From private to public. Issues and strategies in the presentation of private collections of modern and contemporary art in public institutions
Tuesday, 13 April 2021
Musée de Grenoble
Organized within the framework of the exhibition Giorgio Morandi. Luigi Magnani’s collection at the Musée de Grenoble (December 12, 2020 – April 18, 2021), this one-day conference aims to bring together recent reflections about strategies for the presentation of private collections of contemporary art (20th-21th centuries) in French and international museums and private institutions. The hatching of temporary exhibitions or permanent hangings devoted to private collections constituted by famous or less-known personalities in international collecting is a recent phenomenon that is increasingly on trend.
Indeed, the attention paid to collectors’ figures not only reveals an awareness of their inescapable role in the artistic systems of any era, but also calls into question the chronological and thematic approach often adopted during exhibitions.
In order to stimulate reflection on these themes, this day aims to encourage a dialogue between art historians and curators. Its purpose will be to have an exchange on methodological and research issues in the reconstitution of a private collection, as well as on the practical constraints of its restitution in terms of displaying in a museum.
9:30 Introduction and welcome, Guy Tosatto (Musée de Grenoble)
9:40 Introduction, Alice Ensabella (Université Grenoble Alpes) / Sophie Bernard (Musée de Grenoble)
10:15 -11:00 Katrhyn Brown (Loughborough University), Le pouvoir du collectionneur dans le domaine culturel : enjeux et tendances
11:00–12:00 Le collectionneur, créateur de son image
Chair: Paula Barreiro Lopez (Université Grenoble Alpes)
Talia Kwartler (University College London), Arturo Schwarz, Marcel Duchamp, and Ready mades in Rome and Jerusalem
Morgan Labar (ENS Paris), La publicisation de la collection Dakis Joannou
14:00–15:30 Vers les institutions publiques
Chair: Sophie Bernard (Musée de Grenoble)
Gwendoline Cortier (ENS Paris, MO. CO) / Nathalie Moureau (Université Paul Valery Montpellier 3), Entre expositions et donations: les collections privées au prisme des institutions publiques
Kerttu Manniste (Mikkel Museum), The Mikkel Musuem: branch of national art museum, platform for private collections,
Veronica Locatelli (Università degli Studi di Udine), “Hammering everyday”: The Boschi-Di Stefano Collection
16:00-16:45 James Bradburne (Pinacoteca di Brera), Brera Modern – au Soleil au Plafond
17:00-17:45 Presentation and virtual tour of the exhibition Giorgio Morandi. La collection Magnani-Rocca, Alice Ensabella (Université Grenoble Alpes) / Sophie Bernard (Musée de Grenoble)
For those interested in following the seminar, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the Zoom link.
The official languages of the conference will be English and French.
Direction: Alice Ensabella (Université Grenobles-Alpes), Paula Barreiro López (Université Grenoble-Alpes) and Sophie Bernard (Musée de Grenoble)
This seminari is organized by the Laboratoire de Recherche historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA) of the Université Grenoble Alpes in partnership with the Musée de Grenoble and in dialogue with the MO.CO – Montpellier and the research project Decentralized Modernities: Art, Politics and Counterculture in the Transatlantic Axis during the Cold War (HAR2017-82755-P).
Image: Salle des Morandi, résidence Luigi Magnani