Programs

All of our programming strives to bring together conservators with curators, educators, artists, collectors and other arts professionals to have wide ranging conversations regarding the conservation and preservation of contemporary art. Our three main programs are:

Artist Interview Workshops     |     The Voice of the Artist     |     The Artist Research Project

 

UPCOMING PROGRAMS:

2014 ARTIST INTERVIEW WORKSHOPS

*please note these programs are full and applications are no longer being accepted. Please consider applying to our 2015 workshops.

  • March 20-21, 2014 at the Lunder Conservation Center
  • April 10-11, 2014 at the Dallas Museum of Art
  • April 13, 2014 at Albright-Knox Art Gallery exclusively for ANAGPIC students

 

PAST PROGRAMS: 

HURRICANE SANDY AND DAMAGED ARTWORK: The Artist’s Experience (part of the Voice of the Artist series)

Sunday, December 8th at 1pm

Industry City, Brooklyn

The loss or significant damage of one’s artwork by a catastrophic event such as Hurricane Sandy undoubtedly leaves many artists with new thoughts about their legacy and its conservation. In this program, we explored differing experiences surrounding artwork damaged by the Hurricane and considered how these experiences have affected the art world’s relationship to contemporary conservation. An audio recording of the insightful & inspiring conversation that ensued is now available via Art International Radio.

Panelists:

Rachel Beach, Artist

Diana Cooper, Artist

James Hyde, Artist

Beth Nunan, Conservator, American Museum of Natural History (moderator)

Linda Serrone Rolon, Artist

Magdalena Sawon, Postmasters Gallery

 

VOICE OF THE ARTIST INTERVIEW PROGRAM: HURRICANE SANDYVoice of the Artist Hurricane Sandy Poster small

October 20 – December 14, every Saturday from 12noon – 3pm at Industry City in Brooklyn

The Voice of the Artist: Hurricane Sandy interview program was a joint effort with INCCA-NA and the Dedalus Foundation in conjunction with the exhibition “Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 taking place at Industry City (220 36th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn). Interviews will be held starting Sunday, October 20th during the Opening and then every Saturday from afternoon until the end of the exhibition.

During these times, a contemporary art conservator was on site to conduct short interviews with artists who were victims of Hurricane Sandy. These taped interviews focused on how the Hurricane affected the artist’s work, their approach to their craft, and/or their thoughts about conservation. The interviews provide an oral history of how the arts community was affected by the storm and also how it has worked toward recovery.  No appointments were necessary; we encouraged artists to come by anytime on Saturdays between 12-3 pm.

 

 

 

Voice of the Artist: Lorraine O'Grady Program Announcement

VOICE OF THE ARTIST: LORRAINE O’GRADY

October 3, 2013 at 6:30pm

Fales Library, Bobst Library at NYU

70 Washington Square South, 3rd Floor

Program Partners: INCCA-NA, Grey Art Gallery, The Studio Museum in Harlem, The Fales Library and Special Collections and NYU Museum Studies.

Should activist and/or situation-specific performance art be re-performed? Can images, video, and critical reviews adequately convey the experiences of those who witness performance works? What is the role of the archive? These questions and others will be considered in the context of the Lorraine O’Grady archive at Wellesley College. Joining Radical Presence artist Lorraine O’Grady are moderator Glenn Wharton, Art Conservator, Museum Studies, NYU; Lisa Darms, Senior Archivist, Fales Library; and Thomas J. Lax, Assistant Curator, The Studio Museum in Harlem.

Offered in conjunction with Radical Presence: Black Performance in Contemporary Art, an exhibition in two parts. Part I: September 10–December 7, 2013, at the Grey Art Gallery, NYU; Part II: November 14, 2013–March 9, 2014, at The Studio Museum in Harlem.

 

VOICE OF THE ARTIST: DE WAIN VALENTINE (in New York) 

Thursday, July 11th at 6pm

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

INCCA-NA, working together with the Guggenheim and the Getty Conservation Institution, is proud to bring “From Start to Finish: The Story of Gray Column” to the Guggenheim this summer. This 30-minute documentary recounts the remarkable story behind the making of De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column. The film follows the piece from its original concept to its display at the Getty Center for Valentine’s exhibition during Pacific Standard Time. Following the film, Tom Learner, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art Research, Getty Conservation Institute, will discuss with De Wain Valentine the creation of this monumental work of art and his thoughts on approaches to its conservation.

Please join us for this film screening and artist conversation on July 11th in the New Media Theater at the Guggenheim.

Free,  RSVP required to assistant@incca-na.org

 

VOICE OF THE ARTIST: DE WAIN VALENTINE (in Washington, DC)

Voice of the Artist: De Wain Valentine at the National Gallery of Art - July 16th, 2013

Tuesday, July 16th at 3pm

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

East Building Large Auditorium

INCCA-NA, working together with the Guggenheim and the Getty Conservation Institution, is proud to bring “From Start to Finish: The Story of Gray Column” to the Guggenheim this summer. This 30-minute documentary recounts the remarkable story behind the making of De Wain Valentine’s Gray Column. The film follows the piece from its original concept to its display at the Getty Center for Valentine’s exhibition during Pacific Standard Time. Following the film, Tom Learner, Head of Modern and Contemporary Art Research, Getty Conservation Institute, will discuss with De Wain Valentine the creation of this monumental work of art and his thoughts on approaches to its conservation.

