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Lecture: Unstable Futures: Conserving the Immaterial, 1960 to Today

February 24, 2020
6 pm
Kemper Art Museum

Artistic exploration into technology from the 1960s to today has challenged the field of conservation as technologies rapidly evolve and become obsolete. Reinhard Bek, conservator at Bek & Frohnert LLC, delves into the task of caring for and presenting kinetic artworks.

Image credit

Man Ray (American, 1890–1976), Objet indestructible (Indestructible object), 1965. Metronome, photograph, and paper clip, 40/100, 8 7/16 × 8 7/16 × 4 1/2 in. (21.4 × 21.4 × 11.4 cm). Published by Edition MAT / Galerie Der Spiegel, Cologne. Kern Collection, Großmaischeid, Germany. © Man Ray 2015 Trust / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris, 2020.

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