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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 »

What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

What’s Trust Got to Do With It?

Alexandra Nichols is a graduate fellow in the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation with a special interest in the conservation of modern and contemporary objects. She is thrilled to be interning this summer at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas and the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen, Denmark, and to finish her… Read more »

The Abandonment of “Artist Intent”

The Abandonment of “Artist Intent”

Ellen Moody is an Assistant Projects Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where she enjoys working with modern materials and living artists. She holds an MS in Objects Conservation with an additional concentration in Preventive Conservation from the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.  In his talk “Artist Intentions and… Read more »

The Interview is Just the Beginning

The Interview is Just the Beginning

  Returning blogger Desi Peters is a 4th year graduate student at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She is completing her graduate internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is interested in the conservation of Modern and Contemporary art and working with living artists.     Reflections on VoCA’s Artist… Read more »

Joint Session on Artist Engagement at 2015 AIC Conference

Joint Session on Artist Engagement at 2015 AIC Conference

    VoCA is excited to announce that we will be co-hosting a joint session on Artist Engagement with the Electronic Media Group (EMG) and Objects Specialty Group (OSG) of AIC for the upcoming AIC Conference, to be held in Miami from May 13 – 16, 2015! Since the twentieth century, artists have increasingly experimented with an… Read more »

More Than Just a Digital Filing Cabinet

More Than Just a Digital Filing Cabinet

Returning blogger Tatiana Ausema is a Research Conservator at the Hirshhorn Museum and PhD candidate in the Preservation Studies program at University of Delaware. Her research focuses on the materials and techniques of Morris Louis. This is the second in a series of blog posts documenting her work on the Morris Louis Conservation Fund Archives… Read more »

“Authenticity in Transition”: Reflections on the 2014 NeCCAR Conference

“Authenticity in Transition”: Reflections on the 2014 NeCCAR Conference

This week’s contributing blogger, Desi Peters, is a 4th year graduate student at the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She wrote her MA thesis on the conservation of artworks by contemporary artist Dario Robleto. She is currently completing her graduate internship at the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.   “Authenticity in Transition:… Read more »

Collaborative Conservation: Stabilizing a Work-in-Progress

Collaborative Conservation: Stabilizing a Work-in-Progress

Gillian Marcus is an emerging paper and photographic conservator and recent graduate from the conservation program at Camberwell College of Arts in London, UK.  She has held internships at the Royal Collection, the Centre for Photographic Conservation, and the Black Cultural Archives.   I recently had the unique opportunity to work with a contemporary artist… Read more »