Conservation

The art and science of preserving cultural heritage around the world.

When Art Is Alive, How Do You Conserve It?
The Theater of Disappearance, Adrián Villar Rojas, 2017. Installation view, the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles. Courtesy the artist, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York / Paris / London; kurimanzutto, Mexico City/ New York and The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA. Photo: Studio Michel Zabé

When Art Is Alive, How Do You Conserve It?

From exploding sardine cans to rotting vegetables, living matter raises ethical and pragmatic questions for museums.