Therme Art Program

“The Institutional Responsibility” at Mapping the Post Pandemic (Art) World

Cultural Incubator Therme Art was invited to partake in the British Council x Samsung Forum, “The Institutional Responsibility” at Mapping the Post Pandemic (Art) World, curated by Johanna Afrodita Zuleta, where CEO and Curator of Therme Art, Mikolaj Sekutowicz, alongside a panel of other Cultural leaders discussed the future of the art world in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The British Council, in partnership with Samsung, organised an interdisciplinary forum featuring leading artists, curators, creative organisations and policymakers from the art sector. The discussion centred around the ongoing reverberations of the COVID-19 pandemic and explored its effects on the art market, art production and the wider cultural landscape.

The Forum will be held at Samsung KX in London’s King’s Cross between 10am – 4pm BST on 7th October 2022.

‘The Institutional Responsibility’, from 11.00 – 12.00 BST, explored the redefined purpose of the arts and cultural institutions in a period of unprecedented upheaval caused by the pandemic. The representatives of leading institutions shared how they weathered the disruption and how to rebuild the sector to withstand future crises.

Panellists included Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of Serpentine Galleries, Dirk Boll, President of Christie’s, Alex Farquharson, Director of Tate Britain, Rebecca Salter, President of Royal Academy of Arts and Sarah Wilson, Professor at Courtauld Institute of Art. 

Curated by Johanna Zuleta, a cross pollinator global strategic adviser to the European Parliament and leading UK cultural institutions – such as the Tate Modern, the Barbican Centre and the British Council. The forum will showcase four panel discussions with leading artists, curators, creative organisations and policymakers from the art sector, exploring various areas of concern and opportunity to the wider community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.