On Collecting: Transactions in Contemporary Art

3 December 2010

Symposium at Reardon Smith Lecture Theatre, National Museum Cardiff

You are warmly invited to take part in a symposium event investigating the market for contemporary art in Wales organised by Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales and g39. The event will consider how Wales could develop its market to cater for tastes in the new wave of contemporary work being produced in Wales, and how we can engage with this developing market as individuals, businesses, and artists.

Chaired by Mermaid and Monster, the contemporary art agency for Wales, On Collecting welcomes internationally renowned guest speakers from a range of institutions, organisations and private collections including Ellen Mara De Wachter (Zabludowicz Collection), Sorcha Dallas (Sorcha Dallas Gallery), Ute Volz (Halle 14, Leipzig), and Karsten Schmitz (Federkiel Foundation).
This exciting event will use examples of how cultural ecologies have developed in towns and cities that are geographically at a distance from ‘the market’, and how such an ecology could develop in Wales. Funded by and programmed with the Contemporary Art Society's National Network programme, this event is free and will benefit those who are interested in the UK's art markets beyond London.

To book please contact Heidi Evans, National Museum Cardiff: (029) 2057 3148.