Projet EVA: L’Objet de l’Internet, 2017

MAPS2020 | 13–14 FEBRUARY 2020 | LUDWIG MUSEUM, BUDAPEST

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THE DEAD WEB – THE END
« Will the Internet end soon? »

The Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates the Media Art Preservation project in 2020 with a two-day MAPS 2020 conference on 13–14 February 2020. Continuing the work revolved around the conversation and the preservation of media art, started in 2015, involving international conservators, art historians and experts.

Among contemporary art practices some are linked to technological developments and which have been designated, with varying degrees of indistinction, as “media art”, “new media art” or “digital art”.

With an exhibition called “The Dead Web – The End” foregrounds Canadian, Swiss and Hungarian artists whose practices can be situated in media art will start a conservation about the obsolescence of the internet. The project and the exhibition is referred to the possibility of a collapse of the World Wide Web.

THE DEAD WEB – THE END

The conference-related exhibition at Ludwig Museum
24 JANUARY – 26 APRIL 2020
«Will the Internet end soon?»

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It all began in May 2015, when an article on lemonde.fr spoke of the possibility of a collapse of the World Wide Web. Although this event is largely hypothetical, several articles have been written on the subject in response to a scientific symposium that the Royal Society organized around the Internet Capacity Crunch.

In a context where the network could collapse even before the end of its “adultescence” – in 2023, the Web as we know it will barely be more than 25 years old – we can try to picture the fall of the Web and the after-world that would ensue: Empty server carcasses and a sea of electronic junk? A digital oblivion on all screens? A digital desert to drift in? Machines imitating the Web? A handcrafted Internet? Rumours and testimony about what was the Internet? A desperate search for a disappeared connection?

In the wake of these reflections, the artistic proposals that echo these considerations have here been gathered. Though the exhibition was initially composed of Québec artists, Hungarian artists were subsequently added to it for the occasion ‑ from a call for proposals, as well as from the Ludwig Museum’s Collection, and of early web-based artworks from the C3 Center for Culture & Communication Foundation archives; in addition to artworks by Swiss artists which were part of The Dead Web exhibition at the last edition of the Mapping Festival. This approach thus provides a particular perspective in which to build and unpack our idea of the Web, and, at the same time, its absence.

Curators: Nathalie Bachand, Kónya Béla Tamás

Artists: Julien BOILY, BORI Bálint, BEÖTHY Balázs, CSONTÓ Lajos, Romain & Simon de DIESBACH, EIKE, FORGÁCS Péter, GERHES Gábor, KOMORÓCZKY Tamás, Frédérique LALIBERTÉ, NAGY Kriszta, NÉMETH Hajnal, PÁL Zsuzsanna Rebeka, Roman ONDAK, Projet EVA (Etienne GRENIER & Simon LAROCHE), Dominique SIROIS & Baron Lanteigne, Société Réaliste, SUGÁR János, SZARKA Péter, SZEGEDY-MASZÁK Zoltán, Julie TREMBLE, Lukas TRUNIGER & Nicola L. HEIN, VÁRNAI Gyula, VÁRNAGY Tibor, ZICS Brigitta

Exhibition coproduced by:
Molior, C³ Center for Culture & Communication Foundation

Supported by:
EMMI, MÜPA, Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the gouvernement du Québec, ProHelvetia, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Les offices jeunesse internationaux du Québec, Goethe-Institut, Samsung

SPEAKERS

International keynote speakers are invited to hold lectures on the preservation of media art. They are prestigious academic experts and conservation professionals researching sustainable preservation. With international experts from the Brooklyn Museum (New York), Victoria and Albert Museum (London), National Trust (London), M+ (Hong Kong), LIMA Amsterdam, or conservators and professors from the York University (Toronto), the MAPS 2020 conference concentrates on the practical side of the topic, while a related exhibition entitled The Dead Web - The End tries to open up further questions regarding the conservation of media art.

