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
Contemporary Indigenous Arts: Rising Voices, Vital Traditions
In the face of historical exclusions from the institutions and spaces of fine art, the field of contemporary Indigenous art has witnessed an unprecedented expansion over the last five years into the most prestigious exhibitions, museum collections, and global corners of the art world. Yet Indigenous artists still must navigate the seeming contradictions between tradition and contemporaneity alongside community responsibilities and the fraught outsider expectations of authenticity that accompany new and eager audiences and markets. This lecture provide an overview of the issues and developments in contemporary Indigenous art, focusing on how working artists navigate such concerns in diverse practices; recent breakthroughs and prominent recent inclusions in exhibitions like the Whitney Biennial and Venice Biennale; the founding of new galleries and institutions dedicated to Indigenous art, such as the Forge Project; and the intersections of contemporary art with the history, formation, and ongoing relevance of traditional Indigenous art markets and fairs in sites such as Santa Fe and Phoenix.
Speaker: Christopher Green
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: 8 December 2022
Time: 18:00 – 19:15 BST