Spheres of Influence - The role of collectors and commercial galleries in Central and Eastern Europe
Registration deadline: 4 May 2020
Easttopics Talks dates: 10-12 September 2020
Easttopics Talks is a professional development program for art professionals interested in the commercial mechanisms of contemporary art and aspiring to know more about how contemporary art from the Central and Eastern European region is being priced, positioned, sold and collected. It aims to bring together artists, gallerists, museum professionals, scholars, and collectors to share their insights and exchange their knowledge.
Easttopics Talks consists of intense sessions comprising lectures, round-table discussions, studio visits as well as meetings with gallerists and other art professionals. The program gives an opportunity to hear the freshest and most powerful voices of the art world and the stories, strategies and goals that inspire them. It expands on trajectories, methodologies and ideas specific to “trade,” rarely addressed, perhaps even neglected within academic and experimental curatorial programs which usually focus on the public and nonprofit spheres of contemporary art.
Day#1 MORNING SESSION 10:00-12:00
Collector’s guide to understand art pricing:
You have already visited a few art fairs and wrote down the names of artists and works you love.
You are ready to buy, but there is one thing you don’t understand: how are the prices made?
How to start collecting art in your 30s? - Michal Borowick (PL)
Hunting and collecting - Orsolya Hegedüs (HU)
Collecting performances - Amy Bryzgel - Performance Art in Eastern Europe
Day#1 AFTERNOON SESSION 14:00-16:00
The position of Central and Eastern European art in public institutions:
The role of collectors in the dissemination of Central and Eastern European contemporary art.
Péter Küllői / Somlói Zsolt - Katalin Spengler / Csaba Tóth / László Vágó / Judit Reszegi (HU)
Razvan Banescu (RO)
Mark Cucek (SLO)
Petr and Pavlina Pudil (CZ)
Asia Zak (PL/DE)
Day#2 MORNING SESSION
The current position of midscale galleries:
How to build a consistent gallery programme? Is the ‘program gallery’ a model of the past?
Łukasz Gorczyca Raster Gallery, Warsaw
Marek Lakomý, Meetfactory, Prague
Mihai Pop, Plan B, Bucharest
Day#2 AFTERNOON SESSION
Building useful institutions - galleries and research/galleries and large-scale installations
New models of functionning and collaboration
Róna Kopeczky, Easttopics
Barnabás Bencsik, Glassyard Gallery, Budapest
Juraj Carny, Train Gallery and Cultural Center
Áron Fenyvesi, Acb Gallery - Acb Research Lab
Silvia Van Espen, Bratislava, Prague
Marina Vranopoulou, Dio Horia, Deste Foundation, Mykonos
Viktoria Draganova, Swimmingpool, Sofia
Julia Stoschek, Stoschek collection
Starak Family Foundation
Ticket: 250 EUR
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