# 5contempoLAB | SUPER[M]ART[KET]
Art Management Round Table
October 19, 2015| 18:00 to 20:00 pm
Location : Graffit gallery | Varna
The fifth art management laboratory - contempoLAB in 2015 will be held as a round table on the problems and trends of good presentation of the artist and it is dedicated to the tools to build a successful career in local and international markets.
#5contempoLAB|SUPER[M]ART[KET] is a product of collaboration between the Raya Georgieva Foundation, The Association of Varna Artists, Graffit Gallery, Bulart Gallery and Stefan Stoyanov Gallery (Bulgaria – USA). The speakers are leading international experts, gallerists, curators, art dealers and museum professionals from Bulgaria, Austria, Turkey and Croatia, members of the international jury for the project of the Association of Varna artists - SUPER[M]ART[KET] , which will be presented to the audience in Varna , November 2015 and in Sofia, 2016. In the basis of the SUPER[M]ART[KET] project is inserted the idea of creating a kind of simulacrum of the global art market where active participants are included unprejudiced. The simulacrum is formed by the selection of works from those artists who have accepted the invitation, which was through an open call. The exhibition of selected works will create mini-art market model according to the criteria of the expert jury. The 2015 edition of contempoLAB /the educational platform created under the frame of the CONTEMPO festival since 2010/ is in the context of this research and it was programmed as a result of the study of the attitudes of local artistic communities and the critical need for knowledge about successful presentationat the global art stages.
#5contempoLAB|SUPER[M]ART[KET] is designed both for artists early in their career and for established ones who want to develop their presentation skills, for gallerists, curators, art dealers, cultural operators and art students. During discussions best practices will be examined in the relationship artist - curator / gallerist / dealer – collector: the possibilities and the tools for emerging artists to participate in global art forums , the survival strategies in the gallery practices, the museum as a brand and others.
SPEAKERS AND SUBJECTS
§ How to position an emerging artist on the world art forums?
BASAK SENOVA (TURKEY) – curator. Editorial correspondent for ibraaz.org; co-founding member of NOMAD, as well as the organizer of "ctrl_alt_del" and "Upgrade!Istanbul". Senova was the curator of the Pavilion of Turkey at the 53rd Venice Biennale. She curated Zorlu Center Collection (2011-2012). She co-curated the UNCOVERED project (Cyprus) and the 2nd Biennial of Contemporary Art, D-0 ARK Underground (Bosnia and Herzegovina). In 2014, she acted as the Art Gallery Chair of (ACM) SIGGRAPH 2014 (Vancouver); the curator of the Helsinki Photography Biennial 2014 and the Jerusalem Show. In 2015, she curated the Pavilion of Republic of Macedonia at the 56th Venice Biennale and recently appointed as the curator of 4th Biennial Land Art Mongolia 360°.
§ What is the curator’s role in the successful carrier of the artist
BRANKO FRANCESCHI (CROATIA) - curator. The director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Split, Croatia; the director of the Virtual Museum of Avant-garde Art and president of the Institute for the Research of Avant-garde (2010 – 2014); the executive director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, Croatia (2004 -2008); the program director at the Miroslav Kraljevic Gallery, Zagreb (1987 -2004). He was the curator of the Pavilion of the Republic of Croatia at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2013); co-curator the ARK D-0 Biennial in Konjic, Bosnia and Herzegovina; curator for the Croatian pavilion at 26th Sao Paulo Biennial (2004), 2nd International Biennial in Prague (2005), 52th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2007), 11th International Architecture Exhibition , Venice (2008); the member of the curatorial team of the International Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest (2006, 2012).
§ The museum as a brand
NADEZHDA DZHAKOVA (BULGARIA) Art historian, curator. Since 2012 she is the Chief curator of the Sofia Arsenal – Museum of Contemporary Art (SAMCA) in Bulgaria.
§ What is the role of the art dealer/gallerist in the successful carrier of the artist
STEFAN STOYANOV (BULGARIA- USA) – art dealer, gallery owner. He runs Stefan Stoyanov gallery at New York ( successor of Lux gallery in Manhattan , 2002). During 55 Biennial in Venice (2013) at the Cuba`s Pavilion he has presented the Cuban dissident artist Maria-Magdalena Campos Pons. The Stoyanov gallery is focused under art created by women and under research of ethical problems into the present society. He has several awards in New York and many exhibitions, curated by him has been listed by Whitney Museum of American Art and MOMA.
§ What is the working model in the relationship between artist- private gallery – collectors
HANS KNOLL (AUSTRIA) - gallery owner, curator, . He runs Knoll gallery in Vienna since 1985 and Knoll gallery in Budapest since 1989. He is a member of the Association of Austrian Galleries. He is professor for cultural management of the Cultural Studies Institute, Vienna, at the Vienna Music University, the Institute for Cultural Management and the Webster University in Viennaq focused under gallery work. Member of Art Moscow – international art fair since its establishment in 1996. He leads the project Eastern European Collectors - a research about collecting in former communist counties. He was awarded with Golden Decoration of Honour of the Republic of Austria as a pioneer of cultural exchange after 1989.
§ Methods and techniques to attract the attention of curators and gallerists
DORA DONCHEVA - gallerist owner and curator based between Varna and Brussels. Communications Director at the International Festival of Contemporary Art- Product, Varna ( 2006 - 2008 ), co-curator the International Biennial of Visual Arts August in Art (2000 – 2003), Curator at CONTEMPO - the International Festival of Contemporary Art since 2009; owner of Bulart gallery since 1996; Editor of Art News Bulletin – e- magazine for international art news, since 2002.
§ Good practices in public funding of projects in the field of culture
DESISLAVA GEORGIEVA – expert in public administration, presently work as a head of "Festivals and projects" in Culture department, Municipality of Varna.
§ Characteristics of the Bulgarian art market
PETRA DIMITROVA – cultural manager; director of Graffit gallery since 2011; director of Vertigo – international contemporary dance and alternative performance arts festival.
CONTEMPOLAB is an educational art management platform for young professionals, artists, gallerists, curators and cultural operators. The platform was created as part of the structure of the festival CONTEMPO, organized by the Raya Georgieva Foundation.
#5contempoLAB|SUPER[M]ART[KET] is a fifth edition of contempoLAB, organized by collaboration between Raya Georgieba Foundation , The Association of Varna Artists, Graffit Gallery, Bulart Gallery and Stefan Stoyanov Gallery ( BG/USA) . The event is funded by the Fund Kultura of the Municipality of Varna, M TEL, construction company Comfort and private sponsors.
RAYA GEORGIEVA FOUNDATION (RGF) was created in Varna, Bulgaria in 2009 in a honor of the artist Raya Georgieva (1978-2009) with a main goals to keep the memory of the talent and creativity of its patron; to support young artists, to create a stages for dialogue and creative experimentations by festivals, events, free platforms and educational streams. www.contempovarna.org
for more information
The Association of Varna Artists | + 359 988 366 992 | www.sbh-varna.com
Raya Georgieva Foundation | +359 887 244 882| www.contempovarna.org
Graffit Gallery | +359 888 556 393 | www.graffitgallery.com
Bulart Gallery | www.dorabulart.com