12.08.2013 /
CIMAM 2013 Annual Conference. MAM Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Keynote speaker
Curated by Jenny Gil Schmitz, CIMAM Executive Director, coordinateb by Inés Jover and organized in collaboration with Suzy Muniz Produções.

“New Dynamics in Museums: Curator, Artwork, Public, Governance”

Rather than on the question of what museums represent, the focus of this year’s conference “New Dynamics in Museums: Curator, Artwork, Public, Governance” will be on who the agents of representation are. Having become too extensive to be represented in the museum context in its entirety, the world is now only presentable through the forces that shape it. And the same goes for the art world, which can be less grasped encyclopedically than ever before. Art was the first to express a critical attitude to the dominant forces shaping reality, most directly with institutional critique. After being dealt with by art, museum work embraced self-reflection. The museum seems to represent the world most accurately by reflecting the dynamics of its own work, which in turn reflects the dynamics of our socioeconomic reality in general.


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Keynote speakers:

. Tania Bruguera, artist and initiator of Immigrant Movement International (IM International), Havana, Cuba / New York, United States

. Stephen Wright, art writer and professor of the practice of theory at the European School of Visual Arts, Angoulème / Poitiers, France.

. Paulo Herkenhoff, Director at Museu de Arte do Rio MAR Rio / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Case study presentations by:

. Zoe Butt, Executive Director and Curator at Sàn Art, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

. Rodrigo Moura, Deputy Director of Art and Cultural Programs at Instituto Inhotim, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Samuel Sidibé, Director at the National Museum of Mali, Bamako, Mali

Joanna Mytkowska, Director at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

Ravi Sundaram, Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, India.

Panel discussion:


Luiz Camillo Osorio, Chief Curator at MAM Rio.


. Ivana Bentes

. Marcus Faustini

. Lia Rodrigues

. Heloisa Buarque de Holanda