POSTER EXHIBITION AND 'SNAP-SHOTS'
The international symposium Contemporary Art: Who Cares? aimed to provide a platform for exchange of information about relevant initiatives and projects. Participants were invited to present the latest in conservation of contemporary art and to share new research, new treatments, new methodology or theory regarding conservation of contemporary art in the form of poster presentations. Young professionals and students were encouraged to send in contributions about their final thesis, research projects, or treatments on contemporary artworks.
The reaction to the call for posters was overwhelming and the poster committee had a difficult time making a selection. Ultimately fifty-five posters were chosen to be put on display over the three-day period. Creators of the posters were able to make use of a handy PowerPoint format created by the symposium designer Ariënne Boelens. The poster exhibition was thus not only interesting to read but also attractive to look at. Abstracts of all fifty-five posters were collected in a the Poster Summaries booklet that was given out with the symposium pack.
After lunch on day one, a special presentation of 20 posters was given in the form of ‘snap-shot’. Presenters had a maximum of five minutes and five slides to present their research. The snap-shot session was led by Agnes Brokerhof, senior researcher at ICN. Anges did a wonderful job in time-keeping and entertaining the audience with references to the World Cup football competition that was taking place in the same week at the symposium.
Download PDF version of the poster booklet:
The poster committee (PoC) was made up of:
Lydia Beerkens, SBMK / SRAL
Agnes Brokerhof, Alberto de Tagle and Thea van Oosten, ICN
Tom Learner, Getty Conservation Insitute
Maartje Swinkels, Akina Art Projects (poster registration)
Angeniet Boeve, ICN (organisation posters)