Be Smart About Art

Change is the only constant: A panel discussion on the New Art World

with Liliane Lijn, Ben Lewis, Barbara Stanley and Susan Mumford

Date: Sept. 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m. - Sept. 27, 2017, 9 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: MOO HQ, Library Space, 2nd Floor, 20 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3AF

Tube / Train: Farringdon

Speakers: N/A

Price: £5 - £17.95


Art world veterans who’ve been going since 2008 or prior know that having a willingness to innovate is essential to survival. 

Accordingly, as an organisation that helps you thrive in a changing art world, we’ve put together a panel who will generate ideas, provide insight and give inspiration for your own ongoing journey as a creative professional:

Liliane Lijn - Artist

Ben Lewis - Documentary maker, Journalist

Barbara Stanley - Art Advisor   

Taking place at the funky ‘Library’ space at MOO HQ, the facilitated talk with expert speakers will be followed by a Q+A with the audience. 

Better yet, as your network of professionals is key to success, we’ve built in opportunities before and after the talk to meet collaboratively-minded peers. See the full event schedule below to ensure timely arrival and be sure to bring business cards. (Run out or need to re-design? Order new ones from MOO in advance, with a discount YAY* See your ticket confirmation email for details.) 

Giving back: 

In support of the industry at large, this collaborative event between MOO and Be Smart About Art will see profits from ticket sales plus 30% of event book sales donated to Shape Arts. The charitable entity provides opportunities and support for disabled artists and cultural organisations to build a more inclusive and representative cultural sector. 

Book to attend and see you there!



About the speakers: 

Liliane Lijn (b. 1939) was born in New York, studied in Paris and lives in London. Internationally exhibited since the 1960s, her works are held in numerous collections including Tate London, British Museum, V&A and FNAC in Paris. Lijn works across media – kinetic sculpture, film, text, performance and collage – to explore language, mythology and the relationship between light and matter. In 2005, Lijn was ACE NASA, Leonardo Network A-i-R at the Space Sciences Laboratory at UC, Berkeley. In 2013 she was shortlisted for the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square. Recent exhibitions include: Liliane Lijn - Early events: Five Narrative Sculptures, Summerhall (2017), Liliane Lijn: Poemdrums and Koans, One Canada Square (2017), As Above So Below, IMMA (2017), Beat Generation, Centre Pompidou (2016), City Sculpture Projects 1972, Henry Moore Institute (2016), Early Work 1961-69, RCM Galerie, Paris (2015), Images Moving Out Onto Space, Tate St Ives (2015), Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language, MOMA, New York (2012). 

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Ben Lewis
 is an award-winning documentary film-maker, art critic and author, He has written about art for Prospect Magazine, The Times, Sunday Telegraph, London Evening Standard, Monopol, Die Welt and Le Figaro. His documentaries include the cult series Art Safari and his investigation of the contemporary art market The Great Contemporary Art Bubble and The Banker’s Guide to Art. DVDs of his art films are on sale at the Tate, Pompidou and museums around the world. His monograph on the artist David Hepher was published last year and he is currently working on a second about John Loker.

Follow Ben on Instagram @theuniversalben

Barbara Stanley
's interest in art developed as she was growing up in the West of Ireland. As a collector, her particular interest is in Irish contemporary art. In 2002 she left the corporate world to pursue this enduring interest and accordingly established the first gallery in London that specialises in the works of contemporary Irish artists. This niche has resulted in the establishment of an international clientele base developed over the years. 

Having over sixteen years' experience running her own galleries in South West London and Hyde Park, today she promotes artists via her online gallery and exhibits at various venues throughout London. She also offers a consultancy service to source specific artwork, commission artists and provide advice on all aspects of building art collections.

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Susan Mumford
 is a game-changer in the 21st Century art world. She’s an entrepreneur, mentor, speaker, moderator and author.

While running her gallery in Soho, London, she founded the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD), a non-profit trade network with three chapters: London, New York and Global. This was followed by her launching Be Smart About Art, an online-accessible platform based out of London that helps creative professionals thrive in a changing world.

In late 2015, her first book was published in the name of BSAA’s motto: Art is your life. Make it your living. 

Based in London, Susan spends notable periods in the USA and Continental Europe, visiting art fairs, delivering lectures, running panel discussions and more.

Follow her on Instagram @susanjmumford 


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