Market Matters: art, economy and opportunity


As part of our ongoing partnership, we will be helping Visual Arts UK to disseminate information about initiatives that have a direct relevance to Turning Point Network members, posting information onto this News page. 

The first of these posts is about Market Matters, a forthcoming event that Artquest, DACS and the Contemporary Art Society are running jointly. Market Matters is part of The New Economy of Art: a series of open discussions throughout 2011-12 focussing on economic developments and opportunities in the cultural sector. It explores the impact on artists, from the perspective of artists.

Market Matters will take place on Wednesday 14 March 2012, will explore the complex and overlapping motivations behind various kinds of ‘art market’ from commercial galleries, private dealers and auction houses to art fairs, online selling and gift economies. The debate will provoke thinking about how artistic practice intersects with and creates its own economies.

Speakers: Louisa Buck, Kate McGarry and Matt Roberts.

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