Friday, April 19, 2013

Death of the galleries (ctd.) - Art History News - by Bendor Grosvenor

Death of the galleries (ctd.) - Art History News - by Bendor Grosvenor
We no longer see curators / advisors / critics / academics doing the rounds. They'll all turn up for Frieze and hop onto planes to go to Biennales and Documenta-type events, but have lost interest in the small end of things where an artist having a show is like a writer publishing a book or opening a play.

Of course they'll turn up for Zwirner / Hauser & Wirth etc but as Kenny Schachter says it's a big money art-economy for a very very small number of artists.

We try to make ourselves attractive for the 'younger' people with money but there are so many other assaults on their time and they want instant gratification. The CAS [Contemporary Art Society] here in London used to be supportive but now seem to sneer at us. It's a worry and I hate getting bitter and twisted about it.,,,