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 14 "Market" - Donna Karan - Mounted Advertisement - 1 of 4
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 15 "Market" - Donna Karan - Mounted Advertisement - 2 of 4
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 16 "Market" - Donna Karan - Mounted Advertisement - 3 of 4
1995
Box: 20 Folder : 17 "Market" - Donna Karan - Mounted Advertisement - 4 of 4
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 1 "Market" - Surveillance Strike - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 2 "Market" - Coca Cola, Tall, Dark - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 3 "Market" - hand with gun - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 4 "Market" - Coca Cola - Always - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 5 "Market" - Nike - Michael Jordan - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 6 "Market" - Saab - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 7 "Market" - United States Armed Forces - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 8 "Market" - Ronald Reagan - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 9 "Market" - American Express - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 10 "Market" - Cindy Crawford - Mounted Advertisement
1995
Box: 21 Folder : 11 "Market" - Northrop Grumman - Mounted Advertisement
1995

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