Lectures & Symposia

Lectures & Symposia

Kate Weinstein, Collections Manager, Presents at CODASUMMIT

Kate Weinstein, the Thoma Foundation’s Collections Manager and Registrar, presented at CODAsummit: The Intersection of Art, Technology and Place last week in El Paso, Texas. Her presentation went over best practices on acquiring, maintaining, and repairing digital artworks, including the extensive documentation required in collecting this type of artwork. Focusing on the idea of Read more....

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Symposium on Viceregal Art Organized by 2019-20 Marilynn Thoma Fellows

Organized by 2019-20 Marilynn Thoma Fellows Katherine Moore McAllen and Verónica Muñoz-Nájar, the upcoming symposium Congreso de Arte Virreinal: El Futuro del Arte del Pasado seeks to trace the continuum and disruptions of visual characteristics throughout viceregal art history. This symposium is designed to debate, explore, and evaluate the state of visual and material culture produced in colonial Read more....

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On Power and Play in Virtual Worlds

Apr 18, 2019

Lecture by Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan; moderated by jonCates.

Critics Dawn Chan and Mary Flanagan, winners of the 2018 Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Awards in Digital art, engage in a wide-ranging conversation about the social and political dynamics embedded in virtual reality, games, digital art, and software design. Considering the work of Rachel Rossin, Ramsey Read more....

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Interview with Joanne McNeil, 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art Recipient

The Thoma Foundation’s 2015 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art recipient Joanne McNeil debuts her film Just Browsing, a five-part video series investigating what it means to be an internet user, on Thursday, October 19 at Fridman Gallery, New York City. Presented in collaboration with Eyebeam, the premiere of Just Browsing will be followed by a Read more....

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Tech and the West Symposium, a partnership with the Santa Fe Opera

Jul 21, 2017 - Jul 22, 2017

The Thoma Foundation is pleased to partner with the Santa Fe Opera on Tech and the West, a two-day symposium held July 21-22, and presented as part of the upcoming world premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs.

Many minds will come together for Tech and the West to facilitate and participate in discussions – Read more....

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John Gerrard: Animated Scene Lecture at the University of New Mexico

Mar 01, 2017

The Foundation, in partnership with the University of New Mexico (UNM) Art Museum, presents John Gerrard: Animated Scene, a lecture event on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 6pm in Garcia Honda Auditorium, George Pearl Hall at UNM in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In his lecture, artist John Gerrard will present live simulations of several works, including Solar Reserve (Tonopah, Nevada) Read more....

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New Ways to See: Digital Art Criticism Now

Nov 29, 2016

November 29, 2016 – Christiane Paul and Nora Khan—recipients of the Thoma Foundation’s 2016 Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art—discussed current issues in digital art with Ian Cheng and Clement Valla, two artists on whose work they have written. Paul, Khan, and the artists talked about topics explored in their respective writings and projects, with a focus Read more....

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“Collecting in the Age of Futurity”

Sep 23, 2016
Friday, September 23, 2016 12 – 1 p.m. EXPO Chicago RSVP Required here

CHICAGO, IL – Thoma Foundation founder Carl Thoma joins writers, collectors and curators  of digital art in conversation at EXPO Chicago on Friday, September 23 at 12 p.m.

“Collecting in the Age of Futurity” will be chaired by Manilow Senior Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago Read more....

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LECTURE: Pamela McCorduck on Harold Cohen

Aug 06, 2016
“The First Robot Artist”: On the Life and Work of Harold Cohen and His Artificially Intelligent Painting Program Aaron

Saturday August 6, 2016, 2-4 p.m. Art House, 231 Delgado Street, Santa Fe, NM

Free and open the public. Limited Seating. RSVP required here.

A conversation between author Pamela McCorduck and Foundation curator Jason Foumberg will explore the life and legacy Read more....

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2015 Arts Writing Awards Winners Discuss Criticism in Digital Art

NEW YORK CITY – On the evening of December 15, 2015, Jon Ippolito and Joanne McNeil, the inaugural awardees of the Thoma Foundation Arts Writing Awards in Digital Art, joined Christiane Paul in a conversation on the critical role of arts criticism about digital art and technology at the School of Visual Arts (SVA). “Better Words Read more....