Magazine article Art Monthly

To Miami

Magazine article Art Monthly

To Miami

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An interesting line has been crossed in terms of public support offered to private galleries, even though the sums are not huge. Arts Council England, in partnership with UK Trade & Investment, the government institution that supports UK businesses trading internationally, are both putting 20,000 [pounds sterling], much of it offered in kind, towards professional support for emergent galleries. The galleries benefiting from the scheme--Dicksmith, Herald St, Hollybush Gardens, Hotel, IBID Projects, Jonathan Viner/Fortescue Avenue, Musum 52 and Store--had already been invited to exhibit at Art Basel Miami Beach (in the delightfully named NADA section). They have established reputations, some of them in a very short time, that have enabled them to participate in international art fairs, but the scheme means they will be offered a range of services to ensure that they are better informed about trade and export practices, and better able to capitalise on the exposure and networking possibilities. (Let's hope one of those management consultants advises them on how not to rack up shocking bills calling each other on their UK mobiles to find out where the parties are. …

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