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“Kenny Schachter suggested yesterday that we have a three-day seminar on art fairs. I promise you we’re not here that long.” —Melanie Gerlis

With gallerists still sending out invoices from Dallas and Cologne, Brussels and Frieze New York coming in hot and heavy [no pun intended?], and wait – wasn’t the Armory just a minute ago?! – we are in the thick of art fair season now. In the last seven years, the Talking Galleries symposia – initially in Barcelona and now expanded around the globe – has established itself as a premier forum for gallerists and the professionals around them in the international art market to come together and talk shop. At this year’s symposium in Barcelona from January 21-22, 2019 Melanie Gerlis of the Financial Times spoke with two gallerists-turned-art-fair-directors Elizabeth Dee of Independent, and Maribel Lopez of ARCOmadrid on the topic of “Is the art fair system unfair?” They did not talk for three days, but their conversation is well worth following for anyone who is interested in or participates in the art fair system – for better and for worse.

Museums

3:05

MUSEUMS: Leonor Antunes Sculptures Collaborate with Each Other

7:44

VAULT: Martin Puryear Explores Human Scale (1999)

3:37

MUSEUMS: Laure Prouvost on Creating Immersive Work

8:04

MUSEUMS: Tavares Strachan on Launching ENOCH into Space

2:52

MUSEUMS: Radical Gestures of Painting Color

Galleries

3:18

GALLERIES: Vincent Tiley – Abstract Expression of Queer Desire

3:11

GALLERIES: Njideka Akunyili Crosby Inhabits Multiple Spaces

1:00

GALLERIES: Rare Robert Rauschenberg Series in Salzburg

Sponsor
3:45

GALLERIES: Idris Khan Is Interested in Traces Left Behind

Sponsor
3:49

GALLERIES: Tal R Is Just Like a Bird

Studios

3:20

VAULT: Peter Campus Hates “Three Transitions” (1973)

2:12

STUDIOS: Arthur Jafa on Black Visual Expressivity

3:33

STUDIOS: Philippe Parreno Doesn’t Completely Give Up Control

3:43

STUDIOS: Lauren Halsey Keeps Adding Layers

4:12

VAULT: Kenny Scharf Doesn’t Need Permission (2012)

Community

11:52

LONGFORM: Sarah Green on Public Funding for the Arts

2:32

COMMUNITY: Risa Puno Explores the Privilege of Escape

20:49

LONGFORM: For Jannis Kounellis, Art Is Drawing Life

4:51

COMMUNITY: Nothing is Certain with Cathy Wilkes

7:53

VAULT: Keith Haring Chats in Milwaukee (1983)

Market

2:48

MARKET: Making Old New Again at Kunstmuseum Basel

2:39

MARKET: Is Georg Baselitz the Greatest Living Painter?

1:32

MARKET: Frieze New York Opens Up Diálogos

4:57

MARKET: Yves Klein Shows Us the Immaterial

3:04

MARKET: Jeremy Couillard Collaborates with Code