School of Visual Arts (SVA)
School of Visual Arts (SVA)
SVA Chelsea Gallery 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor
10001 New York NY
United States
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School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Primary Sources: Documenting SVA and the New York Art World, 1966–1985

November 19–December 18, 2013
Reception: Thursday, November 21, 6–8pm
SVA Chelsea Gallery
601 West 26th Street, 15th floor
New York City
Hours: Monday–Saturday 10am–6pm

School of Visual Arts presents Primary Sources, a survey of the myriad new ways of making and experiencing art that found a home at the College over two decades. The exhibition brings together publications, posters, press materials, artist correspondence, installation plans and photographs along with works in various media by 21 artists who exhibited at SVA: Vito Acconci, Stephen Antonakos, Jared Bark, Rosemarie Castoro, William Conlon, Donna Dennis, Cris Gianakos, Carol Haerer, Nicholas Hondrogen, Alfred Jensen, Joan Jonas, Donald Kaufman, Sol LeWitt, Charles Luce, Dennis Oppenheim, Lucio Pozzi, Michael Singer, Eve Sonneman, John Torreano, Stan VanDerBeek and Lawrence Weiner.

Exhibition highlights include the conceptual-art milestone Working drawings and other visible things on paper not necessarily meant to be viewed as art (1966), for which artist Mel Bochner solicited sketches, notes, receipts and other ephemera from Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold and others, then photocopied and displayed them in four identical binders; Line (1976), in which neon sculpture by Stephen Antonakos shared space with a Cy Twombly drawing and a Gordon Matta-Clark photographic collage; Performance Spaces (1972), in which Bill Beckley was seen singing while doing push-ups and, in a separate video, Dennis Oppenheim munched on a gingerbread man; and Sculptural Density (1981), featuring work by Carl Andre, Nicholas Hondrogen, Martin Puryear, Joel Shapiro, Mia Westerlund, Tim Whiten and Jackie Winsor.

Primary Sources: Documenting SVA and the New York Art World, 1966–1985 is on view from November 19 through December 18 at the SVA Chelsea Gallery, 601 West 26th Street, 15th floor. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, and closed on Sundays and public holidays. The gallery closes for the Thanksgiving holiday at 2pm on Wednesday, November 27, and reopens at 10am on Monday, December 2. Admission is free and the gallery is accessible by wheelchair. For more information, call +1 212 592 2145.

School of Visual Arts has been a leader in the education of artists, designers and creative professionals for more than six decades. With a faculty of distinguished working professionals, a dynamic curriculum and an emphasis on critical thinking, SVA is a catalyst for innovation and social responsibility. Comprised of more than 6,000 students at its Manhattan campus and 35,000 alumni in 100 countries, SVA also represents one of the most influential artistic communities in the world. For information about the College’s 32 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, visit

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