Artnet Talks: Female Leaders in the Art Business on Navigating the Challenges of the Pandemic

Join us for talk organized with Young Women in the Arts in honor of International Women's Day.

Artnet Talks: Female Leaders in the Art Business on Navigating the Challenges of the Pandemic – A Conversation with Tiana Webb Evans, Laura Currie, Rakeb Sile, and Hannah Gottlieb-Graham

Artnet Talks is a new series of live conversations between artists, curators, gallerists, and arts professionals that brings an in-depth dimension to our usual coverage of the art world’s biggest stories.

A conversation between: brand strategist and communications professional Tiana Webb Evans, founder of ESP Group and Yard Concept; entrepreneur Laura Currie, founder of contemporary art online retailer Prospect; art dealer Rakeb Sile, co-founder of Addis Fine Art in London and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and communications specialist Hannah Gottlieb-Graham, founder of ALMA Communications; moderated by Artnet News senior writer Sarah Cascone, co-founder of Young Women in the Arts.

When: Monday, March 8, 5 p.m. EST

Where: Zoom

Our panelists, from left: Hannah Gottlieb-Graham, Laura Currie, Rakeb Sile, Sarah Cascone, and Tiana Webb Evans.

Our panelists, from left: Hannah Gottlieb-Graham, Laura Currie, Rakeb Sile, Sarah Cascone, and Tiana Webb Evans.

Businesses across the world were plunged into uncertainty as the pandemic forced a near-worldwide lockdown last spring, triggering a global financial crisis. In the art world, everyone from encyclopedic museum directors and blue-chip gallerists to small business owners and independent contractors were forced to adapt quickly to the unprecedented crisis.

In this latest edition of Artnet Talks, co-organized with Young Women in the Arts in honor of International Women’s Day, four women who founded and run their own art-world businesses reflect on navigating the unknown waters of lockdown over the past year, from cancelled projects, to remote work, to the red tape of federal aid packages. They also discuss how their identities as women shaped their experiences at a moment when reports have found that the pandemic could set progress in gender equity in the workplace back years.

An audience Q&A session will follow the chat. (Please note the time zone for the start time.)

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