23.–26.04.2020 #artcologne2020

UNLOCK ART by ZEITmagazin Conference

Unlock Art by Zeit Magazin

German newspaper supplement ZEITmagazin and art magazine WELTKUNST hosted the new “UNLOCK” conference format for the art sector for the first time to coincide with the first day of the ART COLOGNE 2019 trade fair.

As part of ART COLOGNE, the “UNLOCK Art by ZEITmagazin” conference brought together international decision makers from the art scene, curators, gallery owners, institutional and private collectors, critics and artists to discuss the current relevance and responsibility of institutions active in the art world today as well as the challenges of the future.

The conference focused on various subjects, including:

  • Ownership claims and the consequences of the relocation of cultural assets
  • From Poland to Engadin: Muzeum Susch, Switzerland
  • Art collections today – new approaches on digital and analogue pathways
  • Museum financing and support in the neo-liberal age

The speakers included:

  • Christoph Amend, Editor-in-Chief at ZEITmagazin and publisher of WELTKUNST
  • Katja Flint, actress and photograph
  • Daniel Hug, Director of ART COLOGNE
  • Johann König, founder of König Galerie
  • Grazyna Kulczyk, entrepreneur and patron of the arts
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director at the Serpentine Galleries, London
  • Beatrix Ruf, Curator and former Director of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
  • Thomas Ruff, photo artist
  • Professor Dr Bénédicte Savoy, Professor of Art History at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin
  • Monika Sprüth, co-founder of Sprüth Magers Gallery
  • Christian Kaspar Schwarm, art collector and co-founder of Independent Collectors
  • Dr. Lisa Zeitz, Editor-in-Chief at WELTKUNST