The First Crack:
Conservation and Value in Contemporary Art

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

8:30. Registration
9:30. Welcome

9:40. The New Role of the Conservator

10:20. Modern Art and Patina: Negotiating     Expectations in Conservation Treatments

11:00. Coffee break

11:30. Inherent Vice: A Curatorial Case Study 

12:10. Material, Process and Transformation 

1:15. Lunch break
2:15. When Contemporary Art Works
2:55. The Art Market Today
3:35. The Rights and Obligations of the Artist and the Collector
4:15. Coffee break 

The Artist's Estate: Maintaining the Integrity of the Work

6:30 - 8.00. Reception 





Jeff Nesin, Provost, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York

Christian Scheidemann, Conservator and Principal, Contemporary Conservation Ltd., New York

Dana Cranmer, Conservator and Principal, Cranmer Art Group, New York

Ingrid Schaffner, Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Matthew Barney, Artist, in conversation with Christian Scheidemann 

Reinhard Bek, Conservator and Partner, bek&frohnert LLC, New York

Renée Vara, Art Advisor and Appraiser, Director of Vara Art, New York

John Cahill, Art Lawyer, Cahill Partners LLP, New York

John Hogan (Sol LeWitt Estate)
Debbie Taylor (Al Taylor Estate)
Ted Bonin (Alexander and Bonin Gallery; executor of estates of Ree Morton and
Paul Thek) 
Martha Buskirk, Professor of Art History and Criticism at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly, MA.