2019 ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM
Defining Institutions: Proposals for Museums of the Future
For Museum 2050’s 2nd annual symposium, the platform seeks to be a forum for suggestions about what institutions in China could be and how they could engage with artists. The rapidly expanding institutional landscape in China allows for the unique opportunity to redefine museums’ missions in a context often free of expectations about what an institution should be and how it relates to audiences. We ask artists, curators, arts professionals and the public: what do you want from a museum? What should a museum be and what could or should a museum’s relationship to locally-based artists be? What are historical examples of how museums have addressed their relationship to artists and how might these be applied in Greater China? Should we seek to replicate museum formats or replace them with new forms entirely?
MUSEUM 2050 X ARTinD
The Evolution of the Form and Function of Cultural Institutions
For this one-day conference, Museum 2050 and ARTinD invited artists, architects, academics and arts professionals to dialogue on the relation between Art and Architecture and its impact. What are the architectural requirements of a cultural institution? To what extent are cultural buildings public spaces? What function do museums and galleries have beyond exhibiting art?
Speakers: Alia Al Senussi, William Lim, Lonneke Gordijn, Mollie Dent Brocklehurst, Svetlana Marich, Ying Zhou, Michael Xufu Huang and Duncan Pescod
Sunday 24th March 2019
Faculty of Architecture
University of Hong Kong
MUSEUM 2050 BOOK LAUNCH
DO WE HAVE TO?
Institutional Collaborative Obligations and Imperatives
Book Launch and Panel Discussion with Tobias Berger, Pi Li, S. Alice Mong, John Tain and Ying Zhou
Sunday 25th Nov 2018 – 2:30 – 4pm
Asia Society Hong Kong
Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
2018 INAUGURAL SYMPOSIUM
Looking to new institutional models:
China’s cultural landscape by mid century
Long Museum, West Bund
2nd Floor Auditorium, 3398 Longteng Ave, Xuhui District, Shanghai
In this inaugural symposium, we seek to critically examine the diverse museum practices in both official and private domains of the Greater China Region. Speakers will investigate how institutional frameworks are fostered by the unique social and cultural dynamics at play. In doing so, we hope to bring forth discussions to challenge the existing models through which China’s cultural development has been considered. By looking at the intersection of these various threads, we seek to reveal the unique audience experience that is emerging in China, offering a particular focus on the complex cultural and temporal dimensions of museum-going and its relationship to sociality and contemplation.