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Launch Events: From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945-1989 Primary Documents and Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde

Symposium
January 11, 2013; April 26, 2013
New York; Tokyo

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In celebration of the launch of MoMA’s new publication, From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945-1989: Primary Documents, panel discussions were organized in New York (January, 2013) and in Tokyo (April, 2013). Gathering important artists, thinkers, and scholars representing distinct generations of Japanese postwar art history, the participants discussed the development of Japanese postwar art history in the fields of painting & sculpture, music, film, architecture, and contemporary art.

New York Launch Event, January 11, 2013

The launch event in New York was organized in conjunction with MoMA’s exhibition, Tokyo 1955-1970: A New Avant-Garde which programs included live experimental musical performances featuring musician Tone Yasunao, film screenings including about the Japanese postwar period, as well as the book launch panel discussion.

Participants included Tone Yasunao, Experimental Musician, Sound Artist; Doryun Chong, Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture, MoMA; Meiro Koizumi, Artist; Kayoko Ota, Curator and Editor, OMA/AMO; Michio Hayashi, Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University; Pedro Gadanho, Curator of Architecture & Design, MoMA; Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator of Prints & Illustrated Books, MoMA.

Tokyo Launch Event, April 26, 2013

Co-organized with the Japan Foundation’s Tokyo headquarter, the panel discussion joined many important artists and scholars of different generations including Fumihiko Sumimoto, Independent Curator; Kenji Kajiya, Associate Professor, Hiroshima City University; Hiroshi Nakamura, Artist; Yuri Mitsuda Curator, Shoto Museum of Art, Board Member, AICA Japan; Lee Ufan, Artist, Scholar; Akira Tatehata, Director, The National Museum of Art, Osaka; Arata Isozaki, Architect; Taro Igarashi, Associate Professor of Engineering, Tohoku University; Koki Tanaka, Artist; and Mika Kuraya, Chief Curator of the Department of Fine Arts, National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.

Participants included Tone Yasunao, Experimental Musician, Sound Artist; Doryun Chong, Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture, MoMA; Meiro Koizumi, Artist; Kayoko Ota, Curator and Editor, OMA/AMO; Michio Hayashi, Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University; Pedro Gadanho, Curator of Architecture & Design, MoMA; Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator of Prints & Illustrated Books, MoMA.

Opening remarks were given by Jay A. Levenson, Director of International Program, MoMA; and Tomoyuki Sakurai, Executive Vice President, The Japan Foundation. The film, ANPO: Art X War by Linda Hoaglund was screened as part of the event.

Watch the event at the Japan Foundation here.

Purchase [hyperlinked to MoMA store] From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945-1989: Primary Documents.

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This publication is made possible by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art in honor of its members and friends Toshio Hara, Minoru Mori, Takeo Obayashi, Yoshio Taniguchi, and Seiji Tsutsumi. Generous support is provided by Mr. and Mrs. Minoru Mori, The Asian Cultural Council, Inc., E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, Obayashi Corporation, Obayashi Foundation, The Cowles Charitable Trust, ISE Cultural Foundation, and The Saison Foundation. Additional funding is provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art members Wendy Stark Morrissey, Frances Reynolds, and Byron Meyer. From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945–1989: Primary Documents is published by The Museum of Modern Art in cooperation with the Japan Foundation.

Date
January 11; April 26
Location
MoMA, New York; Japan Foundation Headquarters, Tokyo
Region of Focus
Japan
Subject
Japanese art between 1945 and 1989
Purpose
Gather artists, scholars, architects, and curators who are central to the history of modern and contemporary Japanese art for a series of launch events that celebrated MoMA’s publication From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945-1989: Primary Documents.
Participants
Artists, musicians, curators, scholars, and architects based in the US and Japan
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Focus Brazil: International Museum Education Institute

Symposium
July 21–22, 2011
New York
Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Education

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MoMA's International Program and Department of Education collaborated with the Brazil-based education team Instituto MESA (Jessica Gogan and Guilherme Vergara) to organize a two-day event that gathered artists, scholars, curators, and educators. The participants engaged in discussions & debates about the legacies of such figures as Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal in artistic practices and museum education in Brazil and the United States since the 1960s.

