- 20-21 th June 2013
- Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
Contemporary art conservation requires a re-assessment of the distinction between the work and its re-configuration in documentation.
Although documentation is crucial for the survival of many contemporary works of art, it is never neutral: all approaches, formats, media and systems have their own inherent affordances and blind spots and always transform what they document. Furthermore, in process-centered, technology-based or performative artworks in particular, we often can no longer make a sharp distinction between an original work and its subsequent documentation or replication: documentation is part of the work’s very core.
On the other hand, even the most meticulously documented works will need to be re-installed or re-performed regularly in order to survive, because otherwise important tacit know-how will get lost.
The role of the artist in this process is central, but contested: what if s/he changes her mind, loses interest or is no longer available? And what if the authorship of the work is distributed over several actors? Also, the role of the conservator has taken new dimensions: conservation responsibilities and tasks are now distributed over a diversity of agents.
Program20th June 09:00 Registration 09:50 Welcome 10:00 NECCAR Presentation
Renée van de Vall 10:10 Documenting the user experience: from Blast Theory’s Rider Spoke, to RAMM’s Moor Stories and Tate’s Art Maps
10:40 The role of artistic documentation in conserving and convey social relationships
11:00 Performing documentation and documenting performance: assessing methodologies for reinstallation and preservation
11:20 Coffee break 11:50 Performance art, its «documentation», its archives – about the longing for recollection, the quality of forgetting and new possibilities of transmission of contemporary art
12:10 Poster session 12:30 Discussion led by Erma Hermens 13:00 Lunch 14:30 We don’t need no documentation. Reflections on the practice of remembrance.
Vivian van Saaze
15:00 Reactivation Strategies for Unstable Events
Jo Ana Morfin
15:20 Discussion led by Paolo Martore 15:40 Coffee break 16:10 Documentation of Contemporary Art Project Presentation
Rita Macedo e Lúcia Almeida Matos
16:20 (Project Documentation of Contemporary Art)
Hélia Marçal & Andreia Nogueira 16:40 (Project Documentation of Contemporary Art)
Cristina Barros Oliveira 17:00 Discussion led by Rita Macedo 17:30 Book presentation of Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art, Inside Installations andInstallation Art and the Museum. An authors’ conversation featuring Tatja Scholte, Glenn Wharton, Julia Noordegraaf and Vivian van Saaze 17:50 Closing 21th June 10:00 Welcome 10:10 Documenting dilemmas. On the relevance of ethically ambiguous cases
Renée van de Vall 10:40 Analysing Incommensurable Values in Contemporary Art Documentation: Insights from Cultural Sociology
Jan Marontate 11:00 Documenting the Artist Interview and Artist Participation for the purpose of Conservation of a Conceptual and Variable Installation by Jan Dibbets
Sanneke Stigter 11:20 Coffee break 11:50 artemak®. From a compilation of questionnaires … to a wiki-based online-platform … to an interdisciplinary documentation and research project
Ursula Haller, Erich Gantzert-Castrillo & Ivo Mohrmann 12:10 Poster session 12:30 Discussion led by Gunnar Heydenreich 13:00 Lunch 14:30 Documenting the Analogue Past in Marijke van Warmerdam’s Film Installations
Julia Noordegraaf 15:00 The quest for the survival of net art, or a speculative approach to documentation
Annet Dekker 15:20 Discussion led by Pip Laurenson 15:40 Coffee break 16:10 (Project Documentation of Contemporary Art)
Andreia Magalhães & Susana Lourenço Marques 16:20 (Project Documentation of Contemporary Art)
Teresa Azevedo 16:40 Public Access in the Age of Documented Art
Glenn Wharton 17:00 Discussion led by Lúcia Almeida Matos 17:30
« Performing Documentation in the Conservation of Contemporary Art », Colloque, Calenda, Publié le lundi 22 avril 2013, http://calenda.org/246711