Aura: Authenticity, Experience, and Art
47TH ANNUAL CLEVELAND SYMPOSIUM
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY
AND THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART,
FRIDAY, November 12, 2021
Please save the date for the 2021 Annual Cleveland Symposium Aura: Authenticity, Experience, and Art, one of the longest-running annual art history graduate symposia in the United States. Speakers will discuss topics such as the inherent aura of a physical art object, the developments in connoisseurship utilizing digital technologies, and the destruction, looting, and defacing of art objects. Papers will address questions such as: How can art function beyond its aesthetics? How can lost or forgotten objects be uncovered along with their narratives and perspectives? What is the future of object study in an increasingly digitized field?
The symposium will be an all-day event held on the 12th of November, 2021 in the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Recital Hall. This highly successful symposium remains free and open to the public thanks to the generous support of Nancy and Joseph Keithley, Friends of Art, and the Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies.
WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Adam Lowe, Factum Arte and the Factum Foundation
Adam Lowe founded Factum Arte in 2001. Factum Arte is a Madrid based team of artists, technicians, and conservators dedicated to digital mediation. Their projects include the production of contemporary artworks and the creation of facsimiles as an approach to preservation. The work of Factum Arte is internationally celebrated for setting new standards in digital documentation that are redefining the relationship between originality and authenticity. Creating a bridge between technology and craft is at the heart of Factum Arte’s mission. In 2009, Lowe founded the non-profit organization Factum Foundation for Digital Technology in Conservation, which “develops tools and skills which help professionals, scholars, and local communities in documenting, monitoring, studying, recreating, and disseminating the world’s cultural heritage.” Together, these two organizations develop, implement, and share technologies that are changing our approach to the preservation and conservation of the material evidence of the past. (For more information, visit www.factumfoundation.org and www.factum-arte.com)
We hope to see you there for a day of thought-provoking scholarship!