“What is the role of the conservator”

THE MEDIA ART PRESERVATION SYMPOSIUM
March 23-24, 2017

Presenting and learning about research results, as well as practical and technological information concerning collection care and conservation of contemporary artworks. The main goal is to further broaden the educational activities in the field of contemporary art preservation.

To involve Ludwig Museums worldwide and other international institutions and to start projects with artist and professionals are essential in uncovering the meaning and the context of contemporary arts.

A changing environment requires different preservation strategies for long-term sustainability, as opposed to traditional painting, statue, and object prevention processes.

The lifetime of media artworks—such as photo, video, film, digital art, internet-based and other digital contents—is significantly shorter than that of artworks made with traditional techniques (paintings, statues, monuments, etc.). Compared to artworks preserved in museums, the obsolescence of technical devices is considerably faster. Hungarian conservators have to accept that contemporary art belongs to our cultural heritage and it plays a role equal to that of historic artworks.

 

FILLING IN THE GAP

  • Continuous learning, the acquirement of new experiences, and the understanding of new media conservation procedures are essential for the development of the museum collection care strategy.
  • At present, in Hungary there is no education on the preservation of contemporary art for conservators.
  • The appropriate mapping of this diversified field would ideally involve Ludwig Museums worldwide, international professionals and would also facilitate an exchange and sharing of relevant professional experiences and skills.

TARGET GROUP

  • qualified professionals with a degree in conservation
  • collections with media art content
  • contemporary media artists
  • curators
  • institutions and students of higher education in the field of IT and art

SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

  • identification of different video and new media processes
  • Conservation and Collection Care Strategy
  • recognize and understand the needs and long-term sustainability of digital art conservation
  • analysis of the condition identification of corresponding documentation and treatment needs
  • prioritize the conservation needs in the field of digital art

“Save As...”
What will remain of new media art?

February 24 – March 26, 2017.

The conference-related exhibition presents media art in Hungary from its beginnings to our present days, also, the lifework of artists who apply perpetually renewing technologies in creating their works. Focus will be on particular artworks from Ludwig Museum’s collection which provide a comprehensive view of main tendencies in media art, meanwhile illustrate special Eastern European features of this genre. Not only the artworks will be shown to the public, but also the process of their making will be rendered visible. In addition, curator’s unconcealed intention is to explore problematic issues related to the conservation and exhibition of technology-based artworks and to draw attention to the fact that amortisation of media based artworks is inescapable unless institutions start to develop an adequate conservation plan.

The associate partner of Ludwig Museum is C3 Center for Culture & Communication.

Exhibiting artists:

BEÖTHY Balázs | BÓDY Gábor | CSÁKI László – PÁLFI Szabolcs | CSONTÓ Lajos | CSÖRGŐ Attila | ENYINGI Tamás –  KESERUE Zsolt | ESTERHÁZY Marcell | Andreas FOGARASI | FORGÁCS Péter | HAJAS Tibor | HALÁSZ Károly | KELE Judit | KIS VARSÓ | KOMORÓCZKY Tamás | LENGYEL András | Olia LIALINA | MAURER Dóra | NÉMETH Hajnal | NÉMETH Ilona | RÓNAI Péter | SOCIÉTÉ RÉALISTE | ST.AUBY Tamás | Alexei SHULGIN | SUGÁR János | SZEGEDY-MASZÁK Zoltán – LANGH Róbert – FERNEZELYI Márton – Richard ACZEL | SZIRTES János | TÓT Endre | VÁRNAI Gyula | WALICZKY Tamás

Keynote Adresses

Wolfgang ERNST

Wolfgang ERNST

Professor for Media Theories
Humboldt Universität (HU), Berlin (D)
Dragan ESPENSCHIED

Dragan ESPENSCHIED

Preservation Director
Rhizome, New Museum, New York (USA)
Frederika HUYS

Frederika HUYS

Conservator
Protocol Room, Antwerpen, Belgium (B)
Béla Tamás KÓNYA

Béla Tamás KÓNYA

project manager of MAPS 2017, Head of Collection Care and Conservation Department
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, Hungary
Bernhard SEREXHE

Bernhard SEREXHE

Art historian, curator, author
ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, (D)
Glenn WHARTON

Glenn WHARTON

Clinical Associate Professor
New York University, New York (USA)
Gaby WIJERS

Gaby WIJERS

Director
LIMA, Amsterdam (NL)

Panel Session and General speech

Patricia FALCAO

Patricia FALCAO

Time-based Media Conservator
Tate, London (UK)
Gema GRUESO OTALO

Gema GRUESO OTALO

New Media Conservator
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS), Madrid, (S)
Ellen JANSEN

Ellen JANSEN

Art Historian, Conservator
University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam (NL)
Kate LEWIS

Kate LEWIS

Chief Conservator
The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York (USA)
Nahid MATIN POUR

Nahid MATIN POUR

Head of Conservation
ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, (D)
Dorcas MÜLLER

Dorcas MÜLLER

Head of Laboratory for Antiquated Video System
ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, (D)
Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS

Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS

Curator
ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, (D)
Iolanda RATTI

Iolanda RATTI

Conservator
Pirelli HangarBicocca, Milan (I)
Ramon REICHERT

Ramon REICHERT

Professor for New Media
Institute for Theater-, Film- and Media Studies, University of Vienna (UW) Vienna (A)
Christa SOMMERER

Christa SOMMERER

Professor for Interface Cultures, Media Artist
University of Art and Industrial Design (KL), Linz (A)
Sanneke STIGTER

Sanneke STIGTER

Professor
University of Amsterdam (UvA), Amsterdam (NL)
Elżbieta WYSOCKA

Elżbieta WYSOCKA

Head of Digital Repository
Filmoteka Narodowa (FN), Warsaw (PL)

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LUDWIG MUSEUM - MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BUDAPEST

LUDWIG MUSEUM – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BUDAPEST

Ludwig Museum, Budapest is the most significant institution of contemporary art in Hungary that collects and exhibits the newest trends and the most outstanding artists of the local and international art scene to the public. Its collection, which is pre-eminent not only in Hungary, but in a regional context, too, comprises about 600 pieces including masterly works by artists such as Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring or Yoko Ono. With its exhibitions and exciting programmes and events, the museum makes every effort to render contemporary art available and accessible to the widest possible public embracing the youngest generations as well as the elder ones, and also to deepen and to help understand the exciting visual culture of today. The museum is a major cultural attraction in Budapest and with its activities it takes a leading role in shaping the city’s 21st century image.

COLLECTION AT THE LUDWIG MUSEUM

Contemporary photographs, prints and time based media (approximately 30% of the museum’s collection) form the most delicate part of the museum’s collection which focuses on Eastern and Central European art from the 1960s to recent days. These unique objects need permanent and regular care. In the collection, we work with a wide range of contemporary artworks of which 75 pieces are video based.

ADDRESS

LUDWIG MUSEUM
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Palace of Arts
H-1095 Budapest
Komor Marcell 1.

Country: HUNGARY


 

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The associate partner of Ludwig Museum is C3 – Center for Culture & Communication