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Conference: "After the West. Revisiting the challenges of contemporary art and its museums in a new global context"

Published on 1 June, 2015

13-14 June, Moderna Museet, Stockholm.

Welcome to an international conference where museum directors, curators and researchers from different parts of the world discuss some of the important aspects of the challenges for contemporary art museums today.

Among the participants are:

  • Adriano Pedrosa, Director of Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand
  • Peter Osborne, Professor in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London
  • Zdenka Badovinac, Director of the Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of exhibitions and programs at the Serpentine Gallery, London
  • Akram Zaatari, artist based in Beirut and currently showing his exhibition Unfolding in Moderna Museet.

In 1969 and in 1970, UNESCOs museographic journal Museum organized an exchange between eight leading museum directors, curators and museologists in Europe at the time. The discussions where published as a joint essay under the title Problems of the Museum of Contemporary art in the West.

This conference at Moderna Museet is a free standing continuation of that discussion, with today’s museums and problems on the agenda. In collaboration with Södertörn University. Thank you to Iaspis.

Time, memory and representation is funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond.

Invited speakers and participants

Georges Adéagbo, Artist, Cotonou and Hamburg

Zdenka Badovinac, Director of Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana

Daniel Birnbaum, Director of Moderna Museet

Simon Denny, Artist, Berlin

Stefan Jonsson, Professor of Ethnic Studies, Linköping Uni., writer and critic

Stephan Köhler, Curator, Hamburg

Fredrik Liew, Curator, Moderna Museet

Trond Lundemo, Associate Professor of Film Studies, Stockholm University

Sirous Namazi, Artist, Stockholm

Ann-Sofi Noring, Co-Director of Moderna Museet

Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co-Director of Exhibitions and Programs, Serpentine Gallery

Peter Osborne, Professor of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston Uni. London

Adriano Pedrosa, Director of Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand

Hans Ruin, Professor of philosophy, Södertörn University

Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback Professor of Philosophy, Södertörn University

Kim West, Independent writer and Phd student, Södertörn university

Akram Zaatari, Artist, Beirut

Programme:

13 June at 5–7 pm in the Cinema at Moderna Museet

  • Introduction and welcome address by Hans Ruin and Daniel Birnbaum
  • Short presentation of La Naissance de Stockholm, with Georges Adéagbo and Stephan Köhler
  • Panel discussion around the theme The Museum of Contemporary Art after the West: New Geographies / New Economies. Participants: Zdenka Badovinac, Ann-Sofi Noring, Hans Ulrich Obrist and Adriano Pedrosa. The panel starts with short presentations by the panelists, followed by a discussion moderated by Ann-Sofi Noring

 

14 June at 11am–4pm in the Cinema at Moderna Museet

  • Short welcome address by Hans Ruin and Daniel Birnbaum
  • Conceptualism and political art in a global perspective. Panel discussion with Peter Osborne, Sirous Namazi, Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback and Stefan Jonsson. The panel starts with prepared short presentations by the panelists. Moderated by Hans Ruin and Daniel Birnbaum
  • Archives in Motion: new technologies and new temporalities in contemporary art institutions. Panel discussion with Akram Zaatari, Simon Denny and Trond Lundemo. The panel starts with prepared short presentations by the panelists, followed by a discussion moderated by Kim West
  • Visualizing futures for the institutions of contemporary art. Open discussion with the participation of Daniel Birnbaum and Adriano Pedrosa, moderated by Fredrik Liew

 

More information available here.

Welcome to an international conference where museum directors, curators and researchers from different parts of the world discuss some of the important aspects of the challenges for contemporary art museums today.
Among the participants are: Adriano Pedrosa, Director of Museo de Arte de Sao Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, Peter Osborne, Professor in Modern European Philosophy at Kingston University, London, Zdenka Badovinac, Director of the Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of exhibitions and programs at the Serpentine Gallery, London, Akram Zaatari, artist based in Beirut and currently showing his exhibition Unfolding in Moderna Museet.
In 1969 and in 1970, UNESCOs museographic journal Museum organized an exchange between eight leading museum directors, curators and museologists in Europe at the time. The discussions where published as a joint essay under the title Problems of the Museum of Contemporary art in the West. This conference at Moderna Museet is a free standing continuation of that discussion, with today’s museums and problems on the agenda.
In collaboration with Södertörn University. Thank you to Iaspis. Time, memory and representation is funded by Riksbankens jubileumsfond
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