YoHa, Coal Fired Computers, installation view, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy of AV Festival 10

The work of artists who use new media art, live art and other 'variable media' is increasingly being drawn into our national public collections. Excellent models exist where major works are acquired or where artists are commissioned specifically to create works for collections. This symposium provided an opportunity to learn from pioneering institutions that have worked with artists. Keynote speaker: Benjamin Weil, Chief Curator of LABOral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial de Gijón, Spain. Other confirmed speakers include: Laura Sillars, Programmes Director, FACT; Lisa Panting, Director, Picture This; Lois Keidan, Director, Live Art Development Agency; and Graham Harwood, artist.

Programmed for the Contemporary Art Society's National Network in partnership with CRUMB. CRUMB is funded by the University of Sunderland and The Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

Symposium: Commissioning and Collecting Variable Media


Fri 5 March 2010, 9am

BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

South Shore Road
Gateshead NE8 3BA

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