Touring exhibitions may come and go, but there's something about the permanence of site-specific art - whether in the mountains, at the heart of a city, or on a remote island - that often trumps works in white cubes across the world. Phaidon's new release Art & Place celebrates 500 of the most spectacular, uplifting, and outstanding art works across 15 countries, from Canada to Argentina. Featured here are 20 WMF projects, including Chile's Easter Island, the Sanctuary of Jesús Nazareno de Atotonilco in Mexico, and 2014 World Monuments Watch Site the Chinati Foundation.
On Tuesday, November 12, join Amanda Renshaw, Editorial Director of Phaidon Press, along with Lisa Ackerman and Norma Barbacci of World Monuments Fund, for a discussion on the intersection of culture and conservation in today's art environment.
Lisa Ackerman was named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of World Monuments Fund in 2007. Previously Ms. Ackerman served as Executive Vice President of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation. Ms. Ackerman holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.S. in Historic Preservation from Pratt Institute, and an M.B.A. from New York University. Ms. Ackerman serves on the boards of Historic House Trust of New York City, New York Preservation Archive Project, and US/ICOMOS. In 2007 she received the Historic District Council's Landmarks Lion award and in 2008, Ms. Ackerman was named the first recipient of the US/ICOMOS Ann Webster Smith Award for International Heritage Achievement.
Norma Barbacci, who joined the World Monuments Fund in 2001, is WMF’s Director of Programs for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal, and she manages all field projects and initiatives in these countries. Ms. Barbacci received her B.A. in architecture from Carnegie Mellon University, where she was awarded the AIA School Medal and Certificate from the Adams Fund for Excellence in the Study of Architecture. She received her M.S. in Historic Preservation from Columbia University, where she was awarded the Historic Preservation Thesis Award for her study of the adaptive reuse of a medieval residential complex in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy. Ms. Barbacci is a registered architect in the State of New York. Before joining WMF, Ms. Barbacci worked as a preservation architect at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners.
Amanda Renshaw has worked at Phaidon Press for 18 years. She has worked closely with Sir Ernst Gombrich, Robert Mangold, Anish Kapoor, Alan Fletcher and Steve McCurry, to name just a few of Phaidon's distinguished authors. She has played an integral part in a number of Phaidon-generated publications that have become classics, such as The Art Book, Century, The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture, 30,000 Years of Art, The Art Museum (Autumn 2011) and has commissioned numerous books in the fields of art and photography.
"The Art Museum is the most ambitious project that Phaidon has yet undertaken. With its inventive format, scholarship, and vast scope, it is unlike any other book on art ever published, and will provide great knowledge and pleasure for years to come". Richard Schlagman, Publisher, Phaidon.