Posts Tagged: INCCA-NA

The Perks of Being a Sidekick: Preparing for Artist Interviews Firsthand

This week’s returning contributing writer, Jessica Ford, is a graduate fellow in paintings conservation at Winterthur/University of Delaware. She is fulfilling her third-year internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and after graduating this summer will begin a Mellon Fellowship at the Brooklyn Museum in the fall.   My final year as a graduate student… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Rosanna Flouty Joins VoCA Program Committee

We are excited to welcome Rosanna Flouty as our newest member of the VoCA Program Committee. Director of Education at Art21, Ms. Flouty has been involved in developing and investing in site-specific technology to support museum and arts-based programming, both at the ICA Boston and also the Guggenheim, New York. Ms. Flouty directs an important… Read more »