Aura: Authenticity, Experience, and Art

47TH ANNUAL CLEVELAND SYMPOSIUM

CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY

AND THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART,

CLEVELAND, OHIO

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!