2008-10 Düsseldorf conference: Media Art in North Rhine-Westphalia

Posted on Thu, 10/30/2008 - 10:25

Media Art in North Rhine-Westphalia: Collections, Conservation, Presentation

Date: October 23, 2008

Place: imai - inter media art institute in the NRW-Forum, Ehrenhof 2, Düsseldorf


Some of the most significant German collections of Media Art are located in North Rhine-Westphalia. They include fundamental art works that date back to the beginnings of Media Art in the Sixties as well as important contemporary works. How could these collections be conserved in the long term and made accessible? The imai – inter media art institute organises a conference about the conservation and ‘restage’ of media-based installations in cooperation with the Land Nordrhein-Westfalen and the Städtetag Nordrhein-Westfalen.


Curators, art historians and conservators are faced with a rapid technological obsolescence, with the expiration of the data media and a lack of clear criteria for conservation and presentation of Media Art. The imai - inter media art institute deals with these problems intensely in the frame of its research project Materialisations of Fleetingness. At the end of the first year of research, it is time to publish the interim results of CASE STUDIES evaluated in this context and, at the same time, to put them up for discussion.


The conference intends to give political and institutional decision makers an insight into conservation problems of Media Art and to offer instruments to the expert public for handling this art form. Thanks to participation of lecturers from Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands, the conference makes not only a regional-wide networking possible but also a professional exchange on the international level.

To see the conference programme please visit our website.

Registration until October 12 2008 with a short note to:
Darija Simunovic, symposium@imaionline.de

Please note that the conference will be held in German.

Registration fees: 30€ / students: 20€

The registration fees are to be paid on the day of the conference at the registration desk.


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dismounted CRT from the installation In Situ by Gary Hill, imai, Düsseldorf 2007