You, Me and Art. Artists in the 21st Century Book Launch in conversation with Walton Ford, at Christies Rockefeller.
Walton Ford will participate in a discussion held in conjunction with Christie’s Education and Skira Publishing on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. The conversation will delve into the topic of artistic practice in the 21st century after his inclusion in the newest book by advisor and author, Marta Gnyp, You, Me and Art. Artists in the 21st Century.
The book gives extraordinary insights into rich and diverse artistic practices of our time. Never has contemporary art been so popular as it is now, never has its audience been so wide. In the rapidly changing and vastly expanding art world, one thing has never changed: it is the artist who remains at the center of the artistic universe. In fascinating personal interviews, seventeen outstanding contemporary artists re-flect on what does it mean to be an artist today, providing material to analyze the most urgent questions of the current art system. What values should prevail? How to define the artist when the notions of shaman, revolutionary, and bohemian are no longer relevant? What is the relationship between artists and their public? As artists operate in close connection with curators, collectors, and gallerists, to complete the picture, You, Me and Art. Artists in the 21st Century gives voice to a few excellent actors from these sectors who speak about their vision of contemporary art and reflect on the changing post-war art system.
RSVP is essential. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 2 at 12pm to secure seating.