Annual Conference 2013 Rio de Janeiro


CIMAM 2013 Annual Conference
New Dynamics in Museums: Curator, Artwork, Public, Governance
MAM Rio – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, 12-14 August 2013
Post-conference tours were organized in Rio de Janeiro on 15 August 2013 and Brasilia on 16 August 2013

A total of 159 delegates from over 49 different countries attended CIMAM 2013 Annual Conference in Rio de Janeiro.

CIMAM offered 25 travel grants to modern and contemporary art museum and collection profes­sionals residing in countries with Emerging Market and Developing Economies, professionals residing in Latin America, Turkey, Spain and the UK thanks to the funds received from the Getty Foundation, Fundación Cisneros/Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, the Fundación Botín, SAHA Association and the British Council.

Three keynote speakers and six case study presentations shaped the bases of a larger debate that took place among the conference delegates. The active implication of professionals was re­quested through extended Q&A, workshop sessions and visits to contemporary art institutions and gal­leries in the city to reflect upon the issues arising from the conference topics.

Keynote speakers included Tania Bruguera, artist and initiator of Immigrant Movement International (IM International), Havana, Cuba / New York, USA; Paulo Herkenhoff, Director at Museu de Arte do Rio MAR Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Stephen Wright, art writer and professor of the practice of theory at the European School of Visual Arts, Angoulème/ Poitiers, France.

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, Brazil; Joanna Mytkowska, Director at the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland; Dieter Roelstraete, Manilow Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA; Samuel Sidibé, Director at the National Museum of Mali, Bamako, Mali; Ravi Sundaram, Senior Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), Delhi, India.

A panel discussion with Ivana Bentes, Marcus Faustini, Lia Rodrigues and Jailson de Souza moderated by Luiz Camillo Osorio, Chief Curator at MAM Rio.

Workshop sessions on Monday 12 and Wednesday 14 included 7 working groups of 20 participants each. Conference delegates participated in the workshops moderated by members of the Board of CIMAM, conference speakers and CIMAM Members.

The conference program included visits to Casa França-Brasil, Estudio Ernesto Neto and A Gentil Carioca, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR Rio), Casa Daros and Instituto Moreira Salles, Galeria Silvia Cintra + Box 4 and Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte.

CIMAM received the generous support from indi­viduals such as Carlos Alberto Gouvêa Chateaubriand, President of MAM Rio – Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, João Vergara, Coordinator at Carlos Vergara Studio; Karla Oso­rio, Founder and Curator of ECCO – Contemporary Art Center, Brasilia and Mr Jozef A. Smets, Belgian Ambassador in Brazil. Also from contemporary art institutions, organizations and galleries such as A Gentil Carioca, ArtRio, Casa Daros, PIPA Prize, Anita Schwartz Galeria de Arte and MAC Niterói.

Post-conference tour 01 on Thursday 15 August included visits to both Museus Castro Maya, Museu do Açude and Chácara do Céu, and to MAC Niterói.

A group of 15 delegates continued the post-confer­ence tour onto Brasilia on Thursday evening. The program of visits on Friday 16 August in Brasilia was focused around an architectural tour of the city and included a lunch reception at Mr Jozef A. Smets, Belgian Ambassador in Brazil’s official residence and a visit of ECCO – Contemporary Art Center’s new location with a pre-opening exhibition followed by a private dinner reception hosted by Karla Osorio with a visit to her collection.

CIMAM 2013 Conference Booklet
CIMAM 2013 Conference Report

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