Maintenance through re-construction

Re-construction means replaying and re-constructing according to the original, which is the right work of art; in this case, it is a hand-made project of the artist. It is the starting point for creating the proper object or installation according to the guidelines precisely defined by the artist.
The object created in this way is also subject to security and preservation procedures. In this case, conservation consists of taking care of the proper appearance of the work, and thus, in line with the artist’s assumptions. The reconstruction of the original structure can take place many times. The essence is the artistic idea, the concept. The material dimension has secondary importance. However, the way it functions is important because it embodies this concept.

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