Social Engagement in the Art Market
Christie’s Education is delighted to offer this complimentary lecture as part of its series on Social Engagement and the Art Market. As the art world continues to re-evaluate its relationship with and definition of race and gender, Christie’s is proud to offer a platform to encourage open dialogue on intersectionality within the art market. This global lecture series invites scholars, artists, and market professionals to foster a deeper examination of social issues as they relate to the art market.
Upcoming complimentary webinars
Neurodiverse: Inclusivity and Accessibility in Contemporary Art
Geared toward arts professionals, institutions and enthusiasts this lecture introduces the current conversations surrounding neurodiversity in contemporary art. It will present the artists and studios making traction in the art world and art market, as well as key examples of institutions and organizations supporting artists with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It will break down some of the language used to identify the artists and organizations. It will conclude with practical tools, and strategies for art world content to be more accessible and inclusive to a wider audience.
Speaker: Lisa Slominski
Lisa Slominski is an American curator, writer, and cultural producer based in London. She advocates for neurodiversity in the current contemporary art discourse and actively examines the historical framework of artists considered ‘self-taught’ or ‘outsiders’. Academically she lectures on the effects of artists assigned as ‘Outsiders’ including for Queen Mary University of London. Recent articles include “Ron’s Place: The Theatre or (personal) Power” in the peer-reviewed journal for Cambridge University Press and “Season One: for an inclusive and accessible contemporary art world” for Art UK. In 2020, she co-founded the inclusive international curatorial platform Art et al. which focuses on international commissions and collaboration between arts professionals with and without disability. Previously, she curated public art commissions on Chicago’s mass-transit system with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, and for Tenderpixel, London. Her book, Nonconformers: A New History of Self-Taught Artists was published by Yale University Press in 2022 and presents an international history of artists often identified as ‘self-taught’ advocating for a nuanced understanding of modern and contemporary art often challenged by the establishment.
Date: 19 January 2023
Time: 18:00 – 19:15 BST