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post Presents: Rashid Rana in Conversation with Glenn D. Lowry

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May 3, 2016
New York

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In this public conversation, Rashid Rana, artist and Artistic Director, Lahore Biennale, and Glenn D. Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, discuss the curatorial plans for the inaugural Biennale, which opens in November 2017.

Rashid Rana is an artist and the artistic director of the 2017 Lahore Biennale. He is the founding faculty member and head of the Fine Art department at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan. His recent solo exhibitions include the major mid-career retrospective Labyrinth of Reflections at Mohatta Palace Museum, Karachi (2013), as well as solo surveys at Cornerhouse, Manchester (2011), and Musée Guimet, Paris (2010). His participation in major group exhibitions includes My East Is Your West, a collateral event of the 56th Venice Biennale (2015); Kiev Biennial (2012); Fotomuseum Winterthur, Whitechapel Gallery, and Saatchi Gallery, London (2010); the Asia Society, New York (2009); the fifth Asia Pacific Triennale, Queensland Gallery of Art, Brisbane (2006); and an upcoming survey show at Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, New Delhi.

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post Presents is a series of talks devoted to the cross-geographical consideration of modern and contemporary art. The sessions are an extension of post, MoMA’s online platform devoted to art from a global perspective. The Museum of Modern Art’s Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) initiative, of which post is part, is supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional funding is provided by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, and Marlene Hess. Special thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for founding support of C-MAP and post.

Date
Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Location
The Museum of Modern Art
Region of Focus
Pakistan
Subject
Pakistan, South Asia, biennale, Lahore Biennale, curating in a global context
Purpose
In anticipation of the 2017 Lahore Biennale, Glenn D. Lowry led a conversation with the artist Rashid Rana, who will curate the upcoming biennale in his native Pakistan.
Participants
Rashid Rana and Glenn D. Lowry
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post Presents: Catherine David on Curating with an International Perspective

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April 27, 2016
New York

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In this public lecture, Catherine David presents her past and current curatorial projects, as well as ongoing research. David is the deputy director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, where she has spearheaded an internationally diverse program. From 1982 to 1990 David was curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, and from 1990 to 1994 she was curator at the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris. Notably, from 1994 to 1997 David served as artistic director for documenta X in Kassel, Germany (1997), and since 1998 she has been director of the long-term project Contemporary Arab Representations, which began at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona. Between 2002 and 2004 David was director of the Witte de With Center of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Co-presented with Independent Curators International’s (ICI) Curator’s Perspectives series, the lecture is followed by a discussion and questions.

Watch the live stream of the event.

post Presents is a series of talks devoted to the cross-geographical consideration of modern and contemporary art. The sessions are an extension of post, MoMA’s online platform devoted to art from a global perspective. The Museum of Modern Art’s Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP) initiative, of which post is part, is supported by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art. Additional funding is provided by Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Adriana Cisneros de Griffin, and Marlene Hess. Special thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for founding support of C-MAP and post.

Curator’s Perspective is an itinerant public discussion series ICI developed as a way for national and international curators to share their research and experiences with audiences in New York. Practitioners discuss what they are most interested in at the moment, including the artists and the sociopolitical contexts that are shaping practices now. The Curator’s Perspective series has been made possible, in part, by grants from the Hartfield Foundation and by generous contributions from the ICI Board of Trustees and ICI Access Fund.

Date
April 27, 2016
Location
The Museum of Modern Art
Subject
curating in a global context, museums
Purpose
Catherine David, deputy director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, lectures on her approach to curating outside the canon and how to spearhead an internationally diverse museum program.
Participants
Catherine David and Renaud Proch
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Launch Events: Mário Pedrosa’s Modernism

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January 19, 2016
New York

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This program celebrated MoMA’s publication of Mário Pedrosa: Primary Documents, with editor Paulo Herkenhoff, Museu de Arte do Rio (MAR), in conversation with Luis Pérez-Oramas, Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA. Presentations were given by by contributing scholars Kaira M. Cabañas, Associate Professor in Global Modern and Contemporary Art History, University of Florida, and Adele Nelson, Assistant Professor of Art History, Temple University, Philadelphia. The program concluded with a reception and book sale.

