Author Archives: Kirsty Robertson

About Kirsty Robertson

Kirsty Robertson is Associate Professor of contemporary art and Director of museum and curatorial studies at Western University, Canada.

Washing the Dishes

Participant/interlocutor with Serena Lee. “Washing the Dishes.” What is Left? What is Right? Forest City Gallery, curated by Christina Battle and Jenna Faye Powell, exhibition Sep 8-Oct 13, 2017, event November 25, 2017. Over the summer and in the Fall

Washing the Dishes

Participant/interlocutor with Serena Lee. “Washing the Dishes.” What is Left? What is Right? Forest City Gallery, curated by Christina Battle and Jenna Faye Powell, exhibition Sep 8-Oct 13, 2017, event November 25, 2017. Over the summer and in the Fall

Craft in the Current Moment

In the Fall of 2017 I was invited to write a short essay for the BFA catalogue for the thesis show at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. It was a really fun project, and the essay can be

Craft in the Current Moment

In the Fall of 2017 I was invited to write a short essay for the BFA catalogue for the thesis show at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. It was a really fun project, and the essay can be

Textiles

“Textiles.” In Fueling Culture: Politics, History, Energy. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger, eds. Fordham University Press, 2016, pp. 353-56. A short piece that I wrote on textiles and oil is included in this volume. “…textiles are the most

Textiles

“Textiles.” In Fueling Culture: Politics, History, Energy. Imre Szeman, Jennifer Wenzel and Patricia Yaeger, eds. Fordham University Press, 2016, pp. 353-56. A short piece that I wrote on textiles and oil is included in this volume. “…textiles are the most

Protectorate 1: A Darker Side of the Moon

Protectorate 1 was an exhibition curated as a part of the VAS/VAH4485 Museum and Curatorial Practicum in 2016-17. Here is the exhibition description: Since the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, artefacts – ranging from flags and equipment to ephemeral

Protectorate 1: A Darker Side of the Moon

Protectorate 1 was an exhibition curated as a part of the VAS/VAH4485 Museum and Curatorial Practicum in 2016-17. Here is the exhibition description: Since the Apollo 11 lunar landing in 1969, artefacts – ranging from flags and equipment to ephemeral

Understanding Plastics Pollution: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Forensic Methodology

image: sampling for micro-plastics at Lake Huron, Great Lakes Plastics Pollution Think Tank, summer 2016 This is a SSHRC-funded project, of which I am a co-applicant. Other members are Kelly Jazvac (PI), Kelly Wood (co-applicant), Patricia Corcoran (co-applicant), Heather Davis

Understanding Plastics Pollution: Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Forensic Methodology

image: sampling for micro-plastics at Lake Huron, Great Lakes Plastics Pollution Think Tank, summer 2016 This is a SSHRC-funded project, of which I am a co-applicant. Other members are Kelly Jazvac (PI), Kelly Wood (co-applicant), Patricia Corcoran (co-applicant), Heather Davis

Review of Tributes and Tributaries

“The History of Contemporary Survival,” a review of the AGO’s exhibition “Tributes and Tributaries,” that I wrote for Topia Journal, can be read here.

Review of Tributes and Tributaries

“The History of Contemporary Survival,” a review of the AGO’s exhibition “Tributes and Tributaries,” that I wrote for Topia Journal, can be read here.

Bookcase Catalogue

Featuring essays by Genevieve Flavelle and Keely McCavitt, as well as summaries of all of the exhibitions from 2014-2016, the lavishly illustrated Bookcase catalogue is available online. Click here to see it.

Bookcase Catalogue

Featuring essays by Genevieve Flavelle and Keely McCavitt, as well as summaries of all of the exhibitions from 2014-2016, the lavishly illustrated Bookcase catalogue is available online. Click here to see it.

Plastiglomerate

Plastiglomerate. e-flux 78 (December, 2016) ….”In 2012, geologist Patricia Corcoran and sculptor Kelly Jazvac travelled to Kamilo Beach, following a tip from oceanographer Charles Moore that the beach was covered in a plastic-sand conglomerate. Moore suspected nearby volcanoes were to

Plastiglomerate

Plastiglomerate. e-flux 78 (December, 2016) ….”In 2012, geologist Patricia Corcoran and sculptor Kelly Jazvac travelled to Kamilo Beach, following a tip from oceanographer Charles Moore that the beach was covered in a plastic-sand conglomerate. Moore suspected nearby volcanoes were to

Art and Activism

In November 2016, I braved the fog and drove to Kitchener to take part in a panel on art and activism, organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. The set up was fabulous – we all sat on a couch at

Art and Activism

In November 2016, I braved the fog and drove to Kitchener to take part in a panel on art and activism, organized by the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery. The set up was fabulous – we all sat on a couch at

Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture

Crafting Community, the special issue of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture that I edited with Lisa Vinebaum, is out. Our introductory essay is available here.  

Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture

Crafting Community, the special issue of Textile: The Journal of Cloth and Culture that I edited with Lisa Vinebaum, is out. Our introductory essay is available here.