Author: M. Maire

To practice inquiry in conservation, it is being « contemporary », too.

According to Giorgio Agamben1, we can think that the «contemporary» is essentially out-of-reach by one’s peers. He said to us that contemporary is impossible to seize, as those stars we feel the light even if they are already disappeared, and as fashion embodies ever-changing. At the same time, ever in…

An aesthetics of change.

The aesthetics of change: on the relative durations of the impermanent and critical thinking in conservation¹. by Hanna Hölling (courtesy of). ABSTRACT Can we conceive of artworks in terms of their temporal duration  –  as events, performances and processes ? Can artworks, including the recent portion of artistic production as…

At the crossroads of Conservation, Art History and Human Sciences.

The Explicit Material: On the Intersections of Conservation, Art History and Human Sciences, par Hanna-Barbara Hölling (Courtesy of). Ever since conservation emerged as a profession profoundly preoccupied with the nature of art-works, interest in the media and materials’ physical constitution has gradually moved to the center of art theoretical and historical discourse. As…

Digital Art: who cares ? A documentary on born-digital art

What is needed to be able to support museums and artists to sustain their digital born artworks for the future? This documentary has been created as part of the research project ‘Transformation Digital Art’. A project about conservation strategies for digital art by The Foundation for the Conservation of Contemporary…