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Concrete Traffic - Workshop 2
Friday, October 18
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cochrane-Woods Art Center, Room 152
5540 South Greenwood Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Participants continued the discussions started at the first workshop concerning the meanings of concrete as an artistic material. With more research completed and new questions raised about how the sculpture was constructed, we aimed to make concrete decisions concerning the structural stabilization and conservation of the sculpture. We also considered new sites that have emerged as possible homes for the work.
Workshop Resources Linked Below
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Conservation Discussion I
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Siting Discussion lunch provided
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Conservation Discussion II
Visit the Material Matters website for detailed information on the history of Wolf Vostell's "Concrete Traffic", plans for future restoration at the University of Chicago, the project's Research Team, and additional project resources.
This workshop series was a component of Christine Mehring's (Department Chair and Associate Professor of Art History and the College) Material Matters project, funded by the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society, in partnership with the Richard and Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry.
- Concrete Traffic Workshop Schedule
- Introduction and The Making and Condition of Wolf Vostell's Concrete Traffic (Christine Mehring and Alice Kain, UChicago)
- Concrete Testing and Survey (John Lawler, WJE)
- Concrete Traffic Considerations for the Conservation (Christian Scheidemann, New York Conservator)