Outdoor polyester sculpture in transit: Joep van Lieshout’s Mobile Home for Kröller-Müller

S. Stigter, L. Beerkens, H.L. Schellen, S. Kuperholc

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Abstract

The nature and condition of the largescale glass fibre reinforced polyester resin outdoor sculpture by Dutch artist Joep van Lieshout: Mobile Home for Kröller-Müller (1995) is challenging traditional conservation ethics. Chemists, physicists, art historians, conservators specialised in different fields, interns and students have extensively researched and evaluated its condition. The artist was interviewed about the idea, meaning, function, aesthetics and behaviour of the artwork. In order to find suitable products for securing the conservation of polyester outdoor sculptures, mock-ups were made to test conservation materials. The resulting knowledge was used to explore active and preventative conservation measures. This resulted in decisions that push the boundaries of conservation ethics and a realistic proposal for conservation in cooperation with the artist’s company Atelier van Lieshout.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICOM Committee for Conservation 15th Triennial Meeting New Delhi, Preprints Vol. I, September 22-26, 2008
Place of PublicationNew Delhi
PublisherAllied Publishers Pvt Ltd
Pages237-243
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Eventconference; ICOM Committee for Conservation 15th Triennial Meeting New Delhi; 2008-09-22; 2008-09-26 -
Duration: 22 Sep 200826 Sep 2008

Conference

Conferenceconference; ICOM Committee for Conservation 15th Triennial Meeting New Delhi; 2008-09-22; 2008-09-26
Period22/09/0826/09/08
OtherICOM Committee for Conservation 15th Triennial Meeting New Delhi

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