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CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference
The Museum in Transition
2–4 November, Stockholm

More than 200 international professionals, directors, and curators of museums and collections of contemporary art, from over 60 countries, are meeting in Stockholm 2–4 November to discuss the challenges that art museums face in today’s complex and rapidly changing society.

The CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference, hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin lll Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art, focuses on the contemporary situation for art institutions in the context of dynamically shifting technological, cultural, socio-political positions and the challenges of diminishing resources and mixed economies. How can art institutions navigate in this fast-changing world and maintain their ethical positions?

Day 1: Global Realities – Challenges for Modern and Contemporary Museums
Day 2: The Future Intelligence of Museums
Day 3: Ethics of Museums in an Age of Mixed Economy

Speakers include: Daniel Birnbaum, Director and Ann-Sofi Noring, Co-Director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Victoria Noorthoorn, Director, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Katya García-Antón, Director, Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway; Loulou Cherinet, Professor of Fine Art, Konstfack University of Arts, Krafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden; Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Lars Bang Larsen, Guest Professor, Royal Institute of Art and Curator, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark; Ho Tzu Nyen, Artist, Singapore, Singapore; Yuk Hui, Philosopher, Writer, Berlin, Germany; Jörg Heiser, Prof. Dr. University for the Arts, Berlin, Germany; Ahmet Ögut, Artist, Amsterdam, Netherlands; Ann Gallagher, Director of Collection (British Art), Tate, London, United Kingdom and Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

The CIMAM 2018 Contents Committee consists of six board members: Ann-Sofi Noring (chair), Saskia Bos, Suzanne Cotter, Corinne Diserens, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor and Eugene Tan.

The Annual Conference is generously supported by ArkDes, Nationalmuseum, Royal Institute of Art, Public Art Agency Sweden, Stockholm University, Kulturhuset, Thielska Galleriet, Tensta Konsthall and City of Stockholm.

Meet our 2018 Travel Grantees

Supported by the Getty Foundation,
MALBA–Fundación Costantini,
Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation,
Samdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation

We are delighted to announce the names of the 36 contemporary art museum professionals awarded support to attend the CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference The Museum in Transition that will be held 2–4 November hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin lll Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. Register for the conference online before 30 September.

→ The Getty Foundation has awarded support to 22 professionals residing in countries with emerging market and developing economies:

Mahnaz Asadi, Head of Museum Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO), Tehran, Iran; Camila Bechelany, Independent Curator, São Paulo, Brazil; Sandra Demetrescu, Curator, MNAC Bucharest – The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest, Romania; Roberto Daniel Devela, Exhibitions Officer, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Paranque City, Philippines; Agustin Ricardo Diez, Director, Centro de Estudios Espigas, Castelar, Argentina; Tuong Linh Do, Art writer, Researcher, Curator, Six Space, Hanoi, Vietnam; Hadeel Eltayeb, Associate Curator, The Media Majlis, Doha, Qatar; Michele Fiedler, Curator, Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, Mexico; Natalia Fuchs, Curator, ARTYPICAL, Moscow, Russia; Mira Gakjina, Director and Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje, Macedonia; Maria Victoria Herrera, Director and Chief Curator, Ateneo Art Gallery, Pasig City, Philippines; Valentina Koça, Director, ZETA Contemporary Art Center – Tirana, Albania; Bayu Genia Krishbie, Curator, National Gallery of Indonesia, Bekasi, Indonesia; Sharon Lerner, Contemporary Art Curator, Museo de Arte de Lima – MALI, Lima, Peru; Meta Moeng, Founder, Kon Len Khnhom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Bhavisha Panchia, Independent Curator, Nothing to Commit Records, Benoni, South Africa; Shruti Ramlingaiah, Curator, Kochi Biennale Foundation, Mumbai, India; Kamini Sawhney, Curator, Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, Bangalore, India; Trishla Talera, Director, TIFA Working Studios, Pune, India; Yanguo Xia, Founder and Director, de Art Center, Beijing, China; Demet Yildiz, Photography Department Manager, Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul, Turkey; Chahrazad Zahi, Independent Curator, Temara, Morocco.

→ MALBA–Fundación Costantini has awarded support to 4 professionals from Latin America:

Daniela Berger, Curator and Head of Exhibitions Program, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile; Cristina Figueroa Vives, Curator, Casa de las Américas, La Habana, Cuba; Rigel García, Researcher and Curator, Museo de Bellas Artes de Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela; Beatriz Salinas, Director, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Santiago, Chile.

