Debates will be held on the 12th, 13th, 18th and 19th of June regarding the immediate future of this cultural domain
Exhibitions of contemporary art are just one of many cultural domains that are currently in a situation of fragile equilibrium. Trade associations and the global search for solutions that will improve the perspectives of the sector are of paramount importance, and it is for precisely this reason that the Gremi de Galeries d’Art de Catalunya (The Guild of Catalan Art Galleries) has organised a series of conferences titled Jornades sobre Art i Galerisme.
On the 12th, 13th, 18th and 19th of June, many questions will be put up for debate in the function room of the Arts Santa Mònica. The objective is to share experiences among the various agents involved in the art world (gallery managers, commissioners, journalists, managers, etc.) in an attempt to foresee possible strategies for dealing with the complicated situation facing the sector, “on a sectorial as well as a national level”.
The proposal is to focus on questions such as “Are art galleries obsolete spaces?”, “Have the new technologies changed the traditional relationship between galleries and artists?”, “How do we establish links between artists, galleries, critiques and collectors?”, or, “Are we taking adequate care of the upcoming artists that are the raw material for the coming years?” .
Each of the sessions will consist of four or five brief presentations followed by debates and dialog between the presenters and the public. Among the guests who will discuss their views are found Jordi Sellas, CEO of Creative and Cultural Industries ICEC; Llucià Homs, Director of Cultural Industries Promotion ICUB; Carles Guerra, chief curator of the MACBA; Àngels de la Mota, representing the Association of Independent Galleries of Catalonia; Carlos Duran, co-director of the fair LOOP; or Albert Gran, president of the Association of Art Galleries Catalonia.
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