Ether Body: Materiality and Transendence

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
Publikationsdato15 nov. 2019
StatusAfsendt - 15 nov. 2019
BegivenhedÆterlegeme. Materialitet og transcendens - Statens Museum for Kunst, København
Varighed: 13 mar. 2019 → …

Seminar

SeminarÆterlegeme. Materialitet og transcendens
LokationStatens Museum for Kunst
ByKøbenhavn
Periode13/03/2019 → …

Emneord

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

Citationsformater

Cone, L., Anderberg, B., & Carstensen, C. (2019). Ether Body: Materiality and Transendence. Afhandling præsenteret på Æterlegeme. Materialitet og transcendens, København, .