‘Collecting Geographies – Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art’
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Conference dates: 13–15 March 2014
Deadline for papers: 30 September 2013
Key-note speakers / panel participants: James Clifford, Sarat Maharaj, Kader Attia, Wendelien van Oldenborgh, Daniel Birnbaum and other directors of collaborating museums
Organized by Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; ASCA/ACGS University of Amsterdam; Moderna Museet, Stockholm; Folkwang Museum, Essen; Tropen Museum, Amsterdam
Proposed admittance fee: 100 EUR
Against the backdrop of globalization today, museums for modern and contemporary art in the West are inclined to pay serious attention to the acquisition and presentation of art from all over the world, beyond the still-prevalent dominance of European and North American art. Given, on the one hand, the extreme concentration of internationally operating art institutions in Western Europe and the United States, and the often radically different self-understanding of non-Western art institutions on the other, the institutional claims to the global need to be reviewed, contextualized and contested.
See www.stedelijk.nl/en/calendar/symposia/call for more information.