London Gallery Weekend
Collaboration and crossing over
Jan Dalley travels around the city speaking to artists, gallerists, curators and collectors about the London landscape and how galleries have relied on each other during the pandemic and how competition has evolved into collaboration. With Rana Begum, Harry Beer, Caroline Douglas, Sigrid Kirk and Jimi Lee.
Jan Dalley speaks to a range of guests about the power of partnership and pioneering endeavours. First up, Jenny Waldman, director of the Art Fund, and Jessica Barrie, a curator at Aberdeen Archives, Galleries and Museums, discuss a new and exciting initiative bringing together London's commercial galleries with public institutions from around the whole country. This is followed by conversations centred around environmental concerns, with leading industry figures Thomas Dane and Victoria Siddall, founders of the Gallery Climate Coalition, talking about how this groundbreaking idea came to fruition and how it's gained traction from solutions-hungry galleries looking for more responsible way to operate; and the artist Haroon Mirza, whose visionary work centres around energy and power, about how a perception shift is needed from within the industry in order to bring about change.
The way ahead
Inthe second episode in LGW's podcast series hosted by Jan Dalley, Arts Editor of the Financial Times, visits sculptor Antony Gormley at his studio in North London, before heading to Peckham to speak to gallerist Hannah Barry and curator and art historian Aindrea Emelife, and then joinsgallerist David Zwirner on Zoom from New York, to discuss topics ranging from theimpact of London Gallery Weekend, to how galleries and artistsare addressing the issue of climate change, and the future of the gallery model itself.Produced by Danielle Radojcin at In Talks With.