講座 | Peggy Levitt | 文物與精忠:美術館裡的國族及世界

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23/04/2018 -
19:00 - 20:00
地址
亞洲藝術文獻庫 A Space
上環荷李活道233號荷李活商業中心10樓

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日期和時間:2018年4月23日,下午7至8時
地點:亞洲藝術文獻庫 A Space (上環荷李活道233號荷李活商業中心10樓)

我們活於人事變遷不斷的時代;根據世界銀行統計,每七人便有一個自願或被逼移居至國外或國內其他地區。是次講座中,社會學家Peggy Levitt將探討美術館如何有助促進成功、多元的社會,並培育該社會對於其他群體的責任感。

Levitt集中研究歐洲、美國、亞洲及中東的美術館。她曾與各美術館館長、策展人及決策者對話,探討有助界定其典藏的畫作、具標誌性的展品及捐助者。Levitt於講座中指出美術館未能發揮其最大作用,以培養公民意識及爭取社會公義。她認為,如果美術館希望能在廿一世紀繼續蓬勃發展,則必需在有關議題上需擔任更積極的角色。

是次講座是《Who Owns It?》一部分,該系列進一步探索使用者如何透過積極參與去改變機構。人們如何圍繞一個共同的志向建立歸屬感? 種子收集者與博物館策展人,或難民營與暫存的神社之間,有什麼共通點? 文獻庫將邀來藝術家、建築師、農夫和學者,一同反思使用者如何生產、收藏、建立及破壞。

Talk by Peggy Levitt | Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display
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Date and Time: 23 April 2018, 7–8pm
Venue: Asia Art Archive A Space, 10/F, Hollywood Centre, 233 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

We live in a world on the move. According to the World Bank, one out of every seven persons is an international or internal migrant who moves by force or by choice. In her talk, the sociologist Peggy Levitt considers how museums help foster successful, diverse societies with a sense of responsibility towards communities beyond their own.

Levitt researched museums in Europe, the United States, Asia, and the Middle East. She spoke with museum directors, curators, and policymakers about the paintings, iconic objects, and benefactors that define their collections. In her talk, Levitt argues that museums remain an underutilised tool in shaping citizens and in the fight for social justice—they must play a more active role if they want to survive and thrive in the twenty-first century.

This talk is part of "Who Owns It?", a series that considers users as active participants with the agency to change institutions. How do people build a sense of ownership or community around a common aspiration? What unites a seed collector and museum curator, or a refugee camp and an impermanent shrine? AAA asks artists, architects, farmers, and scholars to reflect on users that produce, collect, build, and destroy.

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Peggy Levitt是衛斯理學院社會學系主任及拉丁美洲研究的Luella LaMer Slaner教授,現任哈佛大學Politics and Social Change Workshop的聯合總監。其目前主要研究世界公民及環球社會保障,近期著作有《Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display》。

Peggy Levitt is Chair of the Department of Sociology and the Luella LaMer Slaner Professor in Latin American Studies at Wellesley College and Co-director of Harvard University’s Politics and Social Change Workshop. Her most recent book is Artifacts and Allegiances: How Museums Put the Nation and the World on Display. Her current research examines global citizenship and global social protection.

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