CIMAM Annual Conference: Registration is now open!

13 June 2018

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
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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.
Application Form