THE INTERNATIONAL CIRCLE NEWSLETTER
SHALL WE DANCE?
From January 23rd to May 20th, 2019
is not for virtuosos only – we all know how to do it and how to
create it. This is the thinking behind the Mucem's upcoming exhibition,
"Shall We Dance?": Dance is a shared social activity that
creates bonds and is present throughout our lives and societies.
dance?" is a question. In the curator, Emilie Girard's words, it's an
invitation to think about "where does dance begin?" and "towards whom
are we dancing?"
The French choreographer, Boris Charmatz widely celebrated for his radical approach to contemporary dance, is the invited artist for the 2018-19 season.
Read more about the exhibition (and go to the curators' interview) here.
Learn about Boris Charmatz' recent event in New York
and more here (in French)
GEORGES HENRI RIVIERE
Through March 4th 2019
exhibition shows the expertise and the vision of Georges
Henri Rivière who theorized the concept of the
Musée-Laboratoire and defined a methodology for field
investigations – that is still used by the Mucem today. He and his team
were interested in people; they listened to and photographed them, and
collected their testimonies with great care. He not only
knew how to preserve endangered rural heritage, but also had an
understanding of the changes taking place in the society of his day.
Read more about the exhibition here.
See the trailer here (in French).
WORLD MUSEUM CONNECTIONS
are specific projects that relate to the cultural heritage of an
area. These museums focus on the identity of a place, and encourage
involvement from the communities around them.
George Henri Rivière was credited for introducing the concept of the
ecomuseum. Below you may discover three examples of museums based on
those of you who understand French, a Study Group will be organized on
18 January 2019 at the Mucem entitled, "Questionner l'héritage de Georges Henri Rivière. Le regard des écomusées et musées de société". A panel will be devoted to the influence of GHR on an international scale. You can read about it, in French, here.
THE TRENTINO ECOMUSEUMS NETWORK (Italy)
The Trentino Ecomuseums Network unites 8 ecomuseums all located in this northern province of Italy. The
goals of the Network are to coordinate resource sharing, enable mutual
support, create opportunities for exchange of experiences, and be a tool
Learn more about the Italian network here.
THE VJOSA AND AOOS ECOMUSEUM (Greece and Albania )
and Albania, traversed by the Vjosa/Aoos River, have joined hands in
order to create the Vsoja/Aoos Ecomuseum, an interactive museum that
displays in situ the natural and cultural heritage and identity of this transboundary area. The
Vjosa/Aoos River, sourced from the Northern Pindos mountains in Greece,
runs through Greece and Albania and ends in the Adriatic Sea. The river
has been integral in shaping the lives of the populations around its
basin for centuries.
Discover the museum here
THE MUSEUM OF THE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION, (Lisbon, Portugal)
it is not classified as an ecomuseum, GHR was behind the creation of
this Foundation. Considered to be, like the Mucem, a museum of
civilizations, it contains one of the most important private
collections of international art: that of the oil tycoon, Calouste Gulbenkian. The building and its surrounding park
were built in 1969. The museum's art pieces traverse the
world's cultures over a time span of 5000 years.
Discover the museum here
Excavating Contemporary Archeology.
This project has been created thanks to a collaboration between four European art institutions: the Mucem, Kunsthal Aarhus (Denmark), Point Center for Contemporary Art (Cyprus) and AIR Antwerpen ( Belgium).
Several international artists have been invited to examine
the local cultural history, and to interpret it through their own
artistic practices. The artworks created in this project will be
exhibited at these four art institutions throughout 2019-20.
of the artists in residence at the Mucem have been working with
the middle school students of the Louis Armand School in Marseille. We
will introduce their work in the next newsletter.
Read more on ECA here.
Read about Creative Europe (the supporter of this project) here.
THE WORLD FEDERATION OF FRIENDS OF MUSEUMS (Palermo, 2-4 November)
of Museums from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and
the United Kingdom, in the presence of the President of the World
Federation of Friends of Museums, met in Palermo last November to
strengthen the links between the European Friends of Museums.
Outstandingly well-organized by the FIDAM (Federazione Italiana degli Amici dei Musei) and
its President Italo Scaietta, the workshop took place in the Palazzo
Pretorio, or the town hall, welcomed by the Mayor of the city, Leoluca
Orlando and the President of the Sicilian Friends of Museums, Prince
Bernardo Tortorici Montaperto di Raffadali.
Participants shared their views on several topics: a European project to
experiment with collaborative approaches; cultural heritage as an
instrument to create new conditions for social cohesion; the proposal to
develop a Young Friends short-term exchange program to increase mutual
cooperation, join forces, and promote Young Friend participation in
the life of the museum.
participants there were given the opportunity to visit several
spectacular locations of Manifesta 12, the European nomadic biennial of
contemporary art, which wove itself into the social, cultural, and
political fabric of the city of Palermo last summer.
Marseille will host Manifesta 13 in 2020.
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