- 美学 (ISSN:05200962)
- vol.64, no.2, pp.73-84, 2013-12-31 (Released:2017-05-22)
This paper aims to reconsider Theory of Restoration of Cesare Brandi (1963) for restoration of contemporary arts. In his Theory of Restoration, Brandi defines restoration as an intervention to a physical entity of art for the purpose of transmitting the unity of aesthetic value and historical value to the future. However, in case the artists are still alive and reject permanency of their works of art or complex, brand-new materials and anti-materials such as installation art intervenes, the act of restoration seems to have difficulty in esteem in a Brandi's theory. As a matter of fact, Theory of Restoration is known for resolving a problem of preservation and restoration of art from ancient to modern period. Its actuality in the field of contemporary art is now to be discussed. Does Brandi's theory show any possibility or limit for the intervention of contemporary arts?