- MEANS TO AN END Festival Day 1
Friday, 15 October 2010, 19:00
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND
CROWSKIN: Heavy, heavy crust doom metal in the vein of SAINT VITUS/BLACK SABBATH/EYE HATE GOD
HAMMERS: One of the most active bands out there…crushing HC with influences from TRAGEDY, KYLESA. Rocking live
THE LEAGUE OF MENTALMEN
(HOOKER) Raw, dynamic all female punk trio likened to GOSSIP!
Doors 7pm. £5 members / £6 guests. Sleepover in the cafe for those travelling…
Saturday, 16 October 2010, 16:00 – 17:00
MEANS TO AN END day 2:
4pm start: £7 members, £8 guests… sleepover again available…
- The debate 'Art fairs are about money not art' took place at the Saatchi Gallery 2010.
Speakers: Matthew Slotover, Simon de Pury, Sir Norman Rosenthal, Jasper Joffe, Matthew Collings, Louisa Buck
Art fairs, scoff the critics, have become shopping malls for the super-rich. They are giant marketplaces for the wealthy to buy, invest and speculate on the commodity of art. Galleries pressure artists to churn out 'safe', sellable works, which are not so much looked at as bought in bulk. As the critic Jerry Saltz put it, 'art fairs are perfect storms of money, marketability, and instant gratification'. Is this criticism justified? Or are art fairs in fact the perfect format for visitors to see art from all over the world which they wouldn't otherwise see? And by allowing artists to show their work to potential buyers en masse are these shows a crucial lifeline for artists today?