Digital Connoisseurship – Truth and the Multiple Lives of Art Objects?
Wed. April 1st, 2020, 5:00 pm-6:00 pm
Cleveland Museum of Art Gartner Auditorium, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH . 44106
THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED DUE TO CONCERNS ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS AND COVID-19.
This event is part of the 2020 Cleveland Humanities Festival: TRUTH.
People often talk about fakes and forgeries – they seldom ask if a painting or an object is as it should be, true to itself. Digital technologies in virtual and physical forms are now allowing this question to come into focus. They are changing our approach to the preservation and conservation of the material evidence of the past. These ideas will be discussed by Adam Lowe, founder of the multi-disciplinary workshop Factum Arte in Madrid, built around a team of artists, technicians and conservators dedicated to digital mediation. The work of Factum Arte is internationally renowned for setting new standards in digital documentation that are redefining the relationship between originality and authenticity.
This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Art History and Art, UTech, Kelvin Smith Library, the Department of Physics, Case Center for Imagery Research, Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and Cleveland Museum of Art.