Transformations in Polish art after 1989: Contemporary Valuation In Visual Art. The Future of Art? Cover Image

Transformacje w sztuce polskiej po 1989: Współczesne wartościowanie sztuk wizualnych. Przyszłość sztuki?
Transformations in Polish art after 1989: Contemporary Valuation In Visual Art. The Future of Art?

Author(s): Iwona Szmelter
Subject(s): Fine Arts / Performing Arts
Published by: Akademia Sztuk Pięknych w Gdańsku
Keywords: values of cultural heritage; visual art and value; value system of visual art; new understanding of the cultural heritage in the twenty-first century

Summary/Abstract: The modern understanding of the values of cultural heritage has a wide scope. It extends from natural heritage, through culture (including the value of tangible and intangible heritage as well as digital heritage). The purpose of this article is to present the system of values for modern and contemporary visual art and the current state of conservation-restoration theory concerning this valuation, with regard to its contemporary setting in terms of changes in the way we evaluate artwork. This includes the historical conditions, the relationship with philosophical and behavioural concepts and also the socio-economic role of such objects of heritage. This dissertation refers to changes in attitudes over time to the care of heritage and the influence of the classic theory of conservation of the eighteenth century on the latest understanding of cultural heritage. Thus, the modern theory of conservation and restoration of cultural heritage is attempting to keep up with these changing trends and this involves many new and complex methodological issues, for example the RCE Dutch model. Among them is the basis of the author’s valuation of visual art legacy within the theory of the care of cultural heritage. Synergy is necessary at every stage of the research and the identification of the artwork. The process of collecting, care and conservation of modern and contemporary art begins with the recognition of its values, which includes identifying the values of each individual object which should be properly defined at the outset1.1 This paper is based on the SMART Values Project by the Joint Programming Innitiative- Cultural Heritage-EU, for more, see

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 31-44
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: Polish