Future Now Symposium: Join the UK’s Leading Art Organisations for Lectures, Portfolio Reivews and More

Tackling themes in today’s artistic climate through lectures, portfolio reviews and panel discussions, Future Now: The Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium focuses on the arts ecosystem within a broader social context. Taking place on 26 and 27 May at York St John University, the Symposium is a place for an exchange of ideas, offering support, talent development and networking opportunities to artists and those working in the sector.

Future Now is an opportunity for you to meet the UK’s leading art organisations, publications and curators, and participate in lectures, panel discussions, portfolio reviews and film screenings. Topics include Digital and Moving Image; Video Art and Technology; Building the Artists’ Career, and the impact of Art Prizes among others. We highlight three sessions from across the two day event, perfect for emerging and established filmmakers.

Session 3: Artists’ Film and the Moving Image: The Crossover Between Practice & Cinema
12:15 – 13:30, 26 May, De Grey Lecture Theatre

Aesthetica Art Prize shortlisted artist Andrea Luka Zimmerman, lecturer at Central St Martins and nominee for the Jarman Award and winner of the ArtAngel Open Award, speaks in conversation with Maggie Ellis, Head of Artists’ Moving Image at Film London, about the evolution that is occurring in artists’ film as it defies categorisation through adaptation of more cinematic practices. Working at the intersection of public and private memory, Zimmerman uses fiction and documentary devices to challenge official histories, marginalisation and political, social and economic violence.

Special Event: Film Screenings
Various times, 26 May, York St John University
Film screenings at the Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium are an opportunity for you to experience the shortlisted and longlisted artist film works in a cinema context. The film screening programme includes Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s shortlisted feature-length documentary Estate: A Reverie, Ruben van Leer’s longlisted work Symmetry and a specially curated selection of films from the BAFTA Qualifying Aesthetica Short Film Festival (ASFF). These will be a selection experimental films from the 2015 edition of ASFF. For screening details, download the info sheets here and here.

Special Event: Portfolio Review Sessions
Various times, 26 May, De Grey 125
These Portfolio Review Sessions are designed for practitioners working across all media, including drawing and painting, photography and digital art, sculpture, design and three-dimensional art, video, installation and performance. Here you will have the opportunity to book a slot with industry experts who can give you essential advice and guidance either on your current practice, or your career progression opportunities. This is a unique chance to develop your work and find out about new ways to expand your practice. The portfolio reviewers for these sessions will be announced soon.

Meet Representatives from the following organisations at the Future Now: Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium:

Arusha Gallery / CCA Glasgow / Central St Martins / Delfina Foundation  / Ffotogallery / Film & Video Umbrella / Film London / Flowers Gallery /  Leeds Art Gallery / Flux / FORMAT Photography Festival / Frieze / Glasgow School of Art / Hepworth / Hiscox / Horniman Museum and Gardens / It’s Nice That / Jerwood Foundation / Liverpool Biennial / Lumen Prize / Manchester Metropolitan University / National Media Museum / Northern Film and Media / Norwich University of the Arts / O Street / Oh Comely / Random Acts / Royal College of Art / Sheffield Museums / Suitcase Magazine / The Art Newspaper / Whitechapel Gallery / Zabludowicz Collection.

To book tickets, visit www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/symposium

Future Now: Aesthetica Art Prize Symposium: Thursday 26 May – Friday 27 May at York St John University, YO31 7EX

1. Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Estate: A Reverie. Part of the Film Screenings Event and Session Three of the Symposium.