Watch the live stream of the event.

Purchase Mário Pedrosa: Primary Documents.

Support for the launch event program was provided by the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC).

Leadership support for Mário Pedrosa: Primary Documents was provided by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Major support was provided by the Ministério da Cultura do Brasil.

Additional funding was provided by The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation, the Consulate General of Brazil in New York, Mr. & Mrs. Louis de Charbonnières, Andrea and José Olympio Pereira, Frances Reynolds and Jack Shear.

Special thanks to Vera Pedrosa and the Pedrosa family for their participation and encouragement.

Date
January 19, 2016
Location
The Museum of Modern Art
Region of Focus
Brazil
Subject
Art critic Mário Pedrosa and modernism in Brazil
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International Curatorial Institute 2015

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September 28–October 9, 2015
New York

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The International Program hosted the second edition of the International Curatorial Institute for museum professionals from around the world, from September 28 through October 9, 2015. Organized in collaboration with the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL), the International Curatorial Institute brought 12 senior curators together in New York for a two-week intensive program of specialized training, including lecture courses led by faculty members from Columbia Business School. The program intends to help curators take on positions of leadership responsibility in art museums and build an international network. Sessions included candid discussions with a number of senior MoMA staff members and Trustees, with a focus on real-world museum issues. They met with the Brooklyn Museum’s new director, Ann Pasternak, with Thelma Golden at The Studio Museum in Harlem, and with peers from other major institutions. They also visited the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation and the Ford Foundation. They participated in a discussion, led by MoMA curator Leah Dickerman and special guest Elizabeth Glassman of the Terra Foundation, on recent exhibition approaches for American art.

The 2015 Fellows were Wang Chunchen, Head of the Department of Curatorial Research, CAFA Art Museum of China Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; Roobina Karode, Director and Chief Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum, New Delhi; Rita Kersting, Landau Family Curator of Contemporary Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Inhye Kim, Curator, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea, Seoul; Katerina Koskina, Director, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens; Snejana Krasteva, Curator, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow; Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director, Raw Material Company, Dakar; Daniel Muzyczuk, Curator, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź; Azu Nwagbogu, Director, African Artists’ Foundation, Lagos; Jack Persekian, Director, Palestinian Museum, Ramallah; Yasmil Raymond, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA, and Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA.

The 2015 International Curatorial Institute was made possible by The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Major support was provided by the Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Foundation and Andrew Gundlach, Ilshin Foundation, Jerry I. Speyer and Katherine G. Farley, and The Fran & Ray Stark Foundation.

Generous funding was provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art.

Date
September 28–October 9, 2015
Location
The Museum of Modern Art
Region of Focus
International
Subject
Leadership Training for Senior-level Curators
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International Curatorial Institute 2014

Institute
July 7–18, 2014
New York

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MoMA’s International Program invited modern and contemporary art curators from around the world to participate in the 2014 International Curatorial Institute, a two-week intensive program focused on leadership development and organizational strategy. Designed in collaboration with the Center for Curatorial Leadership (CCL) with the aim of expanding participants’ capacity to tackle leadership challenges facing 21st-century museums, the institute brought together a group of eight curators from outside the United States with four curators from MoMA. In collaboration with the Columbia Business School, the institute offered intensive instruction modules each morning, and senior MoMA staff members from a wide range of departments hosted afternoon sessions. Outside the museum, the visiting curators engaged in discussions with major leaders in the New York cultural community, and visited the site of the new Whitney Museum of American Art, Kara Walker’s Domino Sugar Factory installation A Subtlety, the New Museum, El Museo del Barrio, and the Ford Foundation.

The participants were Magalí Ariola, Chief Curator, Museo Jumex, Mexico City; Meskerem Assegued, Founder, Zoma Contemporary Art Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Clarissa Diniz, Curator, Museu de Arte do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Starr Figura, Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA; Ana Janevski, Associate Curator, Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA; Abdellah Karroum, Director, Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha; Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo; Sharon Lerner, Curator of Contemporary Art, Museo de Arte de Lima, Peru; Pi Li, Sigg Senior Curator, M+, Hong Kong; Jarosław Lubiak, Chief Curator, Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland; Christian Rattemeyer, Harvey S. Shipley Miller Associate Curator, Department of Drawings and Prints, MoMA; and Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, MoMA.

