Is there still a place for curators in contemporary art? Highly specialized curatorial academics are increasingly being pushed to the fringes of the art world. For example, this year’s Berlin Biennale, is curated by the American artist collective DIS; similarly Manifesta, taking place in Zurich this year, will be curated by the German artist Christian Jankowski; whilst the upcoming Istanbul Biennial in 2017 will be curated by the artist duo Elmgreen & Dragset. Read more →
How do you auction an algorithm? Or hang an instagram portrait? Would Dali have loved VR? Four pioneering digital art galleries discuss all this and more in a live group chat chaired by CNN style’s guest editor Art Basel Global Director Mark Spiegler.
The following conversation, chaired by Mark Spiegler, took place before Art Basel 2016 between the founders of four leading art galleries: Pillar Corrias in London, Steven Sacks in New York, Leo Xu in Shanghai and Nadine Zeidler in Berlin. All words, views and emojis are their own.