As the pandemic continues to disrupt the economy, the art market continues to suffer. Sales have been declared down by at least a third (depending on sources), while numerous fairs, exhibitions, biennales have been cancelled, and lay-offs are widespread.
However, not all the changes are negative. Businesses and individuals working in the art world are embracing new ways of communicating, selling and building relationships – in a predominantly online world. Arguments could even be made that the art world is finally democratising as studio visits, exhibition tours and much more become available to a wider, global demographic as content is increasingly shared online. As we consider the future of the art market as the industry is forced to rapidly adapt we are joined by an expert panel including Georgina Adam, editor-at-large for The Art Newspaper and contributor to The Financial Times; Victoria Siddall, Global Director of Frieze; Prof. Dr Dirk Boll, Christie’s EMEA deputy chairman of 20th and 21st century art; Pernilla Holmes, director of art advisory firm Wedel Art, who work closely with The Arts Club to curate the permanent collection and temporary exhibitions and Dr. Neil Wenman, Partner at Hauser & Wirth.