Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP): Presentation of a Research Project at the Museum of Modern Art

Workshop

Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives (C-MAP): Presentation of a Research Project at the Museum of Modern Art

A presentation by Magdalena Moskalewicz.

 

Contemporary and Modern Art Perspectives in a Global Age: A Programme for Research at the Museum of Modern Art (C-MAP) is a cross-departmental, cross-institutional research programme initiated at MoMA in 2009. The aim of C-MAP is to understand more fully the historical imperatives and changing conditions of transnational networks of artistic practice and to seek accounts of histories that have been undermined by juxtaposing multiple ways of apprehending modernist art, both local and international. The scope and methodologies of C-MAP research question judgments that come from the assumption that artistic modernism is or was determined by the Western European and North American historical narrative of early twentieth-century avant-gardes. Three C-MAP research groups operating internally at the museum thus focus respectively on Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and East Asia (Japan) – three regions in which there is a strong history of modernism. This presentation will introduce the three C-MAP groups, their activities and modes of research. It will also demonstrate the upcoming C-MAP online platform, which fosters the exchange of information, documents and ideas about modern and contemporary art across diverse cultural geographies reaching beyond conventional geographic and cultural boundaries. Partly an online journal and archive, partly an exhibition space and social network platform, this website (C-MAP platform) will use the possibilities of the Web as a medium to sound out new methods of in-depth communication about art.

Person in charge

Contact
Mathilde Arnoux

Dr. habil. Mathilde Arnoux

Research Director / Head of French Publications
Phone +33 (0)1 42 60 41 24