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Future Now Symposium at York St John

Published: 11 April 2018

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Networking delegates at the Future Now Symposium

A dynamic, two-day event hosted by York St John University on 17-18 May, the Future Now Symposium  provides an imaginative platform for attendees to consider the arts ecosystem within a broader social, political and professional context. Future Now pass holders can also claim a free ticket to a private view of the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition at York Art Gallery on 17 May.

The world is increasingly shaped by surveillance and data collection, and the human condition has become one of rehearsal and performance. Exploring the wider effects of over-consumption, media stimulation and data dissemination, this year’s Symposium topics call into question new modes of communication, offering reflection upon the era of post-truth through discussions surrounding photography, design, sculpture, painting and journalism.

The Future Now Symposium is a platform for creating and sharing ideas with those shaping the art world today. Topics for 2018 include The Value of Design; Arts Journalism in the Digital Age; The New Language of Software; How to Get Ahead as an Emerging Artist; An Examination of Post-Truth; Risk Taking in Curation and Diversity in the Art World. In attendance will be a wealth of speakers from the UK’s leading arts organisations, including Tate, V&A, Frieze, BALTIC, Open Eye Gallery, PHOTOFAIRS, Royal College of Art, Serpentine, Thames & Hudson and The Times.

The Symposium runs over two days from the 17-18 May 2018. A one-day pass entitles you to attend three sessions on either Thursday 17 May or Friday 18 May, and a two-day pass gives you access to three sessions on each day of the Symposium. A complimentary lunch is provided on both days, as is a free ticket to an exclusive private view of the Aesthetica Art Prize exhibition, on 17 May at York Art Gallery.

Book your passes on our Aesthetica Magazine Future Now Symposium 2018 Booking Page.


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