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Concepts or Contexts?

Concepts or Contexts?

Caitlin Spangler-Bickell is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow with the Innovative Training Network NACCA (New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art) funded by the European Union. She is a PhD candidate with Maastricht University and is based at Museo delle Culture in Milan. Caitlin holds an MSc in Anthropology from KU Leuven, and her current… Read more »

Preserve Maintain Retire: Kinetic Art Conservation

Preserve Maintain Retire: Kinetic Art Conservation

This week’s contributing blogger, Beau R. Ott, is a private collector of primarily American abstract paintings and sculpture from the 1960’s. He is an avid researcher with an acute interest in the history of mid century art as well as a specific interest in the preservation and conservation of plastics and kinetic art. He has… Read more »

An Alchemist At Work

An Alchemist At Work

This week’s contributing blogger, William Cordova, is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru who currently lives & works between Lima, Miami, and New York City. He received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996 and MFA from Yale University, 2004.   I first met Michael Richards in November 1997… Read more »

A Path of Safe Travel

A Path of Safe Travel

This week’s blogger, Emma James, is an independent curator and M.A. candidate at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In 2015-16, Emma organized exhibitions at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, the Hessel Museum of Art in Annendale-on-Hudson, and the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo.   A Path of Safe Travel,… Read more »

On Curating <i>MICHAEL RICHARDS: WINGED</i>

On Curating MICHAEL RICHARDS: WINGED

This week’s contributing bloggers are Melissa Levin and Alex Fialho. Levin joined Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2005 and is currently the Director of Cultural Programs, overseeing Artist Residencies, River To River, Open Studios, and Exhibitions & Installations in the Arts Center at Governors Island. Fialho is an arts writer and curator. Alex has been LMCC‘s Curatorial &… Read more »

CALL/VoCA Talk: Jaime Davidovich

CALL/VoCA Talk: Jaime Davidovich

This week’s contributing blogger, Jessica Holmes, is a writer and critic whose work frequently appears in the Brooklyn Rail, artcritical.com, and other publications. As the former longtime Deputy Director of the Calder Foundation, she has also published and lectured widely on Alexander Calder’s life and work. Find her writing and other projects at www.jessica-holmes.net. On 13 January 2016,… Read more »

Mimi Smith and the System

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 »

CALL/VoCA Talk: Arlan Huang

CALL/VoCA Talk: Arlan Huang

This week’s blogger, Jonathan Allen, is a painter, performer, and curator who frequently collaborates with poets and dancers.    This highly animated, colorful evening of conversation with Arlan Huang [held on October 30, 2015 at the Joan Mitchell Foundation Research & Education Center] was captivating, rich, and full of personality. Mr. Huang was beyond generous, and… Read more »

Reflections on “Revisions—Zen for Film”

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

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 »

Constant State of Flux

Constant State of Flux

Brian Castriota is a Samuel H. Kress Fellow in Time-Based Media Conservation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He holds an MA in Art History and a CAS in Art Conservation from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University.   Many contemporary works of art exist in a constant state… Read more »

Polystyrene, Plywood, and Cement, Oh My!

Polystyrene, Plywood, and Cement, Oh My!

Returning blogger Samantha Owens is a second-year graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation interested in modern and contemporary objects. She spent the summer in the Objects Conservation lab at the Cleveland Museum of Art, focused on contemporary art. It was a busy day of installation for the upcoming show at… Read more »