This free Sackler CPD event is for members only
Join us for an afternoon of exhibition and studio visits in East London, before attending a reception to celebrate the first acquisition through the Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society (VN XX CAS) initiative at Camden Arts Centre.
A major new work by American artist Martine Syms, never-before seen in the UK, will be acquired for Leeds Art Gallery through the VN XX CAS initiative. The museum will be the first to receive a work through this scheme after making a strong case for addressing the representation of female artists within their existing collections. The work will be unveiled on Wednesday 19 April at Camden Arts Centre, before forming a centrepiece of a major collection redisplay at Leeds Art Gallery when it re-opens on Friday 13 October 2017.
VN XX CAS is a joint initiative of philanthropist Valeria Napoleone and the Contemporary Art Society, in partnership with Camden Arts Centre, which acts as a focal point for debate on gender inequality in the arts, purchasing and donating a significant work by a living female artist to a UK museum each year. It intends to provoke an examination of collecting practice and the wider effect beyond the acquisition of the awarded work.
12.00-13.00: Contemporary Art Society, 59 Central Street, London EC1V 3AF
Meet for Sandwich Lunch at the Contemporary Art Society
Exhibition Visits to nearby galleries Hollybush Gardens for Knut Henrik Henriksen: The story of a man who lost interest in his job and started walking in circles, Arcade for Chiara Camoni: Sisters and Modern Art for Richard Tuttle: Releasing: Biologically Poor Endings, VI.
15.00-17.15: Cubitt Studios, 8 Angel Mews, London N1 9HH
Studio Visits with artists Laura White, Tom Crawford and George Young at Cubitt Studios and introduction to Cubitt’s programme by Curatorial Fellow Helen Nisbet and Gallery Projects and Development Manager Fabio Altamura.
18.30-20.30: Camden Arts Centre, Arkwright Road, London NW3 6DG
A reception to celebrate the first acquisition through the Valeria Napoleone XX Contemporary Art Society (VN XX CAS) initiative.
To book a place as a Sackler CPD Programme Member and/or apply for a bursary please email firstname.lastname@example.org.