Theories and practices in the restoration of contemporary art
The evolution of a relatively new field of investigation through a precious collection of critical contributions
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The contemporary work of art, being new, should be “safe” and present fewer restoration problems than an antique, hence “old” one. This volume, through never published conference proceedings held at Castello di Rivoli in 1987 and in 2012, demonstrates quite the contrary, revealing the matters due to the inner fragility of a modern work of art. Maria Cristina Mundici, art historian, from 1985 to 1992 is head curator at Castello di Rivoli Museum of Contemporary Art. As indipendent curator she realized the solo exhibitions of Carol Rama and Mario Merz, and she is now following several cultural projects in Turin. Antonio Rava, architect and restorer, teaches Restoration at Accademia Albertina, DAMS and at the department of Architecture and Design of the Turin Polytechnic. From 1979, after the scholarship at the New York University, his research is focussed on the restoration of contemporary art.