The Barcelona Symposium is a two-day conference, a unique place for the prominent art world figures to debate and reflect on various aspects of art gallery management. It attracts diverse audience, made up of gallerists, collectors, art journalists, curators, artists, and fair directors, who are engaged in the discussion and contribute to the exchange of expertise and relevant knowledge across all sectors of the art business.
To reflect on the current agenda, the 2019 programme will focus on strategies for going online, women artists on the art market, Africa's growing art market, new players on the traditional publishing field and creative use of Social Media, among other topics.
Address Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) Plaça dels Àngels, 1 08001 Barcelona
Price from €180
This is my third consecutive year here at Talking Galleries. I'm also a member of their advisory board. It's been one of the most incredible experiences of my professional career. It's sort of the Davos of the art world when people can get together globally and talk about issues facing the entire industry.
This is my first time here and I'm already, after two sessions, deeply impressed because this is what is needed. It's an absolute necessity to do similar symposiums or events like you have here where you go deeper into it, more critically.
09:00 - Registration 09:45 - Opening&Welcome 10:00 - Emmanuel Perrotin. The Globe-Trotting Gallerist. In conversation with Georgina Adam 11:30 - Coffee break 12:00 - Panel discussion: Women Artists on the Market Vanessa Carlos (Carlos/Ishikawa), Clare McAndrew (Arts Economics), Lisa Schiff (Schiff Fine Art) 13:30 - Lunch break 15:00 - Conversation: State of The Art Market Today – A Conversation between Simon de Pury (de Pury de Pury) and Kenny Schachter (art journalist/collector/curator), Moderated by Tim Schneider (artnet News) 16:15 - JiaJia Fei (The Jewish Museum): Social Media: The Next 4 Billion 17:00 - Tim Schneider (artnet News): Beyond Blockchain: Other Technologies Worth Every Gallery's Attention 18:00 - Guided tour of the MACBA Collection 20:30 - Official dinner
Tuesday, January 22
09:30 - Eugenio Re Rebaudengo (Artuner) Art Market Hybrids: Embracing New Business Models 10:00 - Joe Kennedy (Unit London):In the Consumer-centred World, How Do Galleries Remain Relevant? 10:30 - Panel discussion: Is the Art Fair System Unfair? Elizabeth Dee (Independent Art Fairs), Maribel López (ARCOmadrid). Moderated by Melanie Gerlis Financial Times, London 11:30 - Coffee break 12:00 - Panel discussion: New Players on Traditional Publishing Market. JJ Charlesworth (ArtReview), Alison McDonald (Gagosian), Jane Morris (The Art Newspaper/ Cultureshock). Moderated by Anna Brady (The Art Newspaper) 13:30 - Lunch break 15:00 - Süreyya Wille (Artsy): Strategies for Going Online 15:30 - Panel discussion: Africa's Growing Market. Lerato Bereng (Stevenson Gallery), Touria El Glaoui (1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair), Peter Gerdman (ArtTactic) Moderated by Bomi Odufunade (Dash & Rallo) 17:00 - Closing session Elizabeth Dee (Independent), Ani Molnár (Ani Molnár Gallery), Tim Schneider (artnet News). Led by Georgina Adam The Art Newspaper 18:30 - Farewell drink