I will contribute to a discussion on The Market, which I take to be the Art Market at the ICA in London.
New Contemporaries 1949 to Now
New Contemporaries and the Art Fund present a symposium bringing together New Contemporary alumni, artists with writers and curators to address the challenges facing emerging artists working in the UK today. Panels present an informed survey of how an artist’s practice is developed, defined and cared for today, with speakers discussing the contemporary state of education, the market and art collections, alongside the issue of how to support practice.
The symposium runs 11.15am-4pm 28th November 2015
11.15am Introduction by Patricia Bickers (Editor, Art Monthly) and Iwona Blazwick (Director, Whitechapel Gallery).
Over the last 5 years a number of alternative modes of study have emerged in the UK. What questions do these new models pose existing arts education provision?
Patricia Bickers (Chair), Bob & Roberta Smith, Basil Beattie
In an increasingly competitive and professionalised art world what mechanisms need to be put in place to ensure that artists continue to be supported?
Patricia Bickers (Chair), Dexter Dalwood, Yelena Popova, Sarah Philp
What new models of showing work for emerging artists might need to be mapped out over the next 5 years to ensure that practices are sustainable?
Patricia Bickers (Chair), Matt Copson, Bruce Lacey
1.20pm Lunch (1 hour)
We operate in an increasing professionalised art world that is heavily influenced by the market, what impact does this have on artists producing work today?
Iwona Blazwick (Chair), Neil Cummings, Jane & Louise Wilson
Opportunities for recent graduates are vital if we are to ensure a vibrant future for the UK’s arts ecology. What role can collecting institutions play to support emerging artists at pivotal points in their career?
Iwona Blazwick (Chair), Hugh Worthy, Paul Noble