Harriet Moutsopoulos, Haughty Holly, 2020
Future Now Symposium 2022
May 5–6, 2022
York, UK / Online

Future Now is a conference for critical and cultural debate. This multidisciplinary two-day event brings together key institutions, galleries, publications and artists for in-person and live-streamed discussions surrounding the most pressing issues from today’s creative industries. Each year, we invite leading speakers from the art world to discuss today’s most important issues from The Human Impact of Art and The Democratization of Photography to Curating During a Time of Change. Through imaginative debates, panel discussions, career advice and cultural engagement, Future Now is a platform for idea generation.

The 2022 edition features topics such as How to Fund Your Practice; Who Controls History?; and The Power of Discomfort: Art That Shatters Stereotypes. Through the lens of art and culture, we dissect who, and what, is being represented in galleries today, amidst our changing relationship with nature and technology. Featured speakers include Sutapa Biswas, Daisy Ginsberg, Larry Achiampong, Poulomi Basu, Hannah Starkey and Jamie Hawkesworth.

  • Adraint Khadafhi Bereal: The Black Yearbook
    4 Color Books / Penguin Random House

    When photographer Adraint Bereal graduated from the University of Texas, he self-published an impressive volume of portraits, personal statements, and interviews that explored UT’s campus culture and offered an intimate look at the lives of Black students matriculating within a majority white space. Bereal’s work was inspired by his first photo exhibition at the George Washington Carver Museum in Austin, entitled 1.7, that unearthed the experiences of the 925 Black men that made up just 1.7% of UT’s total 52,000 student body. (more…)

  • Betty Bee: Nacquero A Napoli Improvvisandosi
    Apr 7 – Jun 7, 2024
    Milan, Italy

    Strictly brunettes. Indeed brunette one, brunette the other.
    Capricious by poetics the first by birth, smooth as a straight line the second. The birthplaces of both are Parthenopean. As for one rooted on the cliffs of Posillipo where she also spent the resilient months of the recent Pandemic, while the other belongs to that blood material that protrudes into the vessel of the great swarming artery of Via Foria and its labyrinthine environs, where she still resides. (more…)