Exhibiting and preserving as toxic paradigms. Can cultural institutions negotiate the environmental crisis?
A contribution by Prof. Dr. Peter J. Schneemann
Director of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Bern
Lecture as part of the symposium
Yesterday. Today! Tomorrow?
From the museum of late modernism, its history and its future, monument protection, the “third place” or climate box versus climate crisis.
Part III, 27. October 27 + 28, 2023
Climate box versus climate crisis. Fit for the future: the climate-neutral museum
The lecture discusses the current question of the contribution of contemporary art in conveying a new environmental awareness. What opportunities and challenges does this present for the museum’s self-definition? In which formats can the audience’s new expectations become productive?
You can watch the recording of the entire talk here.
Director of the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the University of Bern and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History
Prof. Dr. Peter J. Schneemann has held the directorship since 2001 and the deanship since summer 2023. He currently leads the research projects Mediating the Ecological Imperative and Publics of Art. His research interests include methodological issues in dealing with contemporary art, perspectives on ecology, the education and identity formation of artists, historiographies of Abstract Expressionism, and cultural-political discourses since the 18th century.
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