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New gallery platform South South launches to promote art from outside the dominant US-Europe axis

Goodman Gallery's Liza Essers came up with the idea in lockdown and plans an online selling event, called Veza, using auction technology in February

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Art market

Art market 2020: the year of cancel culture and bricks-and-clicks

A year marked by wholesale event cancellations and job losses has also seen the art market innovate to keep businesses going.

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coronavirus

Colourist painter and Royal Academician Philip Sutton opens new gallery—at the age of 92

Artist—who is now blind in one eye and lives in a sheltered care home—is launching a space in Bridport, England, to sell his own works

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'A crisis is always a good time to unite': Russian art galleries form new alliance to boost industry

The Association of Galleries aims to simplify the country's customs procedures and secure government funding

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Art market

Pace to take over Blain Southern's former gallery in London expansion

Announcement comes as two of the gallery's presidents in the US are facing allegations of abuse in the workplace

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Pastures new: why some top gallery staff are moving on from longtime jobs

Without art fairs and hectic travel, the pandemic has transformed the way most of us work—and some are branching out rather than returning to their old lifestyle

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Art market

Gagosian director Sam Orlofsky let go following allegations of ‘unacceptable and repugnant’ misconduct against women

Gallery brought in outside counsel to investigate claims against the senior New York-based digital-focused director, who was suspended without pay last month

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Art market

London galleries to accommodate collectors ‘by appointment’ during second coronavirus lockdown

Some dealers say they will continue to hold private viewings for buyers, while opening hours are extended in the West End tonight

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The Insiders

Activist art steps in when words are not enough

Fiona Banner drops a klanger outside Defra while Laure Provost takes language to new levels

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Private view

Our pick of must-see gallery shows opening around the world in November

From new works by the emerging artist Collins Obijiaku in Accra to a pre-election tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in Los Angeles

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Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama on 2020: ‘O demons of unwonted fate. We will stand and face you’

New publication—described as “most personal book to date”—will focus on artist’s use of language

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Real estate

The pull of Palm Beach proves irresistible for blue-chip galleries—but for how long?

Lehmann Maupin and Paula Cooper are the latest to join dealers like Acquavella and Pace in setting up seasonal spaces in the Sunshine State

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Art market

Richard Saltoun Gallery builds entire 2021 exhibition programme around late political philosopher Hannah Arendt

Her work addresses relevant issues today such as tyranny, fascism and totalitarianism, dealer says

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Covid-19

Exclusive survey: how small US galleries are surviving the coronavirus crisis as Trump tables relief plans

With a second federal aid package stalled until after the election, our study reveals the financial straits some galleries are finding themselves in—and how they are responding

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Augmented reality

Place Michael Eden’s intricate sculpture in your own home with The Art Newspaper’s new AR app feature

View museum-worthy works in your surroundings with a click of a button

In partnership withAdrian Sassoon

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Closures

Marian Goodman to close London gallery

The New York-based art dealer will instead launch a project initiative in the city, with no permanent space, starting next autumn

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Art market

Miami Beach launches residency programme to help artists and businesses in lieu of Art Basel tourism revenue

The initiative encourages property owners to lend their vacant spaces for free and offers $2,500 stipends to artists—but they may still need to pay rent

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Art market

Fancy a free Takashi Murakami work? Perrotin gallery launches art treasure hunt in Paris

French gallery is hiding 20 valuable works in the empty nave of the Grand Palais—and the public have 48 hours to find them and take them home

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Art market

From flat white to white cube: Lévy Gorvy opens gallery in former Pret a Manger in Mayfair

Firm now plans to extend its lease after Long Museum buys huge Tu Hongtao painting on show in the new space

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Art market

'The art world had become extremely aggressive': Rachel Lehmann on a return to localism and intimacy in the art market

As Lehmann Maupin opens at London's Cromwell Place, its co-founder speaks about systemic change—and addresses recent allegations against the gallery

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Shanghai

British-Chinese artist Gordon Cheung left out of pocket by Shanghai gallery

Ten years on, defunct Other Gallery owes the artist almost £44,000 and has yet to return 16 works

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Commercial galleries

Superblue unveils installations by James Turrell, Es Devlin and teamLab to inaugurate its Miami space

An outgrowth of PaceX, the experiential art centre is the first in a series of planned galleries that focus on the intersection of technology and art

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William Kentridge

William Kentridge on turning his drawings into films, being inspired by dreams—and catching Covid-19

The South African artist talks about his new animation City Deep, now on show at Goodman Gallery in Johannesburg

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Frieze London 2020

Your guide to London's Frieze Week 2020

Including: the seven best shows • align your chakras, Frieze Week is getting spiritual • the challenges of making sculpture during a pandemic and more

