Highlighting under the radar arts and culture in Birmingham, UK

Art of Ideas II

artofideasFor the second year running Art of Ideas presents a series of work, talks and debates at Baskerville House, Centenary Square in Birmingham.

Visual, is an exhibition of work selected from the Visual collection by Stephen Snoddy, Director of the New Art Gallery Walsall. Nature is the theme of the show, and features artists such as Ravi Deepres, Anne Guest, Chris Keenan, Daniel Bosworth, Stuart Whipps and Simon Withers. Visual is free and open daily from 11.30am- 6pm until the 12th July at Baskerville House.

On Wednesday 8th July Art of Ideas II present their second talk A New Museum for the 21st Century from 6pm. Ikon Gallery in association with Tate Connects are currently studying the feasibility of a museum of contemporary art in the city. The talk will discuss whether a gallery of this type is feasible in Birmingham and how it could be different to other museums in the country. There will be discussions into the notion of the museum in the 21st Century, how they can keep their collections interesting and fresh in a changing art world, and how the public can engage with it. It will be a fascinating insight into the future of art in Birmingham. Not to be missed!
The talk will be chaired by Tim Marlow, Director, White Cube, with guest speakers: Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon Gallery; Matthew Slotover, Co-Publisher Frieze and Co-Director, Frieze Art Fair; Frances Morris, Permanent collections curator, Tate; Teresa Gleadowe, Curator; Rita McLean, Head of Museums & Heritage Services, Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

Places are free but limited. Booking: is essential. To book please contact info@arts-co.com or  020 7723 0285

For other associated events see the Art of Ideas II website.


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This entry was posted on July 4, 2009 by in Art.
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