The Contemporary Art Scene

Philip Hook, Matthew Slotover, Georgina Adam


Experts in the contemporary art scene will elucidate how the global art market works and how artists ignore it at their peril. Georgina Adam, Editor at Large forThe Art Newspaper, London and author of Big Bucks: The Explosion of the Art Market in the 21st Century, Philip Hook, senior director of modern art at Sotheby’s and author of Breakfast at Sotheby’s, Matthew Slotover, director of Frieze and Andrew Renton, Marlborough Contemporary director, will volley ideas and facts about the contemporary art scene.

Georgina Adam

Georgina Adam is a journalist who has covered the global art market for the last 30 years. She writes a weekly column for the FT and contributes to The Art Newspaper, where formerly she was Art Market Editor. She also lectures at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Christie’s Education and participates in panels at art fairs in the UK and abroad.

Philip Hook

Philip Hook is senior director of Impressionist and Modern Art at Sotheby’s and the author of the best-selling Breakfast at Sotheby’s. His history of the Impressionist market, The Ultimate Trophy, was an FT Book of the Year in 2009.

Matthew Slotover

Matthew Slotover is the co-director of Frieze art fair, held annually in both London and New York. He was rated one of the top ten most powerful people in the art world by Art Reviewmagazine.

Andrew Renton

Andrew Renton is director of the Marlborough Contemporary gallery and Professor of Curating at Goldsmith’s College, University of London.