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.