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12:30 - 18:00 23 May 2015

Collecting the Emerging


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre and UCL Art Museum | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: £5 booking fee per day
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

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Edward Allington, Professor of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art
Louisa Buck, Independent critic/ Contemp Art Correspondent, The Art Newspaper
JJ Charlesworth, Independent critic / Associate Editor, Art Review
Dr. Ben Cranfield, Director, Doctoral Programme, Humanities and Cultural Studies, Birkbeck
Matthew Darbyshire, Lecturer and and artist, Slade School of Fine Art
Ellen Mara De Wachter, Independent curator / writer
Attilia Fattori Franchini, Independent curator / Co-Founder, Open Times – Digital Art Commissions
Chris Hammond, Director, MOT International
Vincent Honoré, Director, David Roberts Art Foundation
Kelly Large, Public Programme Curator, Zabludowicz Collection
Maitreyi Maheshwari, Programme Director, Zabludowicz Collection
Coline Milliard, Independent writer / Associate Director, Carroll / Fletcher
Kirsty Ogg, Director, Bloomberg New Contemporaries
Dr Nina Pearlman, Manager, UCL Art Museum
Niru Ratnam, Director, START Art Fair
Sarah Thelwall, Creative and Cultural Industries Strategist
Dr. Timotheus Vermeulen, Assistant Professor Cultural Theory, Radboud University

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 UCL Art Museum and Zabludowicz Collection.


Jenny Wedgbury
+44 (0)20 3549 5737 | j.wedgbury@ucl.ac.uk


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