The care for the legacy of visual artists is crucial for the cultural heritage of tomorrow. Correct preservation and stewardship of the collection and the archive keeps the oeuvre alive. Diverse partners may play a part in this. In addition to the heirs and the family of the artists, private and public as well as academic institutions may have an important voice in the matter.
The sudden responsibility for an artistic legacy is not easy to bear. What is a good step-by-step plan and what role can archives, museums, universities and galleries play? Can artists' heirs cooperate and can they learn from each other? What is the role of government in this matter? And, last but not least, how can living artists prepare their artistic legacy? On 19 April, we will examine these questions in greater depth.
On 20 April, two in-depth workshops are offered, each time for 25 participants. In the morning, Shervone Neckles-Ortiz of the Joan Mitchell Foundation leads a workshop on how artists can prepare their legacy. In the afternoon, Andrea C. Theil of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation leads a workshop on how to compile a catalogue raisonné.
Location & Time
BOZAR, Ravensteinstraat 23 Rue Ravenstein, Brussels
19 April 2017, 9:30-16:30
Estate Philippe Vandenberg
20 April 2017
Workshop 1: 10:00-12:30
Workshop 2: 14:00-16:30
Registration & Tickets
Please note that attending the conference and the workshops is subject to a fee. Get your tickets here.
Conference, 19 April
Keynote The complexity of running an estate by Hélène Vandenberghe, codirector, Estate Philippe Vandenberg (Brussels)
- The importance of registration and documentation by Stella Lohaus, Bernd Lohaus Foundation (Antwerp)
- The process of making a catalogue raisonné by Andrea C. Theil, Catalogue Raisonné Manager, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation (New York)
- The studio of the artists as a research centre by Thomas Schlesser, director, Fondation Hartung Bergman (Antibes)
+ Panel discussion moderated by Philippine Hoegen
How to organise your estate as a living artist? by Shervone Neckles-Ortiz, Artist Support Manager, Joan Mitchell Foundation (New York) + Panel discussion moderated by Philippine Hoegen
The changing landscape of artists' estates: present and future by Nicolas de Oliveira, Director of Research and Curatorial Projects, Montabonel & Partners
Panel discussion with
- Nicolas de Oliveira, Director of Research and Curatorial Projects, Montabonel & Partners
- Peter Pakesch, Chair of the board, Maria Lassnig Foundation (Vienna)
- Andrew Renton, former director of the Marlborough Contemporary art gallery and professor of curating at Goldsmiths College, University (London)
Moderated by Prof. Wouter Davidts, Department of Art, Music and Theatre Sciences Ghent University (Ghent)
Concluding remarks by Luc Delrue, Secretary General of Flanders Department of culture, youth and media Recent policy decisions concerning artists' estates in Flanders
Workshops, 20 April
WORKSHOP 1 (10:00-12:30)
How to organise your estate as a living artist? by Shervone Neckles-Ortiz, Artist Support Manager, Joan Mitchell Foundation (New York)
WORKSHOP 2 (14:00-16:30)
The process of making a catalogue raisonné by Andrea C. Theil, Catalogue Raisonné Manager, Roy Lichtenstein Foundation (New York)