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Three top gallerists on how the art world is changing



Installation view from Huang Yong Ping’s exhibition ‘Wu Zei’ at Muse ocanographique de Monaco (represented by Kamel Mennour)
The art world has been hit harder than most industries by the global pandemic, but the industry is adapting quickly with new digital platforms and a renewed focus on local identities. Nick Hackworth speaks to three leading European galleries, Victoria Miro, Kamel Mennour and Setareh, about the future and how their businesses are responding
?It was too much? is an almost universal sentiment expressed now by those at the top of art world reflecting on pre-Covid times. For those caught up in the global merry-go-round of art fairs, biennales and major openings, the disconnect between the art – the thing-in-itself – and the business and culture around it, was increasing apparent year-on-year. The energy and flavour of that now, suddenly distant world is brilliantly captured in the prologue of Boom, Michael Shnayeson?s recently published account of the rise of the contemporary art market. His opening scene is set in the Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois on the eve of Art Basel 2017, where the mega dealers are congregating: ‘Gagosian has flown to Basel on his $60 million Bombardier General Express jet two days before the fair?s first choice VIP preview? Most other dealers would arrive on Monday, a day before the fair?s coveted VIP opening. A few, like silver haired blue chip dealer Bill Acquavella, would arrive in their own pla...
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