Jaroslaw Suchan invites you to join CIMAM's 2021 Annual Conference

30 September 2021

Jaroslaw Suchan, Director of Muzeum Sztuki in Lodz, invites you to join CIMAM's 2021 Annual Conference (5-7 November). Muzeum Sztuki is a museum that is strongly associated with the history of the avant-garde and faithful to the avant-garde ethos of social commitment.

In-person registration closes on 7 October 2021.

Online registration closes on 4 November 2021.

Under Pressure. Museums in Times of Xenophobia and Climate Emergency

Day 1: Conflicts, Crises, and the Politics of Growth
Day 2: Museums as Spaces for Recognizing Differences
Day 3: New Perspectives on Climate and Commonality

While the pandemic appears to be the most pressing challenge today, it is merely a vector of more global political and environmental changes. The conference will address the roles of artists and museums in this dramatically changing global situation. How can artists be agents of change, and museums be places to test proposals for the communities of the future? Can museums guide processes of political and/or technological solutions?

During the three days of discussions, the conference will focus on the two interconnected current crises of Xenophobia and Climate Change, and the sometimes hidden or unexplored connections between the two.

Keynote speakers and relevant case-study presentations will show how institutions, artists, and thinkers working together can provide practical laboratories concerning these emerging issues and offer methodological tools to combat discriminatory and nationalistic tendencies in an increasingly divisive and divided world.

Attendees will visit Muzeum Sztuki Łódź and the exhibitions: “The Avant-garde Museum”, “Errorism. Agnieszka Kurant”, “The Earth is Flat Again”, “Leopold Buczkowski: Glimpses of History, Fleeting Images” and “Atlas of Modernity. The 20th and 21st Century Art Collection” – new edition. And "Helena Bohle-Szacka. Penetration" at Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwa, Lodz.