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COLLECTOR TALKS



A series of conversations with collectors playing key roles in nurturing and driving the development of art scenes across the Global South (and beyond) and supporting the redistribution of cultural centers across the world. Conceptualised by Zain Mahjoub, sessions will focus on emerging trends in both traditional and digital collecting across the region, and what it means to be an arts patron in a place that is developing and implementing new institutional models.

 

Speakers will include: AC, Fiorenzo Manganiello, Qinwen Wang, Teo Yang.

 

Presented in partnership with Dubai Collection.




PROGRAMME SCHEDULE


4:00-5:00pm

COLLECTING IN SHIFTING GLOBAL CULTURAL MAP
The role collecting and collectors are playing in shifting arts and culture landscapes, as well as in the redistribution of global cultural centres. This panel sheds light on new collecting emerging in the Global South, the impact these new collectors have on the cities/geographies they’re based in, and the effect of these practices in the larger global conversation around diversity and inclusion of art from beyond traditional western-led geographical scopes.


5:00-6:00pm

ARE YOU STILL COLLECTING DIGITAL ART IN THE CRYPTO WINTER?
What does it mean to be a collector of digital art today? In what is being dubbed as the ‘crypto winter’, does it still make sense to acquire digital works. Collectors Qinwen Wang and Fiorenzo Manganiello talk about where digital art sits during such a precarious time, the history of digital art (delineating digital art and NFTs), and their own involvement with it.


4:00-5:00pm

LEADING COLLECTING FAMILIES IN LUXURY RETAIL
As the world of art broadens its borders, luxury retail and art collaborations have been a natural outcome – Prada Mode (the latest iteration of which recently took place in Dubai), Urs Fischer x Louis Vuitton, Manal Al Dowayan x Dior, to name a few. This panel brings together some of the leading collections in luxury retail to discuss their involvement with the arts, how their family-owned businesses incorporate art, and the role that plays in the organisation’s DNA.


5:00-6:00pm

FROM COLLECTOR TO PATRON: WHAT ART PATRONAGE LOOKS LIKE IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
This conversation explores what it means to be an art patron in a region implementing new institutional models and cultural infrastructure, and highlights new regional initiatives and patronage efforts with collectors engaged in impactful art endeavours.