Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy

Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy Renée Pfister has more than 20 years of experience of working in the museums and art world Contemporary Artists•career analysis
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THE POWER OF ART #56 WILD SWIMMING HOLIDAYS !!The recent works of Glasgow based painter Connie Liebschner explore her lo...
20/08/2021

THE POWER OF ART #56 WILD SWIMMING HOLIDAYS !!

The recent works of Glasgow based painter Connie Liebschner explore her love of wild swimming in and around the West Coast of Scotland. The artworks vary in visual language depending on the senses she is aiming to describe. She uses a mixture of sketches, photographs, and written texts to inform both more figurative landscapes, along with more abstracted scenes. The paintimgs create a visual diary: a series of consequential images that provide a visual narrative of the rich and varied landscape.

We are on Summer Holiday. Our Consultancy will be closed for a break from 23 August – 31 August 2021. We look forward to providing our services after our return.

Image: Connie Liebschner, Ebb and Flow, 2021 oil , ink and gesso on panel, H610 mm x W810 mm.

Courtesy and ©Connie Liebschner and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.

#summerholiday #ebbandflow #solitude #connieliebschner #sunshine #relaxation #reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy #wildwaterswimming

THE POWER OF ART #56 WILD SWIMMING HOLIDAYS !!

The recent works of Glasgow based painter Connie Liebschner explore her love of wild swimming in and around the West Coast of Scotland. The artworks vary in visual language depending on the senses she is aiming to describe. She uses a mixture of sketches, photographs, and written texts to inform both more figurative landscapes, along with more abstracted scenes. The paintimgs create a visual diary: a series of consequential images that provide a visual narrative of the rich and varied landscape.

We are on Summer Holiday. Our Consultancy will be closed for a break from 23 August – 31 August 2021. We look forward to providing our services after our return.

Image: Connie Liebschner, Ebb and Flow, 2021 oil , ink and gesso on panel, H610 mm x W810 mm.

Courtesy and ©Connie Liebschner and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.

#summerholiday #ebbandflow #solitude #connieliebschner #sunshine #relaxation #reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy #wildwaterswimming

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #38 INTERNATIONAL LOANS !!Long and short loans are often negotiated and agreed to enrich and stren...
16/08/2021

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #38 INTERNATIONAL LOANS !!

Long and short loans are often negotiated and agreed to enrich and strengthen the collection or a temporary exhibition of a museum.

For many institutions, both lending and borrowing are important, emphasising the joint benefits from reciprocal access to artworks or antiquities in other organisations. It is an economic way to display objects in a new meaningful context, presenting temporary juxtapositions in a totality normally unavailable to the public in any of the participating institutions.
The administration of loans demands attention to detail and the process itself must start long before the exhibition opens, as a matter of fact, museums expect at least nine months’ notification for international requests and six months’ notice for national applications. Loan requests can be declined due to short notice, high costs, the requested item/s might not be available or too fragile to travel or certain terms aimand conditions cannot be met.

Images: Courtesy and ©Hong Kong Museum of Costal Defence and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy 2021.

#internationalloans #collectionenhancement #collectionprofile #loansadminstration #lenderborrower #reciprocity #conditionsofloans #reneepfisterartgalleryconsultancy #publicaccess #HKMCD

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #38 INTERNATIONAL LOANS !!

Long and short loans are often negotiated and agreed to enrich and strengthen the collection or a temporary exhibition of a museum.

For many institutions, both lending and borrowing are important, emphasising the joint benefits from reciprocal access to artworks or antiquities in other organisations. It is an economic way to display objects in a new meaningful context, presenting temporary juxtapositions in a totality normally unavailable to the public in any of the participating institutions.
The administration of loans demands attention to detail and the process itself must start long before the exhibition opens, as a matter of fact, museums expect at least nine months’ notification for international requests and six months’ notice for national applications. Loan requests can be declined due to short notice, high costs, the requested item/s might not be available or too fragile to travel or certain terms aimand conditions cannot be met.

Images: Courtesy and ©Hong Kong Museum of Costal Defence and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy 2021.

#internationalloans #collectionenhancement #collectionprofile #loansadminstration #lenderborrower #reciprocity #conditionsofloans #reneepfisterartgalleryconsultancy #publicaccess #HKMCD

THE POWER OF ART #55 TURNER CONTEMPORARY OPEN !!We are pleased to announce that  Joanna Jones will be included in the te...
13/08/2021

THE POWER OF ART #55 TURNER CONTEMPORARY OPEN !!

