Curating Private Art Collections: 2019 International Curatorial Symposium

Image Credit: Installation view, ‘L’Atelier d’Artistes’, Hauser & Wirth at Frieze London, 2016. Photo: Ken Adlard

Hauser & Wirth Somerset Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

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Friday 05 July 2019
11 am – 4 pm
Admission Fee: £100
Booking essential
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Cost: £100 per person (£80 per person if booked by 1 June 2019). Student / concession, £50 per person

‘Curating Private Art Collections’ is a one-day symposium that invites five curators overseeing international private collections to Hauser & Wirth Somerset on occasion of the exhibition ‘Unconscious Landscape. Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection’.

The symposium will be a forum for engagement, discussion and reflection - focusing on the topic of private collecting in today’s cultural landscape and what it means for the future.

Throughout the day, each of the curators will present for 10 minutes, followed by 20 minutes of discussion with the full panel. This will be followed by a full panel discussion, bringing in feedback and questions from the audience. The event includes refreshments and lunch served in Roth Bar & Grill.

Our speakers include:

Caroline Bourgeois – Principle Curator, The Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy,
Wendy Chang – Director, The Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
Jenny Moore – Director, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Skarlet Smatana – Director, George Economou Collection, Athens, Greece
Jiyoon Lee – Founding Director, SUUM, Seoul, Korea
Louisa Buck (Chair) – Art critic and journalist

Read the speakers full biographies here.

‘Curating Private Art Collections’ is the culmination of our third International Curatorial Residency, which brings together influential curators from around the world to spend five days immersed in the ethos and programming of Hauser & Wirth Somerset. During the residency, the curators – each bringing their own personal experiences and knowledge – will engage with artists, gallery staff and members of the local community, inspiring their creative discourse.

10 am Arrival, registration, coffee and viewing of current exhibition
11 am Welcome and introductions
11.05 am Presentations and discussions by curators
12.45 pm Lunch at Roth Bar & Grill
2 pm Presentations and discussions by curators continued
3 pm Open Q&A with delegates
4 pm Symposium ends, refreshments and opportunity to network. Farewell and independent return travel

Ticket price includes refreshments and two course lunch at Roth Bar & Grill.

Purchased before 1 June 2019 – £80 per person
Purchased after 1 June 2019 – £100 per person
Student / concession – £50 per person

Bursaries available upon application. Please contact [email protected]

For enquiries please contact Dea Vanagan: [email protected]

Previous editions of our International Curatorial Symposium include: ‘Exploring the Third Dimension’ and ‘Adventurous Curators – International Perspectives’.

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