The Art Angle Podcast: Four Predictions on How the Art World Will Transform in 2020

In our latest episode, Tim Schneider peers into his Salvator Mundi-esque orb to see what the next 12 months have in store for art.

From Instagram to ethical divestment, carbon neutrality, and the market for young artists, Tim Schneider on the art world in 2020.
From Instagram to ethical divestment, carbon neutrality, and the market for young artists, Tim Schneider on the art world in 2020.

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Whether you ascribe to the centuries-old Georgian Calendar or slept through the clock striking midnight, ushering in a new year is often a time for reflection on what’s past, and what is to come.

Here at Artnet News, resident business editor and part-time soothsayer Tim Schneider embraces his mystical powers to peer into the future and offer a slew of highly specific predictions for the art world. In this episode, Tim distills some of the broadest issues facing the art world using trend analysis to make concrete statements for 2020, which can (and will) be objectively reviewed as having been right or wrong in 12 months’ time.

In the days before the calendar page turned to 2020, Tim expounded on seven distinct predictions for the industry, and Andrew Goldstein grilled him about four of the most contentious points, including such thorny issues as ethical decision-making in museums, blue-chip galleries reducing their carbon footprint, the red-hot market for young artists, and whether Instagram will actually change the policies on nudity that have artists up in arms over censorship.

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