Our archivist Samantha Rowe chaired a panel at CAA on Friday, February 12, 2021. A live Q & A took place from 12:00PM-12:30PM (EST). Sandrine Canac, PhD, Director of Digital Archival Projects, Samantha Rowe and five panelists from top institutions discussed the nebulous line between art object and archival record.
Art historians, archivists and curators rely on such taxonomies and classifications to maintain order, and thus, gain intellectual control over collections. Furthermore, the contexts in which these objects are displayed or conserved ultimately affect their meaning and raise important ontological questions. Five speakers will explore these points of contention, which are further complicated by the recent turn toward the digital realm and virtual exhibitions.
Order of Panelists & Papers
1) Nicholas Martin, New York University Special Collections
Title: Enduring Contextualizations: On Exhibition Loans and Library Collections
2) Christine S. Slobogin, PhD candidate, Birkbeck, University of London
Title: Diagrams, Doodles, or Drawings? The Ephemeral Visual Knowledge of Dickie Orpen’s Surgical Art
3) Dorian J. Fraser, PhD candidate, Concordia University
Title: Transsubjectivity, mail art and the archival topos: D.I.Y. visual cultures of gender nonconforming communities in the 1980s
4) Caitlin Condell, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Title: Lost and Found: Recovering the Ephemera of E. McKnight Kauffer
5) Barbara Reisinger, PhD, University of Vienna
Title: Paper in Limbo: The Afterlife of Andy Warhol’s Cow Wallpaper
Our Project Manager for the Tom Wesselmann Catalogue Raisonné Huffa Frobes-Cross also participated in:
Crisis and Invention: Digital Publishing after 2020
On Saturday, February 13th at 6pm, the WPI’s Huffa Frobes-Cross spoke about his work as assembling and researching a digital catalogue raisonné.
His talk was entitled ‘The Tom Wesselmann Digital Corpus: Catalogue Raisonnés and Digital Publishing’