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Keynote: Wolfgang ERNST

Professor for Media Theories

Humboldt Universität, Berlin (D)

Nathalie BACHAND

writer / independent curator

Molior, Montreal (CA)

Dušan BAROK

RESEARCHER, FELLOW/FOUNDING EDITOR

University of Amsterdam, Monoskop.org (NL)

Anita BECKERS

CEO

Anita Beckers Gallery, Düsseldorf (DE)

Marion CRICK

HEAD OF COLLECTION MANAGEMENT

Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK)

Annet DEKKER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Archival and Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands (NL)

Flaminia FORTUNATO

Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Media Conservation

Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (USA)

Béla Tamás KÓNYA

HEAD OF COLLECTION CARE AND CONSERVATION DEPARTMENT, PROJECT MANAGER OF MAPS2020

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (HU)

Susan LORD

DIRECTOR OF VULNERABLE MEDIA LAB

Queen’s University, Kingston (CA)

Janine MARCHESSAULT

PROFESSOR/PROJECT DIRECTOR

SSHRC Partnership Archive/Counter-Archive York Research Chair in Media Arts and Social Engagement York University, Toronto (CA)

Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁS

CURATOR

ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (DE)

Miklós PETERNÁK

PROFESSOR, HEAD OF INTERMEDIA DEPARTMENT, DIRECTOR

Hungarian University of Fine Arts, C3 – Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest (HU)

Joanna PHILLIPS

DIRECTOR

Restaurierungszentrum, Düsseldorf (DE)

Zsuzsanna SZEGEDY-MASZÁK

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT, CURATOR

Budapest Gallery, Budapest (HU)

Sean SNYDER

ARTIST

Berlin (DE)

Catherine TROIANO

CURATOR

National Trust, London (UK)

Miloš VOJTĚCHOVSKÝ

CURATOR

Vasulka Kitchen Brno (CZ)

Tamás WALICZKY

MEDIA ARTIST, PROFESSOR

School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong (HK)

Aga WIELOCHA

CONSERVATOR

M+ Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong (HK)

Gaby WIJERS

DIRECTOR

LIMA, Amsterdam (NL)

Brigitta ZICS

ARTIST, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Knowledge Lab, University College, London (UK)

Chiara ZUANNI

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN DIGITAL HUMANITIES

University of Graz, (AT)

SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

 

REGISTRATION

WHERE: Ticket Office, Info Desk
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art 


8.30 MORNING COFFEE
WHERE: Auditorium, 1st floor


9.30 WELCOME SPEECH
dr. Julia FABÉNYI director, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest
WHERE: Auditorium, 1st floor

 

SESSION 1
INTEGRATION OF DIGITAL CONTENTS IN MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020
WHERE:
 Auditorium, 1st floor


10.00 –  Nathalie BACHAND Writer/Independent curator Molior, Montreal (CA)
What We Talk About When We Talk About the End of the Internet
What we talk about when we talk about the end of the Internet, notably when that which is talking are artworks? read more

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10.30  – Annet DEKKER Assistant Professor, Archival and Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands (NL)
Breathing Life into the Living Dead
Can internet art be made to last in a sustainable way? read more

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11.00 –  Anita Beckers CEO, Anita Beckers Gallery, Düsseldorf (DE)
Selling Time-Based Art and Resulting Obligations
The focus of my contribution is on gallery adaptability with artistic examples and on the idea that new media should not be separated from traditional media, but they can be seen as a network that supports each other. read more

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11.30  DEBATE
Integration of digital contents in museum collections
Moderated by Dušan BAROK Researcher, Fellow / Founding Editor, University of Amsterdam, Monoskop.org (NL)

 

12.00– LUNCH 
WHERE: 
Library, 2nd Floor

 

SESSION 2
CHANGING PROCESSES, VARIABLE COLLECTION FORMS

WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020
WHERE:
 Auditorium, 1st floor


13.00 – Gaby WIJERS Director, LIMA, Amsterdam (NL)
ArtHost
The ArtHost project investigates how to deal with contemporary artworks that depend on dynamic digital technology, in particular web-based artworks (net art). read more

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13.30 – Dušan BAROK Researcher, Fellow / Founding Editor, University of Amsterdam, Monoskop.org (NL)
The Research Catalogue: Art Preservation as Publishing
In recent years, art preservation initiatives have begun adopting the medium of research catalogue to support their mission. read more

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14.00 – Miloš Vojtěchovský Curator, Vasulka Kitchen Brno (CZ)
The Vasulka’s Dreams about the Second Life
One of the most important shifts in the recent development of digital world has been the move from the Web to semi-closed platforms, that use the net merely for transport, but not the browser for public display. read more

