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Category: Collecting Geographies

Conference March 2014 / also see Stedelijk Studies #1

Global Collaborations August 18th, 2015

Thinking in Narratives: Interview with Bart van der Heide about TROMARAMA and a Global Perspective at the Stedelijk Museum

From 12 June through 6 September, the Stedelijk Museum is presenting the first European solo exhibition by the Indonesian artists collective, TROMARAMA. The exhibition is part of the Stedelijk Museum’s Global Collaborations project. With this three-year programme, the museum hopes to form a well-informed and nuanced perspective of developments in contemporary art from a worldwide approach. Global Collaborations Online editor Christel Vesters spoke with the Stedelijk’s new Chief Curator, Bart van der Heide, about Tromarama’s work, its significance for contemporary art and the Stedelijk Museum in particular, and the Stedelijk’s vision of global art within its own collection and programming policies.

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Uncategorized September 11th, 2014

Collecting Geographies: Curatorial Challenges

On 13,14 and 15 March 2014, the Stedelijk Museum organized the conference Collecting Geographies: Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art in collaboration with ASCA/ACGS of the University of Amsterdam, the Moderna Museet Stockholm, the Folkwang Museum Essen and the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam. With over 80 papers , lectures and panel discussions, the conference offered a kaleidoscopic overview of the topical issues and questions that are currently at stake in the relation between museums, globalization and post-colonial discourse.

With the virtue of hindsight, we take the opportunity to look back and share some tentative conclusions with you in a series of reports. A small team of spirited writers has documented the highlights, critical insights and challenging discussions of the conference. ln the following report Michelle Sachtler gives her impression of a session dedicated to curatorial projects and endeavours taking place under challenging and at times impossible geopolitical, cultural and economical circumstances.

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Uncategorized July 8th, 2014

Collecting Geographies: National Narratives

On 13, 14 and 15 March 2014, the Stedelijk Museum organized the conference Collecting Geographies: Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art in collaboration with ASCA/ACGS of the University of Amsterdam, the Modema Museet Stockholm, the Folkwang Museum Essen, and the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam. With over 80 papers, lectures and panel discussions, the conference offered a kaleidoscopic overview of the topical issues and questions that are currently at stake in the relation between museums, globalization and post –colonial discourse.

With the virtue of hindsight, we take the opportunity to look back and share some tentative conclusions with you in a series of reports. A small team of spirited writers has documented the highlights, critical insights and challenging discussions of the conference. Earlier you could read their impression of the opening event here, followed by a report on the discussion Thinking Globally: Museums, Art and Ethnography after the Global Turn in the Tropenmuseum, and the session dedicated to Close Readings of Collection Practices . In the following text you can read Manon Braat’s account of the session that zoomed in on the ways in which ‘Africa’ is presented, represented and aestheticized by Western art institutions. Part 2 of National Narratives will be published next month.

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Collection Collection April 14th, 2014

Collecting Geographies: Close Reading of Collection Practices

On 13, 14 and 15 March 2014, the Stedelijk Museum organized the conference Collecting Geographies: Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art in collaboration with ASCA/ACGS of the University of Amsterdam, the Moderna Museet Stockholm, the Folkwang Museum Essen, and the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam. With over 80 papers, lectures and panel discussions, the conference offered a kaleidoscopic overview of the topical issues and questions that are currently at stake in the relation between museums, art institutions, globalization and post-colonial discourse.

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With the virtue of hindsight, we take the opportunity here to look back and share some tentative conclusions with you in a series of reports on a variety of sessions in the conference – also, having seen the extent of the program, it is likely people might have missed some interesting sessions. A small team of spirited writers has documented the highlights, critical insights and challenging discussions of the conference. Last month you could read their impression of the opening event here, followed by a report on the discussion Thinking Globally: Museums, Art and Ethnography after the Global Turn in the Tropenmuseum. In the following text you can read Michelle Sachtler’s account of the session that zoomed in on concrete case studies explicating one of the main questions in the conference: How do museums incorporate a global idea of art in their collection and acquisition practices?

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Uncategorized March 30th, 2014

Thinking Globally

On March, 13th, 14th and 15th 2014, the three-day Collecting Geographies: Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art symposium was held at the Stedelijk Museum and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. In addition to 24 sessions, in which more than 80 International papers were presented, there were also public lectures and panel discussions, including Thinking Globally: Museums, Art and Ethnography after the Global Turn. Participants in this discussion included scholars Jette Sandahl, James Clifford and Pamela M. Lee, and artists Wendelien van Oldenborgh and Kader Attia. The moderator was Leon Wainwright. The Stedelijk Museum asked young writers to report on the evening from their own personal perspectives.

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Uncategorized March 14th, 2014

Kick Off Collecting Geographies

Yesterday evening saw the kick-off of the three day conference Collecting Geographies: Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art, which the Stedelijk Museum initiated and organized in collaboration with ASCA/ACGS at the University of Amsterdam, Moderna Museet Stockholm, Folkwang Museum Essen, and the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam.

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Uncategorized March 1st, 2014

Collecting Geographies – Magiciens de la Terre

On 13, 14 and 15 March, 2014, in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam’s School for Cultural Analysis ASCA/ACGS, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Museum Folkwang in Essen and the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam, the Amsterdam Stedelijk Museum organized the conference Collecting Geographies — Global Programming and Museums of Modern Art. At the conference, a diverse selection of speakers will examine pertinent issues in the relationships between art institutes, globalization and the postcolonial discourse. One of the sessions will be devoted to the pioneering and controversial exhibition, Magiciens de la Terre, which opened 25 years ago at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Here, in this blog, cultural scientist Liza Swaying takes a closer look at the controversial heritage of this seminal exhibition in the light of the recent publication of Making Art Global (Part 2): ‘Magiciens de la Terre’, 1989.

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