FRESCO TALK

 

In the fast-growing and constantly-changing art industry, the audience feels curious about the market trend and eager to absorb the information from various resources. Millions of art professionals and enthusiasts travel for meet-up events, panel talks, and conferences globally to hear the latest news and industrial leaders’ opinions. 

But the current art world lacks a comprehensive and easy-to-access channel dedicated to provide the audience the insights shared by influential figures from art, technology, and finance field.

That's why we created FRESCO Talk, a platform that the real giants in the art, technology, and finance field will be interviewed and voice their passion and insights about art. 

Figures who shape and re-shape this new world will join in our talks and leave their historical remarks. 

In the FRESCO Talk, the audience will find the real stories happening in art world, these influential figures’ achievement and contribution, and their visions and analysis on the future of the art world.

To apply for FRESCO Talk, please contact program@frescocollective.org.

 

FRESCO Talk #1

Insights From A Millennial Art Collector

Saturday, October 13, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“Insights From A Millennial Collector” introduces the first edition of FRESCO Talk, a talk series aiming to engage artists, gallerists, museums professionals, scholars, and collectors in conversation with the millennial generation.

From old masters to the rising generation of artists, Roy Huang speaks on his collecting trajectory and offers personal opinions on how to establish a collection of historical significance. An avid collector and active patron of art institutions, the speaker demonstrates how he approaches artists and acquires their monumental pieces. Roy also points out the key information he looks for when evaluating an artist or work of art, especially at a burgeoning stage of street artists, and his approach to such information. 

The foundation is honored to have some of Roy’s early acquisitions showcased during the talk. Artists, designers, and young collectors were invited and joined discussions at the reception. 


About the speaker

Roy Huang is the co-founder of FRESCO Network, an art asset network partnered with DSL Collection and Elastos, a guest speaker at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, and speaker at New Art Academy, Forbes Basel Conference, and ICONIZ. Roy has been actively advocating for the integration of the art market and technology and has received major press coverages by Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and various other media. Roy is a patron of major art museums in the U.S., including MoMA and the Met, and a member of The Cultivist, an exclusive club for renowned collectors.

About FRESCO TALK 

About FRESCO Talk 

FRESCO Talk is a series of lectures and conversations that aim to bring artists, gallerists, museums professionals, scholars, and collectors together and share their insights with the millennial generation.

In the FRESCO Talk series, audiences will hear the freshest and most powerful voices in the art world and the stories behind that shape these minds.


Saturday, November 3, 2018

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

“The Subconscious Prince: Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo”

The Yoruba prince, artist, and collector, Ómò Oba Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo, speaks about his use of the Yoruba language in his work and its sacred connection to spirituality.

“A Conversation with Yoruba Royal Collector” continues the FRESCO Talk chapter, a talk series aiming to engage artists, gallerists, museums professionals, scholars, and collectors in conversation with the millennial generation.

Mr. Gbadebo talks about using his heritage and experience as a Yoruba royal descendant, to produce his art pieces based on experiences and his emotions; in addition to incarnating a spiritual trance while he creates. The artist describes the process of forming multiple ideas in both his conscious and subconscious mind and the experience of developing them with the guidance of his Yoruba ancestors, Orisha’s, and Ifá philosophies. Gbadebo seeks to break the western comparison of his work to that of Jean-Michel Basquiat -  as he opens a world invitation to approach African culture with an open mind. He tells us about his work across the work, his recent initiatives, his involvement in with the global art scene, as well as his upcoming art projects.

About the Speaker

Ómò Oba Adetomiwa A. Gbadebo was born into three royal families: the Gbadebo royal family of Egba Kingdom and the Ademiluyi family of Ilé-Ifè Kingdom as well as the Oshodi (Tapa) family from Lagos. Òmó Oba (Prince) Gbadebo uses his Yorùbá heritage and life experiences to create his pieces based on emotions and the journey that life stitches; he embodies a spiritual trance while he creates.

As an artist, Gbadebo seeks to push humanity to see what they are choosing not to and to question all conscious solutions given. All of this, with the mindset of selflessly aiming for positive and forward transcendence equally for all alike and different. Gbadebo implements the use of rocks and other organic ready-mades in work, an intuitive and fierce visual style, at also telling of his very spiritual and ritualistic connection to his work - or as he states "It's beyond the human realm."

Gbadebo,  aside from exhibiting in numerous international art fairs mentioned as above;  is also the CEO and founder of Ori Consulting Group (Oriifa). Ori Consulting Group is a company that focuses on positive development across Africa as well as other global landscapes. Currently, Ori consulting groups focus on the arts and culture sector.

About FRESCO TALK

FRESCO Talk is a series of lectures and conversations that aim to bring artists, gallerists, museums professionals, scholars, and collectors together and share their insights with the millennial generation.

In the FRESCO Talk series, audiences will hear the freshest and most powerful voices in the art world and the stories behind that shape these minds.

FRESCO Talk #2

A Conversation with Yoruba Royal Collector