‘The Japan Foundation’ and ‘National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea’ co- organizes the 9th AMCC Conference in Korea in November, 2013. The Applications can be accepted till 15th September, 2013.

The conference aims to assemble the next generation of curators in a workshop and meeting to discuss common concerns, explore the potential for networking, and engage in long-term collaborative projects dealing with modern and contemporary art in the Asian region. The feasibility of various future projects is set to be discussed at this year’s conference.

The previous eight editions were held in the following locations:



Mar 24-28




The National Museum of Art, Osaka

The Japan Foundation



Mar 20-23



National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea



Mar 11-13



Ayala Museum



Nov 17-24



The Japan Foundation



Nov 5-9




Kuala Lumpur

Singapore Art Museum

National Art Gallery of Malaysia



Oct 19-22



India Foundation for the Arts



Sep 27-29



The Japan Foundation



Dec 18-20



The Japan Foundation


The 9th AMCC

Date: November 19(Tue) – November 22(Fri), 2013
Venue: MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea) Seoul
■ Organizers: MMCA and the Japan Foundation

■ Objective

1)    To enhance understanding on the art scene and art policies.
2)    To understand different approaches and methods of curatorial practices in Asia.
3)    To enhance understanding of the discourses related to Asian art.

■ Topic: “Asian Art and Globalism”

1) Policies of International Collection in Asian Art Museum’s (or vice-versa).
2) International exhibition exchanges in Asian Art Museums.
3) Global exchanges in the visual art area: archive, scholarly, HR, material, publication,
residency, fellowship, PR, marketing, international relations, etc

■ Schedule

Mon, Nov18N/AArrival in Seoul
Tue, Nov 1909:00-18:00MMCA Exhibition Tour (Seoul, Deoksugung, Gwacheon)
19:00-21:00Opening Reception (for all participants & audience) organized by MMCA
Wed, Nov 20 09:00-18:00Conference Day 1
Thu, Nov 2110:00-18:00Conference Day 2
19:00-21:00Farewell Reception (for speakers and organizers), organized by JF
Fri, Nov 2210:00-18:00Museum visits: exhibition tour in Seoul (TBA)
Sat, Nov 23N/ADeparture from Seoul

* Expected duration of stay: Mon., November 18 – Fri., November 22, 2012 (5 days, 4 nights)



Day 1:  Wednesday, November 20

Moderator: Hawon Ku (Professor, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Dept. of Hindi)

Session 1: Policies of International Collection in Asian Art Museum’s (or vice-versa)       

Presentation 1: Yukie Kamiya (Chief Curator, Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art)
Presentation 2: TBC

Session 2: International exhibition exchange in Asian Art Museums

Presentation 1: Kimo Lee (Curator, Seoul Museum of Art)
Presentation 2: Jong-Young Lim (Curator, Gwangju Museum of Art)
Presentation 3~ : Curators from art museums in Asia (TBC)

Day 2:  Thursday, November 21

Moderator: Yeonshim Chung (Professor, Hongik University, Department of Art Studies)

Session 3: Global exchange in the visual art area: archive, scholarly, HR, material,
publication, residency, fellowship, PR, marketing, international relations, etc

Presentation 1: Chantal Wong (Head of Strategy and Special Projects, Asia Art Archive)
Presentation 2: Seungwan Kang (Head of Development and Senior Curator, MMCA)
Presentation 3: Chien-hung Huang (Associate Professor, Institute of Trans-disciplinary Art,
Taipei National University of the Arts)
Presentation 4: Noemi Szabo (Chief Curator, Kogart Gallery and Kovacs Gabor Art
Foundation, Budapest, Hungary)
Presentation 5~ : Curators from Asia (TBC)

*Korean-English simultaneous interpretation available.

1. Financial Provisions

 Participants are responsible to cover the following costs:

・  Airfare
・  Accommodation
*MMCA will provide booking service for a hotel around USD100 per night nearby the venue
・  Travel insurance
・  Per diem (local transportation cost and meals or other relevant cost)

Organizer will make the following arrangements:
・  Reservation of the hotel on behalf of participants (upon your request)
・  Arrangement of  museum visits and  exhibition tours (including transportation to travel around and meeting with curators in charge)
・  Preparation documents and materials for conference
・  Opening reception and farewell reception

2. Eligibility

・  Curators who are employed by museums or are independent
・  Must have expertise and experience in the area of modern and contemporary visual arts
・  Must have the necessary proficiency in English or Korean to carry out presentations and discussions
・  Must have interest in networking with their peers in Asia and undertaking co-curatorial research and projects in the future

3. Obligations

Participating curators are requested to make a 15 to 20 minute presentation on comparative analysis on the conditions / environment of art system / art scene in his/her country or those in Korea.

*Q&A session will be followed after.

4. To participate

Curators who are interested in participating are asked to send the attached “Reply Form1-3” to the organizer below by no later than Tuesday, September 15 by e-mail.

*Reply Form must be written in English.
*All items on the form including CV and summary of your presentation have to be filled out.

Applications and Inquiries:

Young-in Lee (Ms.)
International Affairs Manager, Department of Development
National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea
313 Gwangmyeong-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 427-701 South Korea
Tel: +82 2 2188 6063   Fax: +82 2 2188 6124        URL: www.mmca.go.kr
E-mail: innie2005@korea.kr