Today Friday and tomorrow Saturday at 11 am morning, Talking Galleries will host their panel discussions at ‪‎abcn‬ in collaboration with Berlin Art Week. There is no cover charge for attending these first-rate talks and they will be in english at Hall 8.

Friday, 17 September | 11 am – 12.30 pm
Panel 1: The Added Value of Working alongside a Gallery
Discussion led by: Chris Dercon
Speakers: Angela Choon, Harald Falckenberg, Dr. Sabine Breitwieser
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The role of the gallery is not only determined by the market but is also related to the introduction of cultural products into the commercial sphere. The process of mediation that the gallery has carried out since its origins has changed. It has moved on from reading the established codes and narratives to creating interpretative spaces, generating codes and narratives by itself. Contemporary art galleries nowadays propose debates between artists and the community, building up their careers and new critical memories of the present in the process. Art dealing, curating, exhibiting, publishing, promoting and educating are amongst their responsibilities, generating a unique kind of knowledge which must be communicated as an asset for the art ecosystem at large.
This panel will explore why it is better to work with a gallery as counterpart when preparing exhibitions, compiling catalogues and generally dealing with an artists’ work. In order to fully tackle these issues, the session will take into account the viewpoints of a different agents / players in the field.

Saturday, 18 September | 11 am – 12.30 pm
Panel 2: How to Grow with Your Artists: Different Gallery Models
Discussion led by: Chus Martínez
Speakers: Victor Gisler, Jochen Meyer, Łukasz Gorczyca
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Relationships between gallerists and artists are close commitments and collaborations that can involve passion and aversion, trust and legal relations, great risks and money profits for both parts. It is a very particular type of relationship that gallerists really have to cultivate while thinking about possible collateral consequences. Gallerists need to be available to respond effectively to artists’ demands and listen to what they want to convey. The art gallery’s mission is to help artists to find their place in terms of audience and market in the context of contemporary art production, even if the market is reluctant.
This panel will have representatives of some internationally recognised contemporary art galleries in order to share their best practices, models and ways of working.