Inaugural Lecture: The rise to power of collectors: the friendly take-over of the contemporary art world. An analysis. Introduced by Isabel Durán, President, Instituto de Arte Contemporáneo, (IAC). The Symposium ON CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTING AND SOCIETY, THE MILLENIUM REVISITED, convened by Menéndez Pelayo International University is a joint initiative of the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Association of Private Collectors, 9915, in collaboration with the Banco Santander Foundation and the DKV Foundation.
Lecture: Miraculous Resurrections: Contemporary art market of older women artists Session: Gendering Patronage: Women artists and the contemporary art market with conveyor Veronique Chagnon-Burke.
Lecture: The Good and Bad Collector: Function of Morality in the Contemporary Art Market. Session: Pricesless: The Value of the Invaluable with conveyor Jan Dirk Baetens and Helleke van den Braber.
Conversation between Martin Eder and Marta Gnyp at ABC Art Berlin Contemporary 2014
Holger Liebs im Gespräch mit Marta Gnyp, Ioannis Christoforakos, Max Gölitz und Julian Rosefeldt. Mit namhaften Akteuren der internationalen Kunstszene diskutiert Holger Liebs, Chefredakteur des Kunstmagazins Monopol, die Realität des Kunstmarkts “gone crazy”: ein Gespräch über Faszination und Logik des Kunstsammelns und die Zukunft dieses höchst spekulativen Handels oder “Artflippings”, wie Marta Gnyp die fieberhafte Jagd nach schnellem Geld auf dem Kunstmarkt bezeichnet.
The documentary film The Next Big Thing attempts to map various recent transformations in the contemporary art world. The film looks into those transformations and investigates what consequences the shifts of power are possibly having on artists, collectors, dealers and the history of art.
Educating Artists? is a two-day symposium dealing with recent developments in artist education. Addressing different educational models, the relationship between artist, tutor & student, between theory and skills, while approaching the subject from an ‘outside’ and ‘inside’-perspective, the symposium attempts to reach for new and alternative methods in artist education.
The artist is a central figure in contemporary art. The ready-made concept conceived by Marcel Duchamp at the beginning of the 20th century opened up the possibility of calling every object an art object. This subversive act aimed at aesthetics was one of the milestones in forming the notion of the contemporary artist: a conceptual and visual multi-tasker, surrounded by an aura of magic-making and carrying the heavy burden of art historical tradition on his or her shoulders.
The world of contemporary art, like so many other fields, has been transformed by globalization in recent decades. The Amsterdam Art Foundation aims to highlight Amsterdam’s special role as a cultural centre with a long modernist tradition, and at the same time to showcase today's emerging artists and the fascinating contemporary art scene.