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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 »

APPROACHES TO THE CONSERVATION OF CONTEMPORARY MURALS: Mural on Morgan

APPROACHES TO THE CONSERVATION OF CONTEMPORARY MURALS: Mural on Morgan

This week’s contributing blogger, Nancy Plax, is a community activist and co-founder of her residential neighborhood association and also of a larger community organization, Connecting 4 Communities, where she is the director of community outreach.  She is an avid supporter of public art.   The MURAL ON MORGAN project was started in the fall of… Read more »

Publication as Art Practice: Part III

Publication as Art Practice: Part III

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 »

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: Veronica Werckmeister

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: Veronica Werckmeister

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 »

The Convergence of Bits and Atoms

The Convergence of Bits and Atoms

Contributing writer Sharon Lacey is the Arts Research Writer for the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology. She is a Boston-based painter and researcher with a background in fine arts (MFA, New York Academy of Art) and book history (MA, University of London).   Twenty-two years ago Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab co-founder, predicted… Read more »

Publication as Art Practice: Part II

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 »

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: An Introduction

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: An Introduction

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 »

Creating Art to Last

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 »

Publication as Art Practice: Part I

Publication as Art Practice: Part I

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 »