[artinfo] Jan van Eyck Academie presents Museum in Motion Conference

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Jan van Eyck Academie

<http://www.museuminmotion.tk>Museum in ¿Motion? Conference
12 - 13 November / Sittard - Maastricht



12 November
Museum Het Domein
Kapittelstraat 6, Postbus 230
6130 AE Sittard - the Netherlands

13 November
Jan van Eyck Academie
Academieplein 1
6211 KM Maastricht - the Netherlands

Museum in ¿Motion? intends to trace the history 
of the critical correlation between contemporary 
art and the museum, to chart the various 
institutional responses, and to place this within 
the broader context of socio-political changes. 
The title literally refers to one of the most 
important publications of the 1970s on the museum 
discussion of that era: Museum in ¿Motion? The 
modern art museum at issue / Museum in ¿Beweging? 
Het museum voor moderne kunst ter diskussie, 
published in 1979. Speakers will discuss the 
fundamental changes that have occurred since its 
publication precisely one quarter of a century 

Are museums still confronted with the same 
problems? When precisely did the dream of the 
mobile or living museum come into being? Which 
forms and strategies of mobility have so far been 
developed? Where does the real motion stop and 
rhetoric come in? Is the critical relationship 
between art and the museum still a subject of 
discussion? Do the massive socio-political 
changes in our society confront the museum with a 
much bigger challenge? How are we to define the 
future role of the museum of contemporary art, 
being a pre-eminent public institution?

The conference Museum in ¿Motion? comprises two 
meeting formats. On Friday 12 November, a 
symposium with invited speakers is held at Museum 
Het Domein in Sittard. On Saturday 13 November, a 
seminar is organized that presents three 
sessions, two of which are based on an 
international call for papers, and a third on the 
results of a closed architecture competition at 
the Jan Van Eyck Academie in Maastricht.


Programme Symposium
12 November 2004

Museum Het Domein Sittard

Start conference
film screening of 'De Langste Dag' (1986) by Jef Cornelis (06:15:48)

Stijn Huijts

10:00 - 10:20
Wouter Davidts
Museum in ¿Motion?

10:20 - 11:00
Alan Wallach
"The Museum of Modern Art as Late Capitalist 
Ritual" Twenty-Five Years Later: Distinction 
versus Consumerism in the Display of Contemporary 

11:00 - 11:20

11:20 - 12:00
Christian Kravagna
The World in the Museum: Ethnography, Culture, and Critical Art Practice

12:00 - 12:20

12:20 - 14:00

14:00 - 14:40
John Welchman
The Museum: Architecture / Sculpture (Gehry)

14:40 - 15:00

15:00 - 15:40
Camiel Van Winkel
The Viewer is Never at Home

15:40 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:40
Johanne Lamoureux

16:40 - 17:00


Programme Seminar
13 November 2004

Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht


The Museum: Dreams of a Mobile Architecture
Chair Jeroen Boomgaard

10:00 - 10:20
Andrea Philips
Walking into Trouble. Contemporary Art and the Pedestrian

10:20 - 10:40

10:40 - 11:00
Naomi Stead
Decontextualisation, Autonomy, and the Neo-Avant-Garde:
Institutional Critique and Museum Criticism

11:00 - 11:20

11:20 - 11:40
Joel Sanders
Skin Deep: Transparency and Contemporary Museum Building

11:40 - 12:00

12:00 - 12:30
plenary discussion

Museum and Typology
Chair: Bart Verschaffel

14:00 - 14:20
Christoph Grafe
Cultural Centres in Europe

14:20 - 14:40

14:40 - 15:00
Lieven De Boeck & Teresa Stoppani
The Architect and the Millionaire, the Individual 
and the City, and the Making of the Scattered 

15:00 - 15:20 questions

15:20 - 15:40
Wendy Meryem Kural Shaw
The Project of the Museum and its Projections: 
Museums and the Construction of Identities in the 
Museums of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

15:40 - 16:00

16:00 - 16:30
plenary discussion

Design Competition: Our Museum
Jury: Jouke Kleerebezem, Chris Dercon, Roemer Van Toorn

20:00 - 20:15
Office (Kersten Geers & David Van Severen), Dries Van de Velde & Richard Venlet

20:15 - 20:30
Fijn Design Consultancy (Johan De Wachter, Cesar 
Garcia & Paz Martin), MAMA Showroom & Alicia 

20:30 - 20:45
One Architecture (Matthijs Bouw & Donald van Dansik) & Berend Strik

20:45 - 21:00

21:00 - 22:00
jury discussion

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