Ether Body: Materiality and Transcendence

Louise Cone, Birgitte Anderberg, Claus Carstensen

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Abstrakt

Abstract
Ether Body, 1986, by the artist Claus Carstensen (b.1957, Denmark), is an important work in the contemporary collection of the National Gallery of Denmark, Statens Museum for Kunst. It consists of oil and dispersion paint, asphalt lacquer, urine, twigs, soft polyurethane ether foam and industrial grease on canvas. After only 33 years at the museum, the foam had reached a critical state of degradation: what once was blue, white and pink had changed color to dark orange and greenish-brown, was crumbling badly and detaching from the painting. A radical and ambitious conservation project was thus undertaken within the gallery, in an open studio, where the artist, conservator and curator worked together, not only to replace the degraded foam, but to re-start the degradation process.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelTranscending Boundaries: Integrated Approaches to Conservation : ICOM-CC 19th Triennial Conference Preprints, Beijing, 17–21 May 2021,
RedaktørerJ. Bridgland
Antal sider7
UdgivelsesstedParis
ForlagICOM-CC
Publikationsdato2021
Artikelnummer4397
ISBN (Trykt)978-2-491997-14-4
StatusUdgivet - 2021
BegivenhedICOM-CC Triennial Conference 2021 Beijing
: MODERN MATERIALS AND CONTEMPORARY ART Ether Body: Materiality and transcendence
- Beijing, Kina
Varighed: 17 maj 202121 maj 2021
Konferencens nummer: 19th

Konference

KonferenceICOM-CC Triennial Conference 2021 Beijing
Nummer19th
Land/OmrådeKina
ByBeijing
Periode17/05/202121/05/2021

Emneord

  • Conservation, PUR ether foam, ephemeral art, artistic intent

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