Jason Rhoades, SLOTO, The secret life of the onion, 2002 | collectie Van Abbemuseum
SBMK day 2008
Thursday 19 June 2008
The inconvenient truth, Threats in every phase of a contemporary work of art
SBMK Days are intended for all colleagues and aspiring fellow colleagues who have a professional interest in the maintenance and preservation of contemporary art. The days aim to discuss current and past projects, and the prevailing needs in the field. The 2008 SBMK day in the Van Abbemuseum was entitled The inconvenient truth, Threats to each of the stages in the life of a contemporary work of art.
Keynote speaker on this occasion was Christian Scheidemann, conservator and director of Contemporary Conservation Ltd. New York. He presented an array of projects in which he worked closely with world-famous artists.
In the afternoon the participants worked together in small groups with the Balans model (see Balans Study Group) and discussed the artworks that they themselves chose to bring to the discussion:
Jason Rhoades, SLOTO, The secret life of the onion, 2002 | collection Van Abbemuseum
Tino Sehgal, This is exchange, 2003 | collection Van Abbemuseum
Richard Serra, Untitled, 1966 | collection Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
David Bade, In het atelier, 2005 | collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Bruce Naumann, Rotating glass walls, 1970 | collection Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen