3:00pm: Unpacking the Politics of Tech: A Conversation with Simon Denny
- Simon Denny, Artist
- Claudia Schmuckli, Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
A conversation with contemporary artist Simon Denny and Claudia Schmuckli, Curator of Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Denny will discuss his work, including his new Document Relief sculptures and an Amazon “worker cage” patent drawing sculpture that will be included inUncanny Valley: Being Human in the Age of AI, curated by Schmuckli, which opens at the de Young Museum, San Francisco in February 2020. Denny’s work will also be on view at Altman Siegel Gallery concurrent with FOG, where he will exhibit new sculptures themed around how the technology industry interfaces with individuals, communities and governance.
4:30pm: Collecting in the Digital Age
- Alexander Forbes, Director, Corporate Development & Market Intelligence, Artsy
- Ken Maxwell, Director, Gagosian Gallery
- Sarah Wendell Sherrill, Co-Founder, Co-CEO Lobus
Moderated by Andrew McClintock, Owner of Ever Gold [Projects] and Founder of [On Approval]
The last decade has seen the emergence of many 1.0 digital tools and platforms for engaging with art online—everything from sales platforms for galleries, collectors, and auction houses to art-specific CRMs, logistics, data, and inventory systems. A panel discussion on the topic of these developments moderated by Andrew McClintock from [On Approval] and Ever Gold [Projects] will include Ken Maxwell from Gagosian, Sarah Wendell from Lobus, and Alexander Forbes from Artsy. The panelists will share their experiences navigating this new terrain as we enter a 2.0 version of the art world online. The discussion will cover Gagosian's new online viewing room initiative, Artsy's platform for discovering and collecting art, Lobus's artworld data aggregator, and [On Approval]'s service which makes collecting art more accessible through subscription-based experiences. Panelists will discuss the demographics of online art collectors, the services that are available to them, and the implications these new tools have on the art market today and into the future.