In 2012, the Museum of Modern Art held a symposium titled “How Are We Performing Today?” Focused on performance within the museum, speakers grappled with the subject of a “migration from the margin to the center of contemporary art [and museum] discourse.” It was an important opportunity to consider how the institution(al) – including their narratives, practices and audiences – can devise strategies to respond actively to subjects of representation, inclusiveness and culture diversity.
Rita Fabiana looks back to look forward, considering recent years and the future of the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, as a Portuguese and European institution. How has the museum been responding to questions of gender, migration, and colonialism through collection acquisitions, exhibitions, display policies and public engagement.
Since 2006, Power Talks has partnered with Art Toronto to present influential art-world figures who discuss their projects, preoccupations and ideas in the context of the city’s largest art fair. Participants range from leading collectors, advisors and dealers to internationally renowned museum directors, curators, critics, scholars, and artists.