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Monday, May 16 • 10:30am - 11:00am
(Paintings) The life of modern painted walls: ethics, emergencies, and the future

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Ethics: For decades, graffiti has been accepted as a form of artistic expression by reviewers, museums, and in the marketplace. The graffiti community has very specific ethics about art that appears in public. The response of the conservation community to graffiti must take into consideration how this code affects the life of a street work. Our efforts to preserve and treat graffiti “pieces”, “tags”, “throw-ups”, “wildstyles”, or “blockbusters” must include sensitivity not only to the materials, but also to the culture and politics of graffiti art. Emergencies: What happens when a wall comes down? Case studies of treatments of graffiti works and painted walls at the Wynwood walls, the Miami Marine Stadium, New York's East Village, and public and private collections including material and community solutions. The Future: As outdoor murals and the walls they are painted on degrade, re-creations of the works are planned. This part of the session will focus on conservation involvement with these projects and will set forward standards for the ethical re-creation of public works.

Speakers
avatar for Rustin Levenson

Rustin Levenson

Conservation Director, ArtCareMiami
B.A. Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA Diploma in Paintings Conservation, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA Rustin has worked on the painting conservation staff of the Fogg Museum (1969-1973), the Canadian Conservation Institute (1973-1974); The National Gallery of Canada (1974-1977); and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (1977-1980). Since 1980 she has been President of Rustin Levenson Art Conservation Associates, with studios in New York, NY and... Read More →
avatar for Veronica Romero-Gianoli

Veronica Romero-Gianoli

Senior Conservator, ArtCare NYC and Miami, A Rustin Levenson Company
Veronica is a Senior Conservator at ArtCare Miami since 2004. With a BFA from the University of The Arts, Pennsylvania, Veronica received her conservation training at Lorenzo d'Medici in Florence, Italy. Veronica has a special expertise in treating Contemporary, Latin American, and European paintings. In 2010, she was a volunteer participant for The Smithsonian Haiti Cultural Recovery Project to rescue, recover, and help restore Haitian... Read More →
avatar for Oliver Watkiss

Oliver Watkiss

Senior Conservator, ArtCare NYC and Miami, A Rustin Levenson Company
Oliver was the principal conservator and director at Lydeway Conservation LTD. in the United Kingdom. Prior to this, he worked at Internation Fine Art Conservation Studios (IFACS) for 10 years culminating in a thesis comparing lining adhesives in varied climates. In 2011, Oliver recieved Proffesional Accreditation of Conservator-restorers (PACR). Oliver has been working with Rustin Levenson at ArtCare in Miami for the past since 2013. Oliver's... Read More →


Monday May 16, 2016 10:30am - 11:00am
Room 710 A


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