We are pleased to announce that Joanna Jones will be included in the ten-year anniversary Turner Contemporary Open exhibition 2021 in Margate. The exhibition opens on the 22 October 2021 until 20 February 2022.

Over the next twelve months the gallery will reflect upon its achievements and will look towards the future and beyond.

To purchase Joanna Jones work click here
To read more about Joanna Jones click here
To read more about Turner Contemporary click here

Many congratulations Joanna and Turner Contemporary !!

Image: Joanna Jones, ‘It cut through blood #1’, 2020, egg tempera on canvas, H1000 mm x W1000 mm.

Courtesy and ©Joanna Jones and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.

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THE POWER OF ART #55 TURNER CONTEMPORARY OPEN !!

We are pleased to announce that Joanna Jones will be included in the ten-year anniversary Turner Contemporary Open exhibition 2021 in Margate. The exhibition opens on the 22 October 2021 until 20 February 2022.

Over the next twelve months the gallery will reflect upon its achievements and will look towards the future and beyond.

To purchase Joanna Jones work click here
To read more about Joanna Jones click here
To read more about Turner Contemporary click here

Many congratulations Joanna and Turner Contemporary !!

Image: Joanna Jones, ‘It cut through blood #1’, 2020, egg tempera on canvas, H1000 mm x W1000 mm.

Courtesy and ©Joanna Jones and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.

#art #contemporaryart #artist #artgallery #powerofart #turnercontemporary #joannajones #eggtempera #reneepfisterartconsultancy #painting

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #37 ART HANDLING TRAINING !!We are pleased to share with the following news from Coventry Universi...
09/08/2021

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #37 ART HANDLING TRAINING !!

We are pleased to share with the following news from Coventry University and ArtTechSpace.

Art Technician Training - supporting employment in the arts and cultural sector in the Coventry area. Art technician training provided by Coventry University and delivered by ArtTechSpace. In partnership with the Herbert Art Gallery and Mead Gallery/Warwick Arts Centre

Art Technician Boot Camp is designed to support best practice in the presentation, handling and installation of artworks and artifacts in the gallery setting. The aim of this course is to provide a high standard of professional training to support employment in the arts and cultural sector. With Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture underway, the need for skilled art technicians is greater than ever.

The course is tailored towards aspiring and early-career technicians as well as those looking to upskill and reskill from other sectors, with advanced modules working towards paid placements within installation crews during September 2020. Limited capacity. To be eligible, applicants need to be living or working in the Coventry Warwickshire area.

Deadline for applications: 9am on 16 August 2021.
Course Dates: 23 – 27 August
Advanced Modules: 28 – 29 August*

For further information and details on how to apply, visit Art Technician Boot Camp | Coventry University

#arthandlingtraining #sarahtitheridge #artechspace #universitycoventry #reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy #bootcamp #artinstallations #bestpractice #HerbertArtGallery #MeadGallery #WarwickArtsCentre

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #37 ART HANDLING TRAINING !!

We are pleased to share with the following news from Coventry University and ArtTechSpace.

Art Technician Training - supporting employment in the arts and cultural sector in the Coventry area. Art technician training provided by Coventry University and delivered by ArtTechSpace. In partnership with the Herbert Art Gallery and Mead Gallery/Warwick Arts Centre

Art Technician Boot Camp is designed to support best practice in the presentation, handling and installation of artworks and artifacts in the gallery setting. The aim of this course is to provide a high standard of professional training to support employment in the arts and cultural sector. With Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture underway, the need for skilled art technicians is greater than ever.

The course is tailored towards aspiring and early-career technicians as well as those looking to upskill and reskill from other sectors, with advanced modules working towards paid placements within installation crews during September 2020. Limited capacity. To be eligible, applicants need to be living or working in the Coventry Warwickshire area.

Deadline for applications: 9am on 16 August 2021.
Course Dates: 23 – 27 August
Advanced Modules: 28 – 29 August*

For further information and details on how to apply, visit Art Technician Boot Camp | Coventry University

#arthandlingtraining #sarahtitheridge #artechspace #universitycoventry #reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy #bootcamp #artinstallations #bestpractice #HerbertArtGallery #MeadGallery #WarwickArtsCentre

THE POWER OF ART  #54 - JJ CHAN RESIDENCY AT BLOC PROJECT !!JJ Chan has been the artist-in-residence for Bloc Projects i...
06/08/2021

THE POWER OF ART #54 - JJ CHAN RESIDENCY AT BLOC PROJECT !!

