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Situated knowledges and materiality in the conservation of performance art

Marcal, H; (2021) Situated knowledges and materiality in the conservation of performance art. Art Matters: International Journal for Technical Art History Green open access

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Abstract

In which ways is conservation expanding to allow for an ethical care of performance artworks? This article draws on feminist epistemologies – primarily Donna Haraway’s ‘situated knowledges’ – to develop a critical enquiry on the politics and ethics in the conservation of performance artworks. Beginning by rehearsing those feminist perspectives in the context of the conservation of contemporary art, through the exploration of the activist performance artwork Música Negativa (Negative Music), created by the Portuguese artist E.M. de Melo e Castro in 1965, the article then looks at the situated knowledges that are part of the process of mapping the material history of performance art.

Type: Article
Title: Situated knowledges and materiality in the conservation of performance art
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.amjournal.org/special-issue-1
Language: English
Additional information: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC) License
UCL classification: UCL
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/10130039
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