The key questions asked & issues raised, included the following:

  • In what ways can participatory art practices from the 1960s and onwards be paralleled with the pedagogical ideas and practices of such figures as Paulo Freire and Augusto Boal?
  • How can we relate the legacy of Paulo Freire to other Latin American educators and to those in the United States, such as John Dewey?
  • How can critical pedagogy contribute to the process of displaying historical participatory art projects, e.g. those of Lygia Clark and Hél;lio Oiticica, in museums today?
  • In what ways might critical pedagogy contribute to contemporary art and museum practices?

The participants who explored these questions included: Ricardo Basbaum, artist; Connie Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings, MoMA; Tom Finkelpearl, Director, Queens Museum of Art, New York; Jessica Gogan, Co-founder, Instituto Mesa, Brazil, independent curator/educator, and PhD candidate in History of Art at the University of Pittsburgh; Pablo Helguera, Director, Adult and Academic Programs, MoMA; Shannon Jackson, Professor of Rhetoric and Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, University of California, Berkley; Vik Muniz, artist; Adele Nelson, doctoral candidate at New York University; Yasmil Raymond, Curator, DIA Art Foundation; Danilo Streck, Professor at the Graduate School of Education, Universidade de Vale de Rio dos Sinos (UNISNOS), Brazil; Cristiana Tejo, General Coordinator of Education and Cultural Diffusion, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil; Luiz Guilherme Vergara, Professor of Art and co-founder of Instituto MESA, Brazil; Calder Zwicky, Associate Educator, Teen and Community Programs, MoMA; and many others.

This symposium is part of an ongoing museum-wide commitment to creating platforms for colleagues from across the globe to come together and discuss key issues relating to modern and contemporary arts & museum practice.

We were inspired to have this institute both by MoMA’s longstanding commitment to Latin America and Brazil. And the entire event was influenced by by a 2010 research visit to Brazil by Wendy Woon, Edward John Noble Deputy Director for Education, and Pablo Helguera, Director of Adult and Academic Programs, Amy Horschak, Assistant Director of Adult and Academic Programs, and members of MoMA’s International Program. The goals of the trip were to research museum education programs there and develop a network of institutions.

Download the full agenda for the 2011 Institute.

Read more about the research conducted for the Brazil Institute on MoMA's Inside/Out blog.

Colleagues in Brazil

In advance of the 2011 institute, members of MoMA’s International Program & Education staff travelled to Brazil to meet with colleagues and research the history of museum education in three cities: São Paulo, Porto Alegre & Rio de Janeiro. We are grateful to our colleagues at the following organizations for meeting with us and sharing information about their incredible work in the field of museum education & critical pedagogy.

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Rio de Janeiro

Date
July 21–22, 2011
Location
MoMA, New York
Region of Focus
Brazil and the United States
Subject
Modern and contemporary art, participatory practices, critical pedagogy, and museum education
Purpose
Gather colleagues to exchange ideas and discover shared issues related to the history and legacy of the pedagogical theories and practices of Paolo Freire and Augusto Boal for contemporary artistic, education, and museum education practices.
Participants
Artists, art historians, scholars, educators, and museum educators from Brazil and the United States, among other locations
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Launch Events: Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents

Symposia
September 7, 9, 11; October 15, 2010
Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, New York

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MoMA and the Asia Art Archive (AAA) brought together artists, critics, and scholars to discuss and debate the history of contemporary Chinese art. People gathered for these discussions in Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, and New York in Fall 2010.

Participants discussed key events in the histories of Chinese art since the late 1970s in an effort to draw attention to the need to document, discuss, and better understand the issues that have shaped Chinese art and art criticism today.

Participants included Cheng Tong, Artist; Doryun Chong, Associate Curator of Painting & Sculpture, MoMA; Jane Debevoise, President, AAA; Huang Rui, Artist; Huang Yong Ping, Artist; Lin Tianmiao, Artist; Song Dong, Artist; Wang Aihe, Artist & Associate Professor, The University of Hong Kong; Wu Hung, Harrie A. Vanderstappen Distinguished Service Professor in Art History and East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Director, Center for the Art of East Asia, and Consulting Curator, Smart Museum of Art; Wu Shanzhuan, Artist; Xu Bing, Artist & Vice President of CAFA; Xu Tan, Artist; Xu Zhen, Artist, and Yu Youhan, Artist.

