Posts Tagged: artist interviews

VoCA Summit

VoCA Summit, Charlotte Meyer, contemporary art

This week’s returning author, Charlotte Meyer, was born in England, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y. She completed her undergraduate degree in Textiles from Nottingham Trent University in 1989, and graduated from Pratt Institute with honors in Sculpture and Liberal Arts. She is currently represented by Opus Projects, is an Artist Guide at… 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 »

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 »

Artist Documentation Program

Throughout the process of organizing our Artist Interview Methodology Workshops, we are increasingly encouraged and amazed by the artist interview projects being undertaken already. These projects are succeeding in their goals to gain a better understanding of materials, techniques and intent of the artist. Over the coming months, we will be highlighting some of our… Read more »