Public Program:
Museums and Civil Society: The Role of Artists, Institutions, and Politics: A Series of Panels at the New Museum
February 12 2009
In cooperation with New Museum and the Austrian Cultural Forum, the Kunsthaus Graz/LM Joanneum presents a symposium on scenarios of recent and future museum practice and theory. This program is a complement to the exhibition “The Artist as Troublemaker—The Museum and Civil Society” at the Austrian Cultural Forum NYC (December 7, 2008–March 28, 2009). Curators, artists, and scholars will discuss urgent and fundamental issues regarding the functioning of museums in a world of crisis.

2–3:15 PM
Panel I
The Artist and His/Her Critical Position Towards Museum Practice

Moderator: Peter Pakesch, Artistic Director, Kunsthaus Graz/LM Joanneum
- Michael Clegg, artist, Berlin
- Elisabeth Fielder, Curator, LM Joanneum, Graz
- Laura Hoptman, Kraus Family Senior Curator, New Museum, New York
- Ann Temkin, Chief Curator of Painting and Sculpture, the Museum of Modern Art, New York

3:45–5 PM
Panel II
The Museum Education and the Development of the Public

Moderator: Katrin Bucher-Tramtow, Curator, Kunsthaus Graz/LM Joanneum
- Dieter Bogner, museum consultant, Vienna
- Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs, New Museum, New York
- Maria Lind, Director of the International Artist Program at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York
- Marco de Michelis, Visiting Professor of Modern Architecture, Columbia University, New York

5:30–6 PM
Panel III
The Museum’s Future Perspectives

Moderator: Adam Budak, Curator, Kunsthaus Graz/LM Joanneum
- Claire Farago, Professor of Fine Arts, University of Colorado, Boulder
- Peter Pakesch, Artistic Director, Kunsthaus Graz/LM Joanneum
- Lisa Phillips, Toby Devan Lewis Director, New Museum, New York
- Donald Preziosi, Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles
- Diana Thater, Artist

Courtesy the Artist and New Museum