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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 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… 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 »

APPROACHES TO THE CONSERVATION OF CONTEMPORARY MURALS: Humberto Farias

APPROACHES TO THE CONSERVATION OF 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

APPROACHES TO THE CONSERVATION OF CONTEMPORARY 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 »

Preserving Downtown Art and its Legacy

Preserving Downtown Art and its Legacy

This week’s 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.   On Thursday, June 22, 2017, The Renee and Chaim Gross Foundation—located in Greenwich Village in one of the few fully preserved… Read more »

Cultural Conversations

Cultural Conversations

This week’s contributing writer, Dr. Bob Jansen, has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, encompassing the commercial, academic and research environments. He is a founding Director of the Cultural Conversations project and is the project’s Chief Scientist responsible for all the technology used to process and publish the interviews. “My “cultural… Read more »