Nov 19th 2020

Fernando Domínguez Rubio: Still Life

@ University of Chicago Press


Opening Thursday, November 19th, from 3:30PM - 4:30PM

On view through Thursday, November 19th

Fernando Domínguez Rubio will be joined in conversation with Pepe Karmel, Shannon Mattern, and Jennifer Lena to discuss his recently published book, Still Life, on Thu, Nov 19th at 4:30 PM ET/ 3:30 PM CT.

How do you keep the cracks in Starry Night from spreading? How do you prevent artworks made of hugs or candies from disappearing? How do you render a fading photograph eternal—or should you attempt it at all? These are some of the questions that conservators, curators, registrars, and exhibition designers dealing with contemporary art face on a daily basis. In Still Life, Fernando Domínguez Rubio delves into one of the most important museums of the world, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, to explore the day-to-day dilemmas that museum workers face when the immortal artworks that we see in the exhibition room reveal themselves to be slowly unfolding disasters.

Join us for a kaleidoscopic conversation between these scholars and thinkers as they consider, from many perspectives, the complex world churning behind the scenes of museums and the politics of art conservation and curation.

This event is free and open to the public! For more information and to register, please follow this link –

We look forward to seeing you at what is sure to be an important and fascinating discussion for artists, curators, conservators, historians, and museum professionals and museum goers alike next Thursday, November 19th at 4:30 PM ET/ 3:30 PM CT.

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