Amsterdam Art X Artreview Conference

22 November at Amsterdam Art x ArtReview Conference at De Nieuwe Liefde

As the world changes, so does our relationship to the past that shaped it. 

We are entering a period in which culture is a battleground for wider social and political disputes. These battles will be played out not only in the creative and curatorial practices that shape the future, but also in revisions to the history of art: some neglected stories will be recovered and reclaimed, others suppressed.

Through international trade, colonialism and liberalism the city of Amsterdam played a critical part in shaping the world we live in today as well as the cultural inheritance of the West. This provides a compelling starting point for a series of talks and discussions about the role of art in contemporary society, the rewriting of art history and the future of the art market. The talks will offer you the opportunity to join these discussions and come up with concrete suggestions about how to create art histories and systems that reflects the values of a progressive society. 

Annette Schönholzer (coach and consultant .connect the dots), Patricia Kaersenhout (visual artist and activist) and Kenny Schachter  (writer, curator and art dealer)
Annette Schönholzer (coach and consultant .connect the dots), Patricia Kaersenhout (visual artist and activist) and Kenny Schachter (writer, curator and art dealer)

Taking part in the conference are influential local and international artists, museum directors, critics, curators and collectors including Kenny Schachter (writer, curator and art dealer), Luise Faurschou (Art 2030 + Faurschou Art Resources), Annette Schönholzer (coach and consultant at .connect the dots and former director of Art Basel), Patricia Kaersenhout (visual artist and activist) and many more.


9:30 Walk-in and registration
10:00 Opening Conference
10:15 Panel discussion: 'Making histories: how does the past reflect the present?' 
Chair: Mark Rappolt (editor-in-chief of ArtReview and ArtReview Asia) Confirmed: Imara Limon (curator Amsterdam Museum) and Clémentine Deliss (curator and publisher)
11:15 Keynote: susan pui san lok and Sophie Orlando (leader and researcher of Black Artists & Modernism)
12:00 Lunch Break
13:00 Panel discussion: 'Free exchange: how does the market effect change?'
Confirmed: Kenny Schachter (writer, curator and art dealer) and Annette Schönholzer (coach and consultant .connect the dots)
14:00 Pitches: New Solutions - Open Call
14:20 Keynote: Luise Faurschou (Art 2030 + Faurschou Art Resources)
15:00 Coffee Break
15:30 Panel discussion: 'Future spaces: how to create new models?'
 Confirmed: Karen Archey (curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Patricia Kaersenhout (visual artist and activist) and Rafaël Rozendaal (visual artist)
16:30 Closing
17:00 End

*please note that this program is subject to change.
Our Conference Chair is Stephanie Afrifa, curator and moderator in the arts and welfare industry.

A ticket includes acces to the full conference, including coffee and tea during the day and including a lunch. The conference ticket also includes access to the Professionals' Program of Amsterdam Art Weekend (22-25 November). An exclusive program with curator tours, receptions, previews and special events for art professionals around the world. Applying for the Professionals' Program is easy after you have bought your ticket. The Professionals' Program has a limited capacity. 

Early Bird Ticket
Get your early birds tickets à € 90,- here

Discount Ticket
A limited amount of discounted tickets will be made available for students, people in receipt of benefits and those on a low wage. The tickets will be issued on a first come first serve basis. Get your discounted ticket à € 35,- here

Free Tickets
Free tickets will be made available to those who participate in the public programmes of our partner institutions on first come, first serve basis.

Online Stream
A free online stream via facebook live will be provided for this who cannot attend the conference in person.
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This conference is supported by the Municipality of Amsterdam