Is it time to rethink the role of the artist and economic models? Can art show new ways, by highlighting new forms of organisation? In collaboration with the clean-tech firm Aquaporin, the headquarters of the artist group DIAKRON, Art Week is inviting you to a seminar on Sunday, the 26th of May with national and international actors who are breaking new ground by challenging classical art practices.
The research project Billedkunstens Økonomiske Rum has just released two reports that maps the art market and details the work and living conditions of artists.
Though the reports show that art market has grown in the last twenty years, they also confirm, with detailed statistical analysis, a recognizable picture of the poor income and working conditions of artists.
However, there are several artists and organisations who are rethinking the role of the artist and economic business models.
We are giving the floor to the these artists and organisations at Specialised Art Initiatives, a seminar that is focused on new arts, organisation practices and the idea of the artist’s role as expanded.
The seminar will take place on Sunday the 26th of May from 11-14 at the clean-tech firm Aquaporin in Lyngby. Annemette Friis, who has a master in Art & Politics will be our moderator in the event that includes presentations from:
David Hilmer Rex from the art group DIAKRON, who has created an innovative collaboration with Aquaporin.
Tone O. Nielsen, program director at CAMP – Center for Art on Migration.
Art Hub Copenhagen who are seeking to create innovative frameworks on the development of contemporary art with interdisciplinarity and collaboration.
Sanne Lutejn, Gallery Manager of the artist-run gallery Billytown, in The Netherlands, who works with art as a commercial reality.
The event is free, but registration is required. During the seminar a light meal will be served.