Each event celebrated and launched two important projects: MoMA's publication, Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents, and the Asia Art Archive's web-based project, "Materials of the Future."

We were inspired to organize a co-launch event to highlight these two initiatives that shed new light, for English-language and Chinese-language readers, on this important history. And events were made possible with the generous support of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, Hong Kong Arts Centre, and JIA Boutique Hotels.

Listen to the launch event at MoMA, New York.

Purchase Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents

Read more about Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents on MoMA's Inside/Out blog.

Date
July 21–22, 2011
Location
Hong Kong Art Center, Hong Kong; Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA), Beijing; Minsheng Art Museum, Shanghai; MoMA, New York
Region of Focus
China
Subject
Modern and contemporary Chinese art
Purpose
Gather artists, scholars, and critics who are central to the history of modern and contemporary Chinese art for a series of launch events that celebrated MoMA’s publication Contemporary Chinese Art: Primary Documents & the AAA’s online project Contemporary Chinese Art: AAA’s Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980–1990
Participants
Artists, curators, and critics based in the US, China, and Europe
Collaborators
Asia Art Archive (AAA), Hong Kong; Hong Kong Arts Center; CAFA; Minsheng Art Museum; Art Hub Asia
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Focus Mexico: International Museum Education Institute

Symposium
July 6–11, 2009
New York
Modern and Contemporary Art Museum Education

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Participants from eight museums in Mexico and from MoMA held roundtable discus¬sions, workshops, and engaged in debates about the role of museum education and how staff and visitors interpret contemporary art.

Participants talked about museum education in relation to their specific contexts, which helped the group to develop a broader, more international understanding of the key shared issues, the opportunities for successes, and the challenges.

This symposium is part of an ongoing museum-wide commitment to creating platforms for colleagues from across the globe to come together and discuss key issues relating to modern and contemporary arts & museum practice.

We were inspired to have this institute both by MoMA’s longstanding commitment to Latin America and Mexico and by a recent visit to Mexico by Wendy Woon, Edward John Noble Deputy Director for Education, and Pablo Helguera, Director of Adult and Academic Programs, to research museum education programs there and develop a network of institutions. The Patricia Cisneros Travel Fund for Latin America made this visit possible.

Collaborators

  • Museo Amparo
  • Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (MACG)
  • Museo de Arte Moderno (MAM)
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey (MARCO)
  • Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo (MuAC)
  • Museo Soumaya
  • Museo de Arte Contemporaneo Internacional Rufino Tamayo
  • Museo Sala de Arte Publico David Alfaro Siqueiros

Download the executive summary of the symposium.

Learn more about MoMA's related exhibition, Gabriel Orozco.

Date
July 6–11, 2009
Location
MoMA, New York
Region of Focus
Mexico
Subject
Modern and contemporary art and museum education
Purpose
Exchange ideas, discover shared issues, and discuss museum education with colleagues from museums in Mexico and from MoMA
Participants
Directors and Education Directors of eight Mexican museums and MoMA International Program and Education Department staff
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Launch Event: Alfredo Boulton and his Contemporaries: Critical Dialogues in Venezuelan Art 1912–1974

Event
September 25, 2008
New York

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This panel celebrated the launch of MoMA’s publication Alfredo Boulton and his Contemporaries: Critical Dialogues in Venezuelan Art 1912–1974 by bringing together, for debates and discussions, scholars, poets and others to discuss this important period in the history of Venezuelan art.

The panelists included: Hugo Achugar, poet, essayist, and professor of Spanish at the University of Miami; Carlos Brillembourg, architect; Sofia Vollmer de Maduro of the Alberto Vollmer Foundation in Caracas; Luis Pérez-Oramas, The Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art at MoMA, and Edward Sullivan, professor of fine arts at New York University.

Listen to the launch event at MoMA, New York.

