museum global? Multiple Perspectives on Art, 1904–1950

academic conference as part of the research project museum global
20 – 22. January 2016
K20 | Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen | Düsseldorf

co-organiser and moderator of a panel
with Marion Ackermann, Kathrin Beßen, Noura Dirani, Doris Kristof, Isabelle Malz, Maria Müller-Schareck and Florence Thurmes

The international conference museum global? Multiple Perspectives on Art, 1904–1950 from January 20 to 22, 2016 dealt with the determining role of nation states, colonization and new communication technologies in the formation of cultural concepts and art historiography. The conference brought together contributions discussing questions about the emergence of artistic practices in exchange and/or in confrontation with Western Modernism in places outside Europe or North America. The studies focused on transfer processes between cultural entities and on changing forms of art production – investigating the repercussions of and reciprocal cultural entanglements in the construction of Western Modernism and at the same time highlighting the art worlds of countries outside Europe and North America. Mechanisms of inclusion and exclusion, which led to the Western art canon and in turn caused artistic reactions, became visible. The conference aimed to challenge the different concepts of modernism established by regions and cultures and discussed them in a global context with the possible result that the widespread notion of Western Modernism as an allegedly genuine European theme could be deconstructed. More info here.

The conference was streamed live, you can find the recordings of the lectures and the panels by clicking on the titles in the program below. The lectures were held in German and English. The conference was funded by VolkswagenStiftung.

Welcome Note by Marion Ackermann, January 20, 2016

Alternative, Peripheral or Cosmopolitan? Modernist Art and the Challenges of Globality (not on record)
Keynote lecture by Monica Juneja, January 20, 2016

Panel 1, January 21, 2016
Welche Moderne? / Which Modernity?
Andrew McNamara, Mariana Aguirre, Susanne Neubauer. Moderation: Doris Krystof

Panel 2, January 21, 2016
Kunst und Politik: Drei Beispiele / Art and Politics: Three Examples
Nicolas Nercam, Sam Bardaouil, Аssiya Galimzhanova. Moderation: Nóra Lukács

Panel 3, January 21, 2016
Mobilität und transkulturelle Dialoge / Mobility and Transcultural Dialogues
Simone Wille (not on record), Sonja Simonis, Andreas Valentin. Moderation: Corinna Forberg

Nationale Identitätsstiftung durch Sammeln, am Beispiel der Kunstsammlung des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen
Keynote Lecture by Marion Ackermann, January 22, 2016

Panel 4, January 22, 2016
Kunstsammlungen und nationale Identität / Art Collections and National Identity
Idir Ouahes, Ljiljana Kolešnik, Kallol Roy. Moderation: Isabel Ching

Panel 5, January 22, 2016
global/local. Das Eigene und das Andere verhandeln / Negotiating the Self and the Other
Wendy Shaw, Katrin Nahidi, Gabriele Genge. Moderation: Isabelle Malz