Thursday 19 October 2006
Organised by S.M.A.K.
Please note the seminar location has changed!
The seminar will be held in:
This is also in the city centre.
Programme and information on speakers now available, see PDFs:
To attend, please send an email by Monday 2nd October to: Anne De Buck, Conservation researcher, S.M.A.K.
The seminar is part of the European project Inside Installations: Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art*. It is organised by the conservation department of the S.M.A.K. (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst).
This seminar will focus on the topic Artist Participation. In the presentation and conservation of installation artworks, the voice of the artist is of major importance. Artists often have their own idiosyncratic means to communicate information, precisely because this information is related to the peculiar characteristics of their work.
To find the right way to conserve and present the installation artworks in the future, a co-operation takes place between the artist and the museum. Sometimes only one person is responsible for this research process, in other cases a structure or people-network is set up and a certain form for communication is selected. Data collecting methods, such as observation, participation, interaction analyses, in-depth interviewing, questionnaires and surveys, are part of this practice.
Several results of co-operations between artists, conservation researchers and museums will be presented on this seminar. Professionals with experiences in interviewing artists are sharing their knowledge and a general frame will be given from out of the field of anthropology.
Please see PDF for practical information, as well as accomodation tips.
* The research project Inside Installations: Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art started on 1 June 2004 and is supported by the European Commission's Culture 2000 programme.
Thirty complex installations will be re-installed, investigated and documented during this project. By sharing their experience, the partners work together to develop guidelines for conservation, re-installation and documentation of installation art. ICN is coordinator of the project which is co-organised by: Tate, London; Restaurierungszentrum, Düsseldorf; Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Gent; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid and the Foundation for the Conservation of Modern Art (SBMK) in The Netherlands. The project runs through May 31, 2007.
Project Inside Installations