Please join us for this film screening and artist conversation on July 16th in the East Building Large Auditorium at the National Gallery of Art.

Free, Open to the Public, No RSVP required

 

 

 

 

 

MOVING RESPONSIBILITIES: THE CARE OF PERFORMANCE-BASED SCULPTURE

May 30, 2013 at the American Institute of Conservation Annual Meeting in Indianapolis

A Joint Program with INCCA-NA, AIC and the IMA. Part of INCCA-NA’s Voice of the Artist Series

Performer Sadie Wilhelmi rehearsing Allora & Calzadilla's Body In Flight (Delta)

Performer Sadie Wilhelmi rehearsing Allora & Calzadilla’s Body In Flight (Delta)

The panel explored issues related to collecting, exhibiting, and conserving performance-based artworks, using the work of the internationally acclaimed artist duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla as a set of case studies. The Indianapolis Museum of Art was selected to present the work of the Puerto Rico-based artist collaborative Allora & Calzadilla at the U.S. Pavilion for the 2011 Venice Biennale.

This panel provided a rare opportunity for AIC’s members to hear presentations and discussions from the principal performer of the work Body in Flight (Delta) and a conservator who has worked on another work by the duo in MoMA’s collection, Stop, Repair, Prepare. Body in Flight (Delta) was performed at the AIC Opening Reception to over 700 mesmerized people!

Participants:

Sadie Wilhelmi, Dancer and Aerialist Performer;  performer for for the internationally regarded art team Allora & Calzadilla

Glenn Wharton, Conservator of Time Based Media, Museum of Modern Art

Richard McCoy, Conservator of Objects & Variable Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Anastasia Tinari, Weisenberger Fellow of America Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art

 

 

 

ARTIST INTERVIEW METHODOLOGY WORKSHOPS

March 7-8, 2013 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

April 24, 2013 at the Getty Conservation Institute, exclusively for ANAGPIC students

April 25 – 26, 2013 at the Getty Conservation Institute

Our 2013 workshops were a wonderful success thanks to our incredible group of presenters. We have a photo album of images from the New York workshop and from the Los Angeles workshops on our facebook page.

INCCA-NA Board Member Jeffrey Weiss and Carol Stringari take questions from participants during their workshop presentation

INCCA-NA Board Member Jeffrey Weiss and Carol Stringari take questions from participants during their workshop presentation

2013 Presenters:

Richard Cándida Smith - Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley

Tom Learner – Senior Scientist & Head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative, Getty Conservation Institute

Carol Mancusi-Ungaro - Associate Director of Conservation and Research, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York;  Founding Director of the Center for the Technical Study of Modern Art, Harvard University Art Museum

John Outterbridge – Artist & Activist

Rachel Rivenc - Assistant Scientist, Modern and Contemporary Art Research Initiative, Getty Conservation Institute

Sarah Roberts – Associate Curator of Collections & Research, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Jill Sterrett - Director of Collections & Conservation, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Carol Stringari - Deputy Director and Chief Conservator, Guggenheim Museum, New York

Jeffrey Weiss - Senior Curator, Guggenheim Museum, New York; Adjunct Professor of Fine Arts, New York University

Glenn Wharton - Time-Based Media Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Research Faculty, Museum Studies, New York University

 

PRESERVING DIGITAL ART

November 11, 2012 in Seattle at the Museum Computer Network Conference

PROGRAM VIDEO HERE VIA YOUTUBE

This panel discussion brought together an artist with a curator, a conservator,  and a technology expert to discuss various aspects of creating, displaying, storing, and preserving digital artworks within the context of museum data storage systems. The technical aspects of storing digital artworks are complicated and often daunting for museum professionals. These issues are only now being discussed widely within the context of art conservation. The discussion provided a multi-faceted approach in an effort to explore the complexities of preserving digital art  while also addressing the larger issues of storing digital media. This panel was part of our Voice of the Artist series.

Particpants:

Penelope Umbrico, artist

Jeffrey Martin, Time-Based Art Conservator/Moving Image Archivist

Koven J. Smith, Director of Technology, Denver Art Museum

Richard McCoy, Conservator of Objects & Variable Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art

 

THE POWER OF PUBLIC SPACE

September 14 – 15, 2012 in Louisville, KY

This public program will explore the inherent issues in the preservation and conservation of public works of art. We are pleased to be partnering with the Speed Art Museum and the Commission on Public Art for this two-day symposium.  The program is free and open to the public so we hope you will attend! Please see our blog post and press release on this program for more information.

 

Not Your Grandmother’s Chair: challenges in the conservation of contemporary decorative and applied arts

September 12, 2012 in Vienna at the IIC Congress

TRANSCRIPT AVAILABLE HERE

This program at the IIC Congress in Vienna that brought together an exceptional group of colleagues - conservators, authors, artists, and curators to discuss the new challenges faced by conservators in the conservation of decorative arts.  What are the conservation questions raised by vases made from wax, chairs made of folded paper, tables made of recycled clothing, interactive wall coverings incorporating electronic sensor, or cutlery made of recycled cans? What preservation challenges will conservators face when works are created using industrial waste, living organisms, exotic hybrid materials, or incorporating acoustic output, light and all manner of sensory stimulators? As creativity heightens so must the collaboration between artists, curators, technologists and conservators if these cultural products are not to be lost. For more information on the panelists, please see the program announcement.