Ninth Barcelona Symposium

Ninth Barcelona Symposium

Talking Galleries

© Xavi Torrent. 

September 5, 2022
Ninth Barcelona Symposium
October 3–4, 2022
MACBA Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona
Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona
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Get your ticket for Talking Galleries Barcelona Symposium 2022 here.

Talking Galleries, the think tank for galleries is proud to announce the ninth Barcelona Symposium, to be held at the MACBA museum on October 3 and 4, 2022.

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 and the art market at large. It attracts a 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.

Marking the return of its flagship event to its hometown after the two-year disruption due to the pandemic, the 2022 meeting will address the new pressing isuees and new concerns that have arisen in the past two years in the art world.

Discussion topics will include: the impact of NFTs in the gallery market; inclusiveness in the art world; the booming Parisian art scene; the relationships between art fairs and biennials; gallery practices in the secondary market; innovative projects between art and tech, among other relevant matters in today’s art industry agenda.    

With the participation of leading international art world figures including Ilaria Bonacossa (National Museum of Digital Art), Nicolas Bourriaud (curator and philosopher), Ellen de Bruijne (Ellen de Bruijne Projects), Mario Cristiani (Galleria Continua), Elvira Dyangani Ose (MACBA), Carles Guerra (artist, curator and art critic), Joe Kennedy (Unit London), Alex Mor (mor charpentier), Beatriz Ordovás (Christie’s Spain), Julia Peyton-Jones (Thaddaeus Ropac), Guillaume Piens (Art Paris), Alain Quemin (Université Paris-8), Andrés Reisinger (digital artist), and Jérôme Sans (Lago/Algo, Materia), who will debate alongside Andrew Goldstein (Artnet News), Paco Barragán (curator and PhD), Pau Waelder (curator and researcher / Niio), Llucià Homs (Talking Galleries) and Farah Nayeri (The New York Times), among other contributors.

For a preview of the programme, check out here. The full programme of the Barcelona Symposium 2022 will be published shortly. Get your ticket for the symposium here.  

About Talking Galleries
Talking Galleries is a Spanish non-profit think tank dedicated to generating knowledge and fostering debate regarding art galleries and the global art market. Founded in 2011, it holds an annual symposium in Barcelona and organises talks and conferences internationally, bringing together leading figures and newcomers to the art world to debate the possible impact of current challenges, share experiences, raise concerns, and rethink existing models.

For further information, please contact: talking [​at​]

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