In conversation with ICA Executive Director Gregor Muir, New York-based art advisor Lisa Schiff discusses her latest exhibition project Open Source: Art at the Eclipse of Capitalism. This upcoming show takes its cue from what theorist Jeremy Rifkin calls a âthird industrial revolution' and how this might reflect on contemporary artistic culture. In relation to this theory, Schiff discusses the work of included artists Ian Cheng, Daniel Keller, Josh Kline, Katja Novitskova, Avery Singer, Pamela Rosenkranz and Meg Webster. Through an exploration of their work, the pair discuss the potential of hyper-connectivity, robotics and advancements in mechanical reproduction to nudge our current socio-economic existence into new forms of collaborative communities.
As the Principal of her advisory firm Schiff Fine Art, Lisa Schiff has over a decade of experience as an advisor to private collectors and foundations. She is holds an MA in Art History from the University of Miami, Florida, and a BA in Art History and French from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to establishing Schiff Fine Art, Lisa held a variety of positions in the art world in New York, Los Angeles and Paris. Additionally, she has taught as an adjunct professor of art history at Hunter College, the College of Staten Island, and Nassau Community College and has lectured at UCLA, USC, and CUNY on various art-related topics. She sits on the board of trustees of the Sculpture Center in New York and is on the advisory boards of Lalela and the School of Doodle, the latter two organisations focusing on children and education.