CIMAM 2022: Conference Proceedings

15 March 2023


CIMAM 2022 Annual Publication

After each CIMAM Annual Conference, the speakers' presentations are edited and published online with the aim to make the contents – both as key contributions, and as reference material for the research and production of contemporary art knowledge – available to anyone through the CIMAM website.

The Annual Publication is a sustainable project that takes into consideration the importance of documenting and making knowledge accessible in the long term to modern and contemporary art professionals worldwide. The publication is a compendium that brings together the knowledge and the discussions that have been developed throughout the CIMAM Annual Conference as a result of the proposed annual theme.

Day 1, Friday, November 11
Changing from the Inside: How should we Govern Ourselves?

  • Introduction
    Bart de Baere, General and Artistic Director, M HKA Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerp, and CIMAM Board Member, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Perspective 1
    Some thoughts on the relationships between German (speaking) media, German politicians and documenta fifteen
    Iris Dressler, Codirector, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.
  • Perspective 2
    Enhancing governance in the cultural sector: the IVAM perspective
    Nuria Enguita, Director, Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Valencia, Spain.

Day 2, Saturday, November 12
Unlocking History and New Narratives

  • Keynote 1
    Reading Refusal as An Aesthetic Form
    Denise Ferreira da Silva, Prof. Dr., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • Perspective 3
    The Museum of Remediation
    Clémentine Deliss, Associate Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.
  • Perspective 4
    Uncomfortable Museum
    Sandra Gamarra Heshiki, Visual Artist, Independent, Lima, Peru/Madrid, Spain.
  • Perspective 5
    The Seed is a Memory of the Fruit
    Sethembile Msezane, Visual Artist, Msezane Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.

Day 3, Sunday, 13 November
Learning from the Community: Collective Actions in the Face of Emergency

  • Keynote 2
    Our street in the middle of our house. Transversal Methodologies and Decolonial Practices at Dar Jacir
    Emily Jacir, Founder/Director, Dar Jacir for Art and Research, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories.
  • Perspective 6
    Did You Hear That?
    Philip Rizk, film-maker/artist, Mosireen video collective, Cairo, Egypt. Lada Nakonechna, artist, Method Fund, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Perspective 7
    Not Waiting for the Emergency.
    Collective practice in Ukraine that requires museums
    Lada Nakonechna, artist, Method Fund, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Perspective 8
    Specters of Picasso
    Kike España, Dr. Architect, Urban researcher, La Casa Invisible, Malaga, Spain.Keynote 4
  • Perspective 9
    The Symbol & the Substance: The Ethics of Care in an Embattled World
    Meenakshi Gopinath, Founder- Director, Women in Security Conflict, Management and Peace (WISCOMP), New Delhi, India.

The Attentive Museum.
Permeable Practices for a Common Ground

On the occasion of CIMAM's 60th anniversary (1962–2022), this year's Annual Conference explored how museums can actively embrace, partner, and listen. It also claimed the urgency for museums to adapt and become spaces of shared encounter and hospitality, allowing themselves to be a permeable and vulnerable community capable of embodying multiple bodies; institutional, political, social, human, or non-human. 

The CIMAM 2022 Annual Conference was held in Mallorca (Balearic Islands), Spain on 11–13 November, hosted by Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma (Mallorca).

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