I’ve been covering the art industry for nine years, and I still don’t feel like I have a clear grasp on what an art consultant does. What’s the difference between a dealer and an art consultant? Who are they? What’s their day to day like? So I asked a few private dealers, consultants and curators to talk about what they do. Everyone told me a different story.
Today’s conversation with independent curator and writer Kevin Moore is the most recent interview in the series we call, “What’s an Art Consultant?” Moore has been advising collectors for over ten years and more recently curating gallery shows. He has a Ph.D in art history from Princeton University and is currently the Artistic Director and Curator of FOTOFOCUS, Cincinnati.
Photographer Theo Westenberger had a massively successful career before she died in 2008 of lung cancer. Now the estate works full time to make her generosity known. An Interview with Estate Executor Colleen Keegan and staff artists Molly Butcher and Dominic Jones.
How do you preserve a piece which was made for a defunct social media network? How do you restore a broken twenty-year-old artwork that you’ve never seen before? I ask Rhizome’s new digital archivist Dragan Espenschied how he does his job, and he tells me why he loves it.
After fifty years of fighting, the Cooper Square Committee has finally enabled people to buy their New York apartments for as little as $250 per unit. I speak with the Committee’s last surviving co-founder Frances Goldin, about community land trusts, the East Village, and not quitting.
Art world meet NEW INC, the first museum-led incubator project. As an arm of the New Museum, NEW INC provides shared workspace and a professional development program designed to support art, tech and design works. With the program only in its beginning stages, we wanted to get a better sense of what the organization envisioned for its future. For that, we spoke to tireless organizer and the new Executive Director of NEW INC, Julia Kaganskiy.