"I would like to meet people from the cultural field that I haven't met before and be connected to them"

18 November 2021

Alice Scope, CIMAM 2021 Grant Beneficiary, Independent Curator, Kyiv, Ukraine, based in Los Angeles, USA. She runs a curatorial platform called Cultural Policy.

CIMAM 2021 Grant program supported 50 contemporary art curators, researchers, and museum professionals from 32 different countries to attend the CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference, in-person and online.

The CIMAM 2021 Annual Conference was held on November 5-7, 2021, hosted as initially planned by the Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz and the NOMUS New Art Museum/ Branch of the National Museum in Gdansk, Poland.

During the three days of discussions, the conference focused on the two interconnected current crises of Xenophobia and Climate Change, and the sometimes hidden or unexplored connections between the two.

Keynote speakers and relevant case-study presentations showed how institutions, artists, and thinkers working together can provide practical laboratories concerning these emerging issues and offer methodological tools to combat discriminatory and nationalistic tendencies in an increasingly divisive and divided world.