Panel: Shaping Future Collections
Friday, 14 Dec 2018, 14:15 – 15:45
Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart – Berlin
Keren Cytter
Kathrin Becker
Karen Archey
Anna-Catharina Gebbers

Since the advent of video art in the 1960s, museums and collections have been confronted with unprecedented challenges, both in terms of presentation and in terms of conserving and restoring time-based art. The challenges start at the level of media philosophy with the complexity of the concept of artwork. What do practical collection and conservation strategies look like today—in particular with a view to future technical developments? How can accompanying theoretical and practical methods be developed for the future? And how can museums, collections, and artists design past and future media art collections together?

The curator and author Kathrin Becker is Head of Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) in Berlin. In her curatorial practice she focuses on the role of contemporary art in society and on issues of exclusion/inclusion in contemporary cultures.

The art critic and curator Karen Archey is based in New York and Amsterdam. Currently she is Curator of Contemporary Art, Time-based Media at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

The artist Keren Cytter creates films, video installations, and drawings that represent social realities through experimental modes of storytelling.

Moderated by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, curator at the Nationalgalerie in Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum for Contemporary Art – Berlin.