Third IACCCA Symposium

Art in the Time of Ecological Disruption

The International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art (IACCCA) and PCAI, as a proud member of the Association, invite you to join the third IACCCA’s Symposium bringing together the dynamic visions of international specialists around the hot topic of Art in the Time of Ecological Disruption.

After the success of its previous symposiums “Corporate Collections and Museums – Synergies and New Perspectives on Collaboration” (2016), at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and “The role and importance of site-specific commissions and art in public spaces” (2018), at Deutsche Bank, Berlin, IACCCA invites you to take part in an in-depth debate on how the ecological challenges of our era influence artistic practices. The symposium will bring together high-profile professionals from the cultural world: artists, curators, academics, creative producers or representatives of cultural organisations to discuss how art could play a role in imagining new ways of living in our present time.

With this Symposium, IACCCA wishes to get to know new artistic practices that are being developed while facing crucial issues such as the ecosystem but also to offer an opportunity to broaden our ways of thinking and to debate on how we can act and integrate art into our environments.

The discussions will be organised in two sessions, each featuring speakers who are invited to present a 20-minute paper. Presentations will be followed by a moderated debate among panel members, and a larger discussion on critical issues will be opened up to audience participation.


Programme Overview

Location: Caixa Forum Madrid

When: Friday, 19 November, 2021

Created in 2007, the International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art (IACCCA) is a non-profit association of corporate curators from around the world. As an active network of corporate curators, IACCCA builds on more than ten years of sharing best professional practices. The association continuously aims to examine the synergies and perspectives of the various aspects of collecting and interacting with contemporary art. IACCCA forms a unique network of more than 50 members who represent the best of the corporate collections of the contemporary art community.