Organisers: The Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Aarhus University

When: 3-4 December 2015

Location: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen

The organizers aim to stimulate a critical debate on the potentialities of the art museum as a research-based institution. The conference will focus on the significance of hybrid forms of research and curating in modern and contemporary art museums, dealing with questions such as: How can exhibitions function as mediums for research? How can artistic research contribute to art museums? What is the research value of (immersive) exhibitions? What is the role of the sensory experience in gathering and disseminating knowledge in the museum? What is the function and position of ‘public programs’ as curatorial models for research and knowledge production? What does the public contribute to the museum’s knowledge production?


  • Francesco Manacorda, Director, TATE Liverpool
  • Maria Finders, Strategy and Developement, executive member Supervisory Board, LUMA Arles
  • Anselm Franke, Head of Visual Arts and Film, Haus de Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
  • Chus Martínez, Head of the Institute, FHNW Academy of Art and Design, Basel
  • Johanna Burton, Director and Curator of Education and Public Programme, New Museum (New York)
  • Molly Nesbit, Professor of Art, Vassar College
  • Thomas J. Lax, Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art, MoMA, New York
  • Abdellah Karroum, Director at Mathaf, Doha
  • Mark Wigley, Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University New York

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