Art Exchange, a new art event featuring a range of exhibitions and talks fusing the worlds of art, tech and business is launching in London this month.
The aim of the event is to show how art can help companies and individuals adapt and prosper, in our rapidly changing and increasingly tech-driven world.
Targeted at businesses, creatives and influencers and open to everyone, the three-day event is at the Candid Arts Trust in Angel from Friday, September 23rd to Sunday, September 25th. Art Exchange aims to bridge the creative-corporate divide and show how the artist’ mindset and the creative power of visual art can generate transformative business results.
Speakers such as François Mazoudier, Joelle Deroy and Eric de Bettignies are headlining the talks programme. The exhibitions will feature work from artists including Jacob Wolff, Xavier Roux and Gareb Shamus.
Attendees will also get the chance to play the world’s largest interactive open-sourced game, Citydrift. Created by New York artist Peter Hopkins, Citydrift allows players to wander through London and become an artist for a night. Art Exchange will mark the first time the game has been played outside the US. The winner of the game at the event will receive a collaborative artwork.
More than 20 internationally curated artworks and creative projects intersecting business and art have been selected for showcase, with the artists on site for presentations. (For Q&As and interviews see full list in Editors’ Notes).
Art Exchange’s thought leadership programme features interactive sessions aimed at unlocking the art world for business. Topics under discussion include ‘Art & Technology’, ‘The Artist as Consultant’ and ‘How to Create Coincidences’.
Art Exchange London is organized under the distinguished patronage of ADVANCY | Worldwide strategy consulting.
Exhibiting Artists include: JACOB ARMITAGE - Design and Animation - jacobarmitage.co.uk/ BARRY CARLSEN - Painting - brcartworks.com/ HUGO DALTON - Light Drawing and Wall Paintings - hugodalton.com/ JOELLE DEROY - Multimedia Visual Art - joellederoy.com/ PETER DONDERS - Design and Sculpture - peterdonders.com/ WILL GALLIA - Digital and Interactive - willgallia.com/ BRIAN GAMAN - Images and Objects - briangaman.net/ RENE GONZALEZ - Painting - therenegonzalez.com/ KIMATICA – Performance and Digital - kimatica.net/ MIKE MCKEOWN – Sculpture - michaelmckeown.org/ JEAN NESTARES - Photography & Painting - jeannestares.com/ PANG - Street Art and Portraiture - hausofpang.com/ ANTOINE POUPEL - Photography - antoinepoupel.org/ XAVIER ROUX - Conceptual Art - xavier-roux.com/ GAREB SHAMUS - Abstract Painting - gareb.com/ CHARLIE SUTCLIFFE - Illustration - spookernox.com/ VEZZINI AND CHEN - Designer Makers - vezziniandchen.com/ JACOB WOLFF - Sculpture and Painting - jacobwolff.co.uk//
Speakers and Panelists include:
ERIC DE BETTIGNIES – ADVANCY GROUP Founding Director
JOELLE DEROY – DRIVING CHANGE WITH ART Chief Executive Artist
AYELET ELSTEIN – TONDO ART Chief Revenue Officer
RENE GONZALEZ – Painter
WENDY GOSNELL LONG – the CRAFT Founder
PETER HOPKINS – SHHHIM Artist and Creative Director
JEAN-BAPTISTE LEROUX – ELX Art Founder and Director
FRANCOIS MAZOUDIER – TMRW / TECH LEADERS Managing Partner
XAVIER ROUX – Conceptual Artist
GAREB SHAMUS – Abstract Painter
MARK AND HANNAH WESTALL – FAD Founders and Directors
JACOB WOLFF – Painter and Sculptor