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Art market

In search of la bella vita, Mendes Wood sets up in bucolic Italian villa

Gallery opens an exhibition of works by Cristina Canale, Vojtěch Kovařík, Paulo Nazareth and Brice Guilbert at Villa Era as clients seek a more rural art experience during pandemic

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The Insiders

Galleries start to clean up their environmental act with new climate coalition

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Private view

Private view: must see gallery shows opening in October

From Theaster Gates's black bricks at Gagosian to Gillian Wearing's contemplative lockdown self-portraits at Maureen Paley

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Art market

Paula Rego leaves Marlborough gallery for Victoria Miro

The 85-year-old artist will have a major retrospective at Tate Britain in 2021

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Art market

'I'm always amazed, in this business, by how seriously some people take themselves': Stephen Friedman on 25 years as an art dealer

The Canadian came to London as a 22-year-old, fell in love with the city and never left

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Museums

Paris court case shines a light on growing cosiness between curators, state museums and galleries

Marlborough gallery and a retired Guimet Museum curator are accused of bribery in their promotion of the artist Chu Teh-Chun—but say they broke no rules

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Art market

Lisson, Sadie Coles HQ and Stephen Friedman to open (temporarily) on London's Cork Street during Frieze week

In lieu of an October fair, the blue-chip galleries will congregate around the Mayfair street during what would—under normal circumstances—be the London art market's busiest month

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Art market

The fairs are back in town: greater China reopens for business

Art021, West Bund Art & Design Fair and Art Taipei among fairs due to open in the region this autumn despite travel restrictions, shipping woes and Covid-19 fears

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Commercial galleries

Cancel art galleries? Staff take grievances against employers to Instagram

Anonymously posted incidents of racism and sexism are forcing greater scrutiny towards problematic behaviour within the industry

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Art market

Keeping it in the family: Charles Saatchi’s daughter to open huge London gallery

Phoebe Saatchi Yates has collaborated with her husband and father to launch 10,000 sq ft Mayfair gallery focused on “unknown” artists

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Los Angeles

For no eyes only: Mark Bradford’s quarantine paintings push the bounds of virtual art viewing

For his first online exhibition, the artist hangs paintings made during lockdown in isolation in an empty space atop Hauser & Wirth’s LA gallery

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Commercial galleries

Hauser & Wirth appoints Fortnum & Mason head as first global chief executive

Ewan Venters will join the mega gallery in January with a focus on leading the business while co-presidents concentrate on the artists

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening in September

From Danh Vo in London to Linda Stark in Los Angeles

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Art market

Undeterred by pandemic and political tumult, Western galleries expand to Greater China

The New York dealer Edward Ressle opens a space in Shanghai, in the footsteps of the UK's Flowers Gallery and France's Villepin ventures in Hong Kong

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Art market

London's £20m Cromwell Place gallery hub to open on 10 October

Complex, housed in five townhouses in South Kensington, was due to open in May but the launch was delayed due to the coronavirus lockdown

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Artists

Alison Jacques 'removes all trace' of late photographer Saul Fletcher—and calls on art world to follow lead

Respected London gallerist says “it's not ok to continue to promote his work” in wake of Fletcher’s killing of the curator Rebeccah Blum prior to his own suicide

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Art market

Lisson Gallery announces representation of US painter Van Hanos with Hamptons show

As Manhattan’s wealthy prolong their stays on Long Island, executive director Alex Logsdail says he is likely to extend his lease until September 2021

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Commercial galleries

Chicago galleries eat up restaurant reservation app to buoy business

After a months-long shut down of in-person visits, a group of dealers have turned to online reservation systems initially built to support restaurants

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Commercial galleries

Gogo Greece lightning: Gagosian opens new gallery in Athens

Gallery has had a premises in city since 2009 but will open bigger space this September with exhibition of Brice Marden's work

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Ready to see some art? The top exhibitions of the summer

Plus, the artist Hassan Hajjaj on a Dr Alimantado album cover

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Art fairs

Scaled back 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair will go ahead in October—despite Frieze cancellation

Smaller fair and online collaboration with Christie's planned as UK government says trade fairs can resume from 1 October

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Art market

David Castillo is moving his gallery to Miami Design District

The dealer plans to open his new space in the Melin Building in September

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Art market

Gavin Brown to close his gallery and join Barbara Gladstone’s

The pioneering dealer is bringing ten big-name artists with him, including Arthur Jafa, Joan Jonas, Alex Katz, and Rirkrit Tiravanija

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Art market

Openings and collabs: how dealers are finding reasons to be cheerful

A spate of activity is helping galleries move forward during the pandemic

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Art market

Tomorrow’s YBAs? White Cube launches series of online exhibitions by London art graduates

Gallery owner Jay Jopling says it is vital to support the next generation during such precarious times

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Commercial galleries

Pandemic pushes gallery districts to decentralise

Dealers are swiftly setting up new spaces in the Hamptons this summer and an increasing number of galleries are taking root in smaller cities

