Reactivate the Collection:
Debating Contemporary Artistic Interventions in Historical Collections

Reactivate the Collection:
Debating Contemporary Artistic Interventions in Historical Collections

Contemporary Art Society

Oliver Laric, Lincoln 3D Scans, 2013. Commissioned by The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln.
April 13, 2016
Reactivate the Collection: Debating Contemporary Artistic Interventions in Historical Collections

Friday, May 13, 2016, 11am–5pm

Museum of London
Weston Theatre
150 London Wall
London EC2Y 5HN

Artists engaging with artistic traditions
Artists as mediators between past and present
Artists radically reading a collection
Artists disrupting power relations in museums
Artists seeking ways to access the unseen

Artists shifting the understanding and meanings of objects:
Contemporary artistic interventions of different kinds have been recently used to reframe, revive and reactivate the contents of varied collections. Altering the display, rehanging artworks, inserting others side by side within historical collections are ways to rethink the boundaries between objects and environments, visitors and interpretation; ultimately shifting, broadening and altering the understanding of a collection.

Join us at the Museum of London to discuss recent examples of artistic interventions, unusual juxtapositions, museology, artist’s residencies and the changing hierarchies of objects within institutions.

Speakers include Professor Claire Robbins, Senior Lecturer: Art, Design & Museology at University College London; Colin Wiggins, Special Project Curator at theNational Gallery; Annie Fletcher, Chief Curator at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; James Putman, independent critic; and artists Andrea Büttner and Melvin Moti. 

CAS National Network members: free
Non-members: 10 GBP

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