The 58th Venice Biennale, May You Live In Interesting Times (11 May–24 November 2019), certainly benefitted from low expectations, given the lacklustre curatorial of the previous edition, when different segments of the show were conceptually framed with titles like 'Pavilion of Joys and Fears' and 'Pavilion of Colours'. Add to this the...
Hong Kong-based artist Zheng Bo's social, ecological, and community-engaged art practice has, in recent years, focused on moving beyond a human-centred perspective to an all-inclusive, multi-species approach. He takes up marginalised plants and communities of people as subjects in his large-scale interventions, which reintroduce wildness into...
The weather was clement for the annual Auckland Art Fair (2–5 May 2019), which was again at The Cloud on Queens Wharf. This year's edition was a get-together of 41 galleries, mostly from around Auckland and across New Zealand, with 5 spaces hailing from Sydney and the rest from Cook Islands (Bergman Gallery), Hobart (Michael Bugelli Gallery),...
Presentation Monday 21 Jan 2019
Speaker: Tim Schneider, Art Business Reporter, artnet News and Founder, The Gray Market, New York.
Barcelona Symposium 2019—the 7th edition of the Talking Galleries' flagship event—will take place on January 21 and 22, 2019. More than 25 leading art world professionals from Europe, America, and Africa will share their vision with 250-strong audience, made up of gallerists, collectors, art journalists, curators, artists, and fair directors.
This year, key sessions will be shaped around the art market to acknowledge the dramatic shift of the last decade and its influence on the gallery system. Despite the rediscovery of many women artists and the record prices at auctions, there is still a lot of work to do when it comes to fair representation and gender parity in the art world: the struggle for the achievement of equal conditions for female practitioners will be at the core of this year's symposium. Other key topics are the recent booming African market, the fast growth of publishing and content departments in the galleries, the shifting tastes and dedication of collectors, and new approaches to the gallery business from technological and conceptual perspectives. The keynote speaker, Emmanuel Perrotin, one of the first to embrace many of the recent changes, will share his insights about the gallerist's path.
Among other contributors to this year's edition are Clare McAndrew (Arts Economics), Lisa Schiff (Schiff Fine Art), Vanessa Carlos (Carlos/Ishikawa), Anny Shaw (The Art Newspaper), Kenny Schachter (art journalist, collector, and curator), Simon de Pury (de Pury de Pury), JiaJia Fei (The Jewish Museum, NY), Tim Schneider (artnet News), Joe Kennedy (Unit London), Eugenio Re Rebaudengo (Artuner), Elizabeth Dee (Independent), Maribel López (ARCOmadrid), Melanie Gerlis (Financial Times), JJ Charlesworth (ArtReview), Alison McDonald (Gagosian), Jane Morris (Cultureshock), Anna Brady (The Art Newspaper), Lerato Bereng (Stevenson Gallery), Touria El Glaoui (1:54 ContemporaryAfrican Art Fair), Peter Gerdman (ArtTactic), Bomi Odufunade (Dash & Rallo), Süreyya Wille (Artsy), Georgina Adam (The Art Newspaper), Ani Molnar (Ani Molnar Gallery), and Llucià Homs (Talking Galleries).
Conversation Monday 21 Jan 2019Speakers: Simon de Pury., Auctioneer and Art Collector, President of de Pury de Pury, London; Kenny Schachter, Art Journalist, Collector, and Curator, London.Moderated by Tim Schneider, Art Business Reporter, artnet News and Founder, The Gray Market, New York.
'Women Artists on the Market'Panel DiscussionMonday 21 Jan 2019
'The Globe-Trotting Gallerist'Emmanuel Perrotin in conversation with Georgina AdamMonday 21 Jan 2019
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