From left: Market Project's David Kefford, Henry Little from the CAS, artist Michael Pinsky and Bob Lee from The Collective
Collecting the Uncollectable Panel discussion hosted by Market Project at Aid & Abet, Cambridge on the 30th of June 2011. Chair: David Kefford. Speakers: Bob Lee from The Collective, visual artist Michael Pinsky, and Henry Little from the Contemporary Art Society. Download PDF of this transcript.
Just before we start I just need to send an apology on behalf of Paul Hobson, who unfortunately is unable to join us this evening. However, we do have Henry Little here from the Contemporary Art Society who is going to be filling his shoes. Tonight’s discussion really focuses on the challenges and opportunities for both artist and collectors, who make and buy work that doesn’t necessarily fit the traditional view of art works as unique and self-contained objects. For those that don’t know me my name is David Kefford, I am a visual artist, I am a member of Market Project and also one of the co-founders of Aid and Abet, along with C J Mahony and Sarah Evans.
I am delighted to be joined this evening by a panel of invited guest speakers. We’ve got Bob Lee from The Collective in London a group of people who purchase and share contemporary art work together. We’ve got Michael Pinsky, a visual artist, mainly making work to commission through residencies in the public realm and Henry Little from the Contemporary Art Society, a membership organisation which exists to develop public collections of contemporary art in the UK. (more…)