2019 Symposium

The Institute held the first in a series of symposia dedicated to advancing a public discourse on current issues and best practices in the management of artists’ archives. This one-day symposium brought together artists, scholars, archivists, collectors, estate and foundations managers, and the public to address the changing landscape of archive stewardship in contemporary art.

March 22, 2019

The Rapidly Changing Landscape of Archive Stewardship in Contemporary Art

Welcome
     Jennifer Gross, Executive Director, Hauser & Wirth Institute

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Defining the Field:  What is at Stake in the Care of Artist Archives?
      Kate Haw, Director, Smithsonian Archives of American Art
      David Platzker, Specific Object
      Colin Post, Artists’ Studio Archives Program, UNC

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How Archive Management Preserves and Expands Artist Legacy, Produces Knowledge, and Creates History
      Irene Small, Assistant Professor Contemporary Art and Criticism, Princeton University
      Francine Snyder, Director of Archives, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation
      Sur Rodney (Sur), Independent Archivist

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The Fine Line: Process Document or Art?
      Clifford Allen, Director of Archives, The Watermill Center
      Janine St. Germain, Independent Archivist
      Timothy Young, Curator, Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University

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Approaches to Accessibility: Assessing Capacities
      Ben Fino-Radin, Founder and lead conservator at Small Data Industries
      Leah Levy, Executive Director, The Jay DeFeo Foundation
      Marvin Taylor, Head, Curator Food Studies and the Arts. Fales Library, NYU

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