Statement by Étienne Bernard

The experimental perspective developed by museum in progress for several decades finds even more sense within the current context of global health crisis. Today, all of our art institutions are looking for the means and systems to share creation in dematerialized and remote manners. When, in a few weeks’ time, most curators and artists had to completely reinvent their practice historically based on the imperative need for physical confrontation to the artwork, museum in progress initiative appears as an innovative incubator that has had time to experiment since the 1990s. Would museum in progress be the new model now? Is this the new form of resistance? Beyond the Covid-19 crisis, should the relevance of the classic museum model be reassessed in the light of proposals like museum in progress?