Art in Practice: Mette Carlsen, Conservator at Judd Foundation
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 6:30pm
Free and Open to the Public
Art in Practice is a lecture series that provides insight into the professional art world. Representing diverse career paths and locales, prominent members of the creative community share their successes and challenges, shedding light on what it means to be a professional in the multifaceted field of contemporary art.
Art in Practice presents Mette Carlsen, Conservator at the Judd Foundation, who will discuss the preservation and maintenance of artist Donald Judd’s living and working spaces, libraries, and archives in New York and Marfa, Texas. Carlsen recently completed a three-year restoration of Judd’s New York City building at 101 Spring Street, which allows visitors to now experience the artist’s home and studio as it was when Judd lived and worked there.
Mette Carlsen is a sculpture conservator specializing in the conservation of modern and contemporary Art. She has a BA and an MA in Conservation and Restoration Science from the Danish Royal Academy of Art. Carlsen currently works at the Judd Foundation in Marfa, Texas and New York, where she preserves and maintains Donald Judd’s living and working spaces, plus his vast collection of art, furniture, and artifacts. Prior to joining the Judd Foundation in 2011, Carlsen was the Senior Sculpture Conservator at the Tate in London.