Later this month in London sees the launch of The Art Conference (TAC), a two-day arts conference which will explore the intersection and evolution of technology, art and culture. Created by Californian contemporary art curator Tina Ziegler in partnership with The IWSC Group, the conference will bring together 18 + international visionaries, creating a platform to discuss, connect and engage with contemporary art from a fresh perspective.
Taking over three storeys of Bermondsey’s ‘Ugly Duck’ conference centre, TAC#01 will investigate the rapidly-evolving relationship between technology and the Urban art world – with app development, social platforms and virtual reality exhibitions available to explore.
During the conference visitors can will be treated to food and drink from local chefs in the outdoor food court, while networking breakfasts and afternoon teas will be provided by Unity Kitchen, a social enterprise creating jobs and apprenticeships for people with disabilities.
The exhibition hall on the ground floor will play host to a varied collection of mini art exhibitions, virtual reality experiences, digital art installations and immersive installations from artists Will Vibes, Dan Witz, Tinsel Edwards, Maser, Colin McMaster, Jose Montemayor, Mr.Penfold and Robert Montgomery.>
The two floors above the exhibition hall will be reserved for The Art Conference's key note speakers which include: Valentina Fois - Digital Art Curator (Italy), Jordan Seiler - Artist and Activist (New York), Jose Montemayor - Digital Artist (Mexico), RJ Rushmore - Journalist and Curator (New York), Guillaume Trotin - Gallery Director (Germany), Dan Witz - Artist (Previously on Hookedblog)(New York) Maser - Artist (Previously on Hookedblog)(Ireland), Robert Montgomery - Artist (UK), Louis Jensen - Creative Director (UK), Mia Grondahl - Art Administrator and Journalist (Sweden), Tinsel Edwards - Artist and Activist (UK), Dan Lewis - App Designer (UK), Teresa Latuszewska (Poland).
Tina Ziegler, director of The Art Conference speaks a bit about what you can expect from the The Art Conference in this short video above, have a watch.
The Art Conference Event Info
Dates: July 23 - 24 2016
Location: Ugly Duck, 47/49 Tanner Street, SE1 3PL, London Bridge, UK.
Underground: London Bridge (Northern/ Jubilee lines)
Full Programme: www.theartconference.com
General Ticket Price: £155
On Door Ticket Price: £170
Exhibition Hall and Food Court: Free entrance and open to the public on both days.