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DACS Meets Phaidon Press

  • 3 November 2021, 5-6pm
  • Online event
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DACS Meets was joined by Phaidon Press, in which Rebecca Morrill, Phaidon’s Commissioning Editor was joined by art historian and author of The Ultimate Art Museum, Ferren Gipson.

Through an examination of Phaidon titles including Great (Women) Artists and The Ultimate Art Museum, the pair discussed the importance of reframing art history through accessible publications and the responsibility of publishers to showcase underrepresented artists in art book publishing.

Publishers have the power to champion a greater diversity of voices, but how are these decisions made? And in a digital age, why are these publications still so important in educating audiences?

About the speakers

Rebecca Morrill has been Commissioning Editor (Art) at Phaidon Press since 2013 . She has commissioned and edited the Great (Women) Artists, the most extensive fully illustrated survey of women artists ever published, featuring 425 artists across 500 years. She previously worked at Contemporary Art Society, Serpentine Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery.

Ferren Gipson is an art historian, writer, speaker, and educator. She is the host/writer/producer of the Art Matters podcast and doctoral researcher at SOAS, University of London. She has worked with institutions such as Tate, BBC, Pinterest, Lomography, and Esquire Magazine, as an art and design content specialist. Ferren lives in London with her husband and 4-year-old son.

About DACS Meets

DACS Meets is a series of conversations between artists and leading cultural practitioners. These conversations form part of DACS’ public programme, showcasing how artists continue to play a unifying role in our social fabric.