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.

The Museum of Future Fossils

The Museum of Future Fossils is an ongoing, large scale project, comprising pedagogy and course work, a speculative exhibition, workshops, and a catalogue for a non-existent exhibition. For more, please visit the MFFF site here. Image: still from Fatberg film,

The Museum of Future Fossils

The Museum of Future Fossils is an ongoing, large scale project, comprising pedagogy and course work, a speculative exhibition, workshops, and a catalogue for a non-existent exhibition. For more, please visit the MFFF site here. Image: still from Fatberg film,

95% Invisible: The Art of Storage

This year’s Museum and Curatorial Studies practicum exhibition considered practices of art storage, ranging from storing art in nuclear waste facilities, to hoarding, to Geneva Free Ports. For the first time, we made use of augmented reality in the exhibition

95% Invisible: The Art of Storage

This year’s Museum and Curatorial Studies practicum exhibition considered practices of art storage, ranging from storing art in nuclear waste facilities, to hoarding, to Geneva Free Ports. For the first time, we made use of augmented reality in the exhibition

Embracing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Plastics Pollution, a talk with the Synthetic Collective

Synthetic Collective member Heather Davis curated the exhibition Plastic Entanglements at the Palmer Art Gallery, and the rest of us tagged along to see the show at to give a talk on interdisciplinary research.

Embracing an Interdisciplinary Approach to Plastics Pollution, a talk with the Synthetic Collective

Synthetic Collective member Heather Davis curated the exhibition Plastic Entanglements at the Palmer Art Gallery, and the rest of us tagged along to see the show at to give a talk on interdisciplinary research.

Plastiglomerate: A Conversation with Kelly Jazvac

On the release of the Durable Good’s book, Kelly Jazvac: Plastiglomerates, Kelly and I held a conversation at Art Metropole in Toronto. As part of the book launch, Petrina Ng and Rachel Wallace (Durable Good) painted some of the words

Plastiglomerate: A Conversation with Kelly Jazvac

On the release of the Durable Good’s book, Kelly Jazvac: Plastiglomerates, Kelly and I held a conversation at Art Metropole in Toronto. As part of the book launch, Petrina Ng and Rachel Wallace (Durable Good) painted some of the words

Microplastics Workshop

My first public workshop (hopefully the first of many). Read a blog post about it on the Green Stratford blog.

Microplastics Workshop

My first public workshop (hopefully the first of many). Read a blog post about it on the Green Stratford blog.

Critical Museum Theory/Museum Studies in Canada

Lianne McTavish with Susan Ashley, Heather Igloliorte, Kirsty Robertson, and Andrea Terry. “Critical Museum Theory/Museum Studies in Canada: A Dialogue,” Acadiensis 46.2 (2017), pp. 223-41. In 2017 I had the chance to be a part of this co-written conversation about

Critical Museum Theory/Museum Studies in Canada

Lianne McTavish with Susan Ashley, Heather Igloliorte, Kirsty Robertson, and Andrea Terry. “Critical Museum Theory/Museum Studies in Canada: A Dialogue,” Acadiensis 46.2 (2017), pp. 223-41. In 2017 I had the chance to be a part of this co-written conversation about

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