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Fair Cities 2017 Photographs

The Event

Collectors, Collections and Collecting

Paul HobsonSaturday 28 October

14:00 - 15:30

Join us for a presentation from Paul Hobson, Director of Modern Art Oxford and a Q&A chaired by Paulette Terry Brien, Co-Director of The International 3, Salford, that will explore and examine the motivations for and impact of public, private and corporate collecting.

Paul Hobson has been the Director of Modern Art Oxford since September 2013.  Paul read History at Oxford University and completed post-graduate studies in aesthetics and contemporary visual theory.  Working for more than twenty years in the art world, Paul joined the gallery as Director in 2013 following senior roles at the Contemporary Art Society, The Showroom, the Serpentine Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts in London.

Fair Cities is a platform for contemporary art market discussion and debate. Fair Cities 2017 is organised by The International 3 on behalf of Contemporary Visual Art Network North West (CVAN NW) and is hosted by The Manchester Contemporary. It is supported by CVAN NW via Arts Council England and The Manchester Contemporary.
Arts Council England

Fair Cities 2016

What makes a city an art market centre? Hosted by The Manchester Contemporary in September 2016, the Fair Cities symposium brought together a number of speakers to discuss the ecologies and infrastructure of developed art markets in the key cities of Basel, Brussels and London. As a partner in the event, a-n captured the insights of these international art world professionals to produce a new set of video resources.

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Supported by

'Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England


Landmark Investments Group

Manchester School of Art

5Plus Architects

Cheadle Hulme School

Manchester City Council

Manchester Evening News

J W Lees


The Prinicipal Manchester

Jack Arts

Own Art

Hetherington Framers

Leopold Eaton