We are pleased to invite you to the conference “DIAGNOSTIC AND RESTORATION OF CONTEMPORARY ARTWORKS. WHICH MEANS TO USE?” Organized by Art – Test Firenze in collaboration with the Institute for Art and Restoration Palazzo Spinelli.
At CONTEMPORANEAMENTE 2014, a project that combines art, design, craft and contemporary culture, produced by Associazione Via Maggio (and already at the fourth edition), a meeting will be held to explore the importance of scientific analyzes for restoration and for authentication, in particular of the contemporary artworks .
The event will be coordinated by Emanuela Massa, restorer, diagnostician and co-founder of Art-Test Firenze who will introduce the currently available scientific methods, invasive and noninvasive. Several case studies will be discussed, resolved and not, and the need for a multidisciplinary approach will be illustrated.
The specific issues regarding restoration matters will be presented by the restorer of Angela Matteuzzi, of Atelier Restauri, Florence .
It will therefore be an ideal opportunity for those interested in the themes of restoration and authentication in contemporary art !
Among the cases presented there will be the example of the painting acquired by Peggy Guggenheim in the seventies as the work of Fernand Léger and of which the authenticity, critics, historians and art experts have debated for nearly forty years; the investigations with the technique of C14 were decisive. It has been established beyond doubt that it is a fake made in 1959, i.e. four years after the death of the painter (two links on the news : http://www.livescience.com/43178-nuclear-bomb-forged-painting.html, http://www.ilrestodelcarlino.it/ferrara/cultura/2014/02/07/1022121-fisici-falso-quadro-leger-test-atomici.shtml))
We have reached similar conclusion for a painting presented as Udalsova, which presented the use of pigments that are not compatible .
A case waiting for final confirmation will be also presented: a presumed Modigliani on which Art-Test Firenze in collaboration with S.T.Art -Test presented a study last May in The Hague, for the occasion of the 2014 Congress of the Foundation for Art Authentication (AIA Foundation) .
(see : http://www.authenticationinart.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/convegnoOlanda_AAA.pdf)
Scientifically “Nihil Obstat” for it to be a Modigliani. To who the last word ?
Please join us lunedì 15 dicembre h.16 at the Istituto per l’Arte e il Restauro, Palazzo Ridolfi, via Maggio 13, Firenze.