OGR and Amaci: Museums at the "Post-Digital" Turn

3-4 november 2017 at the OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni



AMACI – the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums and OGR – Officine Grandi Riparazioni in Turin announce Museums at the ‘Post-Digital’ Turn, the first major symposium conceived by AMACI in the framework of Museum Twenty-One, a brand new research platform dedicated to the transformations of the contemporary art museum. Museums at the ‘Post-Digital’ Turn will take place at the OGR in Turin over two days, 3-4 November 2017, and will encompass seven panels including presentations, lectures and a scientific section with panels and contributions by experts from prestigious international universities and institutes.

Given the mission of AMACI – founded in 2003 with the aim of promoting the languages of contemporary art, supporting the development of institutional policies on contemporaneity and setting out guidelines for a common cultural strategy for contemporary art museums – and the new and increasing need to analyse the latest museum practices, the focus of Museums at the ‘Post-Digital’ Turn asks not “what is next?” but rather the more urgent and durable question of “what futures are there?”

In the light of this scenario, the speakers and experts invited from across the world will convene to consider these central questions:
• What does the future hold in store for the museum?
• What role may the museum as an institution play in the physical space of the web?
• What changes are taking place in curatorial practices, display strategies, collecting and conservation policies, mediation techniques and teaching systems?
• How has the relationship with the public changed, and how much will it continue to change over the years to come?
• What results – in terms of approval, incidence, capacity for persuasion and criticism of museum projects – is it fair to expect from a system of viewing and ratification which is ever more ‘externalised’?
• What role may be played by the history of art over the years to come, and in what way will it interface with the ever more fluid activities of museums?

The convention will be held in English, with the possibility of simultaneous translation into Italian.
The acts will be published by Mousse Publishing in two languages as part of the first issue of the publishing series entitled Museo Ventuno – Museum Twenty One.

The symposium is a project by AMACI – the Association of Italian Contemporary Art Museums, curated by Lorenzo Giusti (Board of Directors AMACI and Director of the MAN Museum, Nuoro) and Nicola Ricciardi (Artistic Director of OGR, Turin).

Enrolment on www.eventbrite.it

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