Digitization and the State-of-the-art(world) [VIDEO]Continue Reading
Digitization and the State-of-the-art(world) March 5, 2020 The Wildenstein Plattner Institute presented Digitization and the State of the Art World, a conference in collaboration with the Hasso Plattner Institute and the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM). SAP’s Next-Gen space and Ann Rosenberg kindly hosted our event at 10 Hudson Yards, providing an exceptional view as a backdrop for our speakers and panels.
Pen to Paper in the Digital Age: Artist’s Correspondence and Writings from the Nineteenth Century [VIDEO]Continue Reading
Pen to Paper in the Digital Age: Artist’s Correspondence and Writings from the Nineteenth Century – Panel at 108th CAA Conference February 12, 2020 At the College Art Association’s annual conference in Chicago, the WPI hosted a panel titled “Pen to Paper in the Digital Age: Artist’s Correspondence and Writings from the Nineteenth Century.” Inspired by the upcoming publication of Ted Reff’s 3-volume book, The Letters of Edgar Degas, the panelists Dr. Petra Chu, Elpida Vouitsis, Leo Jansen shared art historical insights gained from the close study of artists’ letters.
The Museum Computer Network 2019Continue Reading
The Museum Computer Network November 12, 2019 Caitlin Sweeney, Director of Digital Publications, attended the 2019 conference in San Diego in early November to investigate where the conference’s conversation may overlap with the goals of the Wildenstein Plattner Institute.
WPI’s Symposium ‘Reviving the Archive’ at the Museum BarberiniContinue Reading
‘Reviving the Archive’ Symposium September 19, 2019 The Wildenstein Plattner Institute—in partnership with the Freie Universität Berlin, the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD), and the Museum Barberini in Potsdam—sponsored a symposium on the current state of art historical archives in Europe. Reviving the Archive: Material Records in the Digital Age brought together a diverse group of art historians, scholars, archivists, and curators for a day of panels and talks to address the demand for greater accessibility to archival materials. The surfeit of historically-valuable archival material which remains isolated and under restricted access is striking. The impetus for change is even more urgent in light of the increasing scrutiny on the provenance of individual works of art; facilitating access to information needs to be prioritized amongst the stewards of archival materials.
The Catalogue Raisonné: Archives and Documentation in the Digital AgeContinue Reading
The Catalogue Raisonné: Archives and Documentation in the Digital Age July 10, 2019 The Wildenstein Plattner Institute had the pleasure of participating in the landmark colloquium, “The Catalogue Raisonné: Archives and Documentation in the Digital Age,” held at The National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo, Japan. During the day’s proceedings, our team members showcased highlights from our newly-digitized archives and demonstrated the capabilities of our interactive cataloguing and archiving tool, CAT. We were honored to discuss our work in this prestigious forum, where the preservation of cultural heritage was of chief importance.
Roberta Bernstein on “Jasper Johns: Redo an Eye” at the Philadelphia Museum of ArtContinue Reading
Roberta Bernstein on “Jasper Johns: Redo an Eye” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art February 19, 2019 Acclaimed author Roberta Bernstein discussed her definitive monograph on Jasper Johns, as well as her experiences working with him on the catalogue raisonné of painting and sculpture.
Authenticity Litigation: Challenges, Pitfalls, and New AlternativesContinue Reading
Authenticity Litigation: Challenges, Pitfalls, and New Alternatives February 7, 2019 The Wildenstein Plattner Institute hosted an introductory panel on the Court of Arbitration for Art. The evening’s event featured presentations on the legal considerations of fine art authentication and the options available for those involved in this practice.
“Roberta Bernstein, Jasper Johns’s Painting and Drawing: A Dialogue” at the Menil Drawing InstituteContinue Reading
Roberta Bernstein, Jasper Johns’s Painting and Drawing: A Dialogue January 23, 2019 Roberta Bernstein examined selected works from The Condition of Being Here: Drawings by Jasper Johns at the Menil Drawing Institute and discussed how they engage with related paintings. Bernstein also illustrated how Johns’s art blurs the boundaries between painting and drawing and presents factors important to decisions about where certain works reside vis-à-vis recently published Jasper Johns catalogue raisonné.
“A Labour of Love: Creating the Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné” at Sotheby’sContinue Reading
A Labour of Love: Creating the Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné November 11, 2018 Jasper Johns scholars Roberta Bernstein and Kate Ganz spoke in a dynamic conversation, co-hosted by Sotheby’s International Realty and the Wildenstein Plattner Institute. Bernstein is the author and director of the Jasper Johns Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture and co-curator of the Royal Academy’s current exhibition Jasper Johns: ‘Something Resembling Truth,’ and Ganz is the senior editor and primary object examiner for the catalogue raisonné of the artist’s drawings (seven of which from the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Collection will be offered at Sotheby’s on 16 November. As catalogue raisonné writers, Bernstein and Ganz are “unsung heroes of art history,” said Sotheby’s Chairman Lisa Dennison, who moderated the conversation and also discussed Johns’s unique process, innovation with materials and non-hierarchal approach to employing a variety of mediums.
Gauguin and Laval in Martinique at the Van Gogh Museum in AmsterdamContinue Reading
Gauguin and Laval in Martinique at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam October 5, 2018–January 13, 2019 The Van Gogh Museum hosted an exhibition on Paul Gauguin and Charles Laval’s crucial sojourn in Martinique. The WPI has contributed research to the exhibition in the form of an inventory of the drawings and reconstruction of the sketchbooks Gauguin used in Martinique.