Christine Frohnert
Since 2007
Works in New York, New York United States of America

BIO
Christine Frohnert completed her training as paintings and sculpture conservator in Germany in 1993 and consequently joined the conservation department of the Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany. She held the position of the Chief Conservator from 2000-2005. She holds a graduate degree in the Conservation of Modern Materials and Media from the Conservation Program of the University of Arts, Berne, Switzerland (2003). From 2002-2005 she was the deputy head of the modern art section of the German Conservators' Association, VDR, and was a co-organizer of the symposium 'From Setback to Success' on the conservation of modern and contemporary art, held at Museum Ludwig in 2004. In October 2005, she joined the Cranmer Art Group in New York City as a conservator of contemporary art. In 2010 she started to provide consulting services to the Whitney Museum of American Art on the conservation of their media collection. She lectures and publishes in the field of conservation of contemporary art internationally with a strong research interest in the conservation of installation art created in the 1960’s by the artist/engineer collaborations such as E.A.T (Experiments in Art and Technology). Christine Frohnert was the chair (2008-2012) of the Electronic Media Group at the American Institute for Conservation and initiated the conference series 'TechFocus', to specifically provide education based on each electronic media category. She also serves on the board of the New York Regional Association for Conservation (NYRAC) and Independent Media Arts Preservation (IMAP). In May 2012 Christine Frohnert and her business partner Reinhard Bek founded Bek & Frohnert LLC, Conservation of Contemporary Art, providing consulting and conservation services with a focus on technology-based art. Christine Frohnert was named the inaugural Judith Praska Distinguished Visiting Professor teaching a seminar course as at the IFA, entitled Art with a Plug –The Conservation of Artworks containing Motion, Sound, Light, Moving Images and Interactivity.
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EVENT

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT Symposium & Workshop "TechFocus III: Caring for Software-based Art"


Dates:
Fri Sep 25, 2015 00:00 - Sat Sep 26, 2015

PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENT Symposium & Workshop "TechFocus III: Caring for Software-based Art", Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Sept. 25-26, 2015

Speakers & instructors: Helen Bailey, Brian Castriota, Annet Dekker, Deena Engel, Dragan Espenschied, Patricia Falcao, Ben Fino-Radin, Martina Haidvogl, Mark Hellar, Agathe Jarczyk, Mona Jimenez, Jürg Lehni, Kate Lewis, Mia Matthias, Christiane Paul, Joanna Phillips, Jiwon Shin, Caroline Slason, Siebren Versteeg, Glenn Wharton

Check out the complete program here: http://bit.ly/TechFocus3_program

Save your spot and register now for this two-day symposium and workshop (late registration fee after August 20): http://www.conservation-us.org/TechFocus3

DESCRIPTION
Software-based artworks have been gradually entering collections over the past three decades. However, the preservation of works created in this medium has proved challenging for collection caretakers due to its relative scarcity and perceived complexity. Designed to educate collection professionals of all disciplines, this two-day workshop and symposium will bridge this knowledge gap and present some of the challenges, risks, and the state of current practice in the care of software-based artworks, with contributions from conservators, curators, art historians, archivists, artists, and computer scientists.
Topics will include the history of software-based art and its underlying technology, code analysis, documentation methods, risk assessment, storage and access, and strategies for long-term preservation. Four practical exercises will introduce participants to the concepts of coding, version control as a preservation tool, disk imaging and emulation.
It is hoped that the program will raise awareness and advance the development of standards and best practice in the care and conservation of this new genre of contemporary art. The workshop will also provide a forum for professionals to gather and debate these emerging preservation strategies on an international level.
The workshop is made possible by the generous support of the Foundation of the American Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (FAIC), the National Endowment of the Arts and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Regular Registration Fee: $180 AIC members; $250 non-AIC members; students $80 (must send proof of student status to courses@conservation-us.org)
AFTER August 20, 2015 – Late Registration Fee: $200 AIC members; $300 non-AIC members; students $100 (must send proof of student status to courses@conservation-us.org)


EVENT

TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art


Dates:
Fri Apr 27, 2012 09:00 - Sat Apr 28, 2012

TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art
April 27-28, 2012
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Non-AIC members: $250; AIC members: $200; Students $100

Please follow this link to register online: www.conservation-us.org/techfocus2
(Students who are not AIC members must pay by check and enclose a copy of student ID)
Note: Participants must register in advance. On-site registration will not be available.

The Electronic Media Group of the American Institute for Conservation and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) are pleased to announce an important new two-day workshop: TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art.

Projected motion picture film and slides are in a state of crisis. Far more quickly than anyone could have anticipated, these technologies will soon reach obsolescence. Options for duplication and preservation are narrowing rapidly. Our collective familiarity and technical understanding of this material is fading. Yet artists continue to create vital works using film and slides, and older works by significant artists are being shown in museums with increasing frequency.

TechFocus II is designed to educate conservators, curators and other art professionals about the technology of film and slide-based artworks, and to recommend best practices for their acquisition, preservation and display. As part of this instruction, the workshop includes a unique “School of Seeing”: actual films and slides are projected as examples of different production processes, so that participants can gain an accurate understanding of the principles under consideration. Moreover, this workshop will provide a forum for international professionals to gather and debate strategies for collective action in the face of disappearing film stocks, obsolete equipment, and declining expertise.

The TechFocus workshop series is being organized by the AIC Electronic Media Group to provide detailed technical education in the preservation of media art. Launched on the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking TechArcheology symposium, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2000, TechFocus offers in-depth instruction in a broad range of media. Each workshop, hosted by a different institution, is dedicated to one specific media-art technology. A systematic lecture program, delivered by international experts, introduces workshop participants to the technology behind these artworks, and offers real-world guidelines for their preservation.

