|Contemporary Art: Authenticity & Replicas by S Kavda|
Abstract: This poster uses case studies of conceptual art to introduce notions of authenticity and replicas in eastern and western cultural contexts. It points out the need to alter conservation approaches towards contemporary artworks, as they contradict some aspects of conservation ethics. The aim is to highlight that it may not be unethical to replicate contemporary works of art when materiality is not its central value.
Target: Professional art conservators, especially contemporary art conservators.