VoCA Journal issue one

VoCA Journal issue one

Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA)

Matthew Ritchie, M Theory, 2000. Oil and marker on canvas, 81.75 x 109.75 x .75 inches. SFMOMA Collection, gift of the artist.
December 18, 2015
VoCA Journal issue one


VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) launches VoCA Journal, a digital information-sharing platform for artists and their collaborators. Our contributors—including fabricators, curators, conservators, art handlers, collectors, gallerists, and representatives from artist estates and foundations—are invited to discuss innovative approaches to the research, display, and conservation of contemporary art. Published three times yearly, VoCA Journal will highlight and archive progressive artist-centered projects, thereby creating a dynamic source for these initiatives while also connecting members of our network both locally and across the globe. Contributors to the inaugural year of VoCA Journal include Michael Auping, Chief Curator at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; Robin Clark, Editor of VoCA Journal and Director of the Artist Initiative at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Pip Laurenson, Head of Collections Care Research at Tate; James McElhinney, artist and oral historian; Marina Pugliese, art historian; Matthew Ritchie, artist; Katie Sanderson, Assistant Conservator of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Christian Scheidemann, President and Senior Conservator at Contemporary Conservation, Ltd.; Jill Sterrett, Director of Collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Maria Theodoraki, artist and PhD candidate at Chelsea College of Art.

We are grateful to our contributors and to the supporters who have been so generous in supporting VoCA and all our programming, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ambrose Monell Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Joan Mitchell Foundation, White Flag Foundation, Suzanne Deal Booth, Charles and Jessie Price, and Marguerite Hoffman. We look forward to continuing these discussions, and to bringing more voices into the mix in subsequent issues.

VoCA Journal issue one
The Un-Secret World of Frank Stella,” Michael Auping with Frank Stella
For Art to Flourish and Leave Its Trace,” Jill Sterrett with Pip Laurenson
Jason Rhoades, Four Roads: A Case Study in Contemporary Art and Conservation,” Ingrid Schaffner
No End in Sight,” Robin Clark with Matthew Ritchie



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