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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gallerists But Were Afraid to Ask
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Andrea Bellini Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Gallerists But Were Afraid to Ask
published in January 2010
English edition
10,5 x 16,5 cm (softcover)
334 pages (53 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-3-03764-087-6
EAN: 9783037640876
out of print
Interviews with 51 international gallerists.
The 51 gallery owners from Europe, the Americas, and Asia interviewed in this book talk about their relationship with artists, what they love (and hate) about their work, the changes the art world has undergone since they started at the end of the 1980s, and thus give precious insights and advice to collectors and up-and-coming players in the field. At this time of an all-encompassing hybridization of roles (critics and curators becoming dealers, artists acting as curators, fair managers becoming curators, etc.), the observations included in this volume provide an extraordinary snapshot of today's art system, reflecting its culture, strategies, and attitudes.
Galleries such as Air de Paris (Paris), Gavin Brown's Enterprise (New York), Massimo De Carlo (Milan), Greene Naftali (New York), Hotel (London), Kurimanzutto (Mexico), Franco Noero (Turin), Eva Presenhuber (Zurich), Johann König (Berlin), and Vitamin (Beijing) feature in this volume.
Andrea Bellini (born 1971 in Pontinia), former US Editor of "Flash Art" and Curatorial Advisor at P.S.1/MoMA, director of the Artissima fair in Turin until 2009 then director of Castello di Rivoli, Turin, now runs the CAC Geneva.