Art Documentation

Photographic documentation of art works and performances. Often the documentation is itself a work of art.

This section contains: 29 posts

Alexis Smith: Anteroom/Anti-Room

Installation shot of Anteroom which was installed on Robertson Boulevard, Los Angeles, August 1975.

Barbara Dilley Dancing: A Picture Autobiography

Photos of Dilley throughout her career.

Body as Place – Moving in on Myself, Performing Myself

Descriptions and photos of the several video and performance pieces.

Christ & Pythagoras by Italo Scanga

Documentation of the piece Christ & Pythagoras by Italo Scanga.

Concentration – Container – Assimilation

Descriptions and illustration of the following pieces by Vito Acconci.

Contact Improvisation

Photos by Gwen Thomas of You Come, We Show You What We Do, a dance performance held at the Kitchen, NYC, April 5-6.


Photos and description of the piece Pace and Process by Robert Morris.

Documents: Dennis Oppenheim

Photos and descriptions of several works by Oppenheim.

Documents: John Van Saun

Photos documenting the piece Horizontal Test Flight.

Documents: Richard Serra

Photos and descriptions of several works by Serra.

Early Work: Movement Over a Page

Excerpts from poems and brief descriptions of early performances by Vito Acconci.

Early Work: Moving My Body into Place

Descriptions and photos of the several early works by Vito Acconci.

Exchange ’73: From a Videotape by Robert Morris

Photos and narration of Exchange ’73.

Illustrated Time-Proscenium II

Photos and description of Illustrated Time-Proscenium II.

Jacks by Gordon Matta-Clark

Documentation of piece Jacks.

Klaus Rinke Retrospective

Includes biographical information, exhibition history, and photographs of works by Klaus Rinke.

Observatory by Robert Morris

Documentation of the construction of Observatory through text and photographs.

Occupied Zone – Moving In, Performing on Another Agent

Descriptions and photographs of the several pieces by Vito Acconci.

People Space – Performing Myself Through Another Agent

Descriptions and illustrations of several pieces by Vito Acconci.

Portrait: Beuys

Photos of Beuys installing work for the exhibition “When Attitudes Become Form” at the Kunsthalle Bern. Photography and design by Shunk-Kender.

Powerfield – Exchange Points – Transformations

Descriptions and illustration of several pieces by Vito Acconci.

Retrospective: Richard Long

Photos of several works by Richard Long.

Robert Smithson’s Amarillo Ramp

Description and photos of Amarillo Ramp and an interview with a worker on the piece.

Schley/Adler: World Run

Photos and description of World Run a global art piece by Van Schley and Billy Adler.


Documents Joel Fisher making soap out of butter, May-June 1971, London.

Ulrike Rosenbach…Isolation is Transparent

Brief bio and description of Isolation is Transparent performed during “Video Performance” at 112 Greene on January 15, 1974. Includes photos from the performance taken by Lorraine Senna.

Ululations by Bill Beckley

Descriptions and documentation of several works by Bill Beckley.

William Wegman…Pathetic Readings

Transcript from Wegman’s audiotape with video installation.

Yves Klein

Photographs of Klein executing Anthropometries.