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Faith Ringgold, American People Series #20: Die

An Exploration of the Work of Faith Ringgold

This week’s contributing author, Aisha Samake, is a third year Game Art and Animation student at Northeastern University. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Fall 2020 Art History Course: Disruptive Image Technologies at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course examines how the distribution,… Read more »

Claudia Andujar’s La Lutte Yanomami

This week’s contributing blogger, Elaine Birnbaum, is a sophomore at Northeastern University pursuing a BFA in Media Arts with a concentration in animation and a BA Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading science fiction novels, and has recently picked up Japanese. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with… Read more »

A photo of Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane

Founding VoCA Board President Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane Receives Honors

In recent news, VoCA’s Founding Board President and current Emeritus Board Member Inge-Lise Eckmann Lane has been honored by two major institutions—The Dallas Museum of Art and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art—where she has spent much of her career.   The Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has renamed their paintings conservation studio as… Read more »

Eben Haines exhibition at SIP

Local Boston Artists Tackle Art Making During A Pandemic

This week’s contributing author, Jennifer Ribeiro, is a 4th year Computer Science student at Northeastern University with an interest in art and film. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Fall 2020 Art History Course: Disruptive Image Technologies at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary… Read more »

Future Sketches: Code as a Medium

This week’s contributing author, Jacqueline Li, is a third-year computer science and design student at Northeastern interested in web development and UI/UX. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria Sutton’s Fall 2020 Art History Course: Disruptive Image Technologies at Northeastern University. This interdisciplinary course… Read more »

The Ruth Asawa Stamp sheet

USPS Prioritizes Diversity with Ruth Asawa Stamp

This week’s contributing writer, Gigi Gleghorn, is a third year at Northeastern University studying Graphic Design and Art History. When she is not completing her design homework, she spends her time creating multimedia art pieces and linocuts. VoCA is pleased to present this blog post in conjunction with Associate Professor of Contemporary Art History, Gloria… Read more »

Archiving the Work of Roberto Chabet, Part 2

Earlier this fall, contributing authors Martha Singer, Gail Vicente, and MM Yu wrote about their ongoing work with the archive of Filipino conceptual artist Roberto Chabet (1937-2013) and the many conservation challenges presented by the scale and scope of materials he employed. The following article continues their story, and outlines the results of some of… Read more »

Installation view of Settling in Place: Aylan Couchie, Martha Griffith, Charmaine Lurch, guest curated by Dr. Andrea Fatonaj, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie, 2018.

Holding Space

This week’s contributing authors are Emily McKibbon and Renée van der Avoird. Emily McKibbon is the Acting Director of the MacLaren Art Centre in Barrie, Ontario. Renée van der Avoird is the Assistant Curator of Canadian Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto.   A moderate climate that avoids extreme temperature and RH fluctuations… Read more »

Archiving the Work of Roberto Chabet, Part 1

This week’s contributing authors are Gail Vicente, Martha Singer, and MM Yu. Gail Vicente is an artist and archivist based in Manila, Philippines. In 2007 she worked as an assistant researcher with Ringo Bunoan for The Chabet Archive project of the Asia Art Archive. She is now working for the non-profit art organization King Kong… Read more »

A photograph of two women seated in front of an audience

An Interview with a “Powerful Mujer”

This week’s contributing writer, Dr. Ruth del Fresno-Guillem, is a contemporary art conservator in private practice who primarily works for private collections with emerging artists.   There is nothing like the uncertainty and the rush of excitement one feels when facing a project like interviewing an artist. From my experience, facing a new interview is… Read more »

Reframing Communication Through Sarcasm and Sound

This week’s contributing author, Brooke Elmore, is a second-year undergraduate student at Northeastern University pursuing a BFA in Graphic and Information Design.  When she’s not studying art and design, she creates for multiple print publications on campus while also drawing unique digital graphics for her personal gluten-free blog.    At the 2020 Super Bowl in… Read more »