Art for Tomorrow
Talks: Seeking Impact

Art For Tomorrow

16-20 June 2022

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Art for Tomorrow: Seeking Impact

As the world undergoes unprecedented change, people are searching for meaning. By grappling with core societal issues, the arts can help define that meaning, frame it and inspire change.

Moderated by senior New York Times journalists, the world-class AFT program will bring together practitioners, experts and activists to explore the social impact of the arts. In addition, attendees will explore Athens’s eclectic artistic landscape, venturing into the city’s museums, galleries, performance spaces and artist studios to see the arts in action. Delegates can then move to the island of Hydra, and the opening of Jeff Koons’s project at the DESTE Foundation’s Slaughterhouse.

 

2022 speakers

 

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons

Artist
KAWS

KAWS

Artist
Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle

Christiana Ine-Kimba Boyle

Director of Online Sales, Pace Gallery

2022 moderators

 

Matthew Anderson

Matthew Anderson

European Culture Editor, The New York Times
Farah Nayeri

Farah Nayeri

Culture Writer, The New York Times
Yorgos Archimandritis

Yorgos Archimandritis

Author, cultural radio producer, journalist.

2022 agenda highlights

16 Jun
Panel: Who Really Owns Art?

Panel: Who Really Owns Art?

The year 2021 was a landmark year for restitution. Artifacts long housed in museums in Germany, Belgium, the U.S. and France were returned to their African countries of origin. Meanwhile, Greece’s famed Parthenon marbles remain in Britain, with Boris Johnson insisting that it is up to the British Museum’s trustees, and not his government, to decide their fate.

This panel will take a hard look at some of the thorniest questions surrounding restitution issues: Who should be tasked with determining whether works have dubious origins? And what is the responsibility of governments and institutions in deciding whether those works should be returned?

16 Jun
Dinatoire and Private Tour of Acropolis Museum

Dinatoire and Private Tour of Acropolis Museum

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17 Jun
Art and Sustainability: Friends or Foes?

Art and Sustainability: Friends or Foes?

In the age of Extinction Rebellion, climate change is a rich subject for artists. At the same time, the industry hasn’t necessarily been praised for its sustainable practices, with globetrotting art fair-goers, and entire collections being flown from one exhibition to another. How should the art world address this implicit contradiction? 

Part I: Panel: How Can and Should Practices Change? 

Part II: Conversation: How Can Art Spur Action To Counter The Crisis? 

18 Jun
Conversation with Jeff Koons: Public Lecture

Conversation with Jeff Koons: Public Lecture

More information to follow.

18 Jun
"Peripatos": A Cultural Walkabout

"Peripatos": A Cultural Walkabout

Small-group visits to 3 different artistic neighborhoods. (Lunch included.)

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