We're Participating in 'Between Passion and Mission'

We're Participating in 'Between Passion and Mission'

On 20th May, Yinka Shonibare Foundation Managing Director, Belinda Holden, will be joining an exciting panel of speakers in Düsseldorf for Between Passion and Mission, an international symposium on the public relevance of privately funded art institutions hosted by Rhineland Independent. 

The session will interrogate what socially relevant art patronage looks like in the 21st century and combine academic lectures with contributions from international collectors and donors who will discuss their various institutional and funding models. In addition to a review of the historical development of private collecting, the conference will present recent research results on the current significance of private art funding. For example, what influence do transnational collector networks have on art market developments, artist bio­graphies and the programmes of public institutions? Where do private institutions complement public offerings, expand the cultural infrastructure and enable social participation? What opportunities and responsibilities arise from these considerations for the future? The event will examine these and other questions from different perspectives and explore possibilities for creative cooperation and future-oriented synergies.

The session will be recorded and available to stream at a later date. For more information please click here.


Venue: Philara Collection, Birkenstraße 47a, 40233 Düsseldorf

Date and Time: 20 May, 10:30am–7pm and 21 May, 9:30am–1pm



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