Pedro Augusto Vieira Santos
Title of research project
Preservation and Conservation of Contemporary Art in Public Spaces: contributions to the urbanity
FAU USP [Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo]
Profa. Dra. Beatriz Mugayar Kühl
Estimated date of completion
Previous education and/or work experience
Graduation: Bachelor in Architecture and Urbanism at Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo (FAU USP), Brazil 2004–2009. Postgraduation: Master Degree: Preservação e restauro das obras de Mary Vieira em espaços públicos no Brasil [Preservation and Conservation of Mary Vieira’s Artworks in Public Spaces in Brazil] FAU USP, 2012–2015. PhD: Preservação e restauro de obras de arte contemporânea no espaço público: contribuições para a urbanidade [Preservation and Conservation of Contemporary Art in the Public Space: Contributions to the Urbanity], FAU USP, 2016–present. Supervisor: Profa. Dra. Beatriz Mugayar Kühl.
Abstract of the research project
The subject of the research is preservation and conservation of art from recent periods in public spaces with a focus on works by Mary Vieira in Brazil located in the cities of Belo Horizonte, Brasília, Poços de Caldas and São Paulo (Monovolume: liberdade em equilíbrio; Polivolume: ponto de encontro; Boate Azul and Polivolume: conexão-livre, respectively). Conservation as an act of culture, should be tackled through theoretical and conceptual reflections as well as technical and operational measures,always guided by the work to be restored. The dissertation therefore presents an investigation of the artist's production, with special attention to its contribution to a public space; and a review of the available theoretical contributions in the field of conservation, especially in regard to the new problems posed by modern and contemporary productions. In order to register the current condition of the mentioned works and wonder about possible interventions on them, this research seeks to demostrate the existence of methodological unit, that may lead to further studies on works of art and architecture, either recent and old.
Check also: http://www.teses.usp.br/teses/disponiveis/16/16133/tde-09092015-105553/en.php