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FIAC PORTRAIT | Tessa Giblin

FIAC PORTRAIT | Tessa Giblin

Can you present yourself? I’m the director of Talbot Rice Gallery of the University of Edinburgh, and Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh College of Art. What project have you been recently working on? During lockdown/confinement I’ve been working with my colleagues at Talbot Rice Gallery (of Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Edinburgh) to...

GALLERY FOCUS : P420

GALLERY FOCUS : P420

Several questions for Alessandro Pasotti and Fabrizio PadovaniHow has the role of galleries changed in the last decade? The activities that happen inside the gallery are still important, but what has changed is they are no longer sufficient on their own. It has become increasingly important to go out, to take part in national and international fairs, to help more people get to know the work of the artists you represent. What is the most challenging part of running a gallery? To be able to make...

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GALLERY FOCUS : NARA ROESLER

GALLERY FOCUS : NARA ROESLER

Several questions for Nara RoeslerWhy did you open the gallery? I opened Galeria Nara Roesler almost 40 years ago in order to connect the public of the Northeast of Brazil to great artists that I identified in my formative years. What is the most challenging part of running a gallery? I believe that the greatest challenge of running a gallery that now has 43 artists in its roster is maintaining each and everyone connected to their essence and selling the artists' works for what they truly are,...

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GALLERY FOCUS : WEISS FALK

GALLERY FOCUS : WEISS FALK

Several questions for Oskar Weiss and Oliver Falk Introduce yourself: Weiss Falk is Oskar Weiss and Oliver Falk, two friends from different places and backgrounds, who felt like joining forces. Why did you decide to open a gallery in Basel? We felt like doing something different than just doing the expected, which, in the Swiss case, would be opening a gallery in Zurich. To us, Basel seemed like a place where we could experiment with the gallery's ideas and focus, more than in any other city...

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GALLERY FOCUS : PM8

GALLERY FOCUS : PM8

Several questions for Francisco SalasIntroduce yourself. I'm Francisco Salas curator and director of PM8. Why did you decide to open a gallery in Vigo? It seemed the most logical thing to do as I live here... How would you describe the relationship between your gallery and the artists you represent? We have a very close relationship: rich, based on trust a permanent exchange which makes us grow together as individuals and as professionals. In fact we are what you might call an extended family....

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GALLERY FOCUS : PERES PROJECTS

GALLERY FOCUS : PERES PROJECTS

Several questions for Nick Koenigsknecht and Javier PeresWhat is the most challenging part of running a gallery? Running an art gallery can be very unpredictable. Each day brings new challenges. This can of course be very tough, but it’s also something that makes working in this field so rewarding. How would you describe the relationship between your gallery and the artists you represent? Symbiotic. We need each other in order to survive and thrive. What is your best memory of FIAC? FIAC for...

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GALLERY FOCUS : GREEN ART GALLERY

GALLERY FOCUS : GREEN ART GALLERY

Several questions for Yasmin AtassiIntroduce yourself: Yasmin Atassi, Director of Green Art Gallery in Dubai, a contemporary art gallery that represents artists from ME, South Asia , Latin America and beyond. Which event has been the most crucial since you opened your gallery? I don’t think there is one single moment. The accumulation and work over the years has allowed our artists to be seen in major museums around the world in addition to forming some wonderful longstanding relationships...

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GALLERY FOCUS : SELMA FERIANI

GALLERY FOCUS : SELMA FERIANI

Several questions for Selma FerianiWhat is the most challenging part of running a gallery? Being able to define your program and work within it. How would you describe the relationship between your gallery and the artists you represent? The relationship between the gallery and our artists is based on continuous communication to develop projects on time and give them all the conditions to mature. It’s also based on trust and working together towards the same goal. What was your first FIAC like?...

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GALLERY FOCUS : AIR DE PARIS

GALLERY FOCUS : AIR DE PARIS

Several questions for Florence Bonnefous and Edouard MerinoHow has the role of galleries changed in the last decade? Has it really changed ? Representing an era, selling works by artists to whom our taste takes us remains our priority, one decade after another. What is the most challenging part of running a gallery? Finding a good balance between your own taste, the desire to represent an era, and the need for money to support the activities of both artists and the gallery.What is your best...

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GALLERY FOCUS : EDOUARD MONTASSUT

GALLERY FOCUS : EDOUARD MONTASSUT

Several questions for Edouard MontassutIntroduce yourself: I decided to open my gallery in 2015 in a typical Parisian passage in the 2nd arrondissement, in the continuity of my career as a critic. In 2019, the gallery expanded and moved to the ninth arrondissement, a few steps from the previous space. Today, the gallery supports the work of mainly up-and-coming artists. Why did you decide to open a gallery in Paris ? It’s a personal choice. Paris is the city where I was born and where I still...

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GALLERY FOCUS : MEYER KAINER

GALLERY FOCUS : MEYER KAINER

Several questions for Christian Meyer and Renate Kainer Introduce yourself: Since 1990 Christian Meyer and Renate Kainer focused on established artists like Hanne Darboven, Bruce Nauman or Rosemarie Trockel as well as on then emerging artists such as Andrea Fraser, Raymond Pettibon or Charles Ray. In 1999 Galerie Meyer Kainer was relocated to a new address in Vienna’s emerging gallery district Eschenbachgasse. Presenting shows by Vienna’s leading contemporary artists like gelatin, Florian...

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