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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 »

COVID-19: An Opportunity to Revolutionize the Arts, Part 2

This three-part series by returning author Wided Khadraoui tackles how the coronavirus pandemic has presented an unparalleled opportunity for museum leaders to implement decisive and necessary change to the arts sector through the use of digital engagement, and considers how the digital sphere can better serve broader audiences every day, rather than just during a… Read more »

photograph of a blue quilt with some orange and white pieces

Artists and Artisans: Uneven reception of craft within contemporary art

This week’s contributing writer, Nikhil Phatak, is a fourth year undergraduate student at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts pursuing a combined BS in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. 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… Read more »