We have produced 5 international exhibitions for Lorraine to showcase her 100 Paintings for Ants collection. These were held in Los Angeles, Chicago, Singapore and Sydney with the most recent show having taken place in London this June (2019).
In projects like these, we manage and execute all elements related to the exhibition to ensure that everything runs smoothly. Depending on the circumstances, this sometimes means working with an established gallery on the ground, negotiating a fair deal that makes sense to both parties, and then working with the local team on all required elements of execution. In other cases it’s made more sense to book a venue as a blank space and then manage everything ourselves as an independent entity.
Some tasks involved include deal negotiations, pre-event budgeting, planning, risk analysis, visa applications, booking and managing travel arrangements, packaging, shipping (and the often complex logistics around getting the artwork to and from the show as safely and inexpensively as possible), curation, sales mechanics, marketing collateral development, press management, etc.
For my first three solo shows - two in Cape Town and one in New York - it was DIY from beginning to end. If I compare those shows with the four that Artist Admin have managed (so far), there's just no going back to doing it alone. From negotiating (much!) better deals to making sure all the logistics, financial stuff and customer support is taken care of, their team just takes so much pressure off me and allows me to focus on what's most important to me: the work.
Category:Exhibitions & Tours
May 18, 2019