On the invitation of the Foundation of arts and music for Dresden, Chris Dercon, Director of the Tate Modern in London and future director of the Volksbühne Berlin, spoke on October 23, 2015 in the Lipsius Building of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden about "The Future of Cultural Institutions".
 
In front of a large audience, he made a passionate plea for museums as spaces into which people communicate. Museums, according to Dercon, are places where history, present and future are negotiated permanently and with the active participation of visitors. Meaning does not lie objectively in the object of art exhibited, but arises through the interaction with those who relate to one another in relation to the object and to the artwork. In this sense, not only new spatial and exhibition concepts are needed, but also new organizational forms in the institutions.

For Dercon, Dresden is a unique art city that holds potential for such new strategies. Here, people can enter into dialogue in museums and with art and create an open civil society as well as a truly interactive museum culture. This is certainly in many places still future music, it is always an impulse for Dresden!
Chris Dercon, Impuls Dresden

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