Posts Tagged: glenn wharton

Authenticity in Installation Art

VoCA, Contemporary Art, Authenticity, Dedalus Foundation

This week’s contributing author, Joy Bloser, is an objects conservator specialized in modern and contemporary art and is the David Booth Fellow in Sculpture Conservation at The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She earned her dual master’s degrees in art conservation and art history from The Institute of Fine Arts, NYU and bachelor’s degree in… Read more »

Reflections on “Revisions—Zen for Film”

Lara Schilling is a second-year M.A. student at Bard Graduate Center in New York City, and holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from Barnard College. She had the wonderful opportunity to assist Professor Hanna Hölling with the development and execution of Revisions—Zen for Film. On Monday, September 21st a group of international scholars presented papers… Read more »

Constant State of Flux

Brian Castriota is a Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Time-Based Media Conservation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He holds an MA in Art History and a CAS in Art Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.   Many contemporary works of art exist in a constant state… Read more »

What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

Alexandra Nichols is a graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation with a special interest in the conservation of modern and contemporary objects. She is thrilled to be interning this summer at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark, and to finish her… Read more »

The Abandonment of “Artist Intent”

Ellen Moody is an Assistant Projects Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she enjoys working with modern materials and living artists. She holds an MS in Objects Conservation with an additional concentration in Preventive Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.  In his talk “Artist Intentions and… Read more »

Joint Session on Artist Engagement at 2015 AIC Conference

    VoCA is excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a joint session on Artist Engagement with the Electronic Media Group (EMG) and Objects Specialty Group (OSG) of AIC for the upcoming AIC Conference, to be held in Miami from May 13 – 16, 2015! Since the twentieth century, artists have increasingly experimented with an… Read more »

“Archiving Performance Art for the Future”: A Voice of the Artist Program Featuring Lorraine O’Grady

This week’s contributing blogger, Rosanna Flouty, is an education professional with a commitment to building site-specific technology to support museum and arts-based programming. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Urban Education with a focus on Interactive Technology + Pedagogy from CUNY Graduate Center, and is also a  member of VoCA’s Program Committee.   “What is the… 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 »