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The Getty Research Institute announced the acquisition of Joanie 4 Jackie
, a large, feminist movie distribution service created by Miranda July beginning in 1995 includes over 200 titlesJoanie 4 Jackie, a large, feminist collection of short movies and video art distributed as "Chainletter Tape" compilations by American artist and filmmaker Miranda July (American, b.1974) in the ‘90s and 2000s. The archive,which includes videos, documentation andprint materials, is a generous donation by theartist.
“Miranda July is one of the most important voices of her generation, with an expansive practice that incorporates fine art, filmmaking, performance, literature, and technology,” said Thomas W. Gaehtgens, director of the Getty Research Institute. “This major archive from early in her career is an esteemed addition to our Special Collections that connects to work by many important 20th-century artists who are also represented in our archives, such as Eleanor Antin, Yvonne Rainer and Carolee Schneemann. Anyone studying the interdisciplinary practices of contemporary feminist artists and scholars will no doubt find the Joanie 4 Jackie archive incredibly valuable.”