The Art Collectors refer us to an excellent piece from the SFMOMA blog concerning the conservation of Barry McGee’s untitled instillation. Acquired by SFMOMA in conjunction , the piece has been reinstalled twice. In a few weeks, it will be rehung for The Anniversary Show (running December 19 to January 16, 2009). Ahead of the show, Appolonia Morrill discussed the challenges of McGee’s work with Director of Conservation and Collections Jill Sterrett.
It’s an informative interview, not just for those interested in McGee but for all tackling concerns with conserving contemporary art. Above is an image of the installation from 2004.