Last days to register to CIMAM's 2022 Annual Conference

21 September 2022


The last day to register onsite is 30 September 2022.Register now!(To attend online until 9 November).

The Attentive Museum. Permeable Practices for a Common Ground

The celebration of the 60th anniversary of our organization, CIMAM, has helped us rethink, looking back, which have been the values, achievements, and challenges that museum institutions must face from now on.

That is why this year, we thought that The Attentive Museum, to be held at Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma in Mallorca, is a good time for museum professionals to think about each of the three days of this congress, how we face learning and reorganizing, updating our institutions, giving shelter to social, political, and cultural emergencies, after the consequences of the pandemic, climate change and the war situation in Europe with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

For this reason, every day faces these challenges. On the first day, looking from inside the museum and understanding how to make an institution more competent with ourselves and the ways of governance of institutions.

The second, updating new narratives and forms of knowledge in which inequalities in terms of race, gender, or social exclusion do not repeat the discourses that the hegemonic museum inherited from the postulates of the nineteenth century and trying to present the museum as an integrating entity and in coalition with the cultures that have not had a place or visibility.

And in relation to this, on the third day, it will be fundamental to understand what the museum can learn collectively from civil society and how we can integrate the collective knowledge that is not in the museum as pedagogical, artistic, and political tools.

Agustin Perez Rubio, Chair of CIMAM's Contents Committee.

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Day 1: Friday 11th November
Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma

Es Baluard Museu d'Art Contemporani de Palma

Changing from the Inside: How should we Govern Ourselves?

9:15 – 9:45 Historical perspective of CIMAM’s 60 years, by Mami Kataoka, President of CIMAM and Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, and Saskia Bos, Independent Curator and Critic, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

9:45 – 10:10 Perspective 1. Zoma Museum by Meskerem Assegued Bantiwalu, Curator and General Director, Zoma Museum PLC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

10:10 – 10:30 Perspective 2. Negotiating conflicts and connecting lines by Iris Dressler, Codirector, Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany.

10:30 – 10:50 Perspective 3. M+: to see is to believe by Suhanya Raffel, Museum Director, M+, Hong Kong, China.

11:20 – 12:00 Keynote 1. The Mutating Museum: Art institutions in a time of epistemic transition by Paul B. Preciado, Writer and Curator, Paris, France/Spain.

12:00 – 13:00 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Mami Kataoka, Director, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan.

14:40 – 15:40 Networking Session.

15:40 – 21:00 Visits to exhibitions: Es Baluard Museu, Fran Reus Gallery, Kewenig Gallery, ALTTRA: Teresa Margolles and CaixaForum Palma.

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Day 2: Saturday 12th November
Casa Esment, Palma


Unlocking History and New Narratives

9:40 – 10:25 Keynote 2. After It's All Said by Denise Ferreira da Silva, Prof. Dr., University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

10:25 – 10:45 Perspective 4. The Museum of Remediation by Clémentine Deliss, Associate Curator, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany.

11:10 – 11:50 Perspective 5. Uncomfortable Museum by Sandra Gamarra Heshiki, Visual Artist, Independent, Lima, Peru/Madrid, Spain.

11:50 – 12:10 Perspective 6. The Seed is a Memory of the Fruit by Sethembile Msezane, Visual Artist, Msezane Studios, Cape Town, South Africa.

12:10 – 13:10 Workshops. 

14:30 – 15:30 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Agustín Pérez Rubio, Independent Curator, Madrid.

15:30 – 19:30 Visits to exhibitions: Studio artist Bernardí Roig (Binissalem), Studio artist Ana Laura Aláez (Inca), L21 LAB (Polígono Son Castelló), and Catedral de Palma (Capella del Santissim by Miquel Barceló).

20:00 – 21:30 Dinner at Andana Restaurant by Chef Maca de Castro awarded the Green Michelin star in 2021.

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Day 3: Sunday 13th November
La Lonja de Palma


Learning from the Community: Collective Actions in the Face of Emergency

9:15 – 10:00 Keynote 3. Our street in the middle of our house. Transversal Methodologies and Decolonial Practices at Dar Jacir by Emily Jacir, Founder/Director, Dar Jacir for Art and Research, Bethlehem, Palestinian Territories.

10:00 – 10:20 Perspective 7. Not Waiting for the Emergency. Collective practice in Ukraine that requires museums by Lada Nakonechna, Artist, Method Fund, Kyiv, Ukraine.

10:40 – 11:10 Perspective 8. Did You Hear That? by Philip Rizk, film-maker/artist, Mosireen video collective, Cairo, Egypt.

11:10 – 11:30 Perspective 9. The Softness of the Holes by Kike España, Dr. Architect, Urban researcher, La Casa Invisible, Malaga, Spain.

11:30 – 11:50 Perspective 10. The Symbol & the Substance: The Ethics of Care in an Embattled World by Meenakshi Gopinath, Founder-Director, Women in Security Conflict, Management and Peace (WISCOMP), New Delhi, India.

11:50 – 12:50 Workshops. 

14:20 – 15:10 Panel Discussion and Q&A moderated by Manuel Borja-Villel, Director, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.

15:10 – 16:25 CIMAM General Assembly. Announcement of CIMAM Board Members 2023-25.

16:25 – 19:25 Visits to exhibitions: Miró Mallorca Foundation, Museo Fundació Juan March, Pelaires Gallery, and Horrach Moya Gallery.

20:00–00:00 Farewell party and DJ at Es Baluard (Aljub) and announcement of CIMAM’s President and Secretary-Treasurer for the term 2023-25.

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