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May 6, 2013

LOOP STUDIES: On Collaboration

LOOP Barcelona
LOOP Barcelona.
Locations:
LOOP Auditory: C/ Pelai, 28, 08001, Barcelona
MACBA (Museum of Contemporary Art Barcelona): Plaça dels Àngels, 1, 08001, Barcelona
Universitat de Barcelona & LOOP are proud to present

LOOP STUDIES 2013 – On Collaboration
Facing the systematic dismantling and redefinition of public policies, the severe reduction of public funds and the changing work paradigm in the field of cultural production; the current context requires new attitudes and a new way of understanding the work of agents in the field of cultural production.

A new management structure is surfacing, alongside new ways of understanding the collaboration between agents, sectors, industries and methodologies. Institutions are exploring collaborative and horizontal work strategies, in which authority is erased and the concept of responsibility becomes more important. At the same time, this lays the groundwork for new perspectives on how to understand our collective intelligence. Methodologies, formats, models, but, above all, innovative attitudes that point to a new sustainable vision of understanding the work in the arts through cooperation.

Firmly rooted in the question What about collaboration? This year’s LOOP STUDIES, with the University of Barcelona, will present three days of round tables and professional case studies, aiming to shine a light on new horizons of creation, production and administration built around the concept of collaboration. LOOP STUDIES will explore, discuss, imagine and conceptualize common strategies (from self-managed practices to institutions) and create a space to think about methodologies that can be ethically relevant in the arts, socially sustainable and politically appropriate in the current context.

Panel 1: “Institutions in context: encounters and clashes”
This round table will discuss the concepts linked to the new status and definition of the public sphere, which allows a reformulation of the concept and structure of the museum and institution.

Moderator: Bartomeu Marí. (Director, MACBA)

Panel 2: “Companies and Institutions asproducers”
What is the difference between the backing of a company and the backing of an institution? Is there any learning derived from the interaction of these two agents that can lead to competitive advantages in production in both fields?

Moderator: Carles Guerra (Chief Curator, MACBA)
Speakers: Mark Coetzee (Curator, Zeitz Collection), Jean-Marc Prevost (Director, Carré d’art de Nîmes)

Panel 3: “Collecting and its social responsibilities”
It is important to claim the labour of the collector as a practice based on the responsibility to preserve and value the artworks and the artists. This round table seeks to revise the agency, centrality and visibility of the leading figure of the collector.

Moderator: Jean Conrad Lemaître (Economist and Collector)
Speakers: Giuliana Setari Carusi (President, Dena Foundation for Contemporary Art), Sandra Terdjman (Programs manager and curator, Kadist Art Foundation, Paris)

Panel 4: “New Interactions between public and private spheres”
In view of the implosion and stagnation of public funding, it is crucial to admit that new alliances and new ways of working between the public and the private spheres are urgently needed. This debate seeks to present new mutual understandings and ways of working between these two spheres.

Moderator: Benjamin Weil (Artistic Director, LAboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial)
Speakers: Timothy Persons (Senior Lecturer, Aalto University School of Art), Anne Marie Charbonneaux (President of Le Magasin, Grenoble)

Panel 5: “Communication 3.0: New formats and dynamic events”
The transition from the analogue formats to digital is breaking old paradigms. New creative, dynamic and committed platforms are dealing with new ways to transmit and produce information. This panel will debate the merits and faults of this shift.

Moderator: Roberta Bosco (art and digital culture journalist)
Speakers: Javier Creus (Founder Ideas for Change, strategist), Jesús Rodríguez + Santiago López (Commander Tom R+D in Communication & Network Thinking)

CASE STUDIES with Fernanda Nogueira (independent curator), Mark Coetzee (Curator, Zeitz Collection), Isaac Julien (artist), Antoni Mercader (University of Barcelona), Timothy Persons (Aalto University School of Art), Casey Spooner (musician and artist), Vitamine Creative Space (art space/gallery, China).

The registration period is open and will close on Monday, May 20, 2013.

For more information, please visit loop-barcelona.com or contact [email protected].

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