REBOOT 2023 - London - Phillips
We are pleased to invite you to the 3rd edition of REBOOT: Critic Condition, which will be hosted by Phillips London on October 18th, 2023. REBOOT: Artistic Sustainability – Beyond Green was launched in 2021 to question our way of life and define a sustainable path for the future.
Time & Location
18/10/2023, 09:00 – 13:00
London, 30 Berkeley Square, London W1J 6EX, UK
About The Event
Paradoxically, the digital superstructure that allows data to circulate and thus fosters social activism and the advocacy of causes such as sustainability, gender equality and freedom of expression, in all its forms, comes at an enormous cost, in both energy and social terms. It contributes to the alienation of huge swathes of the population, sexual harassment through the sharing of private images and videos, censorship, public judgement and self-censorship, and the spread of fake news, with its consequences for Western democracies, which are seeing a rise in populism and extremist movements.
Against this backdrop, the sense acquired through study and the repeated practice of artistic appreciation is fundamental to society, since, as has been amply demonstrated, the invisible hand and laisser faire philosophies have failed to produce satisfactory results. It is now more essential than ever to exercise criticism, with due authority, to revisit the classical canons of wisdom and expertise, and to carefully evaluate a work or a career. If not, we are simply propagating a state of affairs wherein dubious practices become entrenched, while chaos and amorality reign supreme.
The third edition - Critic Condition - will host Sacha Craddock from AICA, as well as the former director of the Centre Pompidou Bernard Blistène and Recontemporary host Iole di Persano. It will focus on the significance of today’s tastemakers, and the ripple effect they produce across the Arts ecosystem. This includes reflecting on Western society’s tendency to grant celebrities, including online influencers, automatic intellectual legitimacy.
Joana Vasconcelos - Joana Vasconcelos Foundation
D. André de Quiroga – Reboot Programmer
Bernard Blistène – Programme Président of "Mondes Nouveaux" and previous diretor of Centre Pompidou
Sacha Craddock - AICA
Rui Cepeda – Art Critic
Edoardo Rothschild Tomassini – Rothschild Foundation
Clare Lilley – Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Celine Vogt – Michelangelo Foundation
Nicky Wilson – Jupiter Artland
Iole Pellion di Persano- Recontemporary
Jaques Pajot – Atelier Novembre
Maura Marvão - Phillips