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Art market

Blue chip artists and dealers benefit from coronavirus relief packages, a federal report reveals

Pace, David Zwirner and Jeff Koons named among the top recipients of US taxpayer-funded forgivable loans, as smaller galleries seek additional aid

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London Art Week

From a £16m Rembrandt to a £3,000 dolphin, London Art Week for every (ok, some) budgets

Highlights from the online version of the “pre-contemporary art” event for galleries and auction houses which launches today and runs until 10 July

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Art market

London galleries launch concurrent exhibitions on AR app

New co-operative grew out of a WhatsApp group set up in March for galleries to share advice in the wake of UK’s coronavirus lockdown

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Commercial galleries

As galleries begin to re-open, dealerships that survived the Spanish Flu reflect on art sales in the age of pandemics

While some cultivated key clients like the Kennedys and Fords, others relied on close communication even under socially distanced circumstances

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Art market

'You need to predict what will be important in tomorrow’s world': Xavier Hufkens on opening another gallery during a pandemic

The art dealer is opening a third space in Brussels today with an exhibition of new works by Sterling Ruby

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Oxford Economics report: an emergency fund for the UK creative sector 'needs to come soon'

It is time for a Creative New Deal amid the coronavirus crisis, says Caroline Norbury the chief executive officer of the Creative Industries Federation

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Commercial galleries

Private view: must-see gallery shows opening around the world as lockdowns lift

From Michael Wolf's lush images of Hong Kong to the minimalist works of Alice Tippit in Chicago

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Art market

A brave new virtual world or joyless mundane experience? Glamour of collecting gets lost in online translation

Digital transactions cannot replicate the social cachet of buying art at exclusive events—and prices will inevitably slide as a result

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How to visit a gallery during a pandemic

Plus, the artist Deborah Roberts on Benny Andrews's No More Games in the Museum of Modern Art, New York. Produced in association with Christie's.

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Art market

Smells like team spirit: London galleries work together to reopen from 15 June

David Zwirner, White Cube, Pace, Gagosian among galleries opening their doors next week—but don’t forget your face mask

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Art market

Berlin dealer Johann König stages impromptu 'fair' to coincide with original Art Basel dates in June

"People are hungry for art in the original and the online viewing room can’t replace the personal experience,” the dealer says

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Lawsuits

Insurers hit by art-world class action lawsuit as coronavirus crisis bites

Claimants including major museums and art galleries accuse companies of failing to pay out on Covid-19 pandemic

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Art market

Freshly graduated from art school? New online platform aims to help emerging artists sell work amidst pandemic

Inaugural show on Kovet.Art features eight graduates with prices under £10,000

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Lawsuits

New York dealer Adam Lindemann sues real estate titan Aby Rosen to get out of his lease

The owner of Venus over Manhattan gallery is withholding rent and demanding his $365,000 security deposit back due to coronavirus lockdowns that have shuttered the space

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Coronavirus resources

Some of the best places to buy art for a good cause

During the pandemic, buying art delivers the double whammy of donating to charity and owning a work by artists including Damien Hirst, Antony Gormley and Chantal Joffe

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Art market

Art dealers across the US struggling to survive as new report projects a 73% loss in revenue

A survey conducted by the Art Dealers Association of America also reveals a 74% reduction in employment of contractors and freelancers due to coronavirus

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Art market

'It's a time to do things, not think': Danny Katz on the art of dealing and not overthinking in a pandemic

Ahead of his sale at Sotheby's this month, the London art dealer talks about the obsessive pursuit of knowledge and why he is not interested in contemporary art

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Art market

Flash sale: Darren Bader launches online platform Inventory for artists and galleries

Prices are clearly marked under each work and some are even marked down by anywhere from 30% to 90%

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Insta’ gratification

Go live and thrive: tips for the art world when livestreaming on Instagram

We speak to livestream novice Denia Kazakou, the founder of RedD Gallery, to get some beginners’ advice

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Art market

How Covid-19 has forced the art market’s speedy digital conversion

In lockdown, many galleries have had a Damascene moment with online programming

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Art market

Gallery Weekend Beijing will go ahead—but who will go?

While Chinese capital starts to relax restrictions, uncertainty over domestic travel arrangements may impact on event

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Art market

Hong Kong’s art galleries abandon pricey Central district

As galleries feel the impact of Art Basel’s cancellation, many consider moving to cheaper, up-and-coming locations such as Kowloon and South Island

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Art market

When the emergency aid runs dry, what next for art galleries?

