Collecting the Emerging Symposium

22 May–23 May 2015
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Collecting the Emerging Symposium

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COLLECTING THE EMERGING

Friday 22 May, 12.30 – 9pm
Saturday 23 May, 12.30 – 6pm

Collecting the Emerging is a two day symposium with academics, curators, collectors and artists to examine issues around collecting new and experimental art. With ever increasing interest in and opportunities for artists in the early stages of their careers, this event will investigate what the term 'emerging' means in relationship to contemporary art and its wider historical context. Discussions will cover economic and aesthetic value in the emerging art market; explore emerging practice and its relationship to historical narratives, archives and taxonomies; and consider how the current enthusiasm for collecting contemporary art impacts on practices that are still at a formative stage.

Speakers include: Edward Allington (Professor of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL); Louisa Buck (independent critic / Contemporary Art Correspondent, The Art Newspaper); Leah Capaldi (artist); JJ Charlesworth (independent critic / Associate Editor, ArtReview); Dr. Ben Cranfield (Director, Doctoral Programme in Humanities and Cultural Studies, School of Arts, Birkbeck); Matthew Darbyshire (artist / Lecturer, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL); Ellen Mara De Wachter (independent curator / writer); Attilia Fattori Franchini (independent curator / Co-Founder, Open Times – Digital Art Commissions); Chris Hammond (Director, MOT International / Lecturer, MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College); Vincent Honoré (Director, David Roberts Art Foundation); Kelly Large (Public Programme Curator, Zabludowicz Collection); Maitreyi Maheshwari (Programme Director, Zabludowicz Collection); Coline Milliard (Associate Director, Carroll/Fletcher / formerly European Market Editor, artnet News); Kirsty Ogg (Director, Bloomberg New Contemporaries / Lecturer, MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College); Dr Nina Pearlman (Manager, UCL Art Museum); Niru Ratnam (Director, START Art Fair / Director, Prudential Eye Programme); Sarah Thelwall (Creative and Cultural Industries Strategist); Dr. Timotheus Vermeulen (Assistant Professor, Cultural Theory, Radboud University / Co-Founding Editor, Notes on Metamodernism) and Jenny Wedgbury (Learning and Access Officer, UCL Art Museum).

This event is a partnership between Zabludowicz Collection and UCL Art Museum. It accompanies Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years, an exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Zabludowicz Collection which includes significant and rarely seen works by over 30 leading artists, and Re-Launch, a show that marks the reopening of UCL's Art Museum's main space after a programme of improvements. This presents a selection of existing, newly commissioned and site specific artworks in collaboration with Slade artists created in response to the collections and the theme of re-launch.

The symposium will take place at UCL, with a live event by artist Laura Buckley at Zabludowicz Collection on Friday 22 May, 7–9 pm. The event will be accompanied by refreshments and a special preview of Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years.

Advance booking essential.
Booking fee: £5 per day.

The event will be live streamed by this is tomorrow


PROGRAMME

Friday 22 May

At UCL Art Museum and Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre

12.30 – 1pm: Registration and Re-Launch exhibition viewing at UCL Art Museum


1 – 1.15pm: Welcome and introduction

Kelly Large (Public Programme Curator, Zabludowicz Collection)


1.15 – 3pm: Definitions: What does ‘emerging’ mean in relation to artists’ careers and practices?

Presentations and panel discussion with:

WRITER: JJ Charlesworth (independent critic / Associate Editor, ArtReview)

GALLERIST: Chris Hammond (Director, MOT International / Lecturer, MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College)

COLLECTIONS: Maitreyi Maheshwari (Programme Director, Zabludoiwcz Collection) and Dr. Nina Pearlman (Manager, UCL Art Museum)

CURATOR: Kirsty Ogg (Director, Bloomberg New Contemporaries / Lecturer, MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College)

MODERATOR: Louisa Buck (independent critic / Contemporary Art Correspondent, The Art Newspaper)


33.30pm: Refreshments and UCL Re-Launch exhibition viewing


3.305pm: Getting it right, getting it wrong – speculating on the future

Panel discussion with:

Sarah Thelwall (Creative and Cultural Industries Strategist)

Coline Milliard (Associate Director, Carroll/Fletcher / formerly European Market Editor, artnet News)

Niru Ratnam (Director, START Art Fair / Director, Prudential Eye Programme)

Moderator: Maitreyi Maheshwari (Programme Director, Zabludowicz Collection)


5.15 – 6pm: Transfer from UCL to Zabludowicz Collection


6 – 9pm: Exhibition introduction and live event

At Zabludowicz Colllection

6pm: Zabludowicz Collection: 20 Years exhibition introduction and drinks reception

7pm: Live event by artist Laura Buckley


Saturday 23 May

At UCL

12:30 – 1pm: Registration plus UCL Re-Launch exhibition and Slade School of Fine Art BA/BFA show viewings


1 – 3pm: Emerging taxonomies, emerging archives, emerging narratives

Keynote: Dr. Timotheus Vermeulen (Assistant Professor, Cultural Theory, Radboud University / Founding editor, Notes on Metamodernism)

Respondent: Ben Cranfield (Director, Doctoral Programme in Humanities and Cultural Studies, School of Arts, Birkbeck)

Respondent: Ellen Mara De Wachter (independent curator and writer)

Moderator: Dr Nina Pearlman (Manager, UCL Art Museum)


33:30pm: Refreshments plus UCL Re-Launch exhibition and Slade School of Fine Art BA/BFA show viewings


3.305pm: Have I emerged yet - how does the process of ‘emerging’ impact artists’ practices?

In-conversation with:

Edward Allington (Professor of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL)

Leah Capaldi (artist)

Matthew Darbyshire (artist / Lecturer, Slade School of Fine Art, UCL)

Attilia Fattori Franchini (Independent curator / Co-Founder of Open Times – Digital Art Commissions)

Vincent Honoré (Director, David Roberts Art Foundation)

Moderator: Kelly Large (Public Programme Curator, Zabludowicz Collection)


5 – 5.15pm: Closing remarks

Jenny Wedgbury (Learning and Access Officer, UCL Art Museum)


5.15 – 6pm: Closing drinks and last viewing of the UCL Re-Launch exhibition


ADDRESSES:

UCL Art Museum

Wilkins Building, South Cloisters, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT


Zabludowicz Collection:

176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT


Gallery

Collecting the Emerging symposium - Part 1
Collecting the Emerging symposium - Part 1
Collecting the Emerging symposium - Part 2
Collecting the Emerging symposium - Part 2

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