Private collection and public benefit? Chris Ingram at the London Art Fair

The London Art Fair is the UK’s premier Modern British and contemporary art Fair, and this year will take place from 20-24 January 2016 at the Business Design Centre in Islington. On Saturday 23 January, Chris Ingram will be taking part in a panel discussion, chaired by Barbara Pezzini of the Burlington Magazine Index and Blog, on the significance of the private art collection.

The panel of 20th century British art specialists – a collector, editor, art dealer and art historian – will debate the significance of the private collection and how collectors, dealers and scholars interact and work together. The panel will explore a variety of themes, including selection criteria when it comes to buying, selling and interpreting modern British art. More broadly, they will ask: what motives and interests shape a private collection and how can this be turned to public good? What is the relationship between the expertise of a dealer and that of the art historian, and how does a collector relate to both? The speakers will describe their own involvement with Modern British art and will discuss the relationship between personal choice and economic considerations.

This event is free to attend with a valid Fair ticket or invitation.

Saturday 23 January 2016, 14.00 – 15.00
Business Design Centre, Islington, London N1

For further details please visit the London Art Fair website.