EPISODE 2: EXPLORING SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH EXPERIMENTATION
The Circular Museum, a collaboration between MoMA’s Ambasz Institute and ART 2030, is a virtual panel discussion series inviting artists, museum directors, curators, exhibition designers, and other museum practitioners from around the world to talk about their efforts to address the climate crisis through their work. In six episodes the series explores how incorporating sustainability and circularity into various levels of museum practice is not only urgent but desirable.
The second episode brings together artist Jeppe Hein and Gitte Ørskou, director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm. Expanding upon their collaboration on the 2022 exhibition Jeppe Hein: Who Are You Really?, which was produced entirely without shipping works to the museum and instead focused on interactions between the building, collection, and visitors, this conversation explores how collaborative experimentation between artist and museum can act as a catalyst for shifting toward sustainable and circular exhibition production.
Carson Chan, Director, Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment
Gitte Ørskou is a Danish art historian, curator, and museum director. Since 2019, she has been the director of Moderna Museet in Stockholm, Sweden’s national gallery of modern and contemporary art. From 2009, she was the director at Kunsten – Museum of Modern Art Aalborg. Ørskou was chief curator at ARoS Aarhus Kunstmuseum from 2001 to 2009, and she served as the chairman of the Danish National Art Foundation. She holds positions on several boards, has been responsible for the Danish representation at the Venice Biennial on several occasions, and is the author of numerous articles and books on modern and contemporary art.
Jeppe Hein is a Danish artist based in Berlin. He studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Arts in Copenhagen and the Städel Hochschule fur̈ Bildende Kun̈ ste in Frankfurt a. M. Hein’s works often feature surprising and captivating elements that place spectators at the center of events and focus on their experience and perception of the surrounding space. He has had solo shows at venues including Moderna Museet, Stockholm (2022), Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York (2015), 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2011), ARoS Kunstmuseum, Århus (2009), Barbican Art Centre, London (2007), and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2005). He participated in the Venice Biennial in 2019 and 2003. Permanent installations of his work are on view at ARKEN Museum of Modern Art (2021), LaGuardia Airport, New York (2020), and Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (2013).
Carson Chan, Director, Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Study of the Built and Natural Environment at MoMA
Luise Faurschou, Founder and CEO, ART 2030
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The Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment is a platform for fostering dialogue, promoting conversation, and facilitating research about the relationship between the built and natural environment, with the aim of making the interaction between architecture and ecology visible and accessible to the wider public while highlighting the urgent need for an ecological recalibration.
This event was made possible through a generous gift from Emilio Ambasz. The Emilio Ambasz Institute for the Joint Study of the Built and the Natural Environment is a platform for fostering dialogue, promoting conversation, and facilitating research about the relationship between the built and natural environment, with the aim of making the interaction between architecture and ecology visible and accessible to the wider public while highlighting the urgent need for an ecological recalibration.