Art14 London, has announced Art & the City, a programme of events, private and public, exploring how art is a motor of economic and social change in cities from Shanghai to Washington DC and from London to Dubai, and will initiate debate about the future of the cityscape. The programme has the support of the Mayor of London’s Office and will run alongside the Fair, held at Olympia’s Grand Hall from 28 February – 2 March 2014.
This invitation-only discussion brings together global developers, boutique art hoteliers, luxury brands’ CEOs, curators, collectors and Private Museum owners, to explore how the private sector is leading the way in reshaping cities through art. The discussion will be chaired by Phillip Dodd, Chairman of the Advisory Board Art14 London and of Made in China (UK) Ltd, and Peter Murray, Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects.
A public talk will examine place-making as a global concern and will look at cities such as Daugavpils in Latvia where the Mark Rothko Art Center has opened, and will position artists as an engine of urban regeneration. Tickets to the talk are available with entry to the Fair. Additional speakers will be announced in advance of the talk.
Kate Rothko, daughter of the late painter Mark Rothko and major donor to the Mark Rothko Art Center. Dai Zhikang, Founder and Chairman of the Zendai Group, with major commercial and cultural developments in China and South Africa, Open Art An initiative that will provide members of the public in London access to existing private collections and encourage a dialogue about major works of art in the capital that exist in situ outside of the gallery environment. The venues that participate will offer a rare opportunity to view works not usually on public display and include the stores of the Government Art Collection, the Wellcome Trust and the Senior Common Room of the Royal College of Art.
Art & the City Public Talk – Saturday 1 March 2014, 2.30pm