→ Alserkal Programming has awarded support to 3 professionals from the Middle East and North Africa region:

Ali Hegazy, Director, Fine Arts Museum, Alexandria, Egypt; Ikram Lakhdhar, Independent Curator and Writer, Tunis, Tunisia; Rania Mohamed, Museum Curator, The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, Ministry of Antiquities Cairo, Egypt.

→ V-A-C Foundation has awarded support to 3 professionals from countries of the former Soviet Union:

Rael Artel, Independent curator, Põhja-Pärnumaa, Estonia; Shabnam Shermatova, External Consultant, National Museum of Tajikistan, Dushanbe, Tajikistan; Daryna Yakymova, Senior Research Fellow, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

→ Samdani Art Foundation has awarded support to 2 professionals from the South Asia region:

Srajana Jayant Kaikini, Curator, Poet, Research Scholar (PhD), K K Hebbar Gallery and Arts Centre, Manipal Centre for Humanities, Manipal University, Udupi, India; Kehkasha Sabah, Independent Curator, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

→ Byucksan Foundation has awarded support to 2 professionals from the Northeast Asia region:

Yanjiv Avirmed, Director, The Mongolian National Art Gallery, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; Eriko Nagao, Assistant Curator, Sagawa Art Museum, Kyoto, Japan.

CIMAM’s Travel Grant Committee, composed by members of the CIMAM Board, and the travel grant funders, reviewed over 100 applications. Thank you all for applying!

CIMAM Members have free access to the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo

33rd Bienal de São Paulo

Title: Affective Affinities
Curator: Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro
Dates: 7 September – 9 December, 2018
Preview days: 5 – 6 September 2018
Location: Parque Ibirapuera, s/n, São Paulo, Brasil

CIMAM Members are welcome to join the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo. To add your name to the guest list, please send an email to mariana.sesma@bienal.org.br including your name, surname, position, institution, postal address and CIMAM membership username.

About

As a way of questioning the predominant thematic model in contemporary curatorial projects, the 33rd edition proposes an alternative “operating system” to shed light on the way that artists articulate and understand their creative communities. Seven artists from different backgrounds, generations and art practices were invited by Pérez-Barreiro to each conceive a group show in which their work dialogues with that of their peers. As a result, the Bienal will host seven different exhibitions curated by the following artists: Alejandro Cesarco; Antonio Ballester Moreno; Claudia Fontes; Mamma Andersson; Sofia Borges; Waltercio Caldas and Wura-Natasha Ogunji.

“By engaging directly with the artist, this model privileges process and affinity in dialogue with a long tradition of artists acting as curators”, explains Pérez-Barreiro. The seven group exhibitions will be complemented by various solo exhibitions selected by the chief curator.

For extended information please visit: bienal.org.br

→ List of participating biennials
→ Free Admission Program

CIMAM has formally endorsed this document

In the last few months, the board of CIMAM has been discussing how best to advise its membership on dealing with controversial content in the wake of a number of recent cases where there was public pressure to remove work from exhibition. This comprehensive document is an excellent guide for all museum and gallery staff committed to supporting artists in presenting work that deals with difficult issues in the context of the new reality of social media which can inflame public opinion and lead to threats of violence against staff.

→ Museum Best Practices for Managing Controversy

The Museum Best Practices for Managing Controversy document was co-authored by the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Arts Advocacy Project and six collaborating national arts organizations. For details on the history of this document please visit Museum Best Practices’ Background.

Smart Tactics: Curating Difficult Content
(A Report and Handbook)

In connection with these guidelines, NCAC is finalizing a report drawn from a survey of over 40 established US and international curators and museum directors, examining the social, economic and institutional constraints they face.

CIMAM members are invited to contribute to this report by filling in the 12-question survey no later than 31 August. Your testimony will supplement the final report and handbook on navigating curatorial pressures.

→ Curatorial Survey: Programming Difficult Content
→ Smart Tactics: Curating Difficult Content (A Report and Handbook)

To thank for your participation in the survey, NCAC will send you a password to access the digital galley of Smart Tactics: Curating Difficult Content (A Report and Handbook).