TechFocus II Planning Committee: Jeff Martin, Christine Frohnert, Joanna Phillips, Eric Pourchot with Susan Lake, Sarah Stauderman, and Gwynne Ryan.

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EVENT

Registration is open for TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art


Dates:
Fri Apr 27, 2012 09:00 - Sat Apr 28, 2012

TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art
April 27-28, 2012
Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Non-AIC members: $250; AIC members: $200; Students $100

For program details and to register online please follow this link: www.conservation-us.org/techfocus2
(Students who are not AIC members must pay by check and enclose a copy of student ID)
Note: Participants must register in advance. On-site registration will not be available.

The Electronic Media Group of the American Institute for Conservation and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) are pleased to announce an important new two-day workshop: TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art.

Projected motion picture film and slides are in a state of crisis. Far more quickly than anyone could have anticipated, these technologies will soon reach obsolescence. Options for duplication and preservation are narrowing rapidly. Our collective familiarity and technical understanding of this material is fading. Yet artists continue to create vital works using film and slides, and older works by significant artists are being shown in museums with increasing frequency.

TechFocus II is designed to educate conservators, curators and other art professionals about the technology of film and slide-based artworks, and to recommend best practices for their acquisition, preservation and display. As part of this instruction, the workshop includes a unique “School of Seeing”: actual films and slides are projected as examples of different production processes, so that participants can gain an accurate understanding of the principles under consideration. Moreover, this workshop will provide a forum for international professionals to gather and debate strategies for collective action in the face of disappearing film stocks, obsolete equipment, and declining expertise.

The TechFocus workshop series is being organized by the AIC Electronic Media Group to provide detailed technical education in the preservation of media art. Launched on the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking TechArcheology symposium, held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2000, TechFocus offers in-depth instruction in a broad range of media. Each workshop, hosted by a different institution, is dedicated to one specific media-art technology. A systematic lecture program, delivered by international experts, introduces workshop participants to the technology behind these artworks, and offers real-world guidelines for their preservation.

TechFocus II Planning Committee: Jeff Martin, Christine Frohnert, Joanna Phillips, Eric Pourchot with Susan Lake, Sarah Stauderman, and Gwynne Ryan.

Like us on Facebook http://on.fb.me/yWBVD2

and follow us on Twitter www.twitter.com/techfocus2


EVENT

SAVE THE DATE:TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art, April 27-28, 2012


Dates:
Fri Apr 27, 2012 09:30 - Sat Apr 28, 2012

Location:
Washington, District of Columbia
United States of America

SAVE THE DATE: April 27–28, 2012

TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
The Electronic Media Group of the American Institute for Conservation, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC) are pleased to announce an important new two-day workshop: TechFocus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art.

Projected motion picture film and slides are in a state of crisis. Far more quickly than anyone could have anticipated, these technologies will soon reach obsolescence. Options for duplication and preservation are narrowing rapidly. Our collective familiarity and technical understanding of this material is fading. Yet artists continue to create vital works using film and slides, and earlier works by important artists are being shown in museums with increasing frequency.

TechFocus II is designed to educate conservators, curators and other art professionals about the technology of film and slide-based artworks, and to recommend best practices for acquisition, preservation and display. As part of this instruction, the workshop includes a unique “School of Seeing”: actual films and slides are projected as examples of different production processes, so that participants can gain an accurate understanding of the principles being discussed.

Moreover, this workshop will provide a forum for international professionals to gather and debate strategies for collective action in the face of disappearing film stocks, obsolete equipment, and declining expertise.

The TechFocus workshop series is being organized by the AIC Electronic Media Group to provide detailed technical education in the preservation of media art. Launched on the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking TechArcheology symposium that was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2000, TechFocus offers in-depth instruction in a broad range of media. Each workshop, hosted by a different institution, is dedicated to one specific media-art technology. A systematic lecture program, delivered by international experts, introduces workshop participants to the technology behind these artworks, and offers real-world guidelines for their preservation.

The workshop is being made possible by the generous support of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, FAIC, and the Smithsonian Institution Archives. TechFocus II Planning Committee: Jeff Martin, Christine Frohnert, Joanna Phillips, Eric Pourchot with Susan Lake, Sarah Stauderman, and Gwynne Ryan

Full program, fee details and registration will be made available on the AIC website soon: www.conservation-us.org/courses


OPPORTUNITY

Installation Art: Who Cares?


Deadline:
Thu Feb 24, 2011 00:00

The New York Regional Association for Conservation (NYRAC) and the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art - North America (INCCA-NA) cordially invite you to attend:
 
Installation Art: Who Cares?
Screening of a new film produced by the Inside Installations project in Europe
 
The film describes three case studies, at the instance of the work by the installations artists Olafur Eliasson, Bill Seaman and Tino Seghal. The film will be followed by a group discussion and reception.
 
The discussion will be chaired by INCCA-NA new Executive Director Lauren Shadford and Glenn Wharton.
 
The screening of the 20-minute film will commence at 6:00 pm and  refreshments will be available from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
 
 
Admissions:
General Admission at the door $15
Early Bird through PayPal  $10
IFA students admitted for free
All other students $ 7
Please click on the link below to register or RSVP. Registration will be closed by Thursday, February 24.
http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=9mviwodab&oeidk=a07e3axbuw48cd6dfb5
If you have any questions about the event or how to register, please contact us at: info@nyrac.org.
Thank you for your attention and response, and we look forward to seeing you at our next event.
Sincerely,
NYRAC board
info@nyrac.org