As the world changes, so does our relationship with the past that shaped it.
We are entering a period in which culture is a battleground for wider social and political disputes. These battles are fought not only in the creative and curatorial practices that shape the future, but also in revisions of the history of art: some neglected stories will be recovered and reclaimed, others suppressed.
Through international trade, colonialism and liberalism the city of Amsterdam played a critical part in shaping the world we live in today as well as the cultural inheritance of the West. This provides a compelling starting point for a series of talks and discussions about the role of art in contemporary society, the rewriting of art history and the future of the art market. The talks will offer you the opportunity to join these discussions and come up with concrete suggestions about how to create art histories and systems that reflect the values of a progressive society.
Influential local and international artists, museum directors, critics, curators and collectors are taking part in the conference, including Rafael Rozendaal (visual artist), Kenny Schachter (writer, curator and art dealer), Luise Faurschou (Faurschou Art Resources), Annette Schönholzer (coach and consultant at .connect the dots and former director of Art Basel), Patricia Kaersenhout (visual artist and activist) and many more.
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9:30 Walk-in and registration
10:00 Opening Conference
10:05 Opening Column by Astrid Elburg
10:15 Panel discussion: ‘ Making histories: how does the past reflect the present?’
Imara Limon (curator Amsterdam Museum), Clémentine Deliss (curator and publisher) andMark Rappolt (editor-in-chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia)
11:15 Keynote: susan pui san lok and Sophie Orlando (leader and researcher of Black Artists & Modernism)
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Panel discussion: ‘Free exchange: how does the market effect change?’
Kenny Schachter (writer, curator and art dealer), Annette Schönholzer (coach and consultant .connect the dots) and Valeria Napoleone (collector and art adviser)
14:00 Pitches: New Solutions – Open stage*
14:20 Keynote: Luise Faurschou (Art 2030 + Faurschou Art Resources)
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Panel discussion: ‘Future spaces: how to create new models?’
Karen Archey (curator Stedelijk Museum), Patricia Kaersenhout (visual artist and activist) and Rafael Rozendaal (visual artist)