Travel Grant Program

CIMAM sincerely thanks all those (more than a hundred!) contemporary art professionals who have applied for a CIMAM Travel Grant to attend the Annual Conference, The Museum in Transition, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on 2 – 4 November.

Grants are generously funded by Getty Foundation, MALBA–Fundación CostantiniAlserkal ProgrammingV-A-C FoundationSamdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation.

Results will be announced in the coming weeks!

→ CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference
→ Travel Grant Funders

About

 CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance to the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed. Awarded candidates benefit from unique networking opportunities through interaction and exchange with international museum directors and peers including the mentorship of CIMAM Board Members throughout the conference days. Travel grantees become Members of CIMAM for the triennial they have been awarded.

For further information please contact travelgrants@cimam.org

 

CIMAM calls for candidates to host its Annual Conference in 2020

Deadline to apply is 20 July 2018

The Annual Conference is CIMAM’s most important contribution to the field, a meeting point for active debate on critical issues and an essential resource for the collaboration and cooperation between professionals working in museums of modern and contemporary art.

CIMAM has organized 48 annual conferences in more than 30 different cities since its foundation in 1962. Today, the Annual Conference is attended by over 200 directors and curators of modern and contemporary art museums and collections from over 50 different countries. The Annual Conference consists of a three-day program of keynote and perspective presentations, panel discussions, and workshops as well as visits to the foremost contemporary art institutions, collections and projects in the hosting city.

If you are a member of CIMAM and wish to host CIMAM’s 2020 Annual Conference, please read the guidelines and submit your bid before 20 July 2018.

→ Guidelines for hosting a CIMAM conference
→ Application Form

Send us an email to conference@cimam.org with any question you may have. The selected candidate will be announced at the General Assembly in Stockholm this November.

More Travel Grants! funded by The Getty Foundation

CIMAM is glad to announce a new call for applications for Travel Grants, generously funded by the Getty Foundation, to support the attendance of over 15 contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference The Museum in Transition that will be held in Stockholm, 2–4 November 2018.

Deadline to submit applications – 20 July 2018 24:00 CET.

→ Application Form
→ CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference

About

CIMAM’s Travel Grant Program supports individuals’ curatorial and research development through their attendance to the Annual Conference where the most current concerns on contemporary art practices are being discussed. Awarded candidates benefit from unique networking opportunities through interaction and exchange with international museum directors and peers including the mentorship of CIMAM Board Members throughout the conference days. Travel grantees become Members of CIMAM for the triennial they have been awarded.

Eligibility

Candidates should be residing in countries with Emerging Market and Developing Economies according to the International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook. Over 15 professional development grants will be awarded to modern and contemporary art museum or collection directors and curators in need of financial help to attend CIMAM’s Annual Conference.

Researchers and independent curators whose field of research and specialization is contemporary art theory, collections and museums and most of their field of professional activity is related to the functions of an art museum, are also eligible. Applicants should not be involved in any kind of commercial or for-profit activity. While professionals of all career levels are encouraged to apply, priority is given to junior directors and curators (less than 10 years’ experience). Candidates who have previously received CIMAM grants from the Getty Foundation may only be considered for a new grant after 3 years since the previous grant was awarded. Purpose of the GrantThe support is limited to cover conference registration*, travel expenses (round trip economy flight tickets) and 4-night accommodation in one of the hotels recommended by CIMAM. Distribution of funds is set on a case-by-case basis for each recipient. CIMAM books and pre-pays all expenses directly (travel and accommodation) avoiding reimbursements to any grantee. Funds do not cover transportation to/from the airport, visa expenses, travel insurance and registration to the optional conference tours.*Conference registration includes access to all conference sessions, lunches, dinners, refreshment breaks, access to organized visits and coach service to and from planned visits. All registered delegates also receive a copy of the 2018 Conference program and a courtesy tote bag.

Application

Candidates are invited to complete an online application form and include a CV and short résumé, a motivation statement and two letters of recommendation by museum professionals or scholars who are familiar with the candidate’s qualifications.

Selection ProcessTravel grant applications are evaluated and conferred by CIMAM’s Travel Grant Committee, composed by members of the CIMAM Board, and the Getty Foundation. Grants are conferred based on the assessment of the candidate’s genuine financial need, the potential benefit to his/her development and/or research and the relevance of field experience in relation to the objectives of CIMAM. When accepting the grant, each successful candidate is invited to submit an online acceptance form and to agree to the grant’s Terms and Conditions.