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The program was supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Date
October 30, 2008
Location
MoMA, New York
Region of Focus
Venezuela
Subject
Modern art, architecture, and art criticism in Venezuela
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The Untimely Timeliness of Swedish Modernism

Event
October 30, 2008
New York

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This public program celebrated the publication of MoMA’s Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts by bringing together the three editors of the volume: Lucy Creagh, architect and PhD candidate at Columbia University; Helena Kåberg, curator at the National Museum of Fine Arts, Stockholm; and Barbara Miller Lane, Emeritus Professor, Bryn Mawr College, for a discussion about Modern Swedish design that was moderated by Kenneth Frampton, Ware Professor of Architecture at Columbia University.

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Purchase MoMA’s Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts.


This program was supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional support is provided by the Consulate General of Sweden in New York.

Date
October 30, 2008
Location
MoMA, New York
Region of Focus
Sweden
Subject
Modern Swedish design, art criticism, and architecture
Participants
Editors of Modern Swedish Design: Three Founding Texts
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Post-war Japanese Art: A Panel and Discussion

Event
November 13–14, 2008
New York

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In 2008, MoMA engaged in a multi-part Japanese Curatorial Exchange program to engage more deeply with the field of postwar Japanese art. As part of this program a number of MoMA curators travelled to Japan to both meet with contemporary artists, scholars, and curators and to conduct research on post-1945 artistic practices, movements, and collectives. Upon return, curators began to look more closely at the Museum’s holdings of postwar Japanese art, which are numerous, and to question: what are these works? How did they come into MoMA’s collection? And how do they relate to the research conducted as part of the curatorial exchange program?

To help explore these questions and to continue to develop a deeper understanding of the field, in 2009 we invited five curators, scholars, and critics from Japan to spend two days meeting with MoMA staff and curators and sharing their expertise on the period and specific works and movements. To celebrate this gathering, we organized a public panel, in which the visiting curators and scholars explored the work of artists, collectives, and movements in Japan since the 1940s.

Participants included Michiko Kasahara, Chief Curator, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography; Dr. Midori Matsui, independent curator and scholar; Fumihiko Sumitomo, then Senior Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo; and Akira Tatehata, then Director, National Museum of Art, Osaka. The panel was moderated by Cornelia H. Butler, The Robert Lehman Foundation Chief Curator of Drawings at MoMA.

Based on the success of the Japanese Curatorial Exchange, the next title in MoMA’s Primary Documents series is Postwar Japanese Art, 1945–1989: Primary Documents, which will be available in Fall 2012 through the MoMA Store.

Listen to the full proceedings of the public panel.


This program was co-organized by the Japan Foundation and was generously supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and the Asian Cultural Council.

Date
November 13–14, 2008
Location
MoMA, New York
Region of Focus
Japan
Subject
Postwar Japanese art, artistic practice and movements
Purpose
On the occasion of MoMA’s Japanese Curatorial Exchange project, the Museum gathered four leading curators, critics, and scholars to discuss key moments in the history of post-war Japanese art, including Gutai, Hi Red Center, Mono-ha, among other movements.
Participants
Leading figures in the contemporary Japanese art world
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Caribbean Modernist Architecture Symposium

Symposium
February 28–March 2, 2008
Kingston, Jamaica

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MoMA’s International Program and Department of Architecture and Design collaborated with the University of Technology, Jamaica, to present a symposium on modernist architecture in the Caribbean.

Architects, architectural historians, and curators from thirteen countries gave talks and participated in discussions, including the Bahamas, Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and Venezuela. The talks and panels covered subjects from regional and international legacies, preservation, environmental sustainability, and urban planning as they related to modernist architectural history and contemporary practice.

The goals were to broaden awareness of modernist architecture in the Caribbean and to learn lessons for contemporary practice from its architectural heritage.

