Posts Tagged: Murals

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: Will Shank

VoCA Will Shank Contemporary Murals

This week’s contributing writer, Will Shank, co-founder of Rescue Public Murals, was the recipient of the Booth Family Rome Prize for his research on contemporary murals.  Trained in art history and art conservation at the Villa Schifanoia, Florence, at the Institute of Fine Arts of NYU, and at the Harvard University Art Museums, he worked… Read more »

APPROACHES TO THE CONSERVATION OF CONTEMPORARY MURALS: Humberto Farias

VoCA Conserving Contemporary Murals Humberto Farias

This week’s contributing author, Humberto Farias, is a professor at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. From 2009 to 2014 he was a member of the cultural commission of Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (Brazil-EUA Institute), where he curated exhibitions. In 2016, he was a visiting scholar at the Tisch School of the Arts, Cinema Studies… Read more »

APPROACHES TO THE CONSERVATION OF CONTEMPORARY MURALS: Jessica Ford

VoCA murals Jessica Ford

This week’s contributing writer, Jessica Ford, is the Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Paintings Conservation at the Brooklyn Museum, holding the position since graduating from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation in 2014.   When I grew up in downtown Indianapolis, my family regularly drove north to the suburbs for everything from church… Read more »

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: Veronica Werckmeister

VoCA, contemporary art, murals, Vitoria-Gasteiz

This week’s contributing writer, Veronica Werckmeister, is an artist living in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. She is the co-founder and director of Itinerario Muralistico de Vitoria-Gasteiz (est. 2007). Her artistic practice is characterized by community involvement and socio-political engagement, usually in the form of public murals.   I once called community art “the ugly duckling of the… Read more »

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: An Introduction

VoCA Chicago Mural

Contributing writer Jon Pounds served as Chicago Public Art Group’s Executive Director for 25 years during which time hundreds of public art projects were created around Chicago. Pounds retired at the end of 2016, and currently enjoys the contradictions of planning and creating community-engaged, public art while not running an organization.   For 45 years,… Read more »