PRIORITIES OF MUSEUM POLICY: participation of cultural institutions in big projects

workshop

19.05.2011, Thursday

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Program: [Ural factories Ц Industries of meaning]

Supported by
Department of Art History and Cultural Studies, Ural State University; Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the Sverdlovsk Region; Culture Department of Ekaterinburg Administration

Partners:
US Consulate General in Ekaterinburg
General Consulate of France in Ekaterinburg


Seminar-practicum
PRIORITIES OF MUSEUM POLICY:
PARTICIPATION OF CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS IN BIG PROJECTS
May 19th, 2011


In the situation of competition between cities the quality of life and creation of an informative cultural field receives more attention. Big international initiatives make it possible for tradition oriented cultural institutions to create new projects and re-view their collections. There is a need in a new museum form based on the attitude to the culture as the way of changing habitat, lifestyle and quality of life. One can understand culture as the way of changing social environment.

Not only events and expositions which create new “game rules” form the History of Art. Is Ural museum community ready for changes? How to stay competitive within vibrant international context? How to connect international trends and local cultural institutional needs?

The seminar is oriented towards Ekaterinburg & Sverdlovsk region museums’ administrative staff.

Guest Speakers:

- Joel Slayton (USA) artist, curator, researcher, chief executive of ZERO1 biennial, professor in School of Art and Design, University San José (the US), the head of CADRE Laboratory for New Madia;
- Ronan Prigagne (France) agrégé in literature, attaché in culture and cooperation in France Consulate General;
- Nikolaj Palazhchenko (Moscow) curator, producer, member of council fund «Winzavod»

Seminar Themes:

1. Big cultural project and inner competition.
2. International trends and local priorities.

Practique Theme:

Why regional museum needs biennial?
Biennial summons up to open new expositional formats: find new spaces and new time frames accordingly to local peculiarities and situation. The participants will be offered an opportunity to create and present an example of their own project to participate in the Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art 2012.

Program:
09.30 – 10.00 – registration;
10.00 – 10.20 – opening of the seminar, welcoming words;
10.20 – 12.30 – experts speeches;
12.30 – 13.00 – coffee-break;
13.00 – 14.00 – participants work, discussion of the projects.
 

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