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Provocations in Art: collecting performance


Friday 7 July 2017
6.30 — 7.45pm

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Brian Catling in collaboration with David Tolley, Zooed, 2011.

Photo: David Tolley.

Artists Brian Catling RA and Pablo Bronstein join Tate Senior Curator Catherine Wood and Dr Jen Harvie to explore the evolution of performance art in museums and its entrance into the contemporary art market.

Although performance and time-based art existed throughout the 20th century, its status as “uncollectible” has only recently been refuted. Its origins were rooted in the rejection of the commodification of art, but today institutions and auction houses alike have begun to reassess the frameworks in which performance art can be collected, preserved, displayed and sold. The purchase and collection of contemporary artists such as Tino Sehgal raises questions around ownership and new approaches to collecting leaning towards an anti-market.

Join us as this panel, including Brian Catling RA, Pablo Bronstein, Tate Senior Curator, International Art (Performance) Catherine Wood and Dr Jen Harvie, considers the development of performance art since the mid-20th century and questions how artists, curators and collectors can act to ensure the place of performance art in the marketplace and history of art.

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Friday 7 July 2017

6.30 — 7.45pm

The Reynolds Room, Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly

£16 including exhibition entry. £12 event only, £6 concessions.