for the love of art.


About the symposium

IACCCA, International Association of Corporate Collections of Contemporary Art, has the pleasure to invite you to participate in its Symposium dedicated to Art Commissions & Art in Public Spaces.

After the success of the previous IACCCA symposium (International Symposium on Corporate Collections and Museums – Synergies and New Perspectives on Collaboration), which took place in the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 2016, IACCCA’s 2018 symposium will focus on the role and importance of site-specific commissions and art in public spaces. IACCCA invites you to take part in a deeper debate analysing the relationships, visions and perspectives of art in public spaces.

The symposium will bring together representatives of various sectors: from public, private and corporate commissioners, to artists and architects, to urban planners, as well as representatives of public interest groups. IACCCA wishes to provide an occasion to expand and enrich our ways of thinking and engaging with large-scale art commissions and art in public spaces, and as such, to improve collaboration and heighten the discussion of why and how we could and should 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.

The Symposium will take place at Deutsche Bank, Unter den Linden, in the heart of Berlin. Entrance: Charlottenstraße 37, 10117 Berlin.

Programme overview

Moderator: Jane Morris
Editor of The Art Newspaper, London/New York, UK/USA


10:00 - 12:30
Morning session

The Role of Art in Public Spaces

With guest speakers Kasper König (Curator, Berlin, Germany),
Cristina Iglesias (Artist, Madrid, Spain), Sandra Bloodworth (Director, MTA Arts & Design, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York, USA).



14:00 - 16:30
Afternoon session

Contemporary Visions and Practice

With guest speakers Olaf Nicolai (Artist, Berlin, Germany), Dorothea Strauss (Head of Corporate Social Responsibility “La Mobilière”, Bern, Switzerland – IACCCA Member), Superflex (with Jakob Fenger, Artists, Copenhagen, Denmark), Ooze Architects (with Sylvain Hartenberg and Eva Pfannes, Architects, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) and Marjetica Potrč (Artist, Berlin, Germany).



17:30 - 20:00
Evening drinks reception
Visit of the exhibition The World on Paper at the PalaisPopulaire



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.

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Monday 26 November
Tuesday 27 November
Wednesday 28 November

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In addition to the symposium programme, IACCCA is glad to offer you, as a member, the exclusive opportunity to discover two private contemporary art collections in Berlin. Let’s also get together for a pre-symposium dinner on Monday and/or after the drinks on Tuesday!

For organisational purposes, kindly note that your restaurant booking(s) will only be confirmed upon receipt of your payment to the IACCCA bank account. Practical information will be send to you after your registration.

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