Talking Galleries Barcelona Symposium
Building Bridges: art galleries, artists and audiences
29–30 September 2014
MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona
2-day programme for contemporary art gallery professionals
Contemporary art galleries play a central role within the modern art world. They have become leading agents that perform a key mission in the definition of its ecosystem. The current global scale of economic, technological and sociopolitical transformations is profoundly modifying the gallery practice and new formulas have to be found to adapt to the changing environments.
Talking Galleries Barcelona Symposium is an international meeting for gallery professionals that discusses the most urgent issues concerning contemporary art galleries. The forum hosts experts and opinion leaders and aims to find effective answers for gallerists to develop their practice according to the new realities shaped by the business cycles, the rapidly changing technology and the shifting values of the traditional marketplace.
The third edition of the Symposium will focus on the relationship between galleries and their audiences and the working dynamics they have with their artists. What do artists expect from their galleries? How can communication strategies be improved to stand out of the crowd? How are new agents changing the art market? What are the benefits of carrying out joint projects between galleries? What are the new roles of the gallerists?
The Symposium will display a two-day programme conceived as a series of discussions, case studies and presentations. The ultimate goal is to tackle the most challenging topics gallery professionals deal with in their daily practice, strengthen an international community of gallerists and promote the exchange of content.
Georgina Adam, Art Market Editor, The Art Newspaper, London
Mark Coetzee, Chief Curator, Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Cape Town
Jordi Colomer, visual artist, represented by Galería Juana de Aizpuru, Barcelona
Harald Falckenberg, art collector, Falckenberg Collection, Hamburg
Thomas Galbraith, Managing Director of Auctions, Paddle8, New York
Łukasz Gorczyca, Co-director, Raster Gallery and Warsaw Gallery Weekend, Warsaw
Alistair Hicks, art advisor and Senior Curator, Deutsche Bank, London
Guy Jennings, Managing Director, The Fine Art Fund Group, London
Hans Knoll, Director, Knoll Gallery, Vienna
Sylvain Levy, art collector, DSLcollection, Paris
Annamária Molnár, Director, Ani Molnár Gallery, President of the Hungarian Contemporary Galleries Association (2011–2014), Innovation and Creativity Award by F.E.A.G.A. (2013), Budapest
Jochen Meyer, Founder, Meyer Riegger Gallery, Berlin Gallery Weekend and abc fair, Berlin
Robert Storr, Consulting Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, New York
Calum Sutton, communication specialist, CEO, Sutton PR, London
Christian Viveros-Fauné, art critic and curator, ArtReview magazine, The Village Voice, New York
Dorsey Waxter, Partner, Van Doren Waxter; President, Art Dealers Association of America, New York
Edward Winkleman, co-owner, Winkleman Gallery, New York, co-founder of Moving Image art fair, author of How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery (2009), New York
Limited availability: maximum three participants per gallery
Registration fee: 200 EUR
The symposium entrance includes welcome dinner with the speakers, Barcelona collectors and museum directors, coffee breaks and cocktail reception, among other activities.
There are special agreements for travel and accommodation.
Check out special rates for gallery associations and early registration.
About Talking Galleries
Talking Galleries is an international platform of professionals devoted to rethink contemporary gallery practices. It counts on the expertise of a professional committee composed of Georgina Adam, Dorsey Waxter, Christian Viveros-Fauné, Annamaria Molnar, Moisés Pérez de Albéniz, Emilio Álvarez and Carlos Duran. Talking Galleries is a project by Screen Projects, a cultural agency based in Barcelona devoted to contemporary art and moving image.