The Getty Foundation

The Getty Foundation fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Getty Trust by supporting individuals and institutions committed to advancing the greater understanding and preservation of the visual arts in Los Angeles and throughout the world. Through strategic grant initiatives, the Foundation strengthens art history as a global discipline, promotes the interdisciplinary practice of conservation, increases access to museum and archival collections, and develops current and future leaders in the visual arts. It carries out its work in collaboration with the other Getty programs to ensure that they individually and collectively achieve maximum effect.

→ getty.edu

Current open call: Last days to apply!

The current open call for applications to award 12 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference, will end 30 June 24:00 CET. Grants are generously supported by MALBA–Fundación CostantiniAlserkal ProgrammingV-A-C FoundationSamdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation. Individuals who have applied for the MALBA-Fundación Costantini, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation and Samdani Foundation and are eligible also for the Getty Foundation grants, will be considered again, in case they have not been selected.

Deadline to submit applications – 30 June 2018 24:00 CET.

→ Application Form
→ CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference

For further information please contact travelgrants@cimam.org

Registration is now open!

The CIMAM 2018 Annual Conference will be held in Stockholm, Sweden on 2 – 4 November, hosted jointly by Moderna Museet, Bonniers Konsthall and Magasin lll Museum & Foundation for Contemporary Art. Two optional Post-Conference Tours will be organized to Espoo, Turku and Helsinki, Finland and Oslo, Norway respectively on 5 – 6 November.

The Museum in Transition

In the complex and rapidly changing society of today, art institutions face serious challenges. It is arguably harder than ever before for a museum to remain relevant to its growing constituencies. A geographically expanding art world, new technological possibilities and the need to acknowledge diverse publics and perspectives are key aspects of our contemporary condition to which museums and cultural institutions need to respond.

Day 1: Global Realities – Challenges for Modern and Contemporary Museums
Day 2: The Future Intelligence of Museums
Day 3: Ethics of Museums in an Age of Mixed Economy

Speakers include: Daniel Birnbaum, Director and Ann-Sofi Noring, Co-Director, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden; Victoria Noorthoorn, Director, Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Katya García-Antón, Director, Office for Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway; Loulou Cherinet, Artist, Professor, Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design, Stockholm, Sweden; Michelle Kuo, The Marlene Hess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; Lars Bang Larsen, Guest Professor, Royal Institute of Art and Curator, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden/Copenhagen, Denmark; Ho Tzu Nyen, Artist, Singapore, Singapore; Yuk Hui, Philosopher, Writer, Berlin, Germany; Jörg Heiser, Prof. Dr. University for the Arts, Berlin, Germany; Ann Gallagher, Director of Collection (British Art), Tate, London, United Kingdom and Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

The three-day program includes 4 keynote and 8 perspective presentations, 3 panel discussions, 2 workshops and organized visits to the foremost art institutions and collections in the city.

The CIMAM 2018 Contents Committee consists of six board members: Ann-Sofi Noring (chair), Saskia Bos, Suzanne Cotter, Corinne Diserens, Elizabeth Ann Macgregor and Eugene Tan.

The Annual Conference is generously supported by ArkDes, Nationalmuseum, Royal Institute of Art, Public Art Agency Sweden, Stockholm University, Kulturhuset, Thielska Galleriet, Tensta konsthall and City of Stockholm.

→ Conference Abstract
→ Conference Program
→ Registration form

Tours

Two tours have been organized for conference delegates wishing to extend their visit to the Scandinavian and Nordic countries of Norway and Finland. Visits include the main contemporary art institutions and art centers in Oslo and Espoo, Turku and Helsinki.

Each program includes organized meetings with selected visual artists and curators, as well as major museum institutions and collections.

Both post-conference tours have an additional registration price. If you wish to register please select the corresponding option in the general conference registration form. We strongly advice confirming your registration as early as possible as tours are capped at 30 persons each.

→ Oslo Tour
→ Espoo, Turku and Helsinki Tour

Travel Grants

 

 

 

CIMAM offers around 12 grants to support the attendance of contemporary art museum professionals to CIMAM’s 2018 Annual Conference. Grants are generously supported by MALBA–Fundación Costantini, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation, Samdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation.

Deadline to submit applications – 30 June 2018 24:00 CET.
→ Eligibility
→ Application Form

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