Talking Galleries (Barcelona, 22-23 Jan, 18)



With a two-day programme of debates, conversations and poignant reflections around the gallery sector, the Barcelona Symposium gathers together key art world figures to discuss current issues, share experiences and rethink models relevant to the gallery practice.

The conferences will encompass the future of the gallery market, gallery transitions on to family members, managing artists’ estates in the 21st century, new collaboration models for galleries and analysis and communication strategies for the online markets, among other actual concerns of primary interest in the field.

The symposium will count on the great contribution of Daniel Templon, one of the most established contemporary art gallerists in Europe and keynote speaker at this year’s edition. In the wake of previous participation of influential figures like Thaddaeus Ropac (2017) and Marc Spiegler (2015), Daniel Templon will talk about his 50-year-long experience in the art world.

Among the participating speakers will be prominent gallerists such as David Juda (Director, Annely Juda Gallery); Alex Logsdail (International Director, Lisson Gallery); Adam Sheffer (Partner, Cheim & Read and President, The Art Dealers Association of America); Vanessa Carlos (Founder, Carlos/Ishikawa); Elizabeth Dee (Elizabeth Dee Gallery and Independent Art Fairs); Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth (Freymond-Guth Fine Arts); Ernst Hilger (Director, Galerie Ernst Hilger); John Martin (Founder, John Martin Gallery and Cromwell Place); Guillermo Romero (Parra & Romero) and Ossian Ward (Head of Content, Lisson Gallery) together with leading professionals such as Simon de Pury (President, de Pury de Pury); Clare McAndrew (Managing Director, Arts Economics); Georgina Adam (The Art Newspaper); Jeffrey Boloten (Course Leader, Sotheby’s Institute of Art); Saskia Clifford-Mobley (Head of Gallery Partnership, Artsy); Nanne Dekking (CEO Artory and Chairman of TEFAF); Melanie Gerlis (Financial Times); Natasha Hébert (The Estate of Antoni Tàpies); Christy MacLear (Art Agency, Partners/ Sotheby’s); Lorena Muñoz Alonso (Art critic and journalist); Sophie Neuendorf (Director of Gallery Network, Artnet); Lisa Schiff (SFA Art Advisory); Tim Schneider (The Gray Market); Richard Scott (Scott & Co); Alain Servais (collector and entrepreneur); Rebecca Taylor (Executive Vice President, Fitz & Co); Carlos Urroz (Director, ARCOmadrid); Hélène Vandenberghe (The Institute for Artists’ Estates); Llucià Homs (Director, Talking Galleries) and many others.

The full programme of the Barcelona Symposium 2018 will be published shortly.

Registration is open! Register here to book your ticket—limited availability.

About Talking Galleries 
Talking Galleries is an international think tank dedicated to generating debate and knowledge in the field of art galleries and the art market. Launched in 2011, it holds an annual symposium in Barcelona and organises talks and conferences in global art capitals such as Paris, Madrid, London or New York, where it has developed a strong network of local partners. Among its latest international events are TG Paris 2017, TG Seoul 2016/2017 and TG Berlin 2015.

For further information, please contact us at or T +34 93 215 5260.

CFP: The Global Knowledge of Economic Inequality (London, 11/18)

The Measurement of Income and Wealth Distribution since 1945.

German Historical Institute London
15.11.2018-17.11.2018, London
Deadline: 28.02.2018

Economic inequality has become one of the most contentious political topics of our time, and statistics on income and wealth disparities have come to play an increasingly important role in modern political culture, influencing public debates about distributional questions, societal self-descriptions and perceptions of other societies. Global knowledge on economic inequality and poverty evolved incrementally, with important spurts occurring in the 1960s/1970s and then again during the 1990s/2000s. The first initiatives towards an international standardisation of income and wealth statistics were launched by the UN and the OECD during the 1960s/70s, but made only slow progress. This contributed to delaying the debate about global inequality, which had long been confined to measures like GDP per capita, while comparisons in terms of personal income have only recently been possible since more data has become available. Both these debates and the underlying statistics have a history that is not yet fully understood.

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CONF: Terra Foundation Research Workshop (Paris, 7 Dec 2017)

Terra Foundation for American Art
121 rue de Lille
December 07, 2017

Registration deadline: Dec 1, 2017

Terra Foundation Research Workshop

Looking at the role played by commerce, mechanisms of display, and promotional strategies in late nineteenth and early twentieth century art and visual culture in the United States, this workshop will provide the opportunity to discuss key issues in current doctoral research on American art. Special attention will be given to the challenges and methodologies pertaining to the exploration of American art in a global context. The first session will focus on the following projects: Continue reading “CONF: Terra Foundation Research Workshop (Paris, 7 Dec 2017)”

STIP: Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship, The Frick Collection New York

The Frick Collection
New York
September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2020

Application deadline: Jan 15, 2018


The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is considered one of the world’s most perfect museums. Of equal distinction is its sister institution, the Frick Art Reference Library (founded in 1920), an internationally recognized research library that is one of the world’s most complete resources for the study of Western art. Continue reading “STIP: Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellowship, The Frick Collection New York”

JOB: Professorial Research Fellow, University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham – College of Arts and Law

Application deadline: Dec 17, 2017

We have created a research environment in which academic rigour, innovation and delivery are made possible by brilliant people, outstanding facilities and strong collaborative networks. Our goal now is to do more and better research and as such we are looking to expand our Academic Excellence through the appointment of a number of high profile appointments across all of our academic Colleges.

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CONF: Art on the Move: Mobility in the long nineteenth century (Birmingham, 12-13 Jan 18)

Registration is now open

for this 2-day conference exploring visual art and its nineteenth-century mobility. To register, and for the full programme, please visit:

Birmingham (Ikon Gallery and Barber Institute)

Keynotes: Pamela Fletcher (Bowdoin) and Tapati Guha-Thakurta (Centre for the Study of Social Science, Calcutta)

Postgraduate funding opportunity:

Publishers Taylor and Francis have generously offered a Bursary for a postgraduate student (currently enrolled in MA or PhD courses anywhere in the world) to attend the conference. The Bursary is offered in memory of Helene Roberts (1925–2008), former editor of the journal Visual Resources. All conference expenses to the Bursary holder will be waived and they will receive a contribution of £150 for their travel and accommodation. In addition, the Bursary holder will have the opportunity to write a 500-1,000 words conference report for Visual Resources.

If you are interested in applying to the Helene Roberts Bursary, please write to the conference’s email address ( by Monday 18th December 2017, with the subject heading “Helene Roberts Bursary”, and a 250 word statement on how the conference intersects with your research interests.


This conference is supported by TIAMSA



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