Cataloguing Works of Art in Urban Spaces, of an Extremely Ephemeral, Performative Nature and/or Using Organic Materials

  • Laura Luque Rodrigo Historical Heritage, University of Jaén, 23009, Spain; Co-Coordinator of the GE-IIC Urban and Public Art Group
  • Carmen Moral Ruiz Department of painting, University of Sevilla, 41003, Spain; GE-IIC Urban and Public Art Group member
Keywords: cataloguing, city, ephemeral art, relational art, urban art

Abstract

Over the last few years, various research projects presented by institutions in different countries have made significant progress in developing a cataloguing card and protocol for urban art and muralism and even, in some cases, for graffiti (the differences between the three will be explained in the text). As such, essential research has been carried out in this regard thanks to the CAPUS International Project, the GE-IIC Urban and Public Art Group of Spain, the INDIGO research project of Vienna, Austria, the project directed by Professor Adris Díaz that catalogues artworks from the Monterrey Callegenera Festival, or the project “Pintado en la Pared. Estudio de la Pintura sobre muro en la Provincia de Jaén en los siglos XX y XXI” (Painted on the Wall. A study of Wall Painting in the Province of Jaén in the XX and XXI centuries”). However, there are still important issues that deserve further consideration that will be discussed later in this paper, such as, for example, the cataloguing of a type of art that occurs in urban spaces but that is not related to murals, which is the most common form of urban art. These pieces of art usually have a very short lifespan. For this reason, this paper proposes the modification of the urban art cataloguing card based on different experiences in which certain shortcomings have been identified.

Author Biographies

Laura Luque Rodrigo, Historical Heritage, University of Jaén, 23009, Spain; Co-Coordinator of the GE-IIC Urban and Public Art Group

Luque Rodrigo, Laura (°1986) is a professor and researcher at the University of Jaén (Spain). She holds a PhD in Art History, has worked on institutional art inventories, participated in and directed various projects related to contemporary art, and has published numerous articles in scientific journals, exhibition catalogues and books. She has participated in dozens of international congresses, did a research stay at the Pontificia Università Gregoriana in Rome and a teaching stay at the University of Siena; she received an entrepreneurship award. She is a member of the scientific committee of several journals, is a member of the research group Arquitecto Vandelvira (HUM 573), and is co-coordinator of the Urban and Public Art Group of the Ge-iic. She has also coordinated some thirty dissemination activities. Her lines of research move between urban art; art and gender; and art and education. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2651-6948.

Carmen Moral Ruiz, Department of painting, University of Sevilla, 41003, Spain; GE-IIC Urban and Public Art Group member

Moral Ruiz, Carmen (°1986) is a professor at the University of Seville and a restorer of cultural heritage. Her studies began at the University of Granada in Technical Architecture (2004-2008), then at the Complutense University of Madrid with a degree in Fine Arts (2008-2012), and later she completed her Master’s and PhD degrees from the University of Granada between 2012 and 2019. Subsequently, she has worked in relation to the documentation of architectural heritage in several projects. Her relationship with urban and public art stems from her affiliation with the GE-IIC group of the same name, with which she has collaborated since 2020. https://www.linkedin.com/in/carmenmoralruiz.

Published
2023-05-10
How to Cite
Rodrigo, L., & Ruiz, C. (2023). Cataloguing Works of Art in Urban Spaces, of an Extremely Ephemeral, Performative Nature and/or Using Organic Materials. Document | Archive | Disseminate Graffiti-Scapes, 157 - 174. https://doi.org/10.48619/indigo.v0i0.707