With Glenn Lowry (MoMA), Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Adam Weinberg and his curatorial team (Whitney Museum of American Art), Thomas P. Campbell (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Michael Govan (LACMA), Martin Bethenod (Punta della Dogana–Palazzo Grassi–Fondation Pinault), Alain Seban (Centre Pompidou), Jean-Luc Martinez (Musée du Louvre), Xavier Douroux and Frank Gautherot (Le Consortium), Peter Reed (MoMA), Yasmil Raymond (Dia Art Foundation), Sophie Claudel (Cultural Services of the French Embassy), Andras Szanto (writer, researcher and advisor) and The Judd Foundation.

This platform was conceived as a French-American exchange of perspectives centered on issues and themes that drive museums and private foundations alike. These places are guarantors of an encyclopedic knowledge essential for enriching our vision of the world, but what tactics do these cultural institutions use for transmitting knowledge to the public and building "le bien commun" essential for our society? Several topics of reflection will be studied over the course of these two days of discussion: exhibiting collections, presenting new perspectives on art history, offering an artistic yet pedagogic program, producing new works and supporting the creation of contemporary art, and opening international axis museums in an effort to globalize a museum’s presence.

April 23, 12pm

TALK: Alternative Models: Art Institutions with Collections
With Yasmil Raymond (Dia Art Foundation) and Martin Bethenod (Punta della Dogana–Palazzo Grassi–Fondation Pinault).
Venue: Judd Foundation
101 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Free entrance. RSVP required.
RSVP to RSVP@frenchculture.org -TALK FULLY BOOKED
Free access for all visitors to view the installed floors after the program

April 23, 5:30pm

TALK: The Encyclopedic Museum of the 21st Century
With Thomas P. Campbell (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Jean-Luc Martinez (Le Louvre) and Michael Govan (LACMA). Moderated by András Szántó (writer, researcher and advisor).
Venue: Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Free entrance. RSVP required.
RSVP to visual-arts@frenchculture.org

April 24, 1pm

TALK: Satellite Museums
With Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Jean-Luc Martinez (Le Louvre) and Alain Seban (Centre Pompidou). Moderated by Sophie Claudel (Cultural Services of the French Embassy).
Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128 

Free entrance. RSVP required: arts@frenchculture.org

April 24, 6pm

TALK: Collecting and Displaying Modern Art in the 21st Century
With Glenn Lowry (MoMA) and Alain Seban (Centre Pompidou). Moderated by Peter Reed (MoMA).
Venue: MoMA, Titus 2 Theater
The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance - 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Free entrance. RSVP required: pr@frenchculture.org

From November 2013
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP:
Methodological approaches toward collection-based initiatives

With the participation of Adam Weinberg (Whitney Museum), the Whitney’s curators, Xavier Douroux and Franck Gautherot (Le Consortium).
Venue: The Whitney Museum
945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Please note that this event is NOT open to the public.

ART² : An International Festival of Contemporary Art
Download full program (PDF)


ART² is presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in collaboration with the New York presenters, Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and FACE. ART² is generously supported by Air France, the Florence Gould Foundation, Fondation de France, Pommery and Van Cleef & Arpels.

Judd Foundation; French Embassy; Guggenheim; MoMA New York, NY

MUSEUMS TODAY

When
April 23-24, 2014
Where
Judd Foundation; French Embassy; Guggenheim; MoMA
New York, NY

With Glenn Lowry (MoMA), Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Adam Weinberg and his curatorial team (Whitney Museum of American Art), Thomas P. Campbell (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Michael Govan (LACMA), Martin Bethenod (Punta della Dogana–Palazzo Grassi–Fondation Pinault), Alain Seban (Centre Pompidou), Jean-Luc Martinez (Musée du Louvre), Xavier Douroux and Frank Gautherot (Le Consortium), Peter Reed (MoMA), Yasmil Raymond (Dia Art Foundation), Sophie Claudel (Cultural Services of the French Embassy), Andras Szanto (writer, researcher and advisor) and The Judd Foundation.

This platform was conceived as a French-American exchange of perspectives centered on issues and themes that drive museums and private foundations alike. These places are guarantors of an encyclopedic knowledge essential for enriching our vision of the world, but what tactics do these cultural institutions use for transmitting knowledge to the public and building "le bien commun" essential for our society? Several topics of reflection will be studied over the course of these two days of discussion: exhibiting collections, presenting new perspectives on art history, offering an artistic yet pedagogic program, producing new works and supporting the creation of contemporary art, and opening international axis museums in an effort to globalize a museum’s presence.

April 23, 12pm

TALK: Alternative Models: Art Institutions with Collections
With Yasmil Raymond (Dia Art Foundation) and Martin Bethenod (Punta della Dogana–Palazzo Grassi–Fondation Pinault).
Venue: Judd Foundation
101 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Free entrance. RSVP required.
RSVP to RSVP@frenchculture.org -TALK FULLY BOOKED
Free access for all visitors to view the installed floors after the program

April 23, 5:30pm

TALK: The Encyclopedic Museum of the 21st Century
With Thomas P. Campbell (Metropolitan Museum of Art), Jean-Luc Martinez (Le Louvre) and Michael Govan (LACMA). Moderated by András Szántó (writer, researcher and advisor).
Venue: Cultural Services of the French Embassy
972 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10075

Free entrance. RSVP required.
RSVP to visual-arts@frenchculture.org

April 24, 1pm

TALK: Satellite Museums
With Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), Jean-Luc Martinez (Le Louvre) and Alain Seban (Centre Pompidou). Moderated by Sophie Claudel (Cultural Services of the French Embassy).
Venue: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave, New York, NY 10128 

Free entrance. RSVP required: arts@frenchculture.org

April 24, 6pm

TALK: Collecting and Displaying Modern Art in the 21st Century
With Glenn Lowry (MoMA) and Alain Seban (Centre Pompidou). Moderated by Peter Reed (MoMA).
Venue: MoMA, Titus 2 Theater
The Ronald S. and Jo Carole Lauder Building entrance - 11 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019

Free entrance. RSVP required: pr@frenchculture.org

From November 2013
PROFESSIONAL WORKSHOP:
Methodological approaches toward collection-based initiatives

With the participation of Adam Weinberg (Whitney Museum), the Whitney’s curators, Xavier Douroux and Franck Gautherot (Le Consortium).
Venue: The Whitney Museum
945 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

Please note that this event is NOT open to the public.

ART² : An International Festival of Contemporary Art
Download full program (PDF)


ART² is presented by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in collaboration with the New York presenters, Institut français, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication and FACE. ART² is generously supported by Air France, the Florence Gould Foundation, Fondation de France, Pommery and Van Cleef & Arpels.

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