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10th Barcelona Symposium
22-23 January 2024
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
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Video recordings of this year’s edition are being released on a weekly basis. Check out the video channel section here.

Overview


On Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd, January 2024, Talking Galleries celebrated the 10th edition of the Barcelona Symposium, at the MACBA-Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona.

The Barcelona Symposium stands as a unique platform, bringing together distinguished figures from the art world to engage in thoughtful discussions on various aspects of art gallery management and the broader art market.

Staying committed to the mission of acknowledging noteworthy gallery journeys, the 2024 edition featured Maureen Paley (Maureen Paley) and Kamel Mennour (Mennour) as keynote speakers. Each of them shared  insights into their remarkable journeys within the gallery field through individual interviews.

Guest speakers included Silvia Ammon (Paris Internationale), Benedicta M. Badía (collector), Dirk Boll (Christie’s), Manuel Borja-Villel (formerly Reina Sofia Museum), Daniel Canogar (artist), Josechu Carreras (Hauser & Wirth Spain), Ben Clark (Mintus), Elvira Dyangani Ose (MACBA), Jon Mikel Euba (artist), Victoria Gelfand-Magalhaes (Lévy Gorvy Dayan), Philip Hoffman (The Fine Art Group), Lyndsey Ingram (Lyndsey Ingram), Will Korner (TEFAF), Anna Manubens (Hangar), Elliot McDonald (Pace London), Ignacio Múgica (CarrerasMugica), Anders Petterson (ArtTactic), Alain Quemin (Université Paris-8), Julie Quottrup Silbermann (Chart Art Fair), Sergio Sancho (UVNT Art Fair), Anne Schwanz (OFFICE IMPART), Carlo Zanni (artist and writer), who will debate alongside Paco Barragán (curator and PhD), Edward Behrens (Apollo), Melanie Gerlis (Financial Times), Henry Little (The Fine Art Group), Llucià Homs (Talking Galleries) and Pau Waelder (Niio), among other contributors.

The complete schedule of the program is provided below.


SCHEDULE

Download the full schedule in pdf file.


Monday 22nd January 2024 – Day One

9.00 – 9.45
Arrival & Registration

9.45 – 10.00
Welcome Speeches


“Mennour: Navigating Gallery Growth in Today’s Art World”

10.00 – 11.00
Conversation
Kamel Mennour, President and Founder, Mennour
Alain Quemin, Professor of sociology of art and researcher, GEMASS – Sorbonne Université / Institut Universitaire de France


“The Gallery Without Walls”

11.00 – 12.15
Panel discussion

Josechu Carreras, Director, Hauser & Wirth Spain
Victoria Gelfand-Magalhaes, Senior Partner, Europe, Lévy Gorvy Dayan
Elliot McDonald, Senior Vice President, Pace Gallery
Moderated by Henry Little, Senior Consultant, The Fine Art Group


Coffee break 

“The Art Market 2030. Trends Shaping the Global Art Market”

12.45 – 13.30
Lecture

Anders Petterson, Founder and CEO, ArtTactic


Lunch break 

“Major Art Fairs. What Now”

15.15 – 16.00
Conversation
Will Korner, Head of Fairs, TEFAF
In conversation with Alain Quemin, Professor of sociology of art and researcher, GEMASS – Sorbonne Université / Institut Universitaire de France


“Creating and Selling Digital Art in the Age of AI”

16.00 – 17.00
Panel discussion

Daniel Canogar, Artist
Anne Schwanz, Co-Director, OFFICE IMPART, Berlin
Carlo Zanni, Artist and writer
Moderated by Pau Waelder, Senior Curator, Niio


“The Future of Art Advisory”

17.00 – 17.45
Conversation
Philip Hoffman
,Founder and CEO, The Fine Art Group
Edward Behrens, Editor, Apollo


“Towards an Ecology of Non-Preservation: Crisis of Storage and Accumulation”

17.45 – 18.45
Panel discussion – Talk in Spanish

Jon Mikel Euba, Artist
Anna Manubens, Director, Hangar
Ignacio Múgica, Co-director, CarrerasMugica
Moderated by Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director, MACBA

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Tuesday 23rd January 2024 – Day Two

“Maureen Paley: 40 Years Pioneering the Art Scene”

10.00 – 10.450
Conversation
Maureen Paley, Founding Director, Maureen Paley, London
Melanie Gerlis, Art market columnist and contributor, Financial Times


Beyond Collecting: Understanding the Role of Galleries

10.45 – 11.30
Lecture

Benedicta M. Badía
, Strategic Cultural Consultant, Collector and Founder of Actitud1963


Coffee break 

“Has the Market Become Too Focused on Financial?”

