Free entrance upon reservation before May 16, 2017. Registration: here
- Marc Vaux, Pan Yuliang in her studio with Zhou Ling and Guo Youshou, 1950s © Centre Pompidou – Mnam – Bibliothèque Kandinsky – Fonds Marc Vaux
The Autohistorias  will be a moment of reflection regarding the role of arts institutions in a world tormented by nationalist polarizations, a world shattered by new borders and debates on identity that further separate individuals from one another.
Autohistorias will convene about 40 professionals engaged in re-writing art history. We will elaborate collectively a new shared narrative, building on a multiplicity of artistic forums (art spaces, schools, collectives, or events) and individual itineraries, focusing on artists who navigated through several cultures and intellectual spheres over the 20th and 21st centuries.
Together, we will look into how institutions and museums can best embody this diversity, while developing research programs and working jointly with a variety of civil society actors. We will question the production, classification, and dissemination of heritage, archives, and museum collections. Experimenting with teaching and knowledge transmission, Autohistorias will shape a space amenable to inventing utopias and alternative ways of life.
Provisional program :
Friday, May 26, 2017 (10am-6.30pm): Elaborating collectively a shared history
With (among others) Anahi Alviso-Marino (political scientist), Antariksa (historian & co-founding member KUNCI Cultural Studies Center, Yogyakarta, Indonesia), Andrey Egorov (curator Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia), Kristine Khouri (independent researcher and writer based in Beirut, Lebanon), Inga Lace (curator Latvian Center for Contemporary Art, Riga, Latvia), Franck Leibovici (poet, artist), Morad Montazami (curator for research on Middle-East, Tate Modern, London, UK),Franck Ogou (archivist and supervisor, École du Patrimoine Africain, Porto-Novo, Bénin, Michelle Wong (researcher, Asia Art Archive Hong-Kong), Nikita Yingqian Cai (chief curator Guangdong Times Museum, Guangzhou, China)...
Saturday, May 27, 2017 (10am-6.30pm): Subversions and institutions
With (among others): Mathias Danbolt (art historian and theoretician), Neil Beloufa (artist), Yann Chateigné (Head and Professor of the Visual Art department at HEAD–Genève, Switzerland), Gallien Déjean (curator, Treize, Paris, France), Koyo Kouoh (artistic direction, founder of RAW Material Company), Sarah Rifky (confounder of Beiruth and founder l’International Ressource Center, Cairo, Egypt), Sumesh Sharma (co-founder, Clark House Iniative, Bombay, India)...
Sunday, May 28, 2017 (3pm-6.30pm): Alternative pedagogies
With and moderated by Françoise Vergès (political scientist, Global South(s) Professorship, MSH, Paris).
With Eric Baudelaire (artist), Jean-François Boclé (artist), Marc Chebsun (journalist), Myriam Dao (artist), Véronique Decker (professors), Timothy Perkins (activist), Omar Slaouti (anti-racist activist) and many other (artists, professors, parents, educators, students and museum professionals).
Definitive program online shortly.
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This symposium is part of the 40th anniversary of the Centre Pompidou. It is the highlight of debates and discussions that occurred in the context of the Autohistorias program that has been deployed in our two sites of activity; Bétonsalon – Center for Art and Research and Villa Vassilieff, over the course of 2017.
This event is sponsored by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication and by ADAGP Society of the Authors of Graphic and Plastic Arts. The ADAGP manages the rights of authors working in the field of visual arts (painters, sculptors, photographers, draughtsmen, architects, ...) and dedicates part of the fees collected for private copying to the creation and dissemination of works.
 The Autohistorias symposium borrows its title from the Chicana feminist theorist and poet Gloria Anzaldúa, who coined the term to define a mode of writing which allows for reappropriation, being based on deploying the subtleties of the intimate as a narrative tool that blurs boundaries.
 More speakers to be confirmed