Galleries on Lockdown: COVID-19 and Digitization of the Art Market by Kenza Tahri
“The art market was shaken by frenzy in early spring as social distancing guidelines kicked in, requiring vendors to perform the entirety of their business digitally and leaving in-person gallery exhibitions and international art fairs to be replaced by a landscape of virtual art spaces. The outbreak has consequently expedited the art market’s technological modernization.”
This recent article in The McGill International Review discusses the digitization of the art market in light of COVID-19, issues around e-commerce and price transparency, and tensions between traditional and emerging art market practices.
Please read the full article here.