12.00 – 13.15
Panel discussion 

Dirk Boll, Deputy Chairman, 20th & 21st Century Art, Christie’s
Ben Clark, President, Mintus
Lyndsey Ingram, Director, Lindsey Ingram
Moderated by Melanie Gerlis, Art market columnist and contributor, Financial Times


“Museums and Market. Has the Market Parasitized the Museum?”

13.15 – 14.00
Conversation – Talk in Spanish

Manuel Borja-Villel, former director, Reina Sofía Museum
Àlex Nogueras, Co-Director, NoguerasBlanchard
Moderated by Llucià Homs, Director, Talking Galleries


Lunch break 

“Are Alternative Art Fairs Gaining Momentum?”

15.30 – 16.45
Panel discussion
Silvia Ammon, Director, Paris Internationale, Paris
Julie Quottrup Silbermann, Director, Chart Art Fair, Copenhagen
Sergio Sancho, Director, UVNT Art Fair, Madrid
Moderated by Paco Barragán, Int. PhD and curator


“8 + 1 Questions about the Art Market Everyone Should be Asking Themselves Now”

16.45 – 17.30
Closing lecture
Paco Barragán, Int. PhD and curator


17.30  Farewell

Unless otherwise specified, talks will be conducted in English. Simultaneous translation between English and Spanish will be provided. 

GUEST SPEAKERS

Leading experts of the art world in conversation with prominent journalists

Manuel Borja-Villel

Art historian and curator

Silvia Ammon

Director, Paris Internationale

Benedicta M. Badia

Collector and supporter

Paco Barragán

Ph.D., M.A., University of Salamanca; B.A.; Radboud University

Edward Behrens

Editor, Apollo Magazine

Dirk Boll

Deputy Chairman, 20th & 21st Century Art, Christie’s

Josechu Carreras

Director, Hauser & Wirth, Spain

Ben Clark

President, Mintus

Elvira Dyangani Ose

Director, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Victoria Gelfand-Magalhaes

President Europe, Lévy Gorvy Dayan

Melanie Gerlis

Art market columnist and contributor, Financial Times Editor at large, The Art Newspaper

Lyndsey Ingram

Director, Lyndsey Ingram

Philip Hoffman

Founder and CEO, The Fine Art Group

Henry Little

The Fine Art Group

Will Korner

Head of Fairs, TEFAF

Anna Manubens

Director, Hangar

Elliot McDonald

Senior Vice President, Pace Gallery

Kamel Mennour

Kamel Mennour, Mennour

Ignacio Múgica

Co-director, CarrerasMugica, Bilbao

Maureen Paley

Founding Director, Maureen Paley

Anders Petterson

Founder and CEO, ArtTactic

Alain Quemin

Sociologist of art

Julie Quottrup Silbermann

Director, CHART Art Fair

Sergio Sancho García

Director, UVNT Art Fair, Madrid

Anne Schwanz

Co-Director, OFFICE IMPART

Pau Waelder

Senior Curator, Niio.

Carlo Zanni

Artist and writer

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Talking Galleries
10th Barcelona Symposium
Celebrating 10 years of talks

Dates & Hours
Monday 22 & Tuesday 23, January 2024 – 10 am to 6 pm

Venue
MACBA Auditorium
Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona

Tickets
Starting at €50
Registration form 

Contact
talking@talkinggalleries.com

Partner hotels
For attendees coming from abroad seeking hotel accommodation, please explore the advantages offered by our partner hotels in this file.

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