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Keeping it Live: Conserving Performance at Tate

10 March 2020
5:00pm - 6:00pm
UNSW Galleries
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Join UNSW Art & Design Research Forum and UNSW Galleries for a lecture by UK based conservator, Louise Lawson. This lecture will focus on the documentation and conservation of performance artworks at Tate, exploring the notion of “liveness” within an artwork in an institutional context. Lawson will examine the challenges that performance and choreographic artworks can present within conservation as they enter, live and evolve within a collection. 

As approaches to time based media conservation shifts it is important to embrace unknown outcomes and to accept artworks that exist outside of established categorisation and processes. Lawson will highlight the current work within the time-based media conservation team at Tate and how their conservation process has become living and evolving in response to the artform and the challenges it presents.

The keynote is part of the UNSW Art & Design Research Forum, 'Precarious Movements: Choreography and the Museum'. This program brings artists, researchers and institutions into dialogue about best-practice to support both the choreographer and the museum and to sustain momentum in theory and practice around dance and the visual arts.

WHEN: TUESDAY 10 MARCH 2020
WHERE: UNSW GALLERIES
ADDRESS: CNR OF OXFORD ST & GREENS RD, PADDINGTON NSW 2021

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Image: Lee Mingwei, Our Labyrinth (2015). Performance. Exhibition view: 11th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai Power Station of Art (12 November–2 March 2017). Courtesy Power Station of Art.