for the love of art.


About the symposium

After the success of its previous symposiums:

• 2016: Symposium on Corporate Collections and Museums – Synergies and New Perspectives on Collaboration, at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
• 2018: Symposium on The role and importance of site-specific commissions and art in public spaces, 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

10:00 - 10:30


10:30 - 10:45
Welcome speech

Ignasi Miró & Loa Haagen Pictet
respectively Director of the Culture Area of “la Caixa” Foundation and Chair of IACCCA


10:45 - 13:00
Morning session

Climate Crisis Then and Now: Mapping Mindsets through Collections

Formulating a Cultural Response to the Climate Crisis

Making the Invisible Visible:
How Art-Science Collaborations Can Open Eyes, Inspire Change

Followed by a discussion with the audience moderated by Alice Sharp, Artistic Director of Invisible Dust


13:30 - 15:30
Lunch break


15:30 – 18:00
Afternoon session

Eco-Cosmologies of the Rainforest


The Work of Art in the Age of Climate Emergency

Followed by a discussion with the audience moderated by Alice Sharp, Artistic Director of Invisible Dust


18:00 – 18:15
Closing remarks by Alice Sharp


18:15 – 20:00
Free visit of the “Human image” exhibition at CaixaForum Madrid (exhibition produced by "la Caixa" Foundation in collaboration with the British Museum


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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In addition to our symposium programme, IACCCA is glad to offer you, as a member, the exclusive opportunity to discover a selection of exceptional contemporary art collections in and around Madrid.

Thursday 18 November
Friday 19 November
Saturday 20 November
Sunday 21 November

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