The First Crack:
Conservation and Value in Contemporary Art

April 29, 2015
SVA Theatre
333 W. 23rd St, New York

8:30. Registration

9:30. Welcome
Jeff Nesin, Provost, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York

9:40. The New Role of the Conservator
Christian Scheidemann, Conservator and Principal, Contemporary Conservation Ltd., New York

10:20. Modern Art and Patina: Negotiating Expectations in Conservation Treatments
Dana Cranmer, Conservator and Principal, Cranmer Art Group, New York

11:00. Coffee break

11:30. Inherent Vice: A Curatorial Case Study
Ingrid Schaffner, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 

12:10. Material, Process and Transformation 
Matthew Barney, Artist, in live video conversation with Christian Scheidemann 

1:15. Lunch break

2:15. When Contemporary Art Works
Reinhard Bek, Conservator and Partner, bek&frohnert LLC,
New York

2:55. The Art Market Today
Renée Vara, Art Advisor and Appraiser, Director of Vara Art,
New York

3:35. The Rights and Obligations of the Artist and the Collector
John Cahill, Art LawyerCahill Partners LLP, New York

4:15. Coffee break 

The Artist's Estate: Maintaining the Integrity of the Work
John Hogan (Sol LeWitt Estate)
Debbie Taylor (Al Taylor Estate)
Ted Bonin (Alexander and Bonin Gallery;
represents the estates of Ree Morton and Paul Thek) 
Martha Buskirk, Professor of Art History and Criticism at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.

6:30 - 8.00. Reception