[NetBehaviour] Event - Corporate Curation: Localhost Talks Series in Edinburgh, Scotland

Dave Young dvyng at riseup.net
Wed Sep 17 13:11:42 CEST 2014

!apologies for cross-posting!

Corporate Curation
25th September, 6.00-7.30pm at the Forest Centre Plus, 38 Castle 
Terrace, EH3 9JD, Edinburgh.

As the art world adjusts after the economic crisis and a series of 
funding cuts to the state arts budget, assistance from big business is 
increasingly sought to subsidise cultural production. At a time when 
many 'emerging artists' are not receiving fair pay for their labour, 
shouldn't we welcome more investment in the arts, whether the source is 
public or private? And should we expect big business sponsorship to 
alter the autonomy of the artist any more or less than the state would?

Looking at Google's recent 'Dev Art' exhibition at the Barbican Centre 
in London through the frame of a wider historical view on systems of 
arts patronage, Corporate Curation will contextualise the current 
neoliberal frameworks of cultural entrepeneurialism and the role big 
business should play in the arts.

With talks by Jake Watts and Dave Young, followed by an open forum for 
collective debate.

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