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Thursday, May 30 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
(Discussion Session) Moving Responsibilities: The Care of Performance-Based Sculpture

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The panel will explore issues related to collecting, exhibiting, and conserving performance-based artworks, using the work of the internationally acclaimed artist duo Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla as a set of case studies. The Indianapolis Museum of Art was selected to present the work of the Puerto Rico-based artist collaborative Allora & Calzadilla at the U.S. Pavilion for the 2011 Venice Biennale. This panel will provide a rare opportunity for AIC’s members to hear presentations and discussions from the commissioning curator, the principal performer of the work Body in Flight (Delta), and a conservator who has worked on another work by the duo in MoMA’s collection, Stop, Repair, Prepare. Body in Flight (Delta) will be performed at the AIC Opening Reception.

Lisa Freiman, IMA senior curator and chair of the Department of Contemporary Art, will discuss her role and experiences commissioning the artwork, Body in Flight (Delta). She will also briefly discuss the conservation efforts underway to represent the work over the long term.

Sadie Wilhelmi, performance artist/dancer, will discuss her role in working with the choreographer to create the performance and then discuss the way in which the performance has been translated and documented to allow for other, less experienced performers to complete.

Speakers
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Richard McCoy

Principal, Richard McCoy & Associates
I'm a conservation and historic preservation consultant in the state of Indiana, educator, writer, researcher, guy who loves his family.
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Glenn Wharton

Clinical Associate Professor, Museum Studies / New York University
Glenn Wharton is a Clinical Associate Professor in Museum Studies at New York University. From 2007-2013 he served as Media Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, where he established the time-based media conservation program for video, performance, and software-based collections. In 2006 he founded the non-profit organization Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA). Glenn received his Ph.D. in Conservation from the Institute of... Read More →


Thursday May 30, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott White River Ballroom G-I 10 S West St Indianapolis, IN 46204

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