viennacontemporary 2018 | Collectors Talks

Artload “A-live” interview series at viennacontemporary is offering exclusive insights into challenges and strategies of starting a purposeful art collection, on individual approaches to collecting, on ways to use private collections as a means to give back to the public. The Artload platform provides both local and global critical perspectives on contemporary art through its interviews with the most influential people on the international art circuit.

Collectors Talks | Curator: Vivian Gandelsman | 28–30 September, 2:00 pm | Talks Area C32

Friday, 28 September 2018 | 2:00-3:00 pm, English

Talks_Collectors_1 .jpgStuart and John Evans, father and son, collect contemporary art and help others with their collections. Their enthusiasm is based on a passion for living with art. Stuart, from 1981 to 2008 a partner at international law firm Simmons & Simmons, is responsible for building the firm’s Contemporary Art Collection which includes early works by Tracey Emin, Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, Chris Ofili, Wolfgang Tillmans, Mark Wallinger, and Gillian Wearing. For the last ten years John and Stuart have worked together building a collection of works by artists from Latin America. John took the lead in establishing a venture called “BALON” to introduce Latin American artists to new audiences.

Saturday, 29 September 2018 | 2:00-3:00 pm, English

Talks_Collectors_1 2.jpgLuiz Augusto Teixeira de Freitas is a Brazilian art collector, resident in London and in Lisbon. Since 1993 he has been a founding member of the law firm Teixeira de Freitas Rodrigues e Associados and partner at a consultancy group, ON Corporate International, with activities in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking African countries. In the past ten years, he has formed an extensive collection of art, its uniqueness lying mainly in the strength and consistency of its approach: focusing on the contemporary art of the last two decades, with a special attention to emerging artists. The artworks in the collection address issues that refer to architecture, construction, de-construction, and edification in the most various media. There is also a group of artworks from historical artists active in the sixties and seventies, whose works function as historical matrices to a number of issues and key concepts of the collection. Teixeira de Freitasis also the owner of Coleção de Desenhos da Madeira, a collection of works on paper, which is deposited at Fundação Serralves in Porto, Portugal. In addition, he extensively collects artists` books and ephemera. He serves as a Founding Patron of Reina Sofia Museum Foundation and Patron of Kunsthalle Lissabon.

Sunday 30 September 2018 | 2:00-3:00 pm, English

Talks_Collectors_1 3.jpgBernardo Faria is a partner and managing director at Foxbit International (a New York-based subsidiary of Brazil’s largest bitcoin exchange) and an art collector. He is interested in the intersection of art and technology and envisions a digital platform that could connect curators, museums, companies, developers, artists, and collectors by using the museum as a physical and digital hub to develop tools to improve human creativity and to make an impact on humanity, leveraging art as an exponential tool. Prior to Foxbit, Faria was an investor and COO at Acesso Soluções de Pagamento, an innovative payment solutions company. He is also an active investor in fintech companies, such as Solidx, Papumba, and Flowsense. He is a board member of the latter. Faria holds a postgraduate business degree from Brazil’s IBMEC and has also taken the executive program at Singularity University’ as well as a specialization course in blockchain from Columbia University. He serves as a board member for São Paulo-based Pinacoteca art museum, Brazil’s Pivô art organization, and New York-based New Museum (International Leadership Council).

Vivian Gandelsman is a contemporary art researcher and consultant. Based in São Paulo, she has more than ten years of experience in the international art circuit of galleries, fairs, and biennials. Since 2014, Gandelsman has been doing an incessant work of mapping out the primary art market, having done more than 200 video interviews with artists, curators, critics, gallerists, collectors, and other figures of the art world. This journey of conversations reveals her deep knowledge and involvement with the local and international art scene, which has earned her invitations to act as consultant to art fairs and other people interested in the contemporary artistic production. The research she has done for Artload represents, more than a personal and professional accomplishment, her concern for preserving the memory of the present time and sharing sensitive and critical experiences that take place in the backstage of the art world.

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