Will the Market for Art Ever be the Same Again?

loading Kim Ng's installation work at the ongoing Rimbun Dahan artist's residency in Kuang.

BRICK-AND-MORTAR art galleries are hugely impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic because of the lockdown and the consequent economic crunch. Poster of Wei-Ling Galleries' webinar, What Makes ART Powerful? A few galleries had reported zilch sales since the Movement Control Order (MCO) on March 18, and which has since been extended four times till June 9. KL’s Segaris Art Centre chief executive officer Nizam Rahmat says that sales had been down by more than 50%, which, however, is still not that bad since galleries are struggling to devise strategies to stay viable and relevant. News that the reputed Chan+Hori Gallery at Gillman ...

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