We need to talk… about the art market


At 18.00

Talk in English, questions in French welcome

Talk followed by drinks

Admission free but registration required until 25 October, by email at cpg@centrephotogeneve.ch

Talk with Diana Poole, art advisor and curator specialising in photography.

‘We need to talk…’ is a new series of public talk proposed by the Centre de la photographie Genève, addressed primarily to artists, photographers and students in these disciplines. Professionals from different fields related to art and photography are invited to share their expertise and professional experience, and to discuss the specificities of their practice. With these talks, the Centre de la photographie Genève intends to demystify certain professions, encourage good practices, and support artists and photographers in important processes related to their profession, which remain largely unaddressed in schools. The first cycle of ‘We need to talk…’ discusses issues related to the art market and its actors, the conservation of digital archives, as well as the preparation of applications and fundraising.

During the first talk of this series, Diana Poole will share her rich and diverse experience in contemporary art and photography, and discuss the arcana of the art market, its various stakeholders and their roles. Among the issues addressed during this meeting: What is an art advisor and how does she or he work with artists, galleries, auction houses and institutions? How do art advisors support clients through their collecting journey and bring greater access and understanding of an artist's career? What is the role of a gallerist beyond the sale of artworks? How can young artists develop their professional network and, in the medium term, establish themselves in the art market?

Information for the participant: the talk provides an opportunity to exchange directly with Diana Poole, but there will not be a portfolio review as part of this event.

Image: view of the exhibition "Lena Amuat & Zoë Meyer - Paint me a future" curated by Diana Poole © The Eye Sees, Arles 2022