The Challenges of Conservation. The group exhibition fundamentally explores questions related to collecting, exhibiting, and preserving computer-based art works and sheds light on the work revolving around digital art conservation.
How can digital data be secured in the long term if one's new laptop is already obsolete the moment it leaves the store? This phenomenon also causes difficulties in art: What happens to net art once the internet environment for which it was conceived has changed? Should artworks which were once developed for the PC be shown on an iPad?
The exhibition Digital Art Works. The Challenges of Conservation fundamentally explores questions related to collecting, exhibiting, and preserving computer-based art works and sheds light on the work revolving around digital art conservation.
The exhibition Digital Art Works, shown at the House of electronic Arts Basel, is the result of the research project digital art conservation in which six institutions took part since 2010. Initiated by the ZKM | Karlsruhe, the project had the desire to extend the collected experiences of the upper-rhine region in the fields of media arts on a regional basis, to exchange knowledge, to network and, on that basis, to provide an input to the international discussion.
The exhibition was designed by the ZKM for the completion of the project in 2012. Shown are, by means of the ten case studies from the project, important problems form the every day conservations practice in the fields of digital arts and made accessible for a broader public as well as experts.
After the ZKM | Karlsruhe, the Espace Multimédia Gantner in Bourogne and the CEAAC in Strasbourg, the House of electronic Arts Basel is the last station of the exhibition.
Image: Marc Lee, TV Bot 1.0 / TV Bot 2.0, 2004 / 2010, Software
Herbert W. Franke, Hervé Graumann, Jodi, Marc Lee, Nicolas Moulin, Michael Naimark, Nam June Paik, Samuel Rousseau, Antoine Schmitt, Jeffrey Shaw
Curated by Bernhard Serexhe, Chiara Marchini Camia, Arnaud Obermann.
Further informations on the project digital art conservation http://www02.zkm.de/digitalartconservation/
Dominique Spirgi +41 61 3315840 firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening reception on January 17 2013, 7 pm
House of Electronic Arts Basel
Oslostrasse 10 Basel / Münchenstein
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 1p.m. – 5p.m.