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Conference on installation art

From: Pip Laurenson <pip.laurenson>
Date: Monday, February 5, 2007
Shifting Practice, Shifting Roles? Artists' Installations and the
Tate Modern, London, UK

Thursday 22 March 2007
9:15am - 6:30pm

This conference explores the idea that artists' installations draw
into sharp focus the way in which contemporary artistic practice can
potentially shift the organisational logic of the museum.

Where is the dividing line between installation artist and curator?
How should installations be conserved and reinstalled? How does this
practice affect notions of artistic authorship? This conference
looks at places of friction and resistance between contemporary art
and traditional museum conventions, and considers how the roles of
conservator and curator are evolving in response to particular
artistic practices.

The speakers include Saskia Sassen (Ralph Lewis Professor of
Sociology at the University of Chicago, and Centennial Visiting
Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Sociology at the
London School of Economics), Jill Sterrett (Director of Collections
and Head of Conservation San Francisco Museum of Modern Art), Claire
Bishop (Assistant Professor in Art History at University of
Warwick), Alex Farquharson (freelance curator and critic and
Research Fellow, Royal College of Art), Teresa Gleadowe (freelance
curator and writer).

This is the last in a series of events across Europe organised as
part of a project, funded by Culture 2000, entitled 'Inside
Installations: The Preservation and Presentation of Installation
Art'. Sponsored by Culture 2000 This event is webcast

Tate Modern  Starr Auditorium
UKP25 (UKP15 concessions), booking recommended

For tickets book online


or call +44 20 7887 8888.

For more information please see


where the full programme will be posted shortly

Pip Laurenson
Head of Time-Based Media Conservation
Tate Collection
7-14 Mandela Way
London SE1 5SR
+44 20 7887 8576
+44 7966062962

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