Participcants included Silvia Arango, Professor, National University of Colombia, Colombia; Mervyn Awon, architect, Barbados; Marcus Barinas, architect and Professor, Universidad Nacional; Barry Bergdoll, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Carlos Brillembourg, architect, Caracas and New York; Jackson Burnside, architect, Bahamas; Mrs. Epsy Campbell-Barr, human rights activist, professor, and economist, Costa Rica; Jean Doucet, engineer and author, Martinique; Belmont Freeman, architect, New York; The Honorable Bruce Golding, Prime Minister, Jamaica; David Gouverneur, architect and visiting lecturer, The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; David Harrison, Principal Lecturer, Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica; Margaret Jarrett, Programme Director, M. Arch, Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica; Jean François Lejeune, University of Miami, Florida; Ronny Lobo, organic architect, Netherlands Antilles; Gustavo Luis Moré, architect and editor of Archivos de Arquitectura Antillana, Dominican Republic; Enrique Norten, primary architect, TEN Arquitectos, Mexico and New York; Louise Noelle, Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Jorge Otero Pailos, Columbia University, New York; Pat Ramsey, Director, Center for the Arts; Mark Raymond, architect, Trinidad and Tobago; Miguel Rodriguez, architect and Dean, Polytechnic School of Architecture, Puerto Rico; Bruno Stagno, architect, Costa Rica; L. Mark Taylor, Head, Caribbean School of Architecture, University of Technology, Jamaica; Dr. Ken Yeang, architect, Malaysia and United Kingdom; and Pedro Henriquez Ureña, Dominican Republic.

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The University of Technology, Jamaica (UTech), and The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) gratefully acknowledge the following sponsors of the Caribbean Modernist Architecture Symposium: The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art, The Reed Foundation, Patricia Cisneros Travel Fund for Latin America of The Museum of Modern Art, Jamaica National Building Society, Pan Jam, Victoria Mutual Building Society, Air Jamaica, American Airlines, British Airways, The Courtleigh Hotel and Suites, and Jamaica Conference Centre.

Date
February 28–March 2, 2008
Location
Kingston, Jamaica
Region of Focus
The Caribbean & Latin America
Subject
Moderated talks on modernist architecture in the Caribbean
Purpose
Broaden awareness and understanding of modernist architecture in the Caribbean and the relationship to modern architecture in Latin America
Participants
This workshop was open to the public. Panelists and presenters included: architects, architectural historians, and curators from 13 countries and MoMA’s International Program and Department of Architecture and Design
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Curatorial Workshop in India

Symposium
January 2004
New York

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In January 2004, in collaboration with the National Gallery in Delhi and the National Gallery in Mumbai, The Museum of Modern Art organized a series of panel discussions and workshops on curatorial practice in Delhi and Mumbai. Participants included invited Indian art professionals—curators, critics, artists, and publishers—together with four curators from MoMA and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, the Director of the International Program, and a staff member of the MoMA Department of Education. The sessions were structured as discussion groups, encouraging a broad exchange of information and ideas and as much interaction as possible, and focused mainly on contemporary art—both in India and at MoMA and P.S.1.

Participants included Klaus Biesenbach, then Chief Curator of MoMAPS1; Feri Daftari, then Assistant Curator, Painting & Sculpture at MoMA; Alanna Heiss, Founder of PS1; Amy Horschak, Assistant Director, Adult & Academic Programs, MoMA; Jay Levenson, Director of MoMA’s International Program; and Roxana Marcoci, then Assistant Curator, Photography at MoMA.


The program was generously sponsored by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Date
January 2004
Location
MoMA and MoMA PS1, New York; Mumbai; Delhi?
Region of Focus
India
Subject
Curatorial practice in Delhi, Mumbai, and New York focused mainly on contemporary art
Purpose
Exchange ideas and information on contemporary Indian art among colleagues in Indian-based arts organizations and MoMA and MoMAPS1 and to build a platform for long-term dialogue
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Museum Practices in the Twenty-First Century: A Cultural Exchange with MoMA

Symposium
November 14–18, 2002
Hong Kong
Contemporary art exhibitions in Hong Kong

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This workshop, jointly organized by the International Program and the Hong Kong Arts Centre, took place in Hong Kong from November 14 to 18, 2002. In addition to attending workshop sessions at the Hong Kong Arts Centre, participants and MoMA staff attended a symposium on contemporary art exhibitions, organized at the Hong Kong Museum of Art by the Guangdong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. MoMA staff members and participants also attended the opening of the First Guangzhou Triennial at the Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, along with its opening symposium. Members of MoMA's staff also attended the opening of the Shanghai Biennale 2002 at the Shanghai Art Museum.

