Cultural Institutions in Transition: Imagination, Thought and Practice

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Two talks that bring together the Director of the Jan Van Eyck Academie Hicham Khalidi and the curator Raphael Fonseca with Luísa Santos and Sofia Victorino, co-curators of this programme. In this session, we observe changes underway in different art institutions and discuss new models to transform practices in these institutions.



15:30 / Introduction

Benjamin Weil – Director of CAM

15:35 / Talk

If we observe the different temporalities and interdependencies of the substances of nature, we can establish parallels with the multiple rhythms and capabilities of art institutions.
In the practices of the Jan Van Eyck Academie, with a Department dedicated to Nature Research, the rhythms of nature are linked to the different needs and capacities inherent in the academy itself and its participants. In this conversation, we discuss processes of transformation in the epistemic and systemic cultures of art institutions based on these different temporalities and capacities.
Hicham Khalidi – Director of the Jan Van Eyck Academie (online participation)Luísa Santos – Curator

16:20 / Talk

What knowledge does an exhibition produce? Can the curator subvert hegemonic positions and Eurocentric discourses? How can projects for wider audiences be developed? This talk will touch on more or less visible transitions in art institutions with different scales and contexts – from MAC in Niterói, Brazil, to the Denver Art Museum, USA, or the Bienal do Mercosul 2024. This will be the starting point for a discussion on concepts of decoloniality and representation, in connection with curatorial and mediation practices as methodologies for thinking and making together.
Raphael Fonseca – CuratorSofia Victorino – Curator

17:00 / Talk followed by Q&A

17:30 / Closing

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