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Conference on installation art

From: Karen te Brake-Baldock <karen.te.brake>
Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2006
"Artist Participation in the Preservation of Installation Art"
Seminar Organised by S.M.A.K.
"Het Pand"
Onderbergen 1
9000 Ghent
Thursday, 19 October 2006

The seminar is part of the European project Inside Installations:
Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art. It is organised
by the conservation department of the S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum
voor Actuele Kunst) and is hosted in "Het Pand", Ghent.

This seminar will focus on the topic Artist Participation. In the
presentation and conservation of installation artworks, the voice of
the artist is of major importance. Artists often have their own
idiosyncratic means to communicate information, precisely because
this information is related to the peculiar characteristics of their

To find the right way to conserve and present the installation
artworks in the future, a co-operation takes place between the
artist and the museum. Sometimes only one person is responsible for
this research process, in other cases a structure or people-network
is set up and a certain form for communication is selected. Data
collecting methods, such as observation, participation, interaction
analyses, in-depth interviewing, questionnaires and surveys, are
part of this practice.

Several results of co-operations between artists, conservation
researchers and museums will be presented on this seminar.
Professionals with experiences in interviewing artists are sharing
their knowledge and a general frame will be given from out of the
field of anthropology.

The final programme will be announced at the beginning of September,
2006 at <URL:> and <URL:>

To attend, please reply before Monday 2, October 2006 by sending
mail to:

    Anne De Buck
    Conservation researcher
    9000 Gent
    anne.debuck [at] gent__be

Anne De Buck can also provide a list of hotels and other practical
information on request.

The research project Inside Installations: Preservation and
Presentation of Installation Art started on 1 June 2004 and is
supported by the European Commission's Culture 2000 programme.

Thirty complex installations will be re-installed, investigated and
documented during this project. By sharing their experience, the
partners work together to develop guidelines for conservation,
re-installation and documentation of installation art. ICN is
coordinator of the project which is co-organised by: Tate, London;
Restaurierungszentrum, Dusseldorf; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele
Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Gent; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia,
Madrid and the Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art (SBMK)
in The Netherlands. The project runs through May 31, 2007.

Karen te Brake-Baldock

                  Conservation DistList Instance 20:8
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