Collectors’ forum 2021 / lecture and discussion with Carlos Marsano / FUTURE UNFORGETTABLE – PHASE VI

November – December 2021

Collectors’ forum 2021
Autumn session

Collecting is connecting
discussion and lecture
Speaker: Carlos Marsano
In conversation with Vesselina Sarieva

20 November, 2021,  Saturday
4 p.m., Sofia time
Duration: 60 min.

The event can be viewed on the Facebook and the YouTube channels of Open Arts Foundation

The event is part of Phase VI of the multi-genre situation in the field of visual arts Future Unforgettable curated by Vesselina Sarieva.

The event Collectors’ Forum, lecture and discussion with Peruvian collector Carlos Marsano, in the frame of Future Unforgettable Phase VI, will open up a different perspective on art collecting as a process of interconnecting different types of logic and ensuring an artwork’s continuity.

For Carlos Marsano collecting is connecting, a global practice. For Carlos collecting is building the connection between the work and artists. It is vital to create a future for emerging artists by creating and supporting relationships within the art ecosystem. Carlos approaches collecting as a practice, not a status. He is interested in discovering young talent, supporting initiatives and making things happen.

When Carlos Marsano (Peru) started to collect he was initially focused on Pre-Columbian art. Later, in 2003, when he was living in Brazil, he became engaged with and began collecting contemporary art. As he likes to see the evolution of the artists over time, his collection focuses on young and emerging artists.

Carlos is the co-founder of Artus, a new platform in Peru to support local artist through residency programmes abroad. He currently leads the acquisition committee at Museo arte de Lima MALI, Peru and is a member of the International Leadership Council at the New Museum in New York.


More about the sixth phase of Future Unforgettable can be found here

The archive of Future Unforgettable is available at Instagram and the YouTube channel of Open Arts Foundation.


Collectors’ Forum of Open Arts Foundation was initiated in 2011 as an educational and exchange platform, which introduces, raises questions, brings into focus recognized international and Bulgarian private and corporate collectors’ practices, guides and encourages young collectors in establishing and keeping a collection and creates a communication environment between the individual units within the art system. Collectors’ Forum spans across multiple genres and its regular annual programme includes diverse formats: presentations, lectures, publications, campaigns, international visits, public and private meetings between collectors and artists, gallerists and curators.


Оrganizer: Open Arts Foundation and Sarieva

In 2021, the project is being implemented with the financial assistance of the Support Programme for Professional Art Organizations of National Culture Fund.


The title Future Unforgettable is inspired by the drawing from Krassimir Terziev’s art project “Future Unforgettable”, 2018, marker on paper, 28 x 35.5 cm., personal collection.

The name of the sixth phase of Future Unforgettable is inspired by Rada Boukova’s work “The Sky is a Color”, 2014.