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Fair Cities: Exploring the Ecology of Art Market Centres

Image Credit: Edwin Burdis, AutoLaque, 2016, Installation view, VITRINE, Basel. Courtesy VITRINE. Photographer Nici Jost.

Image Credit: Edwin Burdis, AutoLaque, 2016, Installation view, VITRINE, Basel. Courtesy VITRINE. Photographer Nici Jost.

Fair Cities: Exploring the Ecology of Art Market Centres
Saturday 24 September 2016. 2-5pm.
The Manchester Contemporary, Old Granada Studios
Tickets: £5 on the door. Free if booked in advance.

An afternoon of discussion and debate that seeks to unravel how and why certain cities have become recognised as centres for the Art Market as well as exploring what kind of Art Market centre Manchester, and more broadly the North West, currently is / can become.

Speakers include:

Liv Vaisberg, Co-Director of Independent, Brussels, Co-Founder of Poppositions, Brussels, and an independent curator; Leila Alexander, Sales Executive at White Cube and Director of the Leila Alexander Art Consultancy; and Alys Williams who is Founding Director, Owner and Curator of VITRINE, London / Basel and is based between these two cities.

The event will be co-chaired by Lindsay Taylor, Arts Curator: University of Salford and Co-Chair of Contemporary Visual Art Network North West, and Paulette Terry Brien, Co-Director of The International 3 and Co-Curatorial Coordinator of The Manchester Contemporary.

Fair Cities is organised by The International 3 on behalf of CVAN NW and is delivered in partnership with CVAN NW, The Manchester Contemporary and a-n The Artists Information Company. It is supported by CVAN NW via Arts Council England, The Manchester Contemporary and a-n The Artists Information Company. 

Claim your free ticket by using this link. Code FAIRCITIES in the COUPON box. Free ticket includes entry to the Fair Cities event on Saturday 24 September and entry to The Manchester Contemporary and Buy Art Fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (23 to 25 September).

Earlier Event: August 4
Platform 2016
Later Event: September 27
Conversations in Curatorial Practice