Global Art and the Museum
Exhibition view The Global Contemporary
Globalization and the Art Market
Sun, June 28, 2009 4 pm CEST, Symposium

With financial support from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Global Art and the Museum (GAM) has invited eleven international scholarship holders to participate in the Global Seminar chaired by Hans Belting and guests, which will take place at the University of Frankfurt’s Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften Bad Homburg and at ZKM | Karlsruhe. Themes of the seminars include: the situation of museums as applicable to contemporary art and the art market and art critique under the effects of globalization. In conjunction with the seminar, a follow-up publication is planned, which will be the third volume in the GAM book series. It will include the expanded contributions of the scholarship holders as well as contributions to the discussion.

Scholarship holders are: Patrick Flores (Philippines), Anthony Gardner (Australia), Elizabeth Harney (Canada), Agung Hujatnika (Indonesia), Carol Lu (China), Jesmal Mataga (Zimbabwe), Charles Merewether (Australia), Ding Ning (China), Elizabeth Rogers (USA/India), Samuel Sidibé (Mali) und Adele Tan (Singapur).

To open the ten-day seminar also to the Karlsruhe audience, planned is a lecture followed by a panel discussion at ZKM. The lecture will thematize the art market, looking in particular at the international auction events. Lecture/discussion are, among others, representatives from Christie’s New York (requested) as well as representatives from Sotheby’s London.


(subject to change)

4 p.m.
"The Fracturing of Globalization"
Lecture by Julian Stallabrass, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

5 p.m.
Discussion: "Inside Out: The Global Art Market Today"
Hugo Weihe, Christie’s New York
Moderated by Hans Belting, Karlsruhe

6 p.m.

6.30 p.m.
Presentation of the 12 International Fellows of the Summer Seminar and Panel Discussion: "Inclusion in Art Exhibtions 1995 and Today"
Moderated by Peter Weibel, ZKM | Karlsruhe

Headed by: Hans Belting (ZKM)
Seminar: Hans Belting, Andrea Buddensieg (project management),
Sebastian Steinert (coordination)

Project team

Andrea Buddensieg (project management)

Organization / Institution

Fritz Thyssen Stiftung

Accompanying program