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Join us to hear Art law expert and Art Monthly contributor Henry Lydiate and Chris Hammond, Director of MOT International, discuss the commercial dimensions of a fine art practice: appropriation, copyright, cultural commons, commissions, gallery deals and more. The conversation will be chaired by the artist and researcher Margarita Gluzberg. Watch Henry's Artlaw interviews with leading artists on these topics here. This event has been organised with the support of the RCA School of Fine Art.
About Henry Lydiate
Henry Lydiate is an arts lawyer, manager, educationalist, strategist and change specialist, with a life-long commitment to the arts and the support of creative arts practitioners and cultural organisations through innovation, people development and co-creation. He has thirty years’ experience of international business consultancy work in the creative arts and cultural industries, alongside work undertaken in other content-led industries such as sport, the legal professions, and higher education; and extensive experience as a public speaker, lecturer and trainer, published writer and journalist with broad experience of media liaison. His sustained commitment to supporting creative arts and cultural practice has been recognised nationally and internationally, most recently by appointment as Visiting Professor at the University of the Arts London.
About Chris Hammond
Chris Hammond is the founder and director of MOT, now MOT INTERNATIONAL, and his practice as a curator and artist is grounded in the core structure and strategies of the gallery. Chris has curated more than 50 exhibitions and worked with established artists such as Mike Kelley, Martin Kippenberger, Rodney Graham, Paul McCarthy, Liam Gillick, Martin Creed, Sarah Lucas, Franz West, Jon Thompson, Sonia Boyce, Mark Wallinger, Ben Nicholson, Derek Jarman, Stephen Willats, Louise Lawler, Ulrich Strothjohann, Lawrence Weiner, Christopher Wool, Mark Titchner, Omer Fast, Rachel Harrison Runa Islam, Jeremy Deller and Matthew Higgs. His projects have attracted an International audience with many of his exhibitions receiving critical acclaim in the pages of frieze, Flash Art, Art Forum, Art Monthly, Untitled, Contemporary, Art Review, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Big Issue, AN, and Time Out.
About Margarita Gluzberg
Born in Moscow, Margarita Gluzberg has lived and worked in London since 1979. Her practice ranges from drawing, usually on a gigantic scale, to performance, sound installation and most recently, photography and projection. Gluzberg’s most recent photographic body of work, the Consumystic series, is a meditation on the mystical, ritual nature of material desire, weaving a mesh of consumer signs and spaces. The camera acts as the interface between the consumer-voyeur, and the constantly changing, spectacular display of commodities. With reference to techniques used by the Surrealists, the images invoke an age when consumer fictions were being invented for the first time, but are returned to the present, a present where such fictions are becoming increasingly unsustainable. Margarita is a Fine Art research tutor at the RCA.