This panel will examine new ideas in artist patronage as well as current methods utilized by the artists seeking support. Recent international models for arts patronage and the changing relationship between artist and patron will be considered. Artist representation, networking, and fundraising for public projects will be explored, before inviting comments, questions, and audience discussion of best practices.
“People called the commons those parts of the environment for which customary law exacted specific forms of community respect. People called commons that part of the environment which lay beyond their own thresholds and outside of their own possessions . . . “
- Ivan Illich, “Silence is a Commons”
With presentations from two artists and an arts administrator, curator, and art historian, the panel will consider the specific sites and expanded fields, different durations and temporal frames, and collaborators and audiences to re-examine and re-imagine conditions and concepts of the commons in contemporary environments and communities. The work presented pointedly asks what it means to work in contexts that are human-centered, variable, ambiguous, and yet deeply generative. Arguably, the context of the commons for these presenters is not simply a setting (or resource) for staging work, but a supple material and social surrogate that prompts reflective process and frequently new cooperative models. Reviewing the dynamic relationship of social engagement and art making, the commons is not simply a site but is a thickly-layered -- both situated and ambient -- context.
Panelists will discuss diverse approaches to the process, practice, and interaction of their work as makers, instigators, and facilitators. The role of both the artists’ hand and mind as transformers and collaborators to produce art is examined through the act of making in the studio, alongside hired artisans, with industrial production, or utilization of the ‘readymade’ in a lively discussion.
Enjoy Art Miami! At the nexus of North America and Latin America, this Art Miami show presents premier artwork from across the globe. Every Makers & Shapers Symposium attendee will receive a VIP pass to Art Miami!
Art Miami is the leading international contemporary and modern art fair that takes place in Miami's Midtown Wynwood Arts District each December during Art Week. In addition it is one of the most important annual contemporary art events in the United States attracting more than 65,000 motivated collectors, curators, museum professionals and art enthusiasts from around the globe. Entering its 24th year Art Miami remains committed to showcasing the most important artworks of the 20th and 21st centuries in collaboration with a selection of the world’s most respected galleries.