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CALL/VoCA Talk: Mario Martinez

CALL/VoCA Talk: Mario Martinez

This week’s contributing author, Athena LaTocha, is an artist whose monumental works on paper explore the tenuous relationship between man-made and natural landscapes. Born in Anchorage, Alaska, she’s had her work shown across the country including a solo exhibition at the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum of Contemporary Native Arts this year. LaTocha lives… Read more »

Contemporary Art: A Conservation Challenge

Contemporary Art: A Conservation Challenge

This week’s contributing writer, Teresa Krasny, is a London-based art advisor and curator of a private collection. She is also a member of the steering committee of the European chapter of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA).   The European chapter of the Association of Professional Art Advisors (APAA) held a conference in London… Read more »

CALL/VoCA Talk: Gwen Fabricant

CALL/VoCA Talk: Gwen Fabricant

This week’s contributing blogger, Alicia Ehni, is a multidisciplinary artist and the editor of the IAP Newsletter for New York Foundation for the Arts. Alicia interviews immigrant artists and administrators whose work has a direct impact on their community.   On September 14, 2017 artist Gwen Fabricant met with freelance conservator and VoCA Program Committee… Read more »

Grow Food, Make Art

Grow Food, Make Art

This week’s contributing writer, Amanda McDonald Crowley, is a New York- based Australian cultural worker and curator, operating as Public Art Action. She has a long history of working at the intersection of art, science, and technology, and over the last decade, also a deep interest in the intersection of art, food, and technology.   Juanli Carrión’s most… Read more »

Fabrication and Disintegration in Contemporary Art

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 »

The Wojnarowicz Challenge: Part III

The Wojnarowicz Challenge: Part III

This week’s contributing blogger, Maria Bastos-Stanek, was the VoCA summer 2017 intern. Bastos-Stanek graduated with a B.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2017.   Launched in 2017 out of the Artists Archive Initiative at New York University, the David Wojnarowicz Knowledge Base serves as an interpretive… Read more »

On Technology and Curating in the Digital World

On Technology and Curating in the Digital World

This week’s contributing author, Wided Rihana Khadraoui, is an Algerian-American writer and curator. Her interests lie at the intersection of cultural representation, arts, and politics, and she conducts research in the increased engagement and access for traditionally marginalized groups in the creative sector. She has a MSc in Comparative Politics from the LSE, and is currently studying… Read more »

The Wojnarowicz Challenge: Part II

The Wojnarowicz Challenge: Part II

This week’s contributing blogger, Hugh Ryan, is a writer, historian, and curator living in New York City. His book about the queer history of Brooklyn, When Brooklyn Was Queer, is due out in 2019 from St. Martin’s Press. For more, go to hughryan.org.   I was a late addition to the working group for the Artist Archives… Read more »

The Wojnarowicz Challenge: Part I

The Wojnarowicz Challenge: Part I

This week’s contributing author, Diana Kamin, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at the New York University. Her broad research interests include the evolving practices of preserving, documenting, and viewing art through digital media and the media history of large-scale image collections.   Databases and websites are built using… Read more »

Among Friends: Robert Rauschenberg at the Museum of Modern Art

Among Friends: Robert Rauschenberg at the Museum of Modern Art

This week’s returning contributing blogger, Maria Bastos-Stanek, is the VoCA summer 2017 intern. Bastos-Stanek graduated with a B.A. in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in May 2017.   While viewing Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends, the Museum of Modern Art’s current retrospective of the American artist, the viewer may encounter… Read more »

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: Will Shank

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: Will Shank

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 »

The New Inflatable Moment

The New Inflatable Moment

This week’s contributing blogger, Avery Robertson, is a fifth year undergrad student at Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts studying Architectural Studies with a concentration in Sustainable Design. She recently worked at the Boston Society of Architects as the coordinator for the 2017 Common Boston Festival of Architecture and Design.   The concept of utopia is… Read more »