This course was taught at the Museum of Contemporary Art, University of Sao Paolo.
This five-day course is designed for students and professionals who are interested in the theory and practice of conserving contemporary art. Installation, media, and performance works will serve as case studies to analyze conservation concerns of contemporary art in the museum context. Students will learn about conservation processes as they assess challenges posed by acquiring, documenting, exhibiting, and conserving complex contemporary artworks in the museum. Examining these concerns will engage various contemporary debates around loss, authorship, intentionality, and authenticity. The course will include a combination of lectures, discussions, gallery visits, and an artist interview.