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Getty Research Institute California Video exhibition project files and oral history recordings, 2006-2008
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative History and Project Background
  • Administrative Information
  • Related Materials
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Getty Research Institute California Video exhibition project files and oral history recordings
    Date (inclusive): 2006-2008
    Number: IA60004
    Creator/Collector: Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
    Physical Description: 5 Linear Feet (7 boxes)
    Repository:
    The Getty Research Institute
    Institutional Records and Archives
    1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 1100
    Los Angeles 90049-1688
    reference@getty.edu
    URL: http://www.getty.edu/research/special_collections/institutional_archives/
    Abstract: The records comprise the project files of the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA) at the Getty Research Institute (GRI) for the California Video exhibition co-sponsored by the GRI and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Records include artist interviews conducted by Glenn Phillips and Carole Ann Klonarides and exhibition planning documents dating from 2006 to 2008 that include interviews, press, artist profiles, correspondence, contracts, ephemera, object lists and stills of videos featured in the exhibition.
    Request Materials: Request access to the material described in this inventory through its corresponding library catalog record  and click "Request." 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.
    Language: Collection material is in English

    Administrative History and Project Background

    The Getty Research Institute (GRI) is an operating program of the J. Paul Getty Trust, a not-for-profit educational, cultural and philanthropic organization dedicated to the visual arts. Originally established in 1983 as the Getty Center for the History of Art and the Humanities (GCHAH), the objective of the GCHAH was to foster advanced research in art, its history, diversity, and meaning in culture by engaging scholars from various disciplines in the humanities. In 1996, in order to avoid confusion with the soon-to-open Getty Center, the GCHAH was renamed the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities and in 2000, the program's name was shortened to the Getty Research Institute.
    The GRI's mission is to further knowledge and advance understanding of the visual arts and their various histories through advanced research and scholarship, and through its activities and resources, provide a unique environment for research, critical inquiry, and scholarly exchange. The GRI's Research Library, consisting of over one million books, periodicals, study photographs, auction catalogs and special collections of rare and unique materials, as well as its online resources and databases, serve an international community of scholars and the interested public. The GRI also provides intellectual leadership through its research projects, exhibitions, and publication programs and provides service to a wide range of scholars worldwide through residencies, fellowships, hosted lectures and symposia, and its innovative digital reference tools. Through all of its programs and activities, the GRI endeavors to provide resources, expertise, and a collaborative environment for art-historical research and publication.
    Through the GRI's multidisciplinary programming, first from the department of Contemporary Programs and Research (CPR) and later, its successor, the Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art (DACA), the GRI worked to advance art history scholarship of contemporary art, including sound art, audiovisual documentation of personal art, experimental music, and dance as well as a focus on the birth of video as an artistic medium around the world. In December 2005, The GRI acquired the video archive from the Long Beach Museum of Art, which increased the GRI's video art holdings to one of the world's largest. The idea for the California Video exhibition, which was co-organized and co-sponsored by CPR with the J. Paul Getty Museum, arose from the acquisition of the Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive. The exhibition, a comprehensive history of video art in California over four decades, was open at the Getty Center from March 15 to June 8, 2008. View California Video exhibition website online  
    In conjunction with the the California Video exhibition, the GRI also presented the California Video Screening Series in Spring 2008. Each screening, organized by a guest curator, expressed an alternative view of the diverse history of video art in California and featured several works and included lectures or conversations presented by the hosts of the events.

    Administrative Information

    Access Restrictions

    The records described in accessions 2009.IA.44, 2011.IA.07, and 2014.IA.40 are available for use by qualified researchers for on-site use only or are not available at all at the request of the participants. Master recordings are restricted; use copies or digital copies exist for most of the recordings.
    The following types of records are permanently closed: records containing personal information, records that compromise security or operations, legal communications, legal work product, and records related to donors. The J. Paul Getty Trust reserves the right to restrict access to any records held by the Institutional Archives.

    Publication Rights

    Contact Library Rights and Reproductions  at the Getty Research Institute for copyright information and permission to publish.

    Preferred Citation

    [Cite the item and series (as appropriate)], Getty Research Institute California Video exhibition project files and oral history recordings, 2006-2008. The Getty Research Institute (IA60004).
    http://hdl.handle.net/10020/cifaia60004

    Acquisition Information

    Accessions 2009.IA.44, 2011.IA.07, and 2014.IA.40 were transferred by the Getty Research Institute.

    Processing History

    Finding aid was created by Helen Kim in 2017. Accession 2014.IA.40 was processed in 2017, while the recordings in accession 2011.IA.07 were previously processed and originally described in finding aid IA40002. In 2015 it was determined that these recordings were not public events and were separated and incorporated into this collection.
    The master recordings in the hard drives were imaged in 2016 and 2017.

    Technical Requirements

    A variety of media software types may need to be attempted to view the access DVDs on a computer.

    Related Materials

    The following materials are offered as possible sources of further information on the people, programs, and subjects covered by the records. The listing is not exhaustive.
    California Video: Artists and Histories. Edited by Glenn Phillips. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2008.
    Getty Research Institute Public Event recordings, 2001-2016. The Getty Research Institute. Finding aid no. IA40002.
    Modern Art in Los Angeles and Pacific Standard Time recordings, 2003-2012. The Getty Research Institute. Finding aid no. IA40018.
    Pacific Standard Time Oral History Interviews with Artists, Filmmakers, Curators, Collectors, and Critics, 2008-2012. Pacific Standard Time. The Getty Research Institute. Finding aid no. IA40011.
    Pacific Standard Time: Los Angeles Art, 1945-1980. Edited by Rebecca Peabody, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, and Rani Singh. Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute and the J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011.
    Long Beach Museum of Art Video Archive, circa 1970-2000. The Getty Research Institute. Accession no. 2006.M.7.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The records date from 2006 to 2008 and comprise digital video recordings, CDs, and research files of the Getty Research Institute's (GRI) Department of Architecture and Contemporary Arts (DACA) from its collaboration with the J. Paul Getty Museum for the California Video exhibition in 2008. Digital videos on three hard drives and DVDs include master and access recordings of interviews conducted in 2007 by Glenn Phillips and Carole Ann Klonarides with participating exhibition artists about the origins and development of experimental video art in California. Edited excerpts of the interviews were used in the accompanying Getty catalogue, California Video: Artists and Histories, which features essays in addition to the edited interview excerpts of the participating artists.
    Records also consist of planning documents for the California Video exhibition dating from 2006 to 2008 including published interviews and profiles about artists and their work. Materials also include correspondence, artist agreements, ephemera, and object lists and images of items featured in the exhibition. Some artist files may contain DVD copies of the interviews, as well as transcripts, conducted for the project. Materials were maintained by Glenn Phillips, curator at the GRI.

    Arrangement

    The records are arranged in two series:
    and Series I: Artist interviews, 2007 Series II. Exhibition planning documents, 2006-2008.

    Indexing Terms

    Subjects - Corporate Bodies

    Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art

    Subjects - Topics

    Experimental films
    Art museums -- Exhibitions
    Art museums -- Planning
    Video art--California--Exhibitions
    Artists -- California

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Performance art -- 20th century
    Oral histories (document genres)
    Video art -- 20th century
    Correspondence
    Ephemera
    Photographic prints
    Video recordings

    Contributors

    Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art
    Getty Research Institute. Department of Architecture and Contemporary Art