Posts Tagged: contemporary art

A Letter from VoCA Board President Jill Sterrett

A photograph of Jill Sterrett and Leslie Dill

Dear friends, I hope this finds you, your family, and friends well. When COVID-19 hit in March, many of us imagined we would be on our way to something more recognizable by August. Instead, if anything has become routine it is leaning into the uncertainty that lies ahead. Historians remind us that, throughout the course of… Read more »

MassArt Art Museum

A photograph of a room filled with people looking up at the artwork on the ceiling

This week’s contributing blogger, Nate Caldwell, is a Northeastern University senior studying Communications and Media Production. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Spring 2020 Honors Seminar, The Art of Visual Intelligence at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course combines the powers of observation… Read more »

Kusama is Calling: A Reflection on Art in the Age of Social Media

Yayoi Kusama, Love is Calling

This week’s contributing author, Alexa Portigal, is an undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston Massachusetts pursuing a BA combined major in Cultural Anthropology & Art History with a Minor in Global Fashion Studies. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Fall 2019… Read more »

CALL/VoCA Talk: A Discussion with Legacy Specialists

This week’s contributing author, Michele Rushfeldt, is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Her three-dimensional work focuses on materials associated with sexuality and kink, and depicts how observations of fringe eroticism feel and look. Originally from Minneapolis, MN, she obtained her BFA in painting from the Academy of Art University in San… Read more »

CALL/VoCA Talk: Tara Sabharwal

CALL VoCA Talk Tara Sabharwal

This week’s contributing author, Charlotte Meyer, was born in England, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y. She completed her undergraduate degree in Textiles from Nottingham Trent University in 1989, and graduated from Pratt Institute with honors in Sculpture and Liberal Arts. She is currently represented by Opus Projects, is an Artist Guide at… Read more »

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 »

Approaches to the Conservation of Contemporary Murals: Will Shank

VoCA Will Shank Contemporary Murals

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 »

Daniel González: Paper Building

Voices in Contemporary Art VoCA Daniel Gonzalez

This week’s contributing blogger, Elena Girelli, is project manager at Studio Daniel González, NY & Verona, Italy. She oversees the project planning and development of large-scale public artworks, performances and shows of the studio. She received a masters degree in arts management at University of Bologna, which was then followed by a four-year term collaboration with… Read more »

Sterling Music Room

Voices in Contemporary Art NYC

This week’s contributing blogger, Claudia Weber, is a New York based artist whose work often combines photography with other media to provide an alternative narrative to a space’s established role. For more information, please visit her website at www.claudiaweber.net. When I could no longer afford an artist-studio in Brooklyn and started to work in my apartment,… Read more »

On Curating MICHAEL RICHARDS: WINGED

VoCA contemporary art NYC

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 »

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 »