Panel at the Getty: What’s the Matter? Media, Materiality, and Meaning

PRESENTATIONS AND PANEL DISCUSSION AT THE GETTY CENTER “What’s the Matter? Media, Materiality, and Meaning in Film and Video Installations” combines scholarly, curatorial, conservation and artistic perspectives to debate the issues arising from display, maintenance and archiving of media artworks in a broader sense, and film, video, and multimedia installations specifically. The event will interest everyone practically and theoretically engaged in the institutional […]

The Getty announces its scholars and fellows 2016/2017 – The New York Review of Books

The Getty announces ist scholars and fellows 2016/2017 in The New York Review of Books (June 9, 2016 / No. 10). The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to the presentation, preservation, and dissemination of new knowledge about the world’s artistic legacy. It serves the general public as well as a wide range of professional […]

Critical Inquiry publishes a review of Revisions

Professor Hannah Higgins of the University of Chicaco has reviewed my book Revisions-Zen for Film in Critical Inquiry, an academic journal relating to critical analysis of the literary arts published by University fo Chicago Press. She writes “Hanna B. Hölling’s book offers a wild ride through a whodunit of sorts, as she describes in vivid detail her practical and efforts to […]

Objekte Erklären: Kulturen des Kuratierens und des Konservierens – Einladung zur 10. Sektion der SKK in Basel

DRITTER SCHWEIZERISCHER KONGRESS FÜR KUNSTGESCHICHTE TROISIÈME CONGRÈS SUISSE EN HISTOIRE DE L’ART 23. – 25. JUNI 2016 UNIVERSITÄT BASEL, KOLLEGIENHAUS Einladung zur 10. Sektion Samstagmorgen, 25. Juni 2016, HS 114 OBJEKTE ERKLÄREN: KULTUREN DES KURATIERENS UND DES KONSERVIERENS Organisiert und moderiert durch Katharina Ammann, SIK-ISEA, Zürich, & Hanna B. Hölling, University College London Seit einiger Zeit wird im Fachgebiet der […]

Call for Applications: Alps Art Academy – International Summer School in Swiss Safiental

Alps Art Academy Safiental, Switzerland June 26 – July 2, 2016 LAND ART This summer, the first international ALPS ART ACADEMY on the topic of LAND ART will take place in the stunning valley of Swiss Safiental, canton Graubünden. Four workshops will offer the participants an opportunity to create art in situ in dialogue with nature and landscape. Additionally, one workshop will be devoted […]

Artforum: “Event Horizon” by Jeffrey Weiss discussing Revisions-Zen for Film

The current issue of Artforum (March 2016) has published a two-page discussion of Revisions–Zen for Film authored by Jeffrey Weiss, senior curator at the Guggenheim Museum New York and an adjunct professor of fine arts at the New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. In his enthralling narrative, Weiss asks “What is Zen for Film? If it is primarily said to consist of the […]

Wie sieht die Zukunft aus? Nachdenken über Prozesskunst

Diesen Donnerstag abend in Berlin debattieren wir  über das Nachleben der Werke von Anna Oppermann, Nam June Paik, Paul Thek und Martin Kippenberger. Auf die Einladung von Anna Schäffler (FU Berlin) und der Galerie Barbara Thumm, alle Interessierten sind herzlich wilkommen. „Die Teile des Ensembles sind Vergangenheit, die Zusammenstellung, wie wir sie sehen, ist Gegenwart, wie sieht die Zukunft aus?“ Diese Frage, […]

Our session at 2016 CAA Annual Conference was a success!

Earlier this month Thea Burns, Dawn Rogala, Allison Pappas and Birgit Cleppe presented their papers at the 2016 College Art Association Annual Conference in Washington. The session titled The Explicit Material: On the Intersections of Cultures of Curation and Conservation was chaired by Francesca Bewer and myself. The session invited an interdisciplinary dialogue between people already engaged in the museological discourse, and those […]

Video Revisions – Zen for Film

How do works of art endure over time in the face of aging materials and changing interpretations of their meaning? How do decay, technological obsolescence, and the blending of old and new media affect what an artwork is and can become? And how can changeable artworks encourage us to rethink our assumptions of a work of art as fixed and […]

Media in Transition – Nam June Paik & Fluxus: Object, Archive, and Performance in Paik’s Multimedia

A major international conference at Tate Modern (18–20 November 2015) focused on the intersection of media art and technological change over time. How is this shifting the way museums operate and how conservation works? Following the format of the highly successful Object in Transition conference in 2008 this event will explore – through papers, panel discussions, demonstrations and dialogues – how […]