The Future of the Art Market and the role of galleries is a collaborative project with the mission to foresee how the art market will evolve in the next decade, open a space of debate and reveal the major challenges within the art gallery sector. Today’s context is key for anticipating the future, so we have taken up the task of asking a wide and varied group of leading professionals of the art market world –gallerists, collectors, artists, auctioneers, curators, and others- specific questions about the way in which they envisage the future.
These five questions address the most fundamental concerns such as the changing ecosystem, the online market, and the relationship between galleries, fairs and auction houses. All the replies will be gathered in a non-profit hard copy publication together with a series of analytical and critical texts written by prominent specialists based on their global reading.
This project is an initiative of Llucià Homs, director of Talking Galleries, an international think tank dedicated to generating debate and knowledge in the field of art galleries and the art market which holds an annual symposium in Barcelona and organises talks and conferences in other cities such as Paris, Berlin, Seoul, New York, São Paulo, Madrid, and with plans to expand to London, Dubai and Brussels. This publication is addressed to all art professionals who have an interest in the art market and the gallery entrepreneurship. It will provide valuable knowledge and set a platform of debate to help make strategic decisions, rethink and anticipate. The release date is scheduled for mid-2019.