#PelhamPicks vol 3

Media News

Quote of the Week

When God closes a gallery door he opens a browser window” Khabir Jhala, The Art Newspaper"

Khabir Jhala, The Art Newspaper

Media Brief


International commercial galleries are offering up 'what effectively amounts to a mini international festival