WEDNESDAY 16 JANUARY 2019 – TALKS
10.30 – 11.45am
Future Visions: A decade on from major investment in regional galleries (INVITE ONLY)
How are the wave of large-scale regional galleries commissioned in the mid 2000’s continued to thrive in changing financial and social climate and have the culture-led regeneration agenda been realised on a local level? What is the changing models for these galleries and how do they remain relevant on a local, national and international level. What are the different approaches that were assumed and how have they survived and changed today? The discussion will be led by Joe Hill, Director, Towner Gallery, Victoria Pomery, Director, Turner Contemporary Margate, Sally Shaw, Director, Firstsite Colchester, and Simon Wallis, Director, Hepworth Wakefield.
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12 – 1.15pm
Going behind the scenes for curatorial care (INVITE ONLY)
What are the concerns around conservation in heritage and modern collections? How can technology enable better care and display? What are the considerations for artists, curators and gallerists to display exhibitions in a safe and cost-effective way?
The discussion will include Cristina Alfonsin, Collection Manager for Rothschild Foundation, for the collection displayed at Waddesdon Manor and Spencer House, Andrew Molyneux, Co-Founder, TM Lighting, Matthew Travers, Director, Piano Nobile, and Corinne Farmer, Conservator, Towner Gallery. Chaired by Florence Hallett, Writer for the Arts Desk and Apollo and Jan Navratil, Business Director, Art & Valuable Assets at Veracity Protocol.
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Reimagining Residencies: Catalysing creativity to disrupt cultural spaces
How do artists and designers in residence create meaningful value and experiences for themselves and the environments they inhabit?
What can practitioners do to both enhance and positively disrupt cultural organisations and galleries?
Where are the challenges?
Join the V&A and a panel of past and present residents from both in and outside the museum’s residency programme for a discussion on how artist residents work with museums and galleries, collaborate across departments like learning and research, and unlock historical collections to inform and further artistic practice.
Speakers include: Rachel Feldman, VARI Project Management Officer, Aqui Thami, Artist, academic and activist, current (VARI) Artist in Resident, Rachel Ara, Data and Conceptual Artist, currrent (Digital) Artist in Residence V&A, Kevin Hayley, Co-Founder & Director of Aberrant Architecture, previous Designer in Residence V&A, and Laura Hudson, Artist & Curator, previous Artist in Residence Col.Arts lab. Chaired by Jennifer Sturrock, V&A Residency Programme Manager
Considering new arts models and spaces: popups, fairs, collaborations
What are the new gallery and arts venue models and spaces of the future? This panel will focus on the trend of popups, fairs and collaborations, with insight from some of Switzerland and the UK’s most exciting art spaces. The discussion will centre on questions including:
What makes a great arts venue?
What are some of the similarities and distinctions between the two compared cultures?
How does a gallery encourage new visitors to engage with its work?
What are some of the less traditional forms of engagement such as those signing up to get their hair cut while looking at art?
Speakers include: Olivia Wiederkehr, visual artist and member of the board of Ausstellungsraum Klingental Basel, Guillaume Pilet, curator and co-founder of Tunnel Tunnel Lausanne, Daniel Kelly, Director DKUK London, Daniel Norie, Founder of Light Eye Mind, Chaired by Amber Massie Blomfield, arts producer and author.
7 – 8pm
How money talks – The critical relationship between art and finance
This panel will consider viewpoints from the art market, curation and both political and financial theory to deconstruct themes and terms including what ‘value’ means in relation to creativity and the role of money in a post-quantitative easing world where government and banks printing sums of money to buy bonds have become a common occurrence. Contributors will discuss property prices driving artists from traditional hubs to new areas; the art markets of the BRICS nations (and whether they have lived up to expectations); and how artists have used their art to reflect, understand and critique the machinations of high finance, with reference to both visual art and cinema as important cultural forms of understanding the relationship between art and finance today.
With Professor Terrell Carver, Political Theorist and analyst of gender politics at the University of Bristol, Mick Finch, artist and academic at Central Saint Martins, Roman Vasseur, artist, curator, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Kingston, Stephanie Dieckvoss, Senior Director and Course Director at Kingston University, David Cross, artist, and Reader at the University of the Arts, London, and Oliver Smith Artist, Designer, Developer and Academic. Chaired by Larry McGinity, Artist, Art Historian and creator of the Art as a Derivative (AaaD) concept.