The museums participating on the project aim at re-evaluating and rethinking their resources: archives, collections and working methods in order to develop their potentials by creating knowledge and connecting the various types of audiences. The traditional roles of the contemporary art museum are changing: its most important activities are no longer merely storage, studying and exhibiting of artworks, but also an active involvement with the museum’s audience. For this reason, the project will develop combination of exhibitions ans educational programs based on participatory approach, intended for both, the audience and the staff.
Presentation of the research carried out as part of How to Do Things with Documents and the network of European projects Performing the Museum.
The Fundació Antoni Tàpies has made available its archive, documentation, the Museum and its history, for this project of research and reflection on cultural practices. Roger Bernat, Lúa Coderch, Experimentem amb l’ART, LaFundició, Objetologías and Pep Vidal have put forward new ways of using them in order to question museum and archive practices at present.
These processes and collaborations aim to highlight the need to coordinate research and alternative ways of conducting artistic practices and processes of cultural mediation. Depending on the availability of resources, the question behind this transformation should be: To what extent can the museum be prefigured as an open and changing resource, adaptable to the interactions established with every user?
Wednesday 2 December, 18 h
Oriol Fontdevila and Núria Solé Bardalet: How to Do Things with an Archive
Pep Vidal: Nail to Nail to Nail
Objectologies: Not Yet Know: Surprise Ontologies and Agency- Fiction
Experimentem amb l’ART: Institutional Fissures in the Concept of Opening
Andreja Hribernik: How to Do Things with Museums
Thursday 3 December, 18 h
LaFundició: CICdB Archive
Lúa Coderch: Screen Walls [Dealing with the Wind and not with Gravity]
Matteo Sisti: FAT QUIZ, 2015 by Roger Bernat
Mirjana Dusic Lazic: How to Do Things with Museum Publications
Jasna Jaksic and Dunja Kucinac: How to Do Things with Collections