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The Art of Faking It: the Science of Forgery in Art

Science Gallery Dublin
Event organized by Science Gallery Dublin

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For as long as there have been artists, there have been forgers; not just fraudsters but masters of deception. For every related scandal there is a criminal at the centre who not only produces a convincing fake, but who also understands how to corrupt the very systems of attributions and authenticity relied on by the art market. Featuring Dominic Milmo-Penny, art historian and dealer and an expert in the field, we will explore how science combats the forger and the contextualisation of the fake with a capital F.

This event is part of THE MANIFESTATION OF THE MISREPRESENTED, a four-part evening series where we uncover the art of deception and fraud in our everyday lives. From art and science to the spoken word and the news we read each day, ‘the fake narrative’ permeates every element of the modern culture.

Each week we will be joined by an expert who will explore the value of authenticity, the rise of junk news, and ask whether, in a globalised economy, counterfeit products can ever be as good as the genuine article.