Conversation: Charles Esche, David Neuman, and Maria Lind about collecting | Part 2

What is the New Role of Collections?

Listen to part 1 here.

Museums have evolved throughout the 20th century, transitioning from their traditional roles as preservers of classical culture and collectors of historical knowledge to becoming active participants in contemporary culture through rapid projects, commissioned new artworks, residencies, and other forms of support for artists. Can the form, presentation, and development of collections become part of this leap towards new production, or will the collections become too distant from the expressions that contemporary art challenges them with? Have private collections and institutions now assumed some of the classical roles of public museums in Europe as well? How does this affect artists’ relationships with their financiers and intermediaries?

The discussion at Magasin 3 is part of the IASPIS seminar series Tendencies of Time, aimed at identifying and discussing current trends in the production, presentation, mediation, and preservation of contemporary art.

Participants: Charles Esche, Curator, David Neuman, Director Magasin 3, and Maria Lind, Curator and Director IASPIS
Language: English
Date: February 27, 2007
Duration: 55 mins
Location: Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall

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