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Co-collecting (video) art.

— New ways of building collective histories.

Tuesday 17 November 2020, 12 — 1:30 pm

Co-collecting (video) art.

Strategies of the sharing economy have been embraced by institutions during times of eco-nomic hardship. We have already seen examples of art collecting through crowd-funding (with varying degrees of success), which relies on individual donors willing to support artists and preserve artworks for public collection and exhibition. The joint acquisition is another strategy that museums have taken up to combat dwindling resources, but also to forge rela-tionships with like-minded institutions from different geographies and cultures. Audiovisual works presents themselves as an ideal candidate for this new way of collective collecting. What are the considerations and implications of co-purchasing an artwork for the different stakeholders involved?

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