Posts Tagged: art conservation

Topics in Time-Based Media Art Conservation: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

VoCA Voices in Contemporary Art NYC

This week’s contributing blogger, Elizabeth Lyons, is a second year M.A. student at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and received her B.A. in Art History and French from Trinity College. She had the pleasure of introducing Rafael Lozano-Hemmer during the lecture.             On October 3, 2016, New York University’s Institute of Fine… Read more »

The Second Annual AIC Great Debate: Perspectives from a Participant

This week’s contributing writer, Jessica Ford, is a graduate fellow in paintings conservation at Winterthur/ University of Delaware. She is working this summer at the Dallas Museum of Art, and she will spend her third-year internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. What was I thinking when I agreed to do the Great Debate? I… Read more »

Voice of the Artist: De Wain Valentine and Tom Learner at the Guggenheim

This week’s contributing writer, Margaret Graham, is VoCA’s Program Coordinator and a freelance art critic for the Brooklyn Rail.  On the evening of July 11, 2013, VoCA hosted one of its most memorable Voice of the Artist programs to date: a film screening and conversation with artist De Wain Valentine. Held at the Solomon R. Guggenheim… Read more »

Allora & Calzadilla’s Body in Flight (Delta): Panel and Performance

Allora & Calzadilla's Body In Flight (Delta) at the IMA performed by Sadie Wilhelmi

Blog Post contributed by Steven O’Banion, the Smithsonian Conservation Fellow at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. Steven is also a member of the VoCA Program Committee.  **For those who could not be in Indianapolis for the panel discussion or performance of Allora & Calzadilla’s work, you can watch the video on ArtBabble… Read more »

VoCA’s Artist Interview Workshop: Crystal Sanchez’s Experience

Program Committee Gwen Webber during the March 2013 Artist Interview Workshop at the Guggenheim Museum, New York

Crystal Sanchez is a media archivist/preservationist at the Smithsonian Institution on the Digital Asset Management team (DAMS), working with digital audiovisual collections. As a member of the Smithsonian’s Time-Based Media Art Working Group, she is currently working on a project to interview thought leaders who work to plan for the technological needs of media artworks. … Read more »

Conservation Interviews: Problematic Assumptions and Unintended Consequences

Glenn Wharton interviewing artist VALIE EXPORT about a work in MoMA's collection. Photo Credit: Howard Deitch.

As conservators of contemporary art expand their practice to include artist interviews, they have a lot to learn from allied professions with years of experience in qualitative research. Oral historians, anthropologists, and sociologists know the advantages but also the risks involved with the use of interview research.  In this brief essay, we formulate some lessons… Read more »

Gwen Webber joins the VoCA Program Committee

We are pleased to welcome our newest addition to the program committee — Gwen Webber. Some of you may know Ms. Webber from her former role as Program Assistant for VoCA when she joined our group in 2011. She comes to us with a BA in Architecture from Nottingham University, UK, and is completing her… Read more »

Interviewing Artists: Rose Cull’s Post-Workshop Experience

Blog Post by: Rose Cull, Kress Fellow in Sculpture Conservation, Tate Gallery I love working with artists.  One reason why I work on contemporary art.  I like learning more about the creative process and seeing how an artist approaches their work, what they think of it, and hopefully over the course of my career, I will be… Read more »

Emerging Conservation Professionals take a closer look at Tony Smith’s Playground 3/3

Blog Post by: Lily Doan, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Objects Conservation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Jacinta Johnson, pre-program intern at Balboa Art Conservation Center. Both are Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) co-liaisons for Southern California.   In August of 2012, VoCA launched their Artist Research Project, for which Tony… Read more »

Steven O’Banion joins VoCA Program Committee

Steven O'Banion

We are pleased to welcome Steven O’Banion as the newest addition to the VoCA Program Committee.  Currently, Steven is a Smithsonian Conservation Fellow at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, implementing a museum-wide artist interview program.  He is a recent graduate of the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation where he focused on the… Read more »

The Power of Public Art: VoCA Partners with COPA and the Speed Art Museum to Address the Conservation of Public Art

It has been a great year for contemporary art conservation and it’s about to get even better. This September, Louisville’s Commission on Public Art (COPA) and the Speed Museum of Art will join forces with VoCA to create the Power of Public Space, a two-day symposium with conservators, artists and the public at large. Free… Read more »