VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) - Featured Blog Article - May 16, 2016
On 13 January 2016, VoCA rang in the New Year with the fourth installment of their premiere collaborative lecture series, hosted in conjunction with the Joan Mitchell Foundation: an animated conversation between artist Jaime Davidovich and Steven O’Banion, Director of Conservation at Glenstone. Nestled within New York University’s vast Bobst Library, the setting for the event, the Fales Library & Special Collections, was an apt one. Fales holds the inimitable Downtown Collection— an archival trove of documents, films, photographs, and other ephemera dedicated to the burgeoning art scene that thrived in and around SoHo, East Village, and Lower East Side neighborhoods in Manhattan from the 1970s through the 1990s. Many of Davidovich’s own papers are housed in this collection, donated to Fales a decade ago.