In 2011 Market Project held three public debates at galleries in the east of England, each of them dealing with subjects related to the practice and development of professional artists.
The first was Show Me the Money at Milton Keynes Gallery, discussing the different relationships and financial arrangements that artists have with public, commercial and artist-led galleries. Our guests were Ed Greenacre of Rokeby Gallery, Cathy Lomax of Transition Gallery and Anthony Spira of MKG. Hosted by Annabel Dover, of Market Project.
The second was Collecting the Uncollectable at Aid & Abet in Cambridge, a discussion of the challenges faced by both artists and collectors in a contemporary art world full of apparently unsaleable, ephemeral and physically indeterminate art work. Our guests were Bob Lee from The Collective, Henry Little from the Contemporary Art Society. and visual artist Michael Pinsky. Hosted by David Kefford, of Market Project/Aid & Abet.
The third was Too Many Artists at Firstsite in Colchester, a debate about the concept of supply economics in the art world and what we mean when we say “(professional) artist”. Our guests were Dave Beech of Freee Collective, John Hutnyk of Goldsmiths University and Susan Jones from a-n, the artists’ information company, with Alistair Gentry and Julie Freeman of Market Project.
You can access transcripts and other related material from the PUBLIC EVENTS menu above.