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WHO REALLY OWNS IT? THINKING THROUGH OWNERSHIP OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULT...
Wed 19 April 2017, 19:00 – 22:00 BST
As part of the public programme for Collecting as Practice, this discussion explores a radical notion of collecting that challenges conventional notions of individual ownership. Taking its departure point from research conducted by curator-in-residence Özge Ersoy, as well as recent examples of the destruction of historical artifacts, the discussion considers how social histories become embedded in the material objects of art works. With reference to key artistic, archaeological and architectural practices, the participants will interrogate how it is possible to redefine our understanding of ownership to include concepts of immaterial presence, social knowledge and the communal.
Further speakers to be announced, moderated by Rose Lejeune.