Curating Private Art Collections: 2019 International Curatorial Symposium
‘Curating Private Art Collections’ was a one-day symposium that invited five curators overseeing international private collections to Hauser & Wirth Somerset on occasion of the exhibition ‘Unconscious Landscape. Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection’.
The symposium was a forum for engagement, discussion and reflection. The panel, each sharing their personal experiences and extensive knowledge, explored the practicalities, pleasures and politics of curating private collections in today’s cultural landscape, and what it means for the future. The symposium was chaired by art critic and journalist, Louisa Buck.
Caroline Bourgeois Principle Curator, The Pinault Collection, Venice, Italy
Wendy Chang Director, The Rennie Collection, Vancouver, Canada
Jenny Moore Director, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas
Skarlet Smatana Director, George Economou Collection, Athens, Greece
Jiyoon Lee Founding Director, SUUM, Seoul, Korea
Louisa Buck (Chair) art critic, journalist for The Art Newspaper
10 am Arrival, registration, coffee and viewing of current exhibition
11 am Welcome and introductions
11:05 am Presentations and discussions by curators
12:45 pm Lunch at Roth Bar & Grill
2 pm Presentations and discussions by curators continued
3 pm Open Q&A with delegates
4 pm Symposium ends, refreshments and opportunity to network. Farewell and independent return travel