Installation View: Raqs Media Collective, It’s Possible Because It’s Possible, 2015. University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), Mexico City. IMAGE: Courtesy of MUAC.


Do We Need a University Art Museum?

ROOM 100 - Foundations & Topics 1

    • , 17:00-19:00
  • Auditorium


MUAC: Museum as Intersection
a lecture by Cuauhtémoc Medina

Contemporary art museums have become standard institutions of contemporary metropolises, similar to the way history and art museums were essential to the constitution of nation states in the 19th to the 20th centuries. Specific conditions for their establishment occur when a public university is the agent of their creation, as it was the case with the University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC) in Mexico City. This lecture will examine the way MUAC’s curatorial and social project depends on conceiving the institution as an intersection of cultural and social forces, in terms of developing an intellectually and politically ambitious institution in one of the main megalopolises in the global south.

Introduction by Alice Wang, Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor of Arts.
Lecture followed by conversation with Michelle Hyun, Director and Curator of NYU Shanghai Art Gallery.

    • Light refreshments will be served.
    • Open to the public.

Sponsored by the NYU Shanghai Arts and Sciences Events Committee, the NYU Shanghai Visual Art Area, and the NYU Shanghai Art Gallery.

Foundations & Topics 1 is a program of ROOM 100, the Spring 2019 project of the NYU Shanghai Art Gallery.

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