Senior Common Room, Darwin Building.
A salon discussion exploring the current, and possible future effects of the economic downturn on the production and presentation of contemporary art.
Anne-Sophie Dinant, Associate Curator, South London Gallery
Lina Dzuverovic, Co-founder and Director of Electra
Candida Gertler, Co-Director and Trustee of Outset Contemporary Art Fund
Julie Lomax, Head of Visual Arts, Arts Council England
Christian Mooney, Director, Arcade Fine Arts Gallery
Elizabeth Neilson, Curator and Head of Collection for 176 Zabludowicz Collection
Lawrence Ohana, Strategic Advisor to the Arts
Francesco Pedraglio, Caterina Riva, Pieternel Vermoortel , Directors, FormContent
Soraya Rodriguez, Founding Director, Zoo Art Enterprises
Sally Tallant, Head of Programmes, Serpentine Gallery
Where Do We Go From Here? brings together prominent art professionals, to explore alternative strategies and modes of negotiating the place of contemporary art in the future. Departing from the exploration of the mechanisms behind the exponential growth that the UK art scene experienced over the last decade, the discussion will be an open-ended attempt to outline the potential models of art organisations operating in an uncertain financial climate.
Over the last ten years, the UK art scene has undergone exceptional changes, rapidly becoming one of the most influential centres for contemporary art. The relationship between the public and private sectors have been pivotal factors in this development. Through this discussion we would like to explore to what extent the current financial climate will change the contemporary art landscape in the UK? At what level the private and public sectors will have to interact in order to ensure the vitality of the art scene? And what might be the possible organisational, financial and curatorial strategies that will configure the art scene of the future?
An audio recording of this discussion will be available on http://curating-rca.blogspot.com/ from the 3rd of February.