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Over the past 2 years, Tate’s approach to the conservation of performance-based artworks has been evolving, propelled by the increasing presence of performance-based artworks in Tate’s collection and Tate’s participation in various related research projects. Tate’s current approach is informed by views from performance studies around the relationsh...
This paper will consider the challenges a conservator faces within a contemporary art environment, using Tate as a case study. Tate’s collections, and in particular the artworks currently being collected and displayed at Tate Modern, will provide the context. The paper will give a broad outline of conservation at Tate and take a closer look at the...
The paper crosses the boundaries between different genres, drawing on key material and emphasising the philosophical challenges around decision-making and values in relation to replication and replicas. In 1968, Philip K. Dick wrote the book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which became the inspiration for the 1982 film Bladerunner. The book is...