A Cross Disciplinary Conference on the Preservation and Study of Modern and Contemporary Art
January 25–26, 2008
Getty Center, Los Angeles
On January 25 and 26, 2008, the Getty Conservation Institute and the Getty Research Institute will present "The Object in Transition: A Cross Disciplinary Conference on the Preservation and Study of Modern and
Contemporary Art," a major conference at the Getty Center on the conservation of contemporary sculpture, painting, and mixed-media artworks, and the collaborative possibilities for conservators, art
historians, and curators working in these fields. This two-day event aims to foster increased dialogue among these fields, primarily via intensive professional dialogues on case studies and general panel discussions. A number of relevant art works are anticipated to be on display, enabling the audience to participate in the discussion of these works.
Topics include: the importance of an artwork's surface, dealing with process, the artist's voice and intent, the life and death of objects, and methods of improved collaboration. Artists whose work will be discussed include: Eve Hesse, Sol Le Wit, Roy Lichtenstein, Piet Mondrian, Bruce Nauman, Barnett Newman, David Novros, and James Turrell.
Confirmed speakers include Michelle Barger, Yves-Alain Bois, Jim Coddington, Jack Cowart, Brad Epley, Heather Galloway, IJsbrand Hummelen, Pip Laurensen, Tom Learner, Carol Mancusi-Ungaro, David Novros, Andrew Perchuk, Glenn Phillips, Ron Spronk, Jill Sterrett, Carol Stringari, Elisabeth Sussman, Nancy Troy, David Turnbull, Anne Wagner, and Julie Wolfe.
More information at the following link in the Getty Center website: conference 2008