Date
July 7–18, 2014
Location
The Museum of Modern Art
Region of Focus
International
Subject
Leadership Training for Senior-level Curators
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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 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.

Participants included Tone Yasunao, experimental musician and sound artist; Doryun Chong, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and 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, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, MoMA.

Tokyo Launch Event, April 26, 2013

Co-organized with the Japan Foundation’s Tokyo headquarters, the panel discussion brought together many important artists and scholars from different generations, including Fumihiko Sumimoto, independent curator; Kenji Kajiya, Associate Professor, Hiroshima City University; Hiroshi Nakamura, artist; Yuri Mitsuda Curator, Shoto Museum of Art, and Board Member, AICA Japan; Lee Ufan, artist and 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 and sound artist; Doryun Chong, Associate Curator, Department of Painting and 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, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA; Sarah Suzuki, Associate Curator, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, MoMA.

Opening remarks were given by Jay A. Levenson, Director, 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.

Purchase From Postwar to Postmodern, Art in Japan 1945–1989: Primary Documents.

Read more about the International Program’s research on Japanese postwar art on post.

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.

Among the key questions and issues were:

  • In what ways can participatory art practices from the 1960s onward 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 Hélio 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, Cofounder, Instituto Mesa, Brazil, independent curator/educator, and PhD candidate in the 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 and museum practice.

Download the full agenda for the 2011 institute.

Colleagues in Brazil

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

São Paolo

Porto Alegre

Rio de Janeiro

Date
July 21–22, 2011
Location
The Museum of Modern Art
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

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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, Department of Painting and Sculpture; Jane Debevoise, President, AAA; Huang Rui, artist; Huang Yong Ping, artist; Lin Tianmiao, artist; Song Dong, artist; Wang Aihe, Artist and 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 and 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.

Watch the live stream of 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.

The 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.

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 and the AAA’s online project Contemporary Chinese Art: AAA’s Materials of the Future: Documenting Contemporary Chinese Art from 1980 to 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 discussions and 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 understanding of the key shared issues, opportunities for successes, and challenges.

The institute was inspired 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, that aimed to research museum education programs 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

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

Date
July 6–11, 2009
Location
The Museum of Modern Art
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

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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 scholars, poets and other specialists 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, MoMA; and Edward Sullivan, professor of fine arts at New York University.

Listen to the launch event at MoMA, New York.

Purchase Alfredo Boulton and his Contemporaries: Critical Dialogues in Venezuelan Art, 1912–1974.

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

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

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October 30, 2008
New York

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This public program celebrated MoMA's publication of 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, Columbia University.

Listen to the launch event at MoMA, New York.

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
The Museum of Modern Art
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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Postwar Japanese Art: A Panel and Discussion

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November 13–14, 2008
New York

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In 2008, MoMA engaged in a multipart 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 discover the origins and histories of these works.

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 is available at 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
The Museum of Modern Art
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 postwar Japanese art, including Gutai, Hi Red Center, and Mono-ha, among other movements.
Participants
Leading figures in the contemporary Japanese art world
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Caribbean Modernist Architecture Symposium

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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 13 countries—including the Bahamas, Barbados, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, Trinidad, and Venezuela—gave talks and participated in discussions. 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.

Participants 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.

Listen to the two-day conference.

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
Discussions 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

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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, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; Feri Daftari, then Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA; Alanna Heiss, Founder, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center; Amy Horschak, then Assistant Director, Adult and Academic Programs, MoMA; Jay Levenson, Director, International Program, MoMA; and Roxana Marcoci, then Assistant Curator, Department of Photography, MoMA.

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

Date
January 2004
Location
MoMA and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, 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 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 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

Symposium
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
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York; 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
The Museum of Modern Art
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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.

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.

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.

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

Symposium
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 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
The Museum of Modern Art
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