The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be Speaker Series

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Past Talks

Vasif Kortun: Questions on Institutions
Sunday, October 1, 2:30pm

Kate Fowle: The Reflexive Museum
Wednesday, November 29, 6:30 pm

Stephen Wright: Getting Used to Usership
Thursday, February 22, 6:30pm

The Museum Is Not What It Used To Be

MOCA Toronto Canada launches a series of talks that focus on the act of building a cultural institution at this accelerated point in history. The conversations will explore ideas around use, democracy, sustainability, interdisciplinary programming and horizontality. The program aims to ask how we can create a museum model that answers to the pressures of our extreme present, but at the same time establishes a meaningful and enduring agenda?

On October 1, Kortun is invited by MOCA to give the first presentation of Questions on Institutions in English at the University of Toronto. His initially “depressing picture” will be followed by proposals, ways out of stagnation, that could open the institution to a whole lot of different things, to different forms of assessment, different alliances and convivialities. This paper marks the beginning of Kortun’s writing on the museum in our age.

Speakers in this series include Vasif Kortun, founding Director of Research and Programs, SALT, Istanbul and Ankara; Kate Fowle, Chief Curator for the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow and Director-at-Large at Independent Curators International (ICI) in New York; and more.

Videos From Past Talks

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