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Fabrication and Disintegration in Contemporary Art

This week’s contributing writer, Nina Quabeck, worked as a conservator at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in Düsseldorf from 2003 till 2015 before embarking on her doctoral research as part of NACCA (New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art), a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network funded  by the European Union H2020 Programme. She is based at the University of Glasgow,… Read more »

Publication as Art Practice: Part II

This week’s contributing bloggers are Lindsey Larsen and Wes Larsen. Lindsey is an artist, writer, curator, and self-publisher currently based in Fort Worth, Texas. Wes is an independent designer focused on meaningful collaborations with institutions of art, craft, culture, and social practice. He is also a partner at the Fort Worth based digital design agency… Read more »

Creating Art to Last

This week’s contributing blogger, Melissa King, is a rising student of art conservation at the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation class of 2020. Along with art conservation she is also a professional artist specializing in pet portraiture in acrylic paint.   During my pursuit to gain the necessary experiences and classwork to apply… Read more »

“Keeping the Legacy Alive”: Reflections on the 2016 Institute for Artists’ Estates Conference

This week’s contributing blogger, Aurica Kastner, just moved to Berlin from New York where she most recently worked in the Development Department of the American Academy in Rome. She received her MA in Curating at the Courtauld Insitute of Art in 2010 and is currently assisting with the exhibitions program at the project space Centrum… Read more »

Mimi Smith and the System

Returning blogger Eddy Colloton is a second-year graduate student in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation M.A. program at New York University. He is currently performing research on his thesis project, which will focus on the preservation of video installations created by the artist Buky Schwartz.   On December 9th, 2015, I walked into the Joan… 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 »

Reading the Art Between the Lines

Eddy Colloton is a second-year graduate student in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation M.A. program at New York University. He recently completed an internship in the conservation department of the Denver Art Museum, preserving born-digital works from the museum’s design collection.   The design and manufacture of computer hardware and software has consistently looked… Read more »

Launch of the Smithsonian Institution’s TBMA Website

This week’s contributing writer, Alli Jessing, is a Programs Coordinator for the National Portrait Gallery and Smithsonian American Art Museum, working with film and media art. She holds an MFA in Film Studies from Boston University and currently serves as the Principle Investigator for the Smithsonian’s Time-Based Media and Digital Art Working Group.  The Smithsonian… Read more »

Our Second Artist Interview Methodology Workshop at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

On April 20th we held our second Artist Interview Methodology Workshop at the Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC. It was a fantastic turn out. Thank you to everyone who made it such a special event. We were overwhelmed by the cross-section of experience, the vibrant stories and shared concerns that emerged throughout… Read more »

Talks

  CALL/VoCA Talk: Christy Rupp In conversation with Jonathan Allen 4 pm, Saturday, November 10, 2018 The 8th Floor, 17 West 17th Street, New York, NY For this program, hosted by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation at The 8th Floor, VoCA Program Committee member Jonathan Allen will sit down with ecoartist Christy Rupp to discuss… Read more »