Peter Doroshenko (US): lecture “Moving Beyond the Ego and Money, the Future of Private Collections” // M17 Art Collectors’ Forum. Day ІI [video is available]08.07.2021 - 08.07.2021
On July 8, 2021, at 15:00 in the M17 CAC, on the II Day of the M17 International Art Collectors’ Forum, there will be a live broadcast of Peter Doroshenko’s lecture: “Moving Beyond the Ego and Money, the Future of Private Collections”.
Languages of the event: Ukrainian and English
Event format: live broadcast organized in the M17 CAC
About the lecturer:
Peter Doroshenko, a well-known Ukrainian-born American curator, is the Executive Director at Dallas Contemporary, USA. The author of the book “Private Spaces for Contemporary Art” tells us about art collectors who have chosen to take their private collections public and to create their own private spaces for their artworks. He was a Brown Foundation research fellow at Maison de Dora Maar (Ménerbes, France). From 2003 to 2005, he was the Artistic Director of the City Museum for Contemporary Art in Ghent, Belgium (Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, S.M.A.K.). He also held director and curator positions in several other institutions representing contemporary art: the INOVA (Institute of Visual Arts) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; the Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, USA. Former President and Art Director of the PinchukArtCentre.
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UPD: A video of the event is available for viewing on our YouTube channel!
- When a collector opens his collection to the public, he is usually motivated by either ego or money. These motivations can coexist at times.
- People frequently believe that private institutions, as opposed to municipal ones, provide artists with more freedom. This is accurate, but only to a point. Keep in mind that a private museum or gallery is always a business, and business requires caution.
- Opening private collections to the public is not a new concept. It has always existed, but nowadays it is becoming more popular.
- Every collector who presents his collection in public has a private advisor and financier or someone who manages the money and investments. In this situation, public relations and social media are also engaged. These are the new collecting realities.
- Dallas has the second-highest concentration of private art institutions after Miami.
- The greater the collection and the amount of room available for it, the more profitable it is. The more diversified the collection, the more visitors there will be.
- Private collections that are successful in becoming public blend high and low culture, popular and intellectual. Therefore, it is simpler to capture the attention of a larger audience, and hence funds.
- Private museums have a promising future. They are more profitable than municipal ones and are increasing year after year.
VIDEO OF THE EVENT:
- original language (English)
- Ukrainian translation
M17 International Art Collectors’ Forum was organized jointly with the Ukrainian Club of Contemporary Art Collectors and the Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine within the “An Open Opportunity: Ukrainian Contemporary Art from Private Collections” project.