Contemporary Art

Haute Heritage is primarily dedicated to the conservation and study of contemporary art. Since the period of modernism, artists have freed themselves from the use of traditional materials and normative productive processes, making the preservation and conservation of contemporary art a delicate matter. The studio has pertinent experience in the field and performs thorough examinations, integrating technical and historical studies prior to any treatment. Each treatment step is comprehensively documented to provide a tool for monitoring and managing the artwork.

Kamila M. Korbela initiated and implemented the conservation of Doug Wheeler’s ‘Light Encasement’ at the Stuttgart State Gallery in 2010. The light emission of the four neon tubes needed to be approximated to their initial state and the neon sign transformer needed to be replaced after it had imploded in 2008.