The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2018

The Aesthetica Future Now Symposium 2018

Through panels, lectures, portfolio reviews and advice sessions, the Future Now Symposium provides an imaginative platform for attendees to consider the arts ecosystem within a broader social, political and professional context. Holding talent development at its core, this two-day event is a hive of innovation and idea generation.

The world is increasingly shaped by surveillance and data collection, and the human condition has become one of rehearsal and performance. Exploring the wider effects of over-consumption, media stimulation and data dissemination, this year’s topics call into question new modes of communication, offering reflection upon the era of post-truth through discussions surrounding photography, design, sculpture, painting and journalism.

Future Now is a platform for creating connections and sharing ideas with those shaping the art world today, with a wealth of speakers from the UK’s leading organisations, publications and galleries. Topics for 2018 include The Value of Design; Arts Journalism in the Digital Age; The New Language of Software; How To Get Ahead as an Emerging Artist; An Examination of Post-Truth; Risk Taking in Curation and Diversity in the Art World amongst others.

Representatives from the following organisations will be in attendance:

Aesthetica Magazine / According to McGee / Anise Art Gallery / ArtAngel / Artnet / Arts Council England / BALTIC / Bright White Ltd / Central St Martins / CHARLIE SMITH LONDON/THE FUTURE CAN WAIT / DACS / DASH Arts / FACT Liverpool / Flowers Gallery / Frieze / Glasgow School of Art / Holden Gallery / It’s Nice That / Lazenby Brown / Leeds Art Gallery / London College of Communication / Lumen Art Prize / Manchester Metropolitan University / National Media Museum / New Art Exchange / Open Eye Gallery / PHOTOFAIRS / Royal College of Art / Serpentine / Spectator / Spectrum / Sony World Photography Awards / TAFETA / Tate / Thames & Hudson / The Times / V&A / York St John University

Tickets now available for the 2018 edition of Future Now, 17-18 May at York St John University. For a full list of sessions or to book your tickets,  find out more here.

1.  Nicolas K Feldmeyer, Even After All, 2016.