Talk – Private in the Public Realm: Towards new Alliances

The A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town
The A4 Arts Foundation, Cape Town

4 October 2018


Frieze Art Fair
Regents Park

Frieze auditorium
Free to Frieze pass holders

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In a climate where traditional funding models are giving away to a more complex relationship between public institutions and private funding, Frieze Talks and the Contemporary Art Society have invited leading curators to discuss the challenges of new collaborations.

Throughout the seminar we will investigate new areas of collaboration between institutions, private collections, commercial galleries and other contexts that consider curatorial research at the heart of their mission. Together with leading speakers we will discuss the many ways in which the private and the public might meet, taking examples in different parts of the world and thinking together about the future of curation.

This event is tailored to art professionals.

To make the seminar as engaging as possible curators are encouraged to bring an example of a collaboration within the private sector. Topics can include but are not limited to: gifts and bequests, private collections on display in museums, donations and long loans from private collections, collaborations with commercial galleries, commissions for corporate developers, invitations to curate exhibitions in other settings, career changes within the public to the private sector and more.



12.00-12.05: Welcome and objectives: Ilaria Puri Purini, Curator of Programmes at the Contemporary Art Society and Lydia Yee, Chief Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery

12.05 – 12.15: ‘From Private to Public: the Stoutzker Art Collection in Wales’ with Nick Thornton, Head of Fine and Contemporary Art National Museum, Wales

12.15 – 12.25: ‘Foundations, Initiatives and Partnerships’ with Antonia Carver, Director of Art Jameel, Dubai

12.25 – 12.35: ‘Creating New Resources’ with Josh Ginsburg, Director A4 Art Foundation, Cape Town

12.35 – 12.45: ‘Shifts, Conflicts and Paradoxes’ with Katerina Gregos, Chief Curator of Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art

12.45- 13.30: Discussion on the future of curating. Moderated by Ossian Ward, Content Director, Lisson Gallery.


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