Voice of the Artist

The Voice of the Artist program facilitates public conversations with a cross-disciplinary panel discussion including the perspectives of artists, studio assistants, artist estates and art professionals. The program has been initiated to inform a broader public about the essential dialogue between artists, curators and conservators, and the key role that this dialogue plays in the presentation and preservation of contemporary art.

Recent Programs:

Voice of the Artist Hurricane Sandy Poster smallVoice of the Artist: Hurricane Sandy

Ongoing Interview Program

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

The Voice of the Artist: Hurricane Sandy interview program is 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 will be on site to conduct short interviews with artists who were victims of Hurricane Sandy. These taped interviews will focus on how the Hurricane affected the artist’s work, their approach to their craft, and/or their thoughts about conservation. The interviews will provide an oral history of how the arts community was affected by the storm and also how it has worked toward recovery.  No appointments are necessary; we encourage artists to come by anytime on Saturdays between 12-3 pm.

Please note: Artists will be asked to sign a waiver allowing the interviews to be taped and shared via INCCA-NA, Dedalus Foundation, and “Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1.” 

 

The Voice of the Artist: Lorraine O’Grady

Archiving Performance Art for the Future: A Roundtable Discussion with Lorraine O’Grady

Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30pm

Fales Library, Bobst Library, NYU, 70 Washington Square South, Third Floor

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.

Participants

Lorraine O’Grady, Radical Presence artist

Glenn Wharton, Art Conservator, Museum Studies, NYU

Lisa Darms, Senior Archivist, Fales Library

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

 

The 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 at the National Gallery of Art - July 16th, 2013

The Voice of the Artist: De Wain Valentine (in Washington, DC)

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)

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