Feb 1–3, 2007

Symposium: When Does an Artwork Die? On the Conservation and Metamorphosis of Originals in Contemporary Art

Date: Feb 1, 2007, 00:00 Uhr

Duration: Feb 1–3, 2007

Location: Akademie Schloss Solitude

The process of aging and decompition changes and destroys artworks. Under what conditions and with which logic, however, are attempts made to preserve often-sensitive original objects? When is a work deemed no longer preservable? Under the auspices of this symposium, specialists from the areas of science, museums, restoration, art dealing, insurance and law are invited to discuss their premises and practices on preserving the integrity of objects. The goal of the three-day event is to examine the prevalent main points in dealing with art: originality, work and authenticity. The symposium will open on Thursday evening with a lecture by Gottfried Boehm.

The symposium was initiated by Angela Matyssek, scientific researcher at the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart. She was an art, science and business program fellow in 2005/6.

Registration via Catharina Märklin, cm@akademie-solitude.de, Tel. 0711-99619-134.

A cooperation with the Kunstmuseum Stuttgart with the friendly support of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung.

The art, science & business program is made possible through the financial support of the Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg, the Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart as well as the LBBW Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur.