De Appel arts centre / The Fair Gallery announces Final project of the Gallerist Programme

A professional development programme for a young generation of gallerists, organized by de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam, and The Fair Gallery. Presented at Liste Art Fair Basel, 10–16 June 2013.

Participants of the Gallerist Programme in a workshop with Andrea Phillips at Frieze 2012.

Participants of the Gallerist Programme in a workshop with Andrea Phillips at Frieze 2012.

2012 saw the advent of a unique professional development programme, initiated by de Appel arts centre and The Fair Gallery (gb agency, Paris; Hollybush Gardens, London; Jan Mot, Brussels; Raster, Warsaw): the Gallerist Programme.

Over the past nine months nine young professionals participated in a trajectory consisting of six workshop weeks, taking place at different places worldwide such as London, New York, Brussels, Berlin, Warsaw and Hong Kong, related to a number of prestigious art events such as Frieze London, the Armory Show and the Independent, Berlin Gallery Weekend and Art Basel Hong Kong. Apart from engaging in numerous informal encounters with collectors, artists and gallerists; practical workshops and lessons about the art market, the participants have been preparing a final project to put their experiences into practice, which will be presented at Liste Art Fair Basel 2013.

The Gallerist Programme’s 2012–2013 participants are Sarah Calodney (b. 1986, United States), Fang Fang (b. 1977, China), Orsolya Hegedüs

 (b.1974, Hungary), Ada Kai-Ting Yang (b. 1982, Taiwan), Nuria Kehayoglu (b. 1978, Argentina), Anna Laarits (b. 1984, Estonia), Camilla Mozzato (b. 1982, Italy), Nathaniel Pitt (b. 1975, United Kingdom) and Maria Quiroga (b. 1984, Colombia). Working in dialogue with one another, over the course of the fair week the participants of the Gallerist Programme 2012–2013 present a dynamic stand with changing solo projects by artists that are all presenting at Liste for the first time.

The changing booth will bring a performance project with Rory Pilgrim (b. 1988, GB) delving into the different understandings of terms like hope and faith and in collaboration with local guests Nancy Kreiger (Quaker, Jungian psychoanalyst) and Amira Hafner Al-Jabaji (journalist, columnist). Jeremy Hutchison’s (b. 1978, GB) Demand & Supply questions the expected roles of gallerist, artist and collector in the process of art production. A more poetic page is turned with the projects by Katalin Hausel (b. 1971, HU) and Nicolas Feldmeyer (b. 1980, CH) both in their own way investigating notions of space. Large sculptural projects by Matti Isan Blind (b. 1975, DE) and Wang Yifan (b. 1978, CN) transform the space during the last days of the fair.

10–11 June
Rory Pilgrim: The loss of hope is more than the loss of everything, presented by Sarah Calodney, Nuria Kehayoglu, Camilla Mozzato, Maria Quiroga

12 June
Jeremy Hutchison: Demand & Supply, presented by Nathaniel Pitt

13 June
Nicolas Feldmeyer: Is that all there is, presented by Anna Laarits

14 June
Katalin Hausel: Dispositional Fairytales, presented by Orsolya Hegedüs

15 June
Wang Yifan: A Wise War, presented by Fang Fang

16 June
Matti Isan Blind: Hold Onto I.D., presented by Ada Kai-Ting Yang

Extended deadline: call for applications Gallerist Programme 2013 / 2014: 27 May 2013

It is still possible to apply for the next course year of the Gallerist Programme. The programme will take a parcours through Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Istanbul, London, Sao Paulo and New York, connecting to events as Unseen, FIAC, Istanbul Contemporary, Istanbul Biennial, SP-Arte and Frieze New York, as well as the many satellite fairs.

Sessions are scheduled on:
Amsterdam (Unseen): 19–29 September 2013
Brussels & Paris (FIAC): 21–27 October 2013
Istanbul (Istanbul Contemporary, Istanbul Biennial): 6–11 November 2013
London: 13–20 January 2014
Sao Paulo (SP-Arte, Inhotim): 31 March–8 April 2014
New York (Frieze New York): 5–12 May 2014
Basel (LISTE): 16–22 June 2014

An application form can be downloaded from de Appel’s website. Send your application form to [email protected]

Inquiries can be directed to [email protected]

The Gallerist Programme is a collaboration between de Appel arts centre, Amsterdam and The Fair Gallery: gb agency, Paris; Hollybush Gardens, London; Jan Mot, Brussels; Raster, Warsaw. It is supported by Liste Art Fair Basel.

Extended deadline for applications:
Applications due: 27 May 2013 

Start course year: September 2013