VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) is pleased to launch the Spring 2019 issue of VoCA Journal, the third in a series on the stewardship of media arts, and the first to focus particularly on women practitioners in the field. The issue features conversations with artist Mary Lucier, curator Barbara London, and Kathleen Landy of The Feminist Institute, as well as essays on the work of artists Lynn Hershman Leeson, Shigeko Kubota, Shirin Neshat, and others, all of whom pioneered the burgeoning field of media art at key moments in contemporary art history. Together, these articles tell the rich interwoven stories of a community of women who ushered video, audio, electronic, internet, and software-based art to the fore.
VoCA Journal is a digital information-sharing platform for artists and their collaborators to discuss innovative, cross-disciplinary approaches to the research, display, and stewardship of contemporary art. Each issue aims to highlight and archive progressive artist-centered projects, creating a dynamic repository for these initiatives while also connecting members of the VoCA network both locally and across the globe.
For more information or to read past issues, go to journal.voca.network.
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