Where Do We Go From Here?: A Salon Discussion

27 Jan 2010

Event times

6.30 pm

Cost of entry

Free. Booking is essential. Places are limited. RSVP to Barbara Muà ±oz

Royal College of Art

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus 9,10,52
  • South Kensington/High Street Kensington

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Organised by first year MA Curating Contemporary Art students at the RCA


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.

Speakers include:

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 from the 3rd of February.


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