International Conference: Curating the Contemporary in the Art Museum
The conference fee is 450 DKK (60 EUR) for two days conference including lunch, coffee breaks and closing reception.
Register for the conference at: https://hum.nemtilmeld.dk/48/
For further inquiries, please contact: Kristian Handberg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1, Thursday March 12th. SMK – National Gallery of Denmark (Auditorium).
9.30: Coffee and registration
10.00-10.15: Welcome and introduction by Camilla Jalving on behalf of SMK and the organizers
10.15-11.00: Keynote lecture by Beatrice von Bismarck
11.00-11.15: Short break
11.15-12.30: Panel 1: National Galleries and the Contemporary • Sebastian Mühl: Moderna Galerija: The national gallery as a site of self-historicization • Stephanie Carwin: Modern to Contemporary (Tate Modern) • Jennifer Warren: A new Institution in the shell of the old? MACBA and so-called “New Institutionalism”
• Marianne Torp: Contemporary Commissions within SMK – The National Gallery of Denmark
13.30-14.15: Keynote lecture by Karen Archey: After Institutions: How should museums be?
14.15-14.30: Short break
14.30-15.30: Panel 2: Politics of Curating the Contemporary • Nicola Foster: Contemporary Curatorial Approaches: Re-staging Black models at the Musee d'Orsay (26 Mar 2019 – 21 Jul 2019) • Signe Meisner Christensen: Jorn, Art and Economy: Politics of the contemporary • Nanne Buurmann: Whitewashing/Freezeframing: documenta and the Musealization of the Contemporary
16.00-17.00: Panel 3: Institutional Cases • Tamar Mayer: Curating the Contemporary in Tel Aviv: between the Museum and the Gallery, • Annette Loeseke: The Politics of Contemporary Art Museums. Calouste Gulbenkian's Modern Collection in Lisbon • Sabrina de Turk: The Louvre Abu Dhabi: A Case Study in Contemporary Cultural Diplomacy
Day 2, Friday March 13th University of Copenhagen, South Campus, Room 22.0.11
10.15-11.00: Keynote lecture by Malene Vest Hansen
11.-11.15: Short break
11.15-12.30: Panel 4: Curating the Contemporary in the Postwar Era • Kristina Kratz-Kessemeier: Kronprinzenpalais, Novembergruppe, and Bauhaus. How the Weimar Republic Art Policy Paved the Way for the Contemporary Art Museum after 1945 • Maria Bremer: Whose Arte contemporanea? The Galleria Nazionale in Rome in the Post-War Time • Pella Myrstener: What was “the Contemporary” in “the Art Museum”? Studying the archives in Stockholm and Gothenburg 1945-1969 • Kristian Handberg: SMK and Louisiana: Museums and international exhibitions 1942-1968
13.30-14.10: Keynote Lecture by Kim West
14.10-14.40: Panel 5: Sixties Experiments • Tominga O’Donnell: Harald Szeemann and Ole Henrik Moe – the curatorial evolution of ‘Our World of Things – Objects’ (1970) • Katarina Macleod: Curating the contrary • Laura E. Dudley: Palle Nielsen’s The Model - A Model for a Qualitative Society
15.00-15.45: Keynote lecture by Jonas Ekeberg
15.45-16.15: Concluding remarks
16.15-17.00: Closing reception
Malene Vest Hansen (Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen), Kristian Handberg (Postdoc, University of Copenhagen) and Camilla Jalving (Deputy Director of Collections, Research and Conservation, SMK – National Gallery of Denmark).
The conference is part of the research project Curating the Contemporary.
Funded by Independent Research Council Denmark.