Market Matters

    Part of the New Economy of Art series


    14 March 2012, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    Market Matters explored the complex and overlapping motivations behind various kinds of ‘art market’ from commercial galleries, private dealers and auction houses to art fairs, online selling and gift economies.

    Speakers Louise Buck, Kate MacGarry and Matt Roberts set the scene before an open dialogue with the audience to look at how artistic practice intersects with and creates its own economies.

    Listen to Market_Matters with Louisa Buck (at 6"42'), Kate MacGarry (25"43'), Matt Roberts (35"52') and Paul Hobson (Chair)

    Download Market Matters transcript

    The panel

    Louisa Buck is a writer and broadcaster on contemporary art. She is the London contemporary art columnist for The Art Newspaper, as well as a regular reviewer on BBC radio and TV. Her latest book A Place for Art: the Contemporary Art Commissioner’s Handbook will be published by Thames & Hudson later this year.

    Kate MacGarry is founder and director of a contemporary art gallery in Shoreditch, east London. Established in 2002, the gallery represents international artists including Goshka Macuga, Dr Lakra, Francis Upritchard and Marcus Coates. Before opening the gallery Kate worked on various projects in the visual arts for eight years, most recently as a curator for a private collection, and as a co-ordinator on projects with artists in public spaces.

    Matt Roberts is a curator, lecturer and visual arts correspondent. He is also founder of Matt Roberts Arts – a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to providing practical career advice to artists. Matt has exhibited over 500 artists at galleries across the UK, Sweden, Denmark and Israel and also helped to establish the Airspace gallery in Stoke-on-Trent.

    This debate is part of The New Economy of Art – a series of open discussions that focus on the economic developments and opportunities in the cultural sector that impact on artists, from the perspective of artists.

    The New Economy of Art is a collaboration between Artquest, the Contemporary Art Society and DACS.

    Related events

    - What are we worth? Artists and the Economic Crisis, Tuesday 18 October 2011

    - Instituted by Artists, Wednesday 13 June 2012