Participants included Ahn Soyeon, The Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea; Zanita Anuar, National Art Gallery, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Judy Chan, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Hong Kong; Choi Yan-Chi, 1A Space, Hong Kong; Christina Chu, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong; James Chu, Old Ladies' House Art Space, Macau; Rhana Devenport, Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia; Yasuko Furuichi, The Japan Foundation Asia Center, Tokyo, Japan; Sid Gomez Hildawa, The Cultural Center of The Philippines (CCP), Manila, The Philippines; Lee Weng Choy, The Substation, Singapore; Anthony Leung Po Shan, Para/Site Art Space, Hong Kong; Low Sze Wee, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Tran Luong, Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam; Petch Osathanugrah, Bangkok Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand; Or Wai Chun, Artist Commune, Hong Kong; Suhanya Raffel, Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane, Australia; Chaitanya Sambrani, Independent Curator, Canberra, Australia, and Bombay, India; Shen Yi-Ning, Museum of Contemporary Art, Taipei, Taipei, Taiwan; Judy Freya Sibayan, The Museum of Mental Objects, Manila, The Philippines; Ung Vai Meng, Macau Museum of Art, Macau; Anita Wong, University Museum and Art Gallery, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Wu Meichun, National Academy of Art, Hangzhou, China; Ashley Yeung, Videotage, Hong Kong; and Zhang Qing, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

The Organizing Committee Members for Museum Practices in the Twenty-First Century: A Cultural Exchange with MoMA include: Oscar Ho Hing-kay, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Grace Cheng Sim-yee, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Claire Hsu, Asia Art Archive, Hong Kong; Liz Lau, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Loretta Lo, Hanart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong; Irene Ngan Shuk-fun, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; and Rachel Wang Yung-hsin, Independent Consultant, Sydney, Australia.

Date
November 14–18, 2002
Location
Hong Kong
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African Museum Professionals Workshop

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February 2002
New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles
African art museums and contemporary art and artists in Africa

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The African Museum Professionals Workshop—which took place in February 2002 and began at MoMA—traveled to three American cities under the sponsorship of The International Council, Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, and The Rockefeller Foundation. In New York, participants attended the opening of the landmark exhibition The Short Century: Independence and Liberation Movements in Africa 1945–1994 at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. This was the first workshop at which participants gave reports not only on their own institutions, but also on contemporary art and artists in their home countries. Participants subsequently traveled to Washington, D.C., in a program arranged by MoMA and the National Museum of African Art. The workshop concluded in Los Angeles with a program organized by MoMA with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

Participants for this workshop included: Meskerem Assegued, ArtSpace, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Brendan Bell, Tatham Art Gallery, Pietermartizburg, South Africa; Hassoum Ceesay, The Gambia National Museum, Banjul, The Gambia; Philippa Curling, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe; Annaleen Eins, The National Gallery of Namibia, Windhoek, Namibia; Kathy Grundlingh, The South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa; Simon Ikpakronyi, National Gallery of Art, Abuja, Nigeria; Silvie Kassi, Musée Municipal d'Art Contemporain de Cocody, Cocody, Côte d'Ivoire; Yacouba Konate, Independent Curator, Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire; Koyo Kouoh, Goree Institute, Goree, Senegal; Julietta Massimbe, Museu Nacional de Arte, Maputo, Mozambique; Monica Mosarwa, Botswana National Museum, Gaborone, Botswana; Judy Ogana, Kuona Trust, Nairobi, Kenya; and Patrick Mweemba Siabokoma, Choma Museum and Crafts Centre, Choma, Zambia.

Date
February 2002
Location
MoMA PS1, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles
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East Asian Museum Professionals Workshop

Symposium
January 14–26, 2000
New York, Los Angeles
Visits to public and private art collections in New York and Los Angeles

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The East Asian Museum Professionals Workshop took place at MoMA from January 14 to 26, 2000, under the sponsorship of The International Council and the Asian Cultural Council. Participants enjoyed visits to Asia Society, Japan Society, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, and private collections of MoMA trustees before traveling to Los Angeles from January 28 to 30 in a program arranged by MoMA and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The Los Angeles extension included visits to the Getty Museum and Research Institute; Eli Broad Family Foundation; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; UCLA Hammer Museum; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and several private collections of MoMA trustees and International Council members.

