Disrupt the Gallery System because it's Failing

Photo courtesy the Art Business Conference

Photo courtesy the Art Business Conference

Vanessa Carlos, the owner of Carlos/Ishikawa and founder of the international Condo project, gave an interesting talk at the Art Business conference in London. While recapitulating the economic challenges facing small to mid-size galleries (and noting that half of all London galleries are consistently losing money), Carlos thoughtfully grounds her take on market forces within the context of individual galleries' goals and missions.