Open Conversations
19 May 2017
Centre Pompidou, Paris

A partnership between Talking Galleries and CHOICES Paris Gallery Weekend

A series of talks for gallerists, collectors and art professionals on new ways of collecting 

Talking Galleries and CHOICES are proud to cooperate for the first time in creating a site specific event within the frame of the celebration of the fourth edition of Paris Gallery Weekend (20-21 May).

Held as a 1-day programme on Friday 19 May, at the Centre Pompidou, the Open Conversations will open this year’s Paris Gallery Weekend, a major event in the field of contemporary art aorund the city.

With the intention of expanding the programme of activities and offering a space for shared discussion and professional encounter, CHOICES has invited the Barcelona-based platform Talking Galleries to conceive a series of talks especially devised to reflect upon current trends in the art gallery sector.

The Open Conversations will offer the opportunity to consolidate the city’s leading position in exploring gallery practices and roles in relationship with new ways of collecting contemporary art nowadays. The meeting will consist of an opening session in a conversation format between a renowned French gallerist and a prominent collector, followed by two discussion panels in the afternoon. The sessions will feature the participation of leading art professionals, including profiles such as gallerists, representatives from a museum or art institution, collectors, curators and artists.

This series of talks intends to appeal to gallery professionals, collectors and art enthusiasts alike, from abroad as well as from the French and Parisian scene.

Programme Schedule 

10.00-10.45h | Registration
10.45-11.00h | Welcome speeches
11.00-12.30h | Opening session | “Going Beyond the Collection: How to Approach the Future of Collecting”
12.30-14.30h | Lunch break
14.45-16.15h | Panel discussion 1 | “Fostering Creation: the Key Role of Collectors”
16.30-18.00h | Panel discussion 2 | “Working Hand in Hand: New Collaborations Between the Collector, the Gallerist and the Artist”

Check here for the full programme with participating speakers.

Practical Info

Date & hours: Friday, May 19 | 11 am to 7 pm
Venue: Centre Pompidou, Paris

Admission is FREE, with online compulsory registration.

Optional lunch ticket is available at 35€.

Registration gives access to 1-day programme of talks, entry to exhibitions at the Centre Pompidou. and Paris Gallery Weekend VIP Pass.

Register now to book your place in advance!


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