With short-term assistance varying between countries, trade organisations fear many businesses will close permanently due to coronavirus lockdowns

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Online sales

As the art world urgently moves online, some galleries fear digital displacement

Just as mega dealers have bought up prime real estate, so too are they dominating bandwidth in the virtual landscape

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French galleries and 'small museums' to reopen in stages from 11 May

Larger museums are unlikely to be accessible until June

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Commercial galleries

Competitors become colleagues as galleries pool resources to stoke sales

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, dealers big and small were experimenting with joint exhibitions. Now it is a matter of communal survival

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Commercial galleries

Galleries worldwide face 70% income crash due to coronavirus, our survey reveals

The alarming impact of the crisis on international galleries and dealers is revealed in our exclusive survey, which also suggests that a third of businesses do not expect to survive

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Art market

‘I’ve always been wary of big business’: Paula Cooper on weathering adversity and building better social systems

The veteran New York dealer shares her concerns about the current coronavirus crisis—and what the art world needs to stay focused on

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coronavirus

How Korea's galleries evaded a coronavirus standstill

Although the country's museums have been closed since February, its commercial galleries were allowed to remain open—and sales have continued at a steady pace

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coronavirus

In cautious loosening of lockdown, Germany allows art galleries to re-open

Small shops to open from next week but large gatherings still banned until at least 31 August

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Shanghai's galleries reopen after Covid-19 with optimistic spate of spring shows

Temperature and health QR code checks at the entrance are still required

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coronavirus

Can’t pay your rent? Here’s what you can do if you're a UK gallery

Coronavirus has left many art businesses struggling to pay their bills, but there are resources available to help

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Art market

One third of French galleries could shut before end of 2020 due to coronavirus impact

Survey issued by the Comité professionnel des galeries d'art reveals the economic damage already done, with members estimating a total loss of €184m for this quarter

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coronavirus

Austrian galleries plan cautious re-openings as government eases lockdown

“The doors will be wide open to let the sun in again,” says one Viennese dealer

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Art market

Hauser & Wirth announces new art and technology division with the launch of a custom-designed virtual reality platform

The ArtLab initiative will also offer a new tech residency programme for artists as blue-chip galleries race for digital dominance amid coronavirus lockdown

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Can the art market weather the coronavirus storm?

Plus, Sean Scully talks about his favourite "lonely work", The Moroccans by Matisse in New York's Museum of Modern Art. Produced in association with Christie's

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coronavirus

Galleries and auction houses reflect on Italy’s ground zero

Events have moved to summer and autumn in a swift response, with acceleration of online activity

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Private view

Available online or by appointment: the best new commercial exhibitions to check out during lockdown

From a virtual tour of William N. Copley's Surrealist-inspired paintings to Joshua Citarella's exploration of young political online spaces

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coronavirus

Private galleries give some profits to public health organisations battling coronavirus

Hauser & Wirth is donating 10% of profits from its online exhibitions to “both local and global causes” as part of its new #artforbetter initiative

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Art market

London’s young galleries fight for survival during lockdown

But being smaller can mean lower overheads and more nimble business models, with some venues more upbeat than others as the shutdown hits

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Art market

New York galleries seek rent relief from state government in the wake of coronavirus shutdowns

Some dealers are "prepared for a rent strike" if Governor Cuomo does not address a new bill offering rent suspensions to small businesses before 1 April

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coronavirus

Post-pandemic, the art market might return to 'normal'—but do we want it to?

Many in the art world see the impact of coronavirus as a chance to slow down the frenetic pace of global activity and rethink the whole system

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coronavirus

Goodman Gallery is selling artist-designed blankets to raise funds for a Johannesburg clinic

Artists participating in the project include Broomberg & Chanarin, Nolan Oswald Dennis and Reza Farkhondeh

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coronavirus

Letter from Spain: Arco exhibition centre is now a coronavirus hospital

The 'panorama is desolate' for the country's culture sector, says Manuel Fernández-Braso, president of the association of Madrid art galleries

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New York galleries turn on the cameras as they turn off the lights during coronavirus lockdown

As programming and expansion plans are halted, innovation kicks in with virtual performances and tours

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Media

Are commercial galleries the next big content producers?

The top dealers are increasingly becoming audio and video makers and magazine publishers—is it all still about sales?

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coronavirus

Here's how to apply for financial aid during the coronavirus pandemic if you're self-employed or a small business in the arts

We have gathered information about grants and loans around the world to help you get through the Covid-19 crisis

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Art market

Smaller galleries frustrated by digital sales platforms as dealers move business online due to coronavirus lockdowns

Existing online marketplaces like Artsy attempted to raise membership rates as galleries were forced to indefinitely close due to Covid-19

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coronavirus

'I'm gearing up for a conversation with my landlord': Small US galleries prepare for the first wave of coronavirus losses

Considering staff furloughs and calling for state and city governments to expand small business grants, dealers are bracing themselves for significant financial downturn amid Covid-19

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Art market

Muted sales in Art Basel’s online viewing rooms as art market turns to technological solutions amid coronavirus crisis

Dealers say expectations were low but are grateful to be in touch with the art community