THE CLOCKTOWER / P.S.1 CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER / INSTITUTE FOR ART AND URBAN RESOURCES

New York, New York

Founded by Alanna Heiss in 1971 as the Institute for Art and Urban Resources. In 1975 the Institute opened a warehouse - The Idea Warehouse - at 22 Reade Street as another alternative space for experimental performance - "as a development and production location for ideas" [Heiss]. In 1976 a rundown former school in Long Island City - P.S.1 - became the new exhibition space, with "Rooms" being the first exhibition in this location. The Clocktower, located at 108 Leonard Street in Lower Manhattan, is another exhibition and studio space. [Note: Catalogues not linked can be located in the Catalogues Cited page.]

CATALOGUES - GROUP
Animations  [with Kunst Werke, Berlin] Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev and Larissa Harris 2001
Children of Berlin: Cultural Developments 1989-1999 [with Kunst Werke, Berlin] Klaus Biesenbach and Alanna Heiss 1999
Critical Perspectives [8 exhibitions within one] Alanna Heiss + 1982
Deep Storage: Collecting, Storing, and Archiving in Art Siemens Cultural Program 1998 
Engaging Objects: The Participatory Art of Mirrors, Mechanisms, and Shelters Tom Finkelpearl 1986
Ideas at the Idea Warehouse Alanna Heiss and Linda Blumberg 1975
National and International Studio Programs 1986-1987 [included Lorna Simpson] P.S.1 - The Institute for Art and Urban Resources, Inc. / The Clocktower 1987
Loop - Back to the Beginning Klaus Biesenbach 2001
Rooms P.S.1 [exhibition in 1976 - catalogue, 1977] Alanna Heiss 1977
The Real Royal Trip  Harald Szeemann  2003 
10 Downtown / 10 Years [included Leon Golub] 112 Workshop and P.S.1 1978
CATALOGUES - INDIVIDUAL
David Hammons: Rousing the Rubble 1991
Dennis Oppenheim: Selected Works 1967 - 1990 1991
Keith Sonnier Alanna Heiss 1983
EPHEMERA -  INSTITUTE FOR ART AND URBAN RESOURCES    
   
Dan Graham: New Urban Landscapes # 5 Institute for Art and Urban Resources 1976

Richard Nonas [card]

The Clocktower 1973
Klaus Rinke: New Urban Landscapes #1 Institute for Art and Urban Resources, New York 1975
     
EPHEMERA: Brochures / Posters
 
Art and Language: The Artist Out of Work: Art & Language 1972-1981 [catalogue/brochure - floor plan]   1999
Disasters of War: Frabcisco de Goya, Henry Dager, Jake and Dinos Chapman Klaus Biesenbach 2000-1
Georges Adeagbo (Abraham - Friend of God)  Installation 2000
Rooms [poster] Richard Nonas designed poster 1977
Takashi Murakami: Second Mission Project ko  Klaus Biesenbach 2000
The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa, 1945-1994 [brochure/newspaper format] Okwui Enwezor 2002
0 to 9: Artists Born in the 1990s Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev 2000
     
EPHEMERA: Announcements and Invitations    
   
Fred Sandback: Seven Constructions from 1977 June 1 - July 28 1978
John Wesley: Paintings 1961-2000 [and Special Projects / Takashi Murakami / Santiago Sierra] September 17 - November 2000
Disasters of War: Frabcisco de Goya, Henry Dager, Jake and Dinos Chapman November 19, 2000 - Mqrch 2001
     
EPHEMERA: Press Releases [by year]    
     
Out of the Studio: Art With Comminity  January 25 - March 22 1987
Children of Berlin: Cultural Developments 1989-1999  Klaus Biesenbach and Alanna Heiss 1999
David Reed Paintings: Motion Pictures June 20 - August 29 1999
The Artist Out of Work: Art & Language 1972-1981 September 12 - October 24 1999
Special Projects [Cristian Alexa / Isidro Blasco / Toshihiro Komatsu]  September 27 - November 30 1999
0 to 9: Artists Born in the 1990s  November 7, 1999 - January 2 2000
Verticle Painting: Stair Procession by William Kentridge Long-Term Installation from May 21 2000
Santiago Sierra: Person Remunerated for a Period of 360 Consecutive Hours September 17 - November 2000
John Wesley: Paintings 1961-2000 [plus press packet with articles and bio] September 17 - November 2000
Takashi Murakami: Second Mission Project ko  September 17 - November 2000
Special Projects Program, Winter 2000 [including: Andrea Geyer / Arturo Herrera] November 19 - 2000
Spring / Summer 2002 Exhibitions [including: Heart of Gold / Chen Zhwn: A tribute]  May 19 - 2002
Video Acts: Single Channel Works from the Collection of Pamela and Richard Kramlich and New Art Trust November 10, 2002 - April  2003
First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan  February 16 - April 2003
Yoko Ono: Freight Train February 16 - May 2003
     
EPHEMERA: Floor Plans    
     
Chen Zhen / Video Acts / First Steps    
John Wesley / Santiago Sierra / Disasters of War     
     
MENTIONED IN    
     
Alternative Art New York 1965-1985 The Drawing Center / University of Minnesota Press 2002
Art in America [The Rise of the Alternative Space] July-August  1977 
Curating Subjects Occasional Table, London 2007
From Margin to Center: The Spaces of Installation  Art  MIT Press  1999
SoHo: The Rise and Fall of an Artists' Colony  Routledge 2003
Surface Tension: Prolematics of Site Errant Bodies Press 2003