Out of Context Symposium
October 21 2009
Out of Context: Museum as Hub One-Day Symposium took place in the museum’s fifth-floor gallery space. The day consisted of two panel discussions about models for curatorial and institutional practice.
The first panel, The Museum as Hub in Public: Past, Present, Future recounted the history of the Museum as Hub initiative, evaluated its original goals, and addressed how the Museum as Hub network can be structured in different institutional and geographical contexts in the future. Museum as Hub programs and exhibitions discussed were In and Out of Context (New Museum) and “Unconquered: Critical Visions from South Korea” (Insa Art Space/Arko Art Center at the Museo Tamayo). Other topics discussed during this panel were the possibilities for future manifestations that support the evolution of the Museum as Hub.
Panelists: Annie Fletcher, Eungie Joo, Heejin Kim, Tobias Ostrander, Daniela Pérez, and William Wells.
Moderator: Amy Mackie
The second panel titled Local Urgencies/Productive Distances, panelists gave presentations on their respective programs with particular attention to the differing realities and necessities of their organizations and how they might be shaped or even defined by local demands and urgencies. Panelists also considered how expanded networks and information exchange can provide useful input and allow for experimental approaches to exhibitions and public programs.
Panelists: Marilyn Douala Bell, Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, Claire Hsu, Heejin Kim, and Maria Lind.
Moderator: Eungie Joo