On Thursday 27 September, London College of Contemporary Arts (LCCA) hosted a panel discussion about the role of art in modern society.

The event was part of the LCCA Panels series that will see participants from different domains of the creative arts addressing a wide range of topics. Artists, academics, patrons of the arts and cultural personalities will come together in exclusive events at the end of each month, holding interactive discussions to explore the world of arts.

The role of art in modern society panel was hosted by Mr. Sagi Hartov, Executive Dean and Managing Director at LCCA, and Mr. Andras Chiriliuc, Romanian baritone. The college was also pleased to welcome His Royal Highness Prince Paul of Romania, Her Royal Highness Princess Lia of Romania and Lady Colin Campbell as honorary guests.

The panellists shared their insight on today’s society, discussing how the job market of tomorrow will be different and how it will affect art creators, curators and sellers.

The event also served as the official launch of the first edition of the LCCA International Exhibitions, for which Prince Paul has been appointed as the honorary patron. With this initiative, LCCA opened its art gallery to celebrated artists from around the world inviting them to exhibit in London, promoting a new and inclusive approach towards arts and culture. These cultural events aim to raise more awareness about the ever-changing art market, as well as how society responds to it.

Marking the debut of this initiative will be Romanian painter Konstantyn Ungureanu Box, exhibiting in the UK for the first time. His artworks have graced private art collections across the world, and they have been exhibited in top museums and art galleries across Europe.

Mr. Hartov commented: “We are pleased to introduce a new approach towards arts and culture which also involves the community, along with academics and students. LCCA has always been championing various aspects of art and I believe that our college will benefit from this new initiative.”