The Power Plant

Haro Cumbusyan: Private Collections in Public (Collecting Collections)

Sun Oct 26 2014

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

FREE with daily Art Toronto admission

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$20 Members / $40 Non-Members
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Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Haro Cumbusyan is a collector of contemporary art with a special interest in the moving image. He is the Founding Director of collectorspace, a nonprofit organization that brings private art collections to public view, and promotes critical discussions and writing on contemporary art collecting practices. collectorspace opened its first exhibition space in Istanbul in September 2011. Haro also serves on the Board of Directors of Protocinema, New York/Istanbul and Studio Voltaire, London.

Given the increasingly visible role private collectors play in the art ecosystem, Cumbusyan will take a critical look at different collecting practices, and create reference points for new and existing collectors. Based on the exhibition and events program at collectorspace, this lecture will survey several private collections with a special emphasis on how these collectors fulfill their responsibility towards the artworks, the artists, and the public at large.