Roundtable organised by the Artistic Direction in conjunction with the exhibition Being Modern: MoMA in Paris.
"What Will Be Tomorrow’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art?"
A day of dialogue at the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Continuing a series first begun in 2015 with the Keys to a Passion exhibition and entitled Who is Writing Today’s Art History?, the Fondation Louis Vuitton is holding a new day of discussions on 12 January 2018 in conjunction with the Being Modern: MoMA in Paris exhibition.
This exhibition, in which art history and museum history dovetail, could be seen as a manifesto of the basic principles of the new MoMA, scheduled to open in 2019. With this roundtable, it is an opportunity to study and challenge the models, achievements and hypotheses developed by some of most prominent museums in the field of modern and contemporary art and the construction of specific collections.
Today, these museums must establish a new course of action in a globalised landscape transformed by new technologies. The creation of collections has been profoundly changed by the redefinition of the concepts of “centre” and “periphery”, the heterogeneity of artistic proposals and cultural referents, as well as consideration for other historical narratives and perspectives.
These questions will be explored during two roundtables collectively entitled “What Will Be Tomorrow’s Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art?”