Contemporary Art in the Regional Economy: Asset, Industry and Lifestyle

Roundtable

13.07.2012, 14:00-16:00 Friday

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Program: [Ural factories Ц Industries of meaning]

Included in: [the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial Preview ]

Roundtable of the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial Preview on the forum “Innoprom-2012” “Contemporary Art in the Regional Economy: Asset, Industry and Lifestyle”



Contemporary art from the economic point of view is an obscure "object of desire". Contemporary art is a promising object of investment yet it resists being a mere smart commodity; it reaches beyond the confines of the market and the aesthetic, it creates brands, political meanings, communities and lifestyles. It appears to be a unified industry comprised of various galleries, auction houses, art fairs, museums, government centers and nonprofit foundations but do these different institutions form a coherent infrastructure or do they deny and undermine one another? Is there a difference between commercial and non-commercial art beyond the difference in demand and price? What is the relationship between local and international cultural markets? What happens to world art when it enters a specific regional context? What makes the Ural Industrial Biennial Ural and industrial?


Participants of the roundtable

Nicholas Appelbaum - member of the board of directors Ralph Appelbaum Associates New York. The agency has designed a project of internal space of Yeltsin Center in Yekaterinburg.

Christina Steinbrecher – curator specializing in new media, art director of Central House of Artist (Russia) and Vienna Art Fair (Austria).

Sergey Skaterschikov - leading expert on financial information, founder of Skate's Art Market Research and Next Edition Partners, Managing Director IndexAtlas Group. Author of books on the art market.

Pierre Brochet - CEO at Avant-Garde Publishing and a co-founder of the "New Rules" foundation. Within the project “New Rules” (2008-2009) a collection of contemporary art belonging to the foundation, was exhibited in 7 cities across Russia, including Yekaterinburg.

Sergey Kropotov – rector of the Yekaterinburg Academy of Contemporary Art.

Alla Alenikova - Client Advisor, Director, Wealth Management Advisory Office, UBS Bank.

Anton Belov - the director of Center for Contemporary Culture Garage, Moscow. Garage is participating in the 2nd Ural Industrial biennial within Invited Projects.

Guy Vesey – director at Christie’s Moscow. Christie’s Moscow Garage is participating in the 2nd Ural Industrial biennial within Invited Projects.

Eric Brisset – managing director of Alstom Grid Yekaterinburg.

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