Dear INCCA Community,
We would like to invite you to join us at the upcoming INCCA Talk: Challenges in Conservation of Contemporary Art Works in India, this Thursday 20th April 2023 at Delhi 4pm/Amsterdam 12.30pm/London 11.30am/Gweru 12.30pm/Seoul 7.30pm/Mexico City 4.30am/LA 3.30am.
With the availability and use of a wide variety of modern materials for an artist, the conservation of contemporary artwork becomes challenging. While an artist encompasses deeper meanings and thought processes in their work, the durability of the art work might face threats due to the inherent properties of the materials used or the way it’s been constructed. The value of the art, for an artist, might be in the thought process and not exactly in the materials used.
A conservator, on the other hand, has to decide how to preserve harmony between an artist's original thought process and its product. We have to come up with suitable treatment methods for maintaining the structural and aesthetic integrity of the artist's expression.
Our speakers, Subrata Sen and Merrin Anil, work with the INTACH Conservation Institute as Senior and Center Coordinators. They both have extensive experience in the field from Europe and India. Subrata predominantly works with 3D objects, especially contemporary art works, including sculptures, paintings, installations, etc., while Merrin is involved with the conservation of 3D objects and paintings.
We hope to see you there!
INCCA Steering Committee