VOID, Bruit Blanc, 2015

Anthony Garratt, High and Low / Uchel ac Isel, 2016

Jasmina Cibic, Tear Down and Rebuild, 2015

Samuel Weniger, I kissed your kiss on your girlfriend´s cheek, it was still wet, 2016

Michelee Scott, Desolation, 2015

Peter Gibbons, The Citadel, 2016

Jason Taylor, The Rising Tide, 2015

Khushna Sulaman-Butt, Society, 2016

Tadao Cern, Black Balloons, 2016

Various Artists, Agua con Gaz, 2016

Julio Bittencourt, Subway Doors, 2016

Jerzy Goliszewski, Golem, 2015

Ouchhh Studio, AVA_Particle Physics_360 Outer Geodesic Dome Installation, 2015

The Institute for New Feeling, This is Presence, 2015

Miranda Pennell, The Host, 2015

Jack Davis, Nature Nurture, 2016

Jeremy Underwood, Human Debris, 2014

Alexandra Carr, Black Matter, 2016

Emily Joy, Remembering Pluto, 2016

Judith Jones, Rendezvous, 2016

HOAX, Stuck, 2016

Shuster + Moseley, Harmonic Lens, 2015

Future Now Symposium 2017

Thursday 25 May - Friday 26 May 2017 at York St John University, YO31 7EX

Addressing themes in today’s artistic climate through lectures, panel discussions and portfolio reviews, the Future Now Symposium 2017 considers the arts ecosystem within a broader social context. It is a place for the exchange of ideas, offering support, talent development and networking opportunities to those working in the sector.

This year, the event addresses how the arrival of the digital age has created an unprecedented feeling of alienation. Communication has changed and we now rely on technology to interact, presenting ourselves in ways that are evolving beyond control. The sense that the public is merging with the domestic has also spread into a larger, blurred depiction of reality. Surveillance is becoming a prevalent and inescapable issue internationally. Contemporary art is the mechanism that enables us to respond to this renewed understanding of living.

Welcoming speakers from some of the UK’s leading art organisations, publications and galleries, Future Now gives attendees the opportunity to meet those who are shaping the art world today. Topics include Curating for the 21st Century Audience; Sculpture Today: Dependent & Autonomous Objects; Innovation in the Making: Technology, Design & Digital; The Future of Art Journalism: A Panel Discussion, and Future of Photography: The Epic in the Everyday amongst others.

Representatives from the following organisations will be in attendance
Art Fund / Artangel / Arts Council England / East Street Arts / Edinburgh Art Festival / Elephant Magazine / FACT Liverpool / Glasgow School of Art / Hiscox / Holden Gallery / Ikon Gallery / Iniva / Jupiter Artland / Leeds Beckett University / Leeds College of Art / London College of Communication / Magnum Photos / Max Mara Art Prize for Women / Nesta / Nottingham Contemporary / Open Eye Gallery / PHOTOFAIRS / Photomonitor / Royal British Society of Sculptors / Tate Liverpool / University of York / Visual Arts South West / Wellcome Trust / Whitechapel Gallery / World Photography Organisation / York St John University / Zabludowicz Collection

For a full list of Symposium speakers, visit the Speakers page.


Symposium Sessions

The Future Now Symposium will take place at York St John University YO31 7EX in the city of York, UK. All sessions are hosted on the university campus. You must register in advance for any session you wish to attend. A one-day pass (£24) will admit you to up to four sessions on the day you attend. A two-day pass (£36) will admit you to up to four sessions on each day of the Symposium. Lunch, and a mid-morning coffee/tea networking break is included with your pass.

Once you have booked your place you will receive an emailed receipt. Please bring this confirmation email to the Registation Desk on the day to collect your Symposium pass.

The Registration desk will be open from 8.30am Thursday and Friday in the De Grey Foyer

Sessions: Thursday 25 May


Sessions: Friday 26 May