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Tickets are now on sale for the FORMAT19 Conference, hosted by the University of Derby at their Markeaton Street site on Friday 15th March.

BOOK your tickets.

The conference is an interdisciplinary event on the FORMAT19 festival theme Forever//Now, with three parallel strands throughout the day involving presentations from over thirty international artists and researchers, high profile keynote and special guests.

Entry will include refreshments and a buffet lunch. You are also invited to the opening event of FORMAT19 taking place after the conference at Markeaton Street.

Keynote and special guests: Senior curator at the V&A, Martin Barnes; artist Edgar Martins; curators Skinder Hundal & Ekow Eshun; artistic directors of SIXTEEN Anne Braybon and Craig Easton and photography collector W. M. Hunt.

Other speakers include: Peter Ainsworth, Patrizia di Bello, Marc Bosward, Lewis Bush, Dominic Chapman, Tim Daly, Anna Douglas, Carla Mitchell, Thierry Geoffroy, Rachel Gillies, Mark Hall, Philip Harris, Paul Herrmann, Paul Lowe, Dinu Li, Gemma Marmalade, Lesia Maruschak, Les Monaghan, Nicola Muirhead, Alexandra Murphy, Ana Catarina Pinho, Claudio Reis, Chantal Riekal, Stephanie Rushton, Alys Russell, Illeana Selejan, Sam Vale.

Brief Conference Schedule:

9.00am       Registration

9.30am       Welcome: Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Education

10.30am     Three concurrent sessions

12.40pm     Skinder Hundal in conversation with Ekow Eshun

1.20pm        Lunch

1.50pm       Keynote: Anne Braybon & Craig Easton – SIXTEEN

2.30pm       Thierry Geoffroy performance

2.45pm       Three concurrent sessions

5.10pm       Martin Barnes, senior curator at the V&A on Maurice Broomfield

5.50pm       Summary & delgate Q&A moderated by W.M Hunt

6.20pm       Close of conference

A full conference schedule will be available when you sign up for a ticket.

Tickets from £36 – £56 and are available HERE

Presented by D-MARC, the Digital and Material Arts Research Centre, University of Derby, in partnership with QUAD and FORMAT.

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