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14.30 – DEBATE
Changing processes, variable collection forms
Moderated by Aga WIELOCHA Conservator, M3 Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong (HK)

 

15.00 – COFFEE BREAK 
WHERE: 
Auditorium, 1st floor

 

SESSION 3
DIGITAL STRATEGY: COLLECTION, SOCIAL MEDIA, PRESERVATION AND DATABASE SYSTEMS

WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020
WHERE:
 Auditorium, 1st floor


15.30 –  Catherine TROIANO Curator, National Trust, London (UK)
Socially Networked Culture: Institutions, Images and Interactions
Over the last decade, social media has emerged within mainstream aspects of cultural institutional activity. Online platforms have been adopted by institutional marketing teams, exploring social media as a route to direct communication with broader, global audiences. read more

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16.00 – Chiara ZUANNI  Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities, University of Graz (AT)
Collecting in the Digital Age: Contemporary Heritage in the Museum
This paper will explore the challenges in curating born-digital objects as part of rapid-response, social, scientific, history, and art and design museum collections. read more

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16.30 –Joanna PHILLIPS Director, Restaurierungszentrum, Düsseldorf (DE)
Introducing Conservation Standards to the Care of Web-based Artworks
This talk investigates the special needs of web-based artworks in a collection context and demonstrates how established conservation ethics and practice guidelines can serve to inform the development of new practices and methodologies in the care of web art. read more

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17.00 – DEBATE
Digital Strategy: collection, social media, preservation and database systems
Moderated by Marion CRICK Head of Collections Management, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK)

 

EXHIBITION OPENING

WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2020
WHERE: Exhibition hall, 2nd Floor
18.00 – TAMÁS WALICZKY, IMAGINARY CAMERAS

The Ludwig Museum continues its practice of presenting the Hungarian exhibition of the Venice Biennale to the public in Budapest. read more

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Friday, February 14, 2020

 

REGISTRATION
WHERE: 
Ticket Office, Info Desk
Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art 


9.00 – MORNING COFFEE
WHERE: 
Auditorium, 1st floor

 

SESSION 4
REAL AND/OR VIRTUAL COLLECTIONS

WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2020
WHERE:
 Auditorium, 1st floor


10.00 – Tamás WALICZKY Media Artist, Professor, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong (HK)
As A New Media Artist, How Has my Attitude towards the Use of the Internet Changed since 1999?
I created several Net art pieces between 2001 and 2002. These artworks were realised to be distributed via the Internet. read more

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10.30 – Zsuzsanna SZEGEDY-MASZÁK Head of Department, Curator, Budapest Gallery, Budapest (HU)
Digital Materialism: Tamás Waliczky’s Imaginary Cameras
In some cases, the obsolescence of software that was once in use makes it harder to present some of the works by new media artist Tamás Waliczky in their original, interactive form in an exhibition setting. read more

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11.00 – Aga WIELOCHA Conservator, M3 Museum of Visual Culture in Hong Kong (HK)
A Fat, Juicy File of Web Art: Net Art in the Museum and New Ways of Collecting
In 2016, Hong Kong’s M+ Museum acquired the entire body of work, past and future, of Seoul-based internet art duo Young Hae-Chang Heavy Industries (YHCHI). read more

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11.30 – Sean SNYDER Artist, Berlin (DE)
Calculated Chance: Detecting Archives
In my artistic practice I look back as a way to look forward and vice versa. read more

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12.00 – DEBATE
Real and/or virtual collections
Moderated by Anita Beckers CEO, Anita Beckers Gallery, Düsseldorf (DE)

 

12.30 – LUNCH
WHERE: 
Library, 2nd Floor

 

SESSION 5
MUSEUM COLLECTIONS IN THE 21ST CENTURY

WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2020
WHERE:
 Auditorium, 1st floor


13.30 –Marion CRICK Head of Collections Management, Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK)
Can We Collect This?  Creating a governance environment that supports digital collections
In 1968, MOMA made the first museum acquisition of a digitally produced artwork. read more

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14.00 – Flaminia FORTUNATO Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Media Conservation, Brooklyn Museum and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York (USA)
Acquisition of Media Works in Museum Collections Today
The acquisition of media works in museum collection is a crucial moment in the life-cycle of an artwork, its display and preservation. read more

