As part of the “Global Museum” programme of the Federal Cultural Foundation, several German art museums have conducted a critical examination of their collections, and by extension, also the Western canon of modern art. As the MMK in Frankfurt, the Nationalgalerie in Berlin and the Kunstsammlung NRW in Düsseldorf conclude their projects, this conference takes stock of the progress achieved thus far: What consequences has “Global Museum” had for the institutions? How and to what extent are the projects the subject of public debate? Are the museums planning to shift their orientation in the long term and what challenges would arise from such a decision? How can museums build a lasting international network and what can they learn from artists?
The conference will be in English, with simultaneous translation into German.
Please register stating your name and address.
Admission is free.
September 30, 2019
7 - 8.30 p.m.: Keynote Lecture
October 1, 2019
10.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.: Conference
Monday 30 September 2019: KEYNOTE LECTURE
Udo Kittelmann, Director Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Hortensia Völckers, Artistic Director German Federal Cultural Foundation, Halle
Keynote Lecture: The Global Art Museum within the Exhibitory Iconomy
Terry Smith, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Contemporary Art History and Theory in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture at the University of Pittsburgh
Tuesday, 1 October 2019: CONFERENCE
10:30 am – 19:30 pm
Panel 1: Learning from Artists’ Networks
10.30 am – 01.00 pm
Public museums and artists’ networks differ in terms of organisation and working methods. What can museums learn from them if they want to establish and sustainably maintain their own transnational networks? What kinds of collaborations and alliances do artists engage in – historically and today? Can these processes be applied to museums and museum-like institutions?
Gabriele Knapstein, Head of Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Bill Kelley Jr., Assistant Professor of Latin American & Latino Art History, Department of Art and Art History, California State University Bakersfield
Matthias Mühling, Director of the Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus München, Munich
farid rakun, artist and researcher, ruangrupa, Jakarta
Moderation: Tirdad Zolghadr, Associate Curator KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin and Artistic Director Sommerakademie Paul Klee, Bern
Panel 2: Gauging Effects: »Global Museum« as Part of a Contemporary Focus on Transnational Networks
02.00 pm – 04.30 pm
»Global Museum« is a part of an international debate on the reorientation of art and its institutions with respect to transnationality, transculturality and diversity. What considerations does this kind of repositioning elicit? What do the academic community and visitors expect from these institutions?
Christian Kravagna, Professor for Postcolonial Studies, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna
Giulia Lamoni, FCT Researcher at the Art History Institute at Nova University, Lisbon
Julia Hagenberg, Head of Education, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Joaquín Barriendos Rodriguéz, Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Estéticas at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City
Moderation: Yvette Mutumba, Editor-in-Chief of Contemporary &, Berlin
Panel 3: Moving Forwards: What Do Museums Want? What Do They Need?
05.30p pm – 07.30 pm
How can museums implement change in concrete terms? What challenges might they face? What resources are necessary? What do changing social and political conditions mean for future museum work?
Susanne Gaensheimer, Director of the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf
Andreas Goergen, Head of Culture and Communication at the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin
Udo Kittelmann, Director of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Lars-Christian Koch, Director of Collections at the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin at the Humboldt Forum
Augustín Perez Rubio, Curator of the 11th Berlin Biennale
Hortensia Völckers, Artistic Director of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, Halle
Moderation: Bärbel Küster, Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Institute of Art History, University of Zurich
Concept and Coordination: Jenny Dirksen, Freelance Curator and Researcher, Berlin
Assistance: Irina Hiebert Grun, Assistant Curator Nationalgalerie - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
A conference by Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin in cooperation with the German Federal Cultural Foundation; with kind support by Freunde der Nationalgalerie e.V.