Gordon Dalton, Interim CVAN National Coordinator and Visual Arts South West Network Manager, will speak during the Commissioning/Funding session at Aesthetica Magazine Future Now Symposium 2017 in York on Thursday 25 May – Friday 26 May.
Addressing themes in today’s artistic climate through lectures, panel discussions and portfolio reviews, the Future Now Symposium 2017 considers the arts ecosystem within a broader social context. It is a place for the exchange of ideas, offering support, talent development and networking opportunities to those working in the sector.
This year, the event addresses how the arrival of the digital age has created an unprecedented feeling of alienation. Communication has changed and we now rely on technology to interact, presenting ourselves in ways that are evolving beyond control. The sense that the public is merging with the domestic has also spread into a larger, blurred depiction of reality. Surveillance is becoming a prevalent and inescapable issue internationally. Contemporary art is the mechanism that enables us to respond to this renewed understanding of living.
Welcoming speakers from some of the UK’s leading art organisations, publications and galleries, Future Now gives attendees the opportunity to meet those who are shaping the art world today. Topics include Curating for the 21st Century Audience; Sculpture Today: Dependent & Autonomous Objects; Innovation in the Making: Technology, Design & Digital; The Future of Art Journalism: A Panel Discussion, and Future of Photography: The Epic in the Everyday amongst others.
More information on the Symposium can be found here.