Deadline: Monday February 22, 2021 – Midnight CET

The transmogrified entity of the museum: how to deconstruct and reconstruct the hybrid experience through the involvement of pluridisciplinary angles and by the means of physical, virtual, spatial and socio-political exposures.

Ludwig Museum – Museum of Contemporary Art (Budapest) organizes on May 6-7, 2021 the HyMEx // Hybrid Museum Experience Symposium: Ludwig Museum aims to bring together leading researchers, scholars in digital and experimental museology, collection care, curatorial practice, art mediation, as well as researchers from a broad spectrum of disciplines to exchange views on challenging situations and latest innovations in the field of hybrid museum experiences, with a focus on contemporary art.

The two-day symposium (planned for the moment as a hybrid event) comes to life within an international, collaborative, practice-based research project, Beyond Matter, that takes cultural heritage and contemporary art to the verge of virtual reality and reflects on the virtual condition with a specific emphasis on its spatial aspects in art production, curating, and mediation via numerous activities and formats, such as the HyMEx Symposium. Beyond Matter takes place from 2019 to 2023; it was initiated and being led by ZKM | Karlsruhe, and includes seven partners (Centre Pompidou Paris, Tallinna Kunstihoone, Aalto University, Tirana Art Lab, Weiss AG and Ludwig Museum).

The programme of the Symposium is composed of a number of invited international speakers, as well as of the participation of presenters chosen through the present call for papers procedure. The aim of HyMEx is to provide a wide platform for thought-provoking ideas concerning a topic that is essential in the everyday life of most art museums.

Topics of interest

  • Knowledge Production under Virtual Condition
  • Economy of Museum Experiences
  • Crises and the Hybrid Museum
  • Participatory Involvement
  • ‘Deterritorialization’ and the Hybrid Museum
  • Cognitive Processes around the Hybrid Formula
  • Interface and its Dissolution

Guide for Applicants

Deadline: Monday February 22, 2021 – Midnight CET

Submission and presentation language: English

Submission: Please fill out the application form on