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14.30 – Susan LORD Director of Vulnerable Media Lab, Queen’s University, Kingston (CA)
Contiguous Internets: Making and Preserving Net Art without the Net
Each generation of media artists broadly defined builds their practice through a repertoire: conversations across borders and generations deepen with each new work; processes of remediation, archive fevers, and “practices of the self” develop nuance. read more

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15.00 – DEBATE 
Museum collections in the 21st century
Moderated by Annet DEKKER Assistant Professor, Archival and Information Studies at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands (NL)

 

15:30 – COFFEE BREAK
WHERE: 
Auditorium, 1st floor

 

SESSION 6
CHANGING RESEARCHERS AND SERVICE NEEDS

WHEN: Friday, February 14, 2020
WHERE:
 Auditorium, 1st floor


16.00 –  Miklós PETERNÁK Professor, Head of Intermedia Department, Director, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, C3 – Center for Culture & Communication, Budapest (HU)
Guest speaker: Brigitta Zics Artist, Associate Professor at the Knowledge Lab, University College, London
Long Live The Dead Web?
In November 24, 2019 Tim Berners-Lee published in the New York Times an opinion article entitled: I Invented the World Wide Web. Here’s How We Can Fix It. read more 

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16.30 Lívia NOLASCO-RÓZSÁSCurator, ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (DE)
Revival of Clashes in Representation and Materiality 
Past exhibitions, even if they draw the attention of today’s audience, are barely accessible due to the general insufficiency of hitherto used documentation methods. read more

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17.00 Béla Tamás KÓNYA  Head of Collection Care and Conservation Department, Project Manager of MAPS 2020, Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest (HU)
The Variable Strategy of the Twenty-First Century Museum
This talk explores the impact of the changing technological and social processes of the twenty-first century on the operation and strategies of museums. read more

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17.30 – DEBATE
Changing researchers and service needs
Moderated by Catherine TROIANO Curator, National Trust, London (UK)

 

TICKETS

 

Early bird tickets available until 12 February 2020
25 EUR | 8 000 HUF
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Full pass available from 13 February 2020
36 EUR | 12 000 HUF

Student pass available to current and accepted students, PhD doctoral students and teachers of all grade levels with valid student ID card. To apply a student discount to your order you need to select full-price ticket then click on the “basket” button. In the basket select the “MAPS Student Pass” from the drop-down menu. The system automatically applies the discount to your ticket.
12 EUR | 4000 HUF
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You can buy a ticket and apply for the MAPS2020 conference online and at the ticket office of Ludwig Museum. You will pay in the local currency (HUF). The displayed amount (in €) is indicative and based on the exchange rate at the time of booking. Your online tickets will be sent by e-mail. Please print them and bring them to the event. Please note that registration is limited to 100 participants.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CONFERENCE PASS?

1. Two-day access to MAPS2020 conference (13-14 February 2020)
2. Snack during the lunch break
3. Online access to all keynote presentations
4. Free access to the exhibitions of Ludwig Museum Budapest

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LUDWIG MUSEUM – MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, BUDAPEST

Ludwig Museum was established in 1989 as a state institution, through the initiative of Peter and Irene Ludwig. The permanent collection contains valuable pieces from significant artists such as: Harun Farocki, Antoni Muntadas, Waliczky Tamás, Bódy Gábor, Sean Snyder, Wood & Harrison and many others.

Contemporary photographs, prints and time based media (approximately 30% of the museum’s collection) form the most delicate part of the museum’s collection which focuses on Eastern and Central European art from the 1960s to recent days. These unique objects need permanent and regular care. In the collection, we work with a wide range of contemporary artworks of which 75 pieces are media based.

With its exhibitions and exciting programmes and events, the museum makes every effort to render contemporary art available and accessible to the widest possible public embracing the youngest generations as well as the elder ones, and also to deepen and to help understand the exciting visual culture of today. The museum is a major cultural attraction in Budapest and with its activities it takes a leading role in shaping the city’s 21st century image.

CONTACT

  • DIRECTOR: Dr. Júlia FABÉNYI
  • PROJECT MANAGER OF MAPS: Béla Tamás KÓNYA
  • PROJECT ASSISTANT OF MAPS: Fruzsina FEIGL
  • DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION: Zsuzsanna FEHÉR
  • CULTURAL MANAGER: Nóra DEMŐK