Our Living Archive is continuously in development. We currently manage the collection of renowned international mail artist, Carlo Pittore. We are also viewing additional collections for inclusion within the archive. Please feel free to contact us with artists to consider.
We strategically place portions of our archived collections in both public and private spaces, increasing visibility for our artists and offering the public more diverse opportunities to encounter and promote their work. To date, artwork from the Carlo Pittore collection has been positioned at the MoMA Library (NYC, NY, USA), the Getty Institute (LA, CA, USA), the Sonja Henie Museum (Oslo, Norway), the Ruth and Marvin Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry (Miami Beach, FL, USA), the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, DC, USA), the Bowdoin College Museum of Art (Brunswick, ME, USA), the Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME, USA), the Manhattan School of Music (NYC, NY, USA), the Leslie Lohman Museum (NYC, NY, USA) and many other private and institutional collections.
Housing the Archive
We anticipate each of our archive locations evolving into interactive contemporary art spaces for the public, international artists, scholars, and students. We aim to create spaces for each individual artist’s archive in the cities, towns and rural communities that contributed to their success.
We are interested in developing a collection of works by Ambassador Artists who have the notoriety and financial success to support our artists with their art and experience. This collection will travel with works from IAM's Living Archives to museums and contemporary art spaces world-wide.
Inspired by Carlo Pittore's yurt community, we will create immersive residency environments for artists. These sites will offer artists an opportunity to live and work in the spaces and communities where IAM's artists thrived.