WATCH NOW: Day Two of the Talking Galleries New York Art-Business Symposium, Live

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Llucià Homs, 2018. Courtesy of Talking Galleries.

Continuing today, Talking Galleries New York (April 4–5) is the first major in-person meeting of arts professionals in the city since the onset of the pandemic. Hosted in partnership with Schwartzman & Associates at Gilder Lehrman Hall at the Morgan Library & Museum, the symposium features conversations between nearly 50 industry insiders, market professionals, and collectors about the most pressing issues facing the field. See the program for Tuesday, April 5, below.

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Introduction to the Program and the First Speaker
Time: 9:00–9:10 a.m.
Featuring: Loring Randolph, programming director

Looking Forward: The Future of the Art World
Time: 9:10 a.m.–9:40 a.m.
Where are we going? What does the future hold?
Featuring: Jason Farago, critic at large, New York Times

The New New York
Time: 9:45 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
New York has always been at the forefront of innovation, collaboration, and expanding boundaries. Here New Yorkers discuss new collaborations and new models. How new can New York be?
Featuring: Lonti Ebers, founder and CEO, Amant, New York; Ebony Haynes, director, 52 Walker, New York; Diya Vij, associate curator, Creative Time, New York
Moderator: Julia Halperin, executive editor, Artnet News, New York

The Invisible Market
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Ninety percent of the transactions of the art market are private. Recently, the art market has become more heavily data-driven. Why? Is it due to short-term volatility, as seen in recent years? Is the market hungry for validation? How is this affecting galleries and their sales strategies, if at all? What is the impact of social media? Are there ethical concerns? What explains the increase in private sales over the last 5 years? How do we make the invisible, visible – and should we?
Featuring: Marek Classen, co-founder, ArtFacts and Limna; Berlin; Elizabeth Dee, co-founder and CEO, Independent Art Fair
Moderator: Farah Nayeri, author and New York Times culture writer, London

Climate Change Responsibility in the Visual Arts
Time: 1:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Panelists discuss action on climate change within arts programming. From navigating the distinct impacts of climate change and environmental exploitation in the US South to discussing the potential for a new future built on the principles of sustainability and justice. How do we deepen our understanding and build solutions?
Featuring: Allison Janae Hamilton, artist, New York; Ellen Langan, founder, Art To Zero, New York; Filipa Ramos, Ph.D., writer and curator, director of the contemporary art department of the City of Porto; Luise Faurschou, founder and director, Art 2030
Moderator: Evan Moffitt, writer and host of the podcast “Precious Cargo”

Is the 21st Century the Asian Century?
2:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Art fairs, galleries, and the new market frontier. What will happen with multiple new fairs in Asia?
Featuring: Emi Eu, Executive Director, STPI Singapore and Project Director, S.E.A. Focus, Singapore; Magnus Renfrew, Co-Founder, ART SG, and Taipei Dangdai

Moderator: Andrew Goldstein, editor in chief, Artnet News

The Digital Future: How Can New Technology Move Art Forward?
Time: 3:50 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
While NFTs and online viewing rooms have inspired widespread interest in the digital space since March 2020, they are just two of the technologies opening up new possibilities for artists, galleries, and institutions. From augmented and virtual reality to crypto and A.I., how can the next generation of advances solve old problems and create fresh opportunities? What can we learn from art-tech pioneers and their early experiences in these areas? And who gets to decide the answers in the changing landscape of art’s digital future?
Featuring: Daniel Birnbaum, director, and curator, Acute Art; Victoria Gandit Lelandais, head of institutional relations, Lito; Marc Glimcher, CEO and president, Pace Gallery; Sara Ludy, artist
Moderator: Tim Schneider, art business editor, Artnet News, and founder, The Gray Market

Paying It Forward: The Importance of Innovative Forms of Patronage Today
Time: 5:00 p.m.–6:15 p.m.
Patrons fulfill a serious need for artists, and most pride themselves on being rooted in what artists think is meaningful. Here, speakers discuss their beginnings, nimbleness, relationship with artists, galleries, and the public, artist residencies, and the impact they have had and newly would like to have their relations with public museums and their own institutions, and more.
Featuring: Marguerite Hoffman, art collector, philanthropist, and civic volunteer; Bernard Lumpkin, art collector, patron, educator, and organizer of “Young, Gifted and Black”; Amar Singh, art patron and activist, London
Moderator: Kathy Halbriech, director, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Closing Remarks
Time: 6:15 p.m.

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