Participants in this workshop include: Ahmad Amerrudin, National Art Gallery, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Fang-wei Chang, Taipei Museum of Fine Art, Taipei, Taiwan; Chaos Chen, Beijing Art Museum, Beijing, China; Junmo Chung, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Kyungi-Do, Korea; Yukiko Harada, Mori Art Center, Tokyo, Japan; Oscar Ho Hing-kay, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong; Sun Hee Kim, Kwangju City Art Museum, Kwangju, Korea; Kenji Kubota, Art Tower Mito, Ibaraki, Japan; Tran Luong, Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Hanoi, Vietnam; Shinichiro Osaki, The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Japan; Bridget Tracy Tan, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore; Wang Huangsheng, Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China; and Jian Jun Zhang, Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, China.

Date
January 14–26, 2000
Location
MoMA, New York
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Central and Eastern European Museum Professionals Workshop

Symposium
October–November 1999
New York
Exhibition-related issues; first workshop to include presentations by participants

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The Central and Eastern European Museum Professionals Workshop, which took place in New York in October and November of 1999, brought participants from Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, the Republic of Macedonia, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, and Slovenia to MoMA for a series of wide-ranging discussions of exhibition-related issues. It was the first workshop at which participants were asked to give presentations on their own institutions to MoMA staff and invited guests. The workshop also included tours of private collections in the city and visits to a selection of other institutions. The New York portion of the workshop was made possible by the sponsorship of The International Council and the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Participants then traveled to Los Angeles in a program arranged by MoMA and the Getty Trust. This trip was sponsored by the Open Museum Initiative of the Open Society Institute–New York, and The Ford Foundation.

Participants in this workshop include: Katarína Bajcurová, Slovak National Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia; Alexander Borovsky, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Irena Buzinska, State Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia; Codruta Cruceanu, National Museum of Art, Bucharest, Romania; Alexandra Danilova, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia; Ana Deviç, Modern Gallery, Zagreb, Croatia, Soros Internship Program, The Museum of Modern Art; Eha Komissarov, Estonian Contemporary Art Centre – Rotermann Salt Storage (a branch of the Art Museum of Estonia), Tallinn, Estonia; Albert Kostenevich, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; Viktoras Liutkus, Lithuanian Art Museum Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania; Dorota Łoboda, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland; Zoran Petrovski, Museum of Contemporary Art Skopje, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia; Tomáš Pospiszyl, The National Gallery in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic; Aneta Prasal, Zacheta Gallery of Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; Krisztina Szipőcs, Museum of Contemporary Art – Ludwig Museum Budapest, Budapest, Hungary; Igor Zabel, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Philip Zidarov, Sofia Municipal Art Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Date
October–November 1999
Location
New York
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Latin American Museum Professionals Workshop

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November 1998
New York
Issues relating to exhibition organization using the show Jackson Pollock: A Retrospective as a case study

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Sponsored by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art and the Lampadia Foundation, the Latin American Museum Professionals Workshop was held in November of 1998 at MoMA, during the Museum's landmark exhibition Jackson Pollock: A Retrospective. Using the show itself as a case study, participants discussed a wide range of issues related to exhibition organization. Participants also attended a lecture by then Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture Kirk Varnedoe, and also visited the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson; El Museo del Barrio; the Americas Society; and other New York–area arts institutions and private collections.

The International Program has in recent years also sponsored workshops on museum libraries and archives in Caracas, Buenos Aires, and Havana, as well as workshops on conservation and fundraising in Caracas and Mexico City.

Participants in this workshop include: Moaçir dos Anjos, Jr., Instituto de Cultura, Fundação Joaqim Nabuco, Recife, Brazil; Rejane Cintrão, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil; Gabriel Cobo, Museo Gabriel González Videla, La Serena, Chile; Vanesa Fernández, Museo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; Valeria Keller, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Aleca Le Blanc, Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Caracas, Venezuela; Xavier López de Arriaga D., Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico; Margarita Moreno de las Heras, Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima, Perú; Carlos Enrique Palacios, Museo Jacobo Borges, Caracas, Venezuela; José Ignacio Roca, Biblioteca Luis-Ángel Arango, Bogotá, Colombia; Osvaldo Sánchez Crespo, Museo de Arte Alvar y Carmen T. de Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico; and André Stolarski, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Date
November 1998
Location
MoMA, New York
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