Annual Conference: Reactivate the Collection

Oliver Laric, Lincoln 3D Scans (2013). Commissioned by The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2012.
Oliver Laric, Lincoln 3D Scans (2013). Commissioned by The Collection and Usher Gallery, Lincoln through the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2012.

13 May 2016

10.30—16.30

Museum of London
Weston Theatre, 150 London Wall
London , EC2Y 5HN

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CAS National Network Members: Free
Non-Members: £10

Artists engaging with artistic traditions
Artists as mediators between past and present
Artists radically reading a collection
Artists disrupting power relations in museums
Artists seeking ways to access the unseen
Artists shifting the understanding and meanings of objects:

Contemporary artistic interventions of different kinds have been recently used to reframe, revive and reactivate the contents of varied collections. Altering the display, rehanging artworks, inserting others side by side within historical collections are ways to rethink the boundaries between objects and environments, visitors and interpretation; ultimately shifting, broadening and altering the understanding of a collection.

Join us at the Museum of London to discuss recent examples of artistic interventions, unusual juxtapositions, museology, artist’s residencies and the changing hierarchies of objects within institutions.

Speakers include Professor Claire Robbins, Senior Lecturer: Art, Design & Museology at University College London; Colin Wiggins, Special Project Curator at the National Gallery; Annie Fletcher, Chief Curator at the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; James Putman, independent critic; and artists Andrea Büttner and Melvin Moti.

To book your free place as a National Network Member email rsvp@contemporaryartsociety.org 

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