Going Public: International Art Collectors in Sheffield

16 September – 12 December 2015

Originating from conversations between Sebastien Montabonel and Mark Doyle (previously Head of Collector Development, North – Contemporary Art Society) about the future of public collections and philanthropy, Going Public is an international art exhibition, symposium and event programme taking place in Sheffield, UK in September-December 2015. Montabonel & Partners selected four major European art collectors and philanthropists, Dominique and Sylvain Levy, Nicolas Cattelain, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo and Egidio Marzona, to lend internationally significant works from their private collections and commission new work to be premiered in a series of exhibitions across five venues in Sheffield: Graves Gallery, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield Cathedral, Site Gallery and Sheffield Institute of Arts at Sheffield Hallam University.

‘We will stay true to what we believe really matters and the exhibition will stimulate an international debate about philanthropy and the public art sector and will be complemented by a symposium and a comprehensive events and education programme that will engage a wider audience’ (Sebastien Montabonel)

Led by Montabonel & Partners and Museums Sheffield, Going Public has been developed and delivered in partnership with Sheffield Cathedral, Site Gallery and Sheffield Hallam University. The project has been supported by Arts Council England, Henry Moore Foundation, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield City Council and Montabonel & Partners, with Sebastien Montabonel acting as Curator at large.
Exhibition details:

Going Public: The Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Collection
Significant installations by Sarah Lucas, Jake and Dinos Chapman, Maurizio Cattelan, and other leading contemporary artists
Sheffield Cathedral

Going Public: The Cattelain Collection
Highlights of the collection including works by Do Ho Suh, Anthony McCall, François Morellet, Sol LeWitt, Dan Flavin, and an installation by Lewis Baltz
Millennium Gallery

Going Public: The Marzona Collection
Rarely-seen Marcel Duchamp works and archives
Graves Gallery

Going Public: The Dominique and Sylvain Levy Collection
A survey of leading contemporary Chinese artists, including Cao Fei, Yang Jiechang and Lin Yilin and a new commission
Site Galley & Sheffield Institute of Arts Gallery

Summit on the role of private philanthropy for the arts in the twenty first century
12 October 2015
Sheffield Hallam University

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