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Panel Discussion
The Success Question
Mar 24, 2012

How do we conceive of success in the art world? Who sets the terms? Who should set the terms? What is the role of the market? How does the press figure in? Have art schools shifted expectations of success? Is a coherent notion of success even possible in a world defined by such a pluralistic array of practices? How has the rising profile of the LA art scene changed the way that success is understood here? What is the difference between successful and popular? Has the recession altered the way we think about success? How does success affect an artist’s work in the long run? What are the interpersonal ramifications of success? What is the difference between successful art and a successful career? Is there a way around the “in crowd” problem? What is the price of success? What is failure? Is success satisfying? What’s true success? What is it that really matters in the end?


Mark Bradford

Eileen Cowin

Anna Sew Hoy

Paul Schimmel

Susanne Vielmetter



Holly Myers


When: 3 pm, Saturday, March 24, 2012

Where: LA><ART

               2640 S. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034

Tel: (310) 559-0166


Colloquy is a bi-monthly series of panel discussions aimed at addressing big picture questions facing the art world in Los Angeles today. The inaugural project of then/and, an independent curatorial initiative launched in 2012 by writer, critic, and curator Holly Myers, Colloquy seeks to provide a platform for intelligent debate concerning issues affecting artists, art professionals, and the nature of art production in southern California—one contingent not an any individual exhibition or institution, but on the participation of the community at large. To these ends, Colloquy welcomes recommendations. If there is a topic you would like to see explored, please email it to: info@thenand.org.

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