JJ Chan has been the artist-in-residence for Bloc Projects inaugural longitudinal residency Blueprints for the Otherwise, since March 2021. The 12-month residency has been focusing on ‘critical care’ in the practice of more mutual art commissioning and organisational processes.

Their work draws from lived experience and stories stolen from eavesdropped conversations, to explore the edges of realities in constructing identity. At the foundations of their work is an investigation of portraiture and self-portraiture which seeks new cartographies of gender, identity, and collecting. Through storytelling and world-building, their work (re)searches for an alternative space beyond aggressively progressive capitalist time, seeking new worlds from the ashes of the present.

JJ Chan studied at Fine Art the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, and later Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, and also completed a PGCert in Art and Design Education through the RCA Teaching Fellowship. Chan’s work has been exhibited internationally and in the UK including at the Camden Arts Centre, London.

More information on: blocprojects.co.uk and jjchan.co.uk

Courtesy and ©JJ Chan and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.

#blocprojects #blueprintsfortheotherwise #softactivism #practisingcommunity #antiracism #jjchan #reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy

THE POWER OF ART #54 - JJ CHAN RESIDENCY AT BLOC PROJECT !!

JJ Chan has been the artist-in-residence for Bloc Projects inaugural longitudinal residency Blueprints for the Otherwise, since March 2021. The 12-month residency has been focusing on ‘critical care’ in the practice of more mutual art commissioning and organisational processes.

Their work draws from lived experience and stories stolen from eavesdropped conversations, to explore the edges of realities in constructing identity. At the foundations of their work is an investigation of portraiture and self-portraiture which seeks new cartographies of gender, identity, and collecting. Through storytelling and world-building, their work (re)searches for an alternative space beyond aggressively progressive capitalist time, seeking new worlds from the ashes of the present.

JJ Chan studied at Fine Art the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts, Lancaster University, and later Sculpture at the Royal College of Art, and also completed a PGCert in Art and Design Education through the RCA Teaching Fellowship. Chan’s work has been exhibited internationally and in the UK including at the Camden Arts Centre, London.

More information on: blocprojects.co.uk and jjchan.co.uk

Courtesy and ©JJ Chan and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.

#blocprojects #blueprintsfortheotherwise #softactivism #practisingcommunity #antiracism #jjchan #reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy

THE POWER OF ART #53 - WHAT DO WE KNOW (ANYWAY)?What do we know (anyway)? was a series of eventful public gatherings tha...
30/07/2021

THE POWER OF ART #53 - WHAT DO WE KNOW (ANYWAY)?

What do we know (anyway)? was a series of eventful public gatherings that took place across a week, pulling together aspects of practice, and situating them within the context of Bloc Projects, Sheffield. The exhibition took place from 10 July until 21July, and presented works by students and teachers encountered through formal educational relationships: those that have taught them, and those that they have taught, all of whom, they say, they have learnt from. The exhibition was an enquiry into what it means to know, and what it is, if anything, do artists know. It aimed to visualise some of the collisions that make up systems of knowledge and to offer an opportunity to walk through what knots knot knots, as Donna Haraway has put it.

Over 70 — teachers, peers, colleagues, friends, and students — contributed something that they either own or have personally made.
The painter and Lecturer in Fine Art: Painting, Pip Dickens presented a painting that resulted from a Leverhulme Residency research trip to Kyoto, Japan. The painting The Offing, was influenced by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's essay on Japanese aesthetics: 'In Praise of Shadows' which was recommended to her by the prominent British architect, Ken Shuttleworth (creator of the famous Gherkin building) when working on a commission for his firm, Make Architects.

Pip, in turn, has recommended and used aspects of Tanizaki's reflections in her teaching and paintings for many years.


Image: The Offing, 2011, oil on canvas, H410 mm x W460 mm.
Courtesy and ©Pip Dickens and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.


#reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy #Tanizaki #KenShuttleworth #Gherkinbuilding #inpraiseofshadows #blogprojects

THE POWER OF ART #53 - WHAT DO WE KNOW (ANYWAY)?

What do we know (anyway)? was a series of eventful public gatherings that took place across a week, pulling together aspects of practice, and situating them within the context of Bloc Projects, Sheffield. The exhibition took place from 10 July until 21July, and presented works by students and teachers encountered through formal educational relationships: those that have taught them, and those that they have taught, all of whom, they say, they have learnt from. The exhibition was an enquiry into what it means to know, and what it is, if anything, do artists know. It aimed to visualise some of the collisions that make up systems of knowledge and to offer an opportunity to walk through what knots knot knots, as Donna Haraway has put it.

Over 70 — teachers, peers, colleagues, friends, and students — contributed something that they either own or have personally made.
The painter and Lecturer in Fine Art: Painting, Pip Dickens presented a painting that resulted from a Leverhulme Residency research trip to Kyoto, Japan. The painting The Offing, was influenced by Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's essay on Japanese aesthetics: 'In Praise of Shadows' which was recommended to her by the prominent British architect, Ken Shuttleworth (creator of the famous Gherkin building) when working on a commission for his firm, Make Architects.

Pip, in turn, has recommended and used aspects of Tanizaki's reflections in her teaching and paintings for many years.


Image: The Offing, 2011, oil on canvas, H410 mm x W460 mm.
Courtesy and ©Pip Dickens and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.


#reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy #Tanizaki #KenShuttleworth #Gherkinbuilding #inpraiseofshadows #blogprojects

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #36 - UKRG AT ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH !! Last week I attended a number of seminars to be informed ...
26/07/2021

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #36 - UKRG AT ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH !!

Last week I attended a number of seminars to be informed of the latest developments in the industry. One topic presented focused on the relaxation of environmental conditions in museums.

An assessment was conducted by the Royal Museums Greenwich. It was the first time to test an energy-saving strategy to control environmental conditions in the permanent exhibition spaces of the institution during the pandemic. The museums’ preventative conservator utilised the lock-down periods as an opportunity to set a range of temperature and relative humidity to aim only for the preservation of the collection without considering human comfort and the results were astonishing. Comparing years 2019 and 2020 there was a 44% decrease on energy consumption and CO2 emission, and savings of £140,000.

The data included the total amount of KwH consumed and CO2 emissions for the entire building including air conditioning, illumination, IT equipment and other office equipment. Altering the environmental conditions had no impact on the well-being of the artefacts and artworks. This is a helpful case study, demonstrating how museums and galleries can reduce their carbon footprint to tackle the climate crisis.

Courtesy and ©Royal Museum Greenwich, Maria Bastidas, UKRG and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.


#CO2emission #environmentalcontrol #temperaturecontrol #relativehumidity #humancomfort #UKRG #royalmuseumgreenwich #reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy

THE JOY OF WHAT WE DO #36 - UKRG AT ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH !!

Last week I attended a number of seminars to be informed of the latest developments in the industry. One topic presented focused on the relaxation of environmental conditions in museums.

An assessment was conducted by the Royal Museums Greenwich. It was the first time to test an energy-saving strategy to control environmental conditions in the permanent exhibition spaces of the institution during the pandemic. The museums’ preventative conservator utilised the lock-down periods as an opportunity to set a range of temperature and relative humidity to aim only for the preservation of the collection without considering human comfort and the results were astonishing. Comparing years 2019 and 2020 there was a 44% decrease on energy consumption and CO2 emission, and savings of £140,000.

The data included the total amount of KwH consumed and CO2 emissions for the entire building including air conditioning, illumination, IT equipment and other office equipment. Altering the environmental conditions had no impact on the well-being of the artefacts and artworks. This is a helpful case study, demonstrating how museums and galleries can reduce their carbon footprint to tackle the climate crisis.

Courtesy and ©Royal Museum Greenwich, Maria Bastidas, UKRG and Renée Pfister Art & Gallery Consultancy, 2021.


#CO2emission #environmentalcontrol #temperaturecontrol #relativehumidity #humancomfort #UKRG #royalmuseumgreenwich #reneepfisterartandgalleryconsultancy

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Renée Pfister brings over 20 years of experience in working in the museums and art world where she applied her MA in Museums and Gallery Management to academic and collections management roles. As part of the curatorial team at the British Museum she was involved in realising major projects such as the Great Court and the Weston Gallery of Roman Britain. At the Tate Gallery she worked as a Registrar and was responsible for managing acquisitions and groundbreaking International Programme exhibitions. During her time at Tate she participated in an exchange programme with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, working in the Office of Registrars. She joined Gander & White in 2006, as Associate Director for Museums & Galleries, and oversaw the strategic business development of Museum and Gallery department.

In 2009 she returned to the public sector and was employed at the Science Museum as Collection Manager where she managed the Collection Management team and approximately 200,000 objects. More recently she worked for the late Sir Anthony Caro as an Exhibition Strategist. Since 2010, she manages her own Art & Gallery Consultancy, and offers advice and services for international collectors, artists and museums. In addition, she lectures and delivers art related courses at City University, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and other UK institutions.

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