Museum Seminars start at Akbank Sanat
Akbank Sanat is hosting a seminar series titled “Museum on an Art Stage” under the direction of Ayşe Hazar Köksal. The aim of the museum seminar is to discuss the relationship between creating art and exhibiting it at a museum. The historical background of the museum concept will be discussed during the seminars.
The seminar series will examine the passionate story between art and museums, dating back to the Renaissance period. Art museums’ existence in various knowledge regimes, from cabinets of curiosities to post-museums, from Euro-America to Turkey, will be discussed. The seminars started July 18 with a discussion on “Proto-Museums: Mystery of Curiosity Cabinets” before moving on July 19 to a discussion on the “Louvre Museum Rising Above Nation-States.” On July 25, “Museum of Modern Art, on the Throne of White Cube” will be discussed before a final seminar the following day on “Post-Museum or Modern Art Museums?”