Some of the big issues and ideas that have defined the 21st century, from communication and design, to architecture, health and the environment, have been explored throughout the GoMA talks series during ‘21stCentury: Art in the First Decade’.
During the final evening of this GoMA talks series, guest panellists look to the future of the 21st century. What are the big forecasts for the 21st century? What are some of the problems we will encounter in the future, and what should we be doing now? Futurists, artists and authors explore ideas on what the future of the 21st century might hold for consumers and workers, media, technology, communication and art.
Hosted by Paul Barclay, Australia Talks
Global concerns about health and environmental degradation and change permeate almost every aspect of our lives in the 21st century. We are becoming increasingly interested in how scientific research being undertaken by our leading researchers is reflected in broader political decisions and policies, and the public availability of this cutting-edge information.
Guest panellists will explore some of the pivotal issues about health and the environment in the 21st century, including clinical innovations in medicine, public perceptions of environmental issues such as climate change, media representation, and the actions begin taken by young Australians.
The panel this week – Paul Barclay (Host), Ian Frazer, Anne Fulwood, Amanda McKenzie and Joseph Reser.
Having once represented privilege and exclusion, the art museum has taken a remarkable turn in recent decades, giving way to the art museum as a site of multiple and diverse experiences – from spectacular and crowd-pleasing exuberance, to new interpretations created through technology, and opportunities for social engagement. What challenges are art museum directors and curators facing as they take part in shaping the art museum of the 21st century? Are artists changing the way they make works to fit with the expanding concept of the museum, or is the museum responding to artists’ innovations?
Guest panellists discuss what the art museum looks like, and stands for, in the 21st century.
Panellists: Tony Ellwood | Juliana Engberg | Callum Morton | Brian Ritchie