UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

The challenges of documenting Francisco Tropa’s oeuvre : variability and interartworks relationships

Marcal, H; Nogueira, A; (2015) The challenges of documenting Francisco Tropa’s oeuvre : variability and interartworks relationships. Revista de História da Arte , 2015 (4) pp. 65-76. Green open access

[thumbnail of ANogueiraHMArcal.pdf]
Preview
Text
ANogueiraHMArcal.pdf - Published Version

Download (101kB) | Preview

Abstract

As part of the “Documentation of Contemporary Art” research project, several installations by Francisco Tropa (b. 1968, Lisbon) were studied. These installations were, at first, part of three different projects initiated by the artist, and later become autonomous and dispersed into several different collections. This paper addresses the documentation process of these installations, regarding both its challenges and the applied preservation methodologies. Tropa’s works are meant to change as part of a living process, creating different trajectories. According to the artist, artworks from the same project establish tangible and intangible relationships among them. The documentation process of such a variable and interconnected œuvre presented unpredictable challenges, which ultimately acted as a catalyst to analyze the documentation process itself. As a result of this analysis, new theoretical frameworks are proposed and the role of the conservator is reflected upon regarding the ways it affects the preservation of variable and interconnected artworks.

Type: Article
Title: The challenges of documenting Francisco Tropa’s oeuvre : variability and interartworks relationships
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://revistaharte.fcsh.unl.pt/rhaw4/RHAw4.pdf
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Francisco Tropa , Documentation , Performance-based Artworks , Performativity
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of History of Art
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10088972
Downloads since deposit
23Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item