Commission to Collect

26 Mar 2019

Event times

12:30 - 3:00 pm
Optional Tour of The Box followed by visit to Charlotte Moth's installation at Pannier Market: 9:30-11:00 am

Cost of entry

Free entry. Open to all.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Commission to Collect is a curatorial workshop part of fig-futures, a collaborative partnership exhibition between KARST; The Box, Plymouth and fig2.



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Values and Values: Combining the commission, exhibition, and collecting processes offers artists and institutions the opportunity to work together and learn from each other. There is mutual value in this collaborative process - artists and organisations moral and ethical values find articulation as they are explored, expanded, and tested, potentially within the context of the institution’s collections, histories, and audiences.

Trust is built through this shared activity, from initial idea to production, display, and on to the point of acquisition, shifting emphasis from financial value to a mix of value systems. This workshop will consider the approaches and experiences of artists and curators working in this way with particular reference to fig-futures.


Workshop Schedule

Morning Tour
Optional, booking essential.

9:30 - 11:00 Plymouth Walking Tour of The Box, to Pannier Market to see the Charlotte Moth installation.

Commission to Collect Workshop

12:00 Lunch at KARST
12:30 Introduction by the curator
12:40 Presentation 1: by guest speaker
1:15 Presentation 2: by guest artist

1:45 Break

2:00 Presentation 3: Collections: Emma Philip
2:30 Discussion
3:00 End

fig-futures is supported by Arts Council England, Art Fund and Outset, in partnership with The Box, Plymouth and KARST.

Image by Sylvain Deleu.


Ben Borthwick


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