Discussion Art Perspectives: Next Generation Collecting


From 24 September 2019




Garage Auditorium


Garage Museum of Contemporary Art and UBS present Art Perspectives, a series of discussions focusing on contemporary art and collecting.

UBS and Garage will launch the new talks series with a discussion examining the next generation's perspective on building art collections, the importance of cultural philanthropy, and planning a legacy. A panel of esteemed speakers will discuss the increasing importance of younger generations for the art and luxury markets and how their dialogue with galleries and institutions is changing. The conversation will delve into the unique challenges of building, and being a custodian of, a contemporary art collection today. Open to select UBS clients and guests, Garage patrons, and Sotheby's Preferred members, Art Perspectives will feature local and international artists, art market players, and prominent collectors. 



Princess Alia Al-Senussi is an active member of the contemporary art world and currently serves as Art Basel's UK and MENA Representative. She is also an Advisor to the Milken Institute on Arts and Culture and brings her breadth of experience from previous affiliations including: chair of the Tate Young Patrons (and representative to the Tate Patrons board), founding member of the Tate's Acquisitions Committee for the Middle East and North Africa, the Board of Patrons of Art Dubai (serving an integral role in the founding of the fair), the Board of 1:54 The African Art Fair, and the Middle East Circle of the Guggenheim. Most recently, she served on the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Contemporary Arts London. Alia is currently a member of the Tate Modern Advisory Council and the Strategic Advisory Panel of the Delfina Foundation. Alongside work with Art Basel, Alia has recently passed her Ph.D. in Politics at SOAS (London) with minor corrections, examining the nexus of power and cultural patronage, featuring Saudi Arabia as a case study. She graduated Magna Cum Laude in International Relations (honors) and Middle East Studies from Brown University and holds an MA in Political Science from Brown and an MSc in Law, Anthropology and Society from LSE.


Anton Belov has been Director of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art since 2010. He is a graduate of the Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, with a degree in the physics and chemistry of processes and materials. Prior to his appointment at Garage, Anton ran the non-profit project Gallery White in Moscow, which he founded, working with young artists to develop new works. In 2009, Anton launched the bilingual magazine and online resource Artguide, which covers events in the field of contemporary art. It is now the leading magazine of its kind. He was a member of the Public Council of the Russian Ministry of Culture from 2012 to 2013. Since 2018, he has been Head of the Department for Garage Museum of Contemporary Art at the Higher School of Economics.


Alina Davey joined Sotheby’s Russian Department in 2004. Since 2007, Alina has been a key member of the Russian desk in the London Private Client Group, advising Russian and CIS collectors on their art acquisitions. Alina has also driven a number of major client and strategic initiatives, strengthening the firm’s relationships with some of the most important Russian and CIS art collectors. She has consistently championed new sales and business opportunities from launching a series of master classes.  Alina  has been responsible for significantly expanding Sotheby's presence and transactions in Russian and CIS region. Alina  has a career-long interest in history of art collecting has pursued academic and charitable projects. Shebegan an academic research project on the topic of art philanthropy and creation of private museums and foundations.While maintaining an official position at Sotheby's , she is also the co-founder and a trustee of an art charity focusing on art therapy, ArtsSocial. Alina Davey has lectured at Sotheby's Institute on a History of Private Museums and at Faberge and Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg on a role of museums in a global age. She holds a MA degree in Finance, Postgrad Diploma in Art History and is studying for MA Art History and Museum Cultures.


The collaboration between the Museum, with its new generation of patrons, and UBS, a major collector and supporter of contemporary visual art, aims to develop expertise and shape a community of art collectors. The series of conversations Art Perspectives will cover topics ranging from next generation perspectives on art collecting to the role of new technologies in a fast-changing art world and the importance of sustainable artistic, curatorial, and institutional practices.