Collecting the Emerging symposium - Part 2

23 May 2015

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.

This event is a partnership between Zabludowicz Collection and UCL Art Museum.




Welcome and introduction

Kelly Large (Curator: Public Programme, Zabludowicz Collection)


Emerging taxonomies, emerging archives, emerging narratives

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

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

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

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




Have I emerged yet – how does the process of ‘emerging’ impact artists’ practices?

In-conversation with:

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

Leah Capaldi (artist)

Vincent Honoré (Director, David Roberts Art Foundation)

Matthew Darbyshire (artist/Fine Art Fellow, Anglia Ruskin University)

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

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


Closing remarks

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



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