There’s a fascinating entry on the ArLiSNAP bog that discusses the vocabulary we use when describing images. In many cases we only get a few words to describe a complex image, and furthermore we need to operate within a controlled vocabulary. The entry links to ANOTHER discussion about labeling from the Jane Addams Hull House Museum, which is interesting in part because the museum is asking interested parties to comment on a selection of different labels for one painting – an interesting democratic approach to labeling. (Check out the details here.)
Archive for July, 2008
There is going to be a conference in New York this October 23-26, co-sponsored by ARLIS/NA and ARLIS/NY (details here). Registration isn’t cheap but the talks look pretty amazing, with titles like “Historical Materials and Methods in Contemporary Artists Books” and “Bound to Please: The Influence of Institutional Collecting on Artists’ Books Production.”
Also of interest – and free! – is the NY Art Book Fair, held on the same weekend (details here).
Mark your calendars…
This is your bright-eyed new Panopticon chair, Sarah Burke. By way of quick introduction, I have a background in medieval studies and an MA in medieval art. Because of my interest in medieval manuscripts I’ve come to appreciate books as made and experienced objects, eg. book art and the history of book-making. I also like to think about how other things are made: glass, wood, ivory, etc. So I know some things about art but am probably not as well-versed in contemporary art or art documentation as many of you are. I hope we can learn some things from one another.
We’ll have a few official club meetings in the fall to meet one another and discuss projects. In the meantime, I’d like to use this blog space to share ideas about the organization and also to share information with one another about arts-related events and articles of interest. If you’d like to share details about a gallery show or a film festival or a great new article about digital images (or a job!), please consider emailing me (email@example.com) so that I can post them here.
In the meantime, Susan Skoog and I will be meeting in the next few days to discuss displaying art made by GSLIS students in the technology lab. If you are interested in helping us out, let me know. Also, if you are a photographer/knitter/painter/etc. please get in touch. This would be a good opportunity to show your work in a friendly environment.
‘til soon – Sarah