Museum as Hub partner organizations consider the topic “neighborhood” to embark upon an international exchange of ideas that appreciates the unique and divergent perspectives of a particular street, city, nation, or region of the world. The topic of neighborhood allows each organization to share artists’ projects relevant to concerns of their particular institution. It reminds us of the context in which artists live and work and how arts organizations are charged with the responsibility to support and present challenging ideas. An initial presentation, from December 1, 2007 through February 24, 2008, includes documentation and a selection of works, serving as an introduction to the Museum as Hub partners and the projects currently in development.
Over the past year, Museum as Hub partners have commissioned artists living or working in their home cities to address the topic with a focus on discursive and interactive projects. From March 2008 through March 2009, each organization will take over this space for a two to three month period to present these commissions, project documentation, and other events and activities. Each two-month presentation will be hosted by a Hub Fellow, an emerging scholar in residence from the partner’s home city who will have a regular on-site presence in this space and at Museum as Hub-related discussions and events.
Museum as Hub presentations*
Dec 1, 2007-Feb 24, 2008: Museum as Hub: An Introduction, presentations by each partner
Feb 27-May 6, 2008: Tlatelolco and the localized negotiations of future imaginaries, Museo Tamayo
May 9-Jul 6, 2008: Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Envision, Insa Art Space
Jul 9-Sept 21, 2008: Antikhana, Townhouse Gallery
Sept 25, 2008-Jan 11, 2009: Six Degrees, New Museum
Jan 14, 2009: Be[com]ing Dutch, Van Abbemuseum
*Please note, dates are subject to change. Please check here for the most up to date information.