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INCCA-NA panel on preservation of installation art

From: Gwynne Ryan <gryan<-at->
Date: Monday, February 2, 2009
The International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art -
North America (INCCA-NA), together with the Museum of Contemporary
Art (MOCA), present a panel discussion on the preservation of
installation art:

The Importance of the Artist's Voice: Conservation and the work of
    Liz Larner and Michael C. McMillen
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)
Ahmanson Auditorium
250 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
February 27, 2009
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Installation art presents highly complex issues for those charged
with its display and long-term preservation.  Proper stewardship of
these types of artwork increasingly calls for a collaborative
approach and the development of crucial and fundamental
documentation.  What has become clear is that the input of the
artist as essential in determining the variables of their pieces
over time as the materials age and through each new incarnation as
they are installed in new and variable locations.  INCCA-NA invites
you to participate in this upcoming conversation in which specific
works by two prolific contemporary artists will be discussed through
the perspectives of a curator, a conservator, and the artists


         Liz Larner, artist
         Michael C. McMillen, artist
         John Griswold, Principal Conservator, Griswold Conservation
         Associates, LLC
         Alma Ruiz, Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA)

The panel will be moderated by Jay Krueger, Senior Conservator of
Modern Paintings at the National Gallery of Art and on the board of

Liz Larner's work encompasses a range of sculptures that deal with
notions of space. When viewing her work, we are initially guided by
Larner's cultivated aesthetic language to observe and question our
own physicality. Larner lives and works in Los Angeles.

Michael C. McMillen creates large scale detailed installations that
allow viewers to transport themselves into worlds that tap into the
psyche.  He rearranges everyday material where both viewer and
objects are captured in tableau vivant style moments. McMillen lives
and works in Santa Monica, California.

For more information contact Gwynne Ryan <gryan<-at->mfa<.>org> or visit
the CAA conference website at:


While payment of museum admission and a valid form of ID is required
at the door, registration for the CAA annual conference is not
required to attend this panel discussion.

Gwynne Ryan
Assistant Objects Conservator
Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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