Photographer Theo Westenberger had a massively successful career before she died in 2008 of lung cancer. Now the estate works full time to make her generosity known. An Interview with Estate Executor Colleen Keegan and staff artists Molly Butcher and Dominic Jones.
How do you preserve a piece which was made for a defunct social media network? How do you restore a broken twenty-year-old artwork that you’ve never seen before? I ask Rhizome’s new digital archivist Dragan Espenschied how he does his job, and he tells me why he loves it.
After fifty years of fighting, the Cooper Square Committee has finally enabled people to buy their New York apartments for as little as $250 per unit. I speak with the Committee’s last surviving co-founder Frances Goldin, about community land trusts, the East Village, and not quitting.
Art world meet NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator project. As an arm of the New Museum, NEW INC provides shared workspace and a professional development program designed to support art, tech and design works. With the program only in its beginning stages, we wanted to get a better sense of what the organization envisioned for its future. For that, we spoke to tireless organizer and the new Executive Director of NEW INC, Julia Kaganskiy.
Over the past week, three artists have been camping out in Arizona in search of paranormal activity. I set up a time to chat with them over email—there’s no cell phone reception at their campsite—to get a report about what they’re doing out in the middle of nowhere.