Transformation Digital Art 2018 - Symposium on Digital Art Preservation

Posted on Tue, 02/13/2018 - 14:22


LIMA, Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Date and time


International Symposium on the Preservation of Born-Digital / Software-Based Art
MARCH 22 & 23 at LIMA, Amsterdam

The constant development and flux of technologies creates a unique opportunity for artists to experiment, play and create, but also presents a challenge for those charged with the responsibility of ensuring future presentations of these works. The preservation of and future access to born-digital art is as challenging as it is important. How to act on change? How to take control of future presentations?

 In the context of the new LIMA project Art Host, the symposium ‘Transformation Digital Art 2018’ will take place at LIMA in Amsterdam. International participants from an array of professional backgrounds will ask what strategies can be developed in order to take artworks of an inherently digital, performative and processual nature into the future. Speakers will share best practices, research and cases studies concerning both artist-led and institutional strategies geared towards the future presentation of born-digital and software based art.

We are pleased to announce the following names of artists, conservators, researchers and curators who will contribute to the symposium: Karen Archey (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Josephine Bosma, Ives Bernard (IMAL), Serena Cangigio (SUPSI), Louise Cone (National Gallery of Denmark), Annet Dekker (University of Amsterdam), Harm van den Dorpel (Artist), Constant Dullaart (Artist), Patrícia Falcão (Tate Modern), Paulien ‘t Hoen (SBMK), Aurora Loerakker (Van Abbemuseum), Geert Lovink (INC), Aymeric Mansoux (Artist), Rachel Somers Miles (LIMA), Arthur van Mourik (Centraal Museum), Geert Mul (Artist), Martine Neddam (Artist), Marcel Ras (NDE), Joost Rekveld (Artist), Margit Rosen or Morgane Stricot (ZKM), Sylvia van Schaik (RCE), Mila van der Weide (LIMA), and Gaby Wijers (LIMA).

DAY 1: Thursday, March 22, 10:00 - 18:30
DAY 2: Friday, March 23, 10:00 - 17:00
The preliminary timetable/programme is now available on LIMA’s site here.
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we update the programme with contributor information, presentation blurbs & bios.

The symposium will take place at LIMA in Amsterdam.
Arie Biemondstraat 111, 1054 PD Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Registration for the symposium is now open!
Tickets are available here:

Tickets are €28,- (incl. VAT) per symposium day, per person, and includes lunch.
Please note tickets for DAY 1 & DAY 2 need to be purchased separately.
You will also be prompted to make a choice between two different DAY 2 options which reflects the different afternoon sessions you can attend.

Stay Up to Date
Stay tuned over the coming weeks as we update the programme with contributor information, presentation blurbs & bios. Keep an eye on our website and attend the event on Facebook to stay up to date.

The symposium is supported by Creative Industries Fund NL.