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Survey: Gallery Nature Morte

Posted August 05, 2010 by Anonymous
Organization: 
Part 1.
Year Founded: 
1997
1c. Organization's annual budget.: 
$100,001 - $250,000
1b. Primary activity[ies] of the organization.: 
Exhibition Space
Multipurpose Space [Amalgam of Multiple Artistic Disciplines]
Artist Group / Collective
Part 2.
Website Link to Mission Statement: 
www.naturemorte.com
2b. Organization History / Organizational Overview. Index of important events in organization's history.: 
Started by artists Peter Nagy and Alan Belcher, Gallery Nature Morte was a fixture in New York’s East Village art scene from1982 t o1988 where it became know for exhibiting works by seminal artists (Vito Acconci, Keith Sonnier, Michelangelo Pistoletto), artists whose works defined the 1980s (Sherrie Levine, Louise Lawler, Ross Bleckner, Allan McCollum) and artists who went on to make important contributions (Robert Gober, Haim Steinbach, Gretchen Bender, Clegg & Cuttmann, among many others). Having moved in India in 1992, Peter Nagy resurrected Nature Morte in New Delhi in 1997 as an itinerant gallery and a curatorial experiment. Since then, Nature Morte has become synonymous in India with challenging and experimental forms of art: championing conceptual, photographic and installation genres within a commercial market that remains deeply conservative. Concentrating primarily on the works of Indian artists, Nature Morte has also organized projects and exhibitions with international artists coming to India and combining their works with those of Indian artists to foster cross-collaborated with institutions in India such as the British Council, the Alliance Francaise, the Sanskriti Foundation, the Indian International Centre, the India Habitat Centre and the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi. In addition to his work as an artist and curator, Peter Nagy frequently writes on the subject of contemporary art for magazines such as Artforum, Flash Art and Art India (from Mumbai) while contributing to catalogs for both museums and private galleries. He has acted as an exhibition coordinator in India for both the Philadelphia Museum and the Geneva-based NGO Art for the World and he acts as the curator of contemporary art for the annual Jaipur International Festival. In December 2003 Nature Morte opened a large new permanent space in central South Delhi in partnership with the gallery Bose Pacia, who have been exhibiting Indian contemporary art in New York since 1994. Spread across three floors, the new gallery space allows multiple artists to be exhibited simultaneously in individual spaces and an outdoor court is available for large scale sculpture
Website Link to Organization's History / Organization Overview: 
http://www.naturemorte.com/history.html
Website Link to Exhibition / Programming / Publishing History: 
http://www.naturemorte.com/exhibitionhistory.html
Part 3.
3a. Names and email addresses of Founders, Board Members, Directors or other key individuals:: 
Peter Nagy naturemorte@hotmail.com
3b. Could any of these individuals assist in providing an oral history of your organization?: 
Yes
Part 4.
4a. Is organization currently active?: 
Yes
4b. Year activity suspended if no longer active.: 
Organization Still Active
Part 5.
5a. Type of organization at its founding.: 
For-Profit
5b. Type of organization currently, or at the termination of activities.: 
For-Profit
Part 6.
6a. Does the organization have an archive?: 
Yes
6b. Are there any short or long-term threats to the organization?: 
End of lease for your space resulting in a move to a smaller location
6c. Other threats to the organization:: 
Are there other threats to your organization? Please describe below.
Part 7.
7a. How important is to the organization to preserve the organization’s historical material. From 1 – Very Important to 5 – Not Important.: 
1. Very Important
7b. Has planning for the preservation and documentation of archive begun?: 
Our archive is already in place
7c. Does the organization know how and where to seek expertise and assistance?: 
Not Applicable
7d. Does the organization have specific concerns regarding starting an archive working with its historic materials?: 
Drain on Existing Staff Time
Part 8.
8a. Is the organization's archives in the collection of another institution or promised to one?: 
No
8a. Location: 
IF YES to 8: University (Name)
8b. Archival materials are also located at:: 
Unknown
Where are these locations?: 
Where are these locations? [I.E. Home / Office of Private Individual(s) (i.e. Former Board, Staff, Funders, etc)]
Part 9.
9. Does the organization maintain archives for any other organization.: 
No
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IF YES to 9: 10a. Please describe:
Part 10a.
10a. Is the archive accessible to scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10b.
10b. Are there conditions of access for scholars, curators or researchers?: 
Yes
Part 10c.
10c. How are arrangements made for access to archive?: 
The archive are available at over website only.
Part 11.
The following questions address the historical materials (type, quantity and storage) of the organization. 11a. Paper Files and Documents: 
Artist Files
By-laws / Incorporation Documents
11b. Artwork and Documentation: 
CDs / DVDs [Pre-Recorded or CD-R / CD-RW / DVD-R / etc.]
Other Digital Materials
Photographs
Prints / Lithographs / Etchings / Screenprints / etc.
Other:: 
Other Artwork
11c. Press and Promotional Materials: 
Announcements, Mailing Cards, etc.
Other:: 
Other Press or Promotional Materials:
11d. Printed Publications: 
Brochures
Publication or Merchandise Catalogues
Other:: 
Other Printed Publications
Other:: 
Other
Part 12.
12. What years does the materials cover?: 
2000-2005
Part 13.
13a. How is the material stored?: 
File Cabinets
Please describe: 
CD Media files
13b. Are some or all of these storage units “archival”?: 
Not Applicable
Part 14.
14a. Estimated Number of Boxes or Milk-Crate Sized Storage Units: 
----
14b. Estimated Number of Archive Drawers: 
1 - 10
14c. Estimated Number of Archive Notebooks: 
----
14d. Estimated the total Linear Feet. ["Linear Feet" is standard measure of the quantity of archival materials on the basis of shelf space occupied or the length of drawers in vertical files or the thickness of horizontally filed materials. For example, a: 
----
or: 
I don’t know
Part 15.
15. Is the historical materials - or archives - inventoried or catalogued in any way, either formally or otherwise?: 
Yes
Part 16.
16a. Is there a key, index or finding aid to the materials inventoried?: 
Yes
16b. Paper-based:: 
Not Applicable
16c. Electronic Based:: 
Word Processing Document [i.e. Word]
Spreadsheet [i.e. Excel]
Part 16 / Electronic Files & Archival Management
16f. Does the organization have a back-up program, or back-up schedule, for its electronic records and perform monitoring of its removable media (i.e. floppies, ZIP disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, portable hard drives, etc.)?: 
Yes
16g. Who is responsible for working with the archival material?: 
General Staff
Part 17.
17. How are new materials processed?: 
Electronic (Database, etc.)
Part 18.
18. What, if any, conservation methods are in place for both physical materials and electronic data?: 
Not Applicable
Part 20.
20a. What are the goals for the historical materials for the next year?: 
1.
20b. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these short-term goals?: 
1.
20c. What goals are in place for the historical materials for the next three to five years?: 
1.
20d. What are the biggest challenges to reaching these long term goals?: 
1.
20e. Are there any additional goals for the organizations historic materials?: 
1.
Part 21.
21. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next year.: 
$15,001 - $20,000
Part 22.
22. Estimated cost to achieve these archival goals for the next five years.: 
$90,001 - $100,000
Part 24.
24. What archival issues could / should visual arts organizations address collectively in the next three to five years? Ranked from 1 (highest priority) to 5 (lowest priority).24a. Shared standards / protocols for digitization: 
Promote professional standards / protocols for digitization
Part 25.
25a. Is the organization a member of, or in contact with, any organizations concerned with archival issues?: 
No
Finish
survey_field_150: 
Gallery Nature Morte
Who executed this survey.: 
Peter Nagy