Contemporary Art for Sale
30−31 May 2019, Centre for Creativity Maribor

UGM l Maribor Art Gallery, in cooperation with the Center for Creativity, at the Museum of Architecture and Design, invites you to a Contemporary art for sale event.

We have organized a two-day event, where for the first time in Slovenia important regional players in the fields of collecting, selling, and promoting contemporary visual arts will gather in one place. We invite all lovers of contemporary art, creators and experts, beginner gallerists and aspiring collectors, and those who wish to become just that to get involved in stimulating conversations and workshops featuring major domestic and international players. We will talk about the creation of private collections, the sale and purchase of works of art at international fairs and elsewhere, about the set-up and management of private galleries and festivals, and how we can communicate with different audiences about contemporary art. You are also invited to a pop-up sales exhibition of contemporary art works on paper created by well-established and promising Slovenian artists. Within two days, Art for Sale will be an excellent opportunity to learn about the rules of the unique art market!

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 17:00-20:00, Centre for Creativity Maribor, Partizanska 11
Panel discussions with experts:
How to enter the world of contemporary art / Talks about collecting and selling art, and related stories

Our panel discussions will bring together collectors, young and established gallery owners, directors of art fairs and festivals, critics and specialized communicologists from the local and broader regions to become engaged in a lively dialogue with the audiences. Within three discussion events, our guests will present their personal and professional paths in the art market, their goals and inspirations, talk about the rules, traps, and opportunities of this unique branch, and answer all the questions you ever wanted to ask. The panel discussions will be curated by Simona Vidmar of the Maribor Art Gallery.

17:00-18:00 How to: collect contemporary art?
Johanna Chromik, Artistic Director of the Vienna contemporary art fair, Vienna
Dorotea Fotivec, Marinko Sudac Collection & Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde, Zagreb
Vasa Perović, Architect and Collector, VJP Collection of Contemporary Art and Design, Ljubljana
Chaired by: Simona Vidmar, Senior Curator at Maribor Art Gallery

16:00−19:00 How to: set up your own gallery?
Barbara Čeferin, Founder and Director of Galerija Fotografija, Ljubljana
Piera Ravnikar, Founder and Director of Ravnikar Gallery Space, Ljubljana
Tadej Pogačar, Artistic and Managing Director of P74 Gallery, Ljubljana
Chaired by: Simona Vidmar, Senior Curator at Maribor Art Gallery

19:00−19:45 How to: talk about contemporary art?
Ana Berlin, Founder and Director of Ana Berlin Communications, Vienna
Dušan Smodej, Director of Fotopub Festival, Novo Mesto
Dorian Batycka, Independent Curator and Art Critic, Berlin
Chaired by: Jure Kirbiš, Curator at Maribor Art Gallery

Thursday, 30 May 2019, 20:00, Centre for Creativity Maribor, Partizanska 11
Pop-up selling exhibition: Paper Matters
The selling exhibition of artworks on paper called Paper Matters will offer beginner collectors and other enthusiasts the opportunity to become acquainted with a wide range of artistic works curated by well-established and promising Slovenian artists and take these artworks home—at affordable prices. Paper Matters represent an interesting selection of works of art on paper or made of paper: screen prints, digital prints, drawings, watercolours, collages, illustrations, paper objects, zines, artists' books, and more. Come and let them captivate you!

Friday, 31 May 2019, 10:30-16:00, Centre for Creativity Maribor, Partizanska 11
Workshop on public relations in the creative and cultural sectors:
How to communicate contemporary art (and other neat stuff)
The workshop will be hosted by Ana Berlin, who founded the a b c (Ana Berlin Communications) public relations agency in 2011, focusing on projects in the fields of architecture, design, and visual arts. Among her recent major projects was the German Pavilion at the Venice Biennial 2017 that has been awarded the Golden Lion. At the workshop, 20 selected participants from all over Slovenia will learn about various current communication channels and receive transparent insights on different PR approaches. The workshop is already fully booked!

The Art for Sale Programme will be held in the Slovenian and English languages! This project is a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity co-financed by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.