DACS Symposium: The Artist, The Artwork, The Guardian and The Legacy

  • Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) The Mall London SW1Y 5AH
Image: Richard Riley, The Estate of John Craxton. Photography by Brian Benson © Brian Benson.

Image: Richard Riley, The Estate of John Craxton. Photography by Brian Benson © Brian Benson.

Join DACS as they bring together curators, artists, artists’ estates and lawyers to discuss the conceptual, ethical and practical issues that determine an artist’s legacy, in partnership with the ICA.

The discussion will be chaired by DACS Chief Executive Gilane Tawadros and art law specialist Daniel McClean. Speakers include Matthew Arnatt, Achim Borchardt-Hume, Guy Brett, Mark Francis, Mary Moore and Barry Rosen.

Drawing on a range of perspectives, the event will assess how an artist’s legacy is safeguarded, how artworks are defined and cared for, as well as the private and public interests which determine an artist’s legacy. The speakers will discuss questions regarding who is the rightful guardian of an artist’s legacy: is it the family and heirs of the artist or those who manage the artist’s estate, or is it the institutions who safeguard the work and its critical context? In addition, they will address the question of audience: for whom is an artist’s legacy preserved and what claims does this audience have on the artist’s legacy.

Tickets: £10 / £8 Concessions / £7 ICA Members.

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