Conference 2017

Material Futures: Matter, Memory and Loss in Contemporary Art Production and Preservation
28th – 30th June 2017
Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, UK

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Contemporary artistic practices have prompted a reconsideration of boundaries between the roles of artists and institutional staff, and between processes of art production, exhibition, and preservation. This conference will provide a forum for professionals, researchers, and students working across different disciplines to discuss urgent questions regarding artwork identity, permanence and impermanence, reproducibility and replication, and the role of the artist and the institution in constructing and maintaining memory. It will explore these questions and other areas where artistic practice, curatorial practice, and conservation decision-making intersect through themes of materiality, memory and loss.

Programme

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Wednesday 28th June

5.00pm – 6.30pm
Karla Black (artist)
Keynote Lecture – Title TBC

Thursday 29th June

9.00am – 9.30am
Registration

9.30am – 11.00am
Tiziana Caianiello (Zero Foundation)
Keynote Lecture – (Re)Constructing Memories: Some Thoughts About Preservation

Jo Ana Morfin (Independent Scholar)
Restored Behaviour: Performing Materiality

11.00am – 11.30am
Coffee break

11.30am – 1.00pm
Simon Fleury (Birmingham School of Art & Design)
Encountering the Museum-Object

Hans-Jürgen Hafner (Critic & Curator)
Always Trouble with Flynt. Tracing Conceptual Art

Denise Petzold (Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst)
(Im)Materiality in the Museum: Shaping Joseph Beuys’s Information Action through Curating Documentation

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm – 3.30pm
Gwynne Ryan (Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden)
Refabricating, Re-Making, and Re-Thinking: A Continuation of the Artist’s Process

Yukiko Watari (HIGURE 17-15 cas)
The Expanding Role of Art Installers: Distributed Model for Documentation Practice

Sanneke Stigter (University of Amsterdam)
Picturing Peter Struycken’s Blue Waves: Collecting Memories as a Form of Conservation

3.30pm – 4.00pm
Break

4.00pm – 5.30pm
Martha C. Singer & Kate Wight Tyler (Owner/Director, Material Whisperer; Brooklyn Museum)
Boob Jobs: Treatments of Duchamp and Donati’s Latex Foam Breasts

Alison Norton (Moderna Museet)
Migrating Facsimiles: Copies and Conservation Control

Louise Lawson & Acatia Finbow (Tate)
Reflections on Tate’s Documentation of Performance Artworks: Creating the Institutional Memory of an Artwork

Friday 30th June

9.00am – 9.30am
Registration

9.30am – 11.00am
Annie Fletcher (van Abbemuseum)
Keynote Lecture – Title TBC

Ulrich Lang (Die Restauratoren)
The Fortune of the Presence

11.00am – 11.30am
Coffee break

11.30am – 1.00pm
Laura Leuzzi, Elaine Shemilt & Stephen Partridge (EWVA, DJCAD)
Methodologies, Strategies and Practice Based Research Methods to uncover and narrate early European Women’s Video Art

Adam Lockhart (DJCAD)
Machine Vision

Claire M. Holdsworth (Kingston School of Art)
Vocal and Material Mourning: Stuart Marshall, Mouth Works (1975/76)

1.00pm – 2.00pm
Lunch

2.00pm – 3.30pm
Lucy Askew (NGS) with contributions from collections management staff at NGS and Glasgow Museums
Steven Campbell (1953-2007), On Form and Fiction, 1989-90

Ariane Noël de Tilly (Emily Carr University of Art & Design)
What Remains of ATSA’s State of Emergency

3.30pm – 4.00pm
Break

4.00pm – 5.30pm
Hélia Marçal (Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa)
Beyond Temporality: Performance Art Conservation as a Remembrance of Place

Anna Schäffler (Free University Berlin)
Memory Process in Practice. On the Ensemble Art of Anna Oppermann and Contemporary Art Preservation

Nim Goede (University of Amsterdam)
Tracing the Engram: Exploring the Neurophysiological Basis of Memory through Lead in Robert Morris’s Process-Type Objects, 1964-1965

Credits

The conference is supported by the Innovative Training Network ‘New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art’ (NACCA), which receives funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement no. 642892.

Planning Committee: Dr. Dominic Paterson (University of Glasgow), Dr. Erma Hermens (Rijksmuseum), Brian Castriota (University of Glasgow), Nina Quabeck (University of Glasgow).

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7 thoughts on “Conference 2017”

  1. Hi I would love to go to this conference as it relates to my area of interest. I am an artist who has hust completed a masters degree from the National College of Art & Design in Dublin Ireland. Is there any funding available or special rates for people like me ( am considering applying to do a phd in the near future)

      1. Hi if I am an museum intern, can I register at the concession rate ? But I can’t load the conference booking page.

        1. Dear Kiki, if you are a recent graduate you may register at the concession rate. The link should be working, please try to update your browser or try a different one.

  2. Hello, I, similarly to previous comments, am an arts graduate based in glasgow. I would love to attend this conference but i am not in full time employment or have the funds at the moment to pay for the full price ticket. I have been building an interest in conservation with contemporary art for some time and thought this might be an opportunity to investigate this interest further, possibly with the potential to look to training professionally in this field in the future. Would i also fall into the concession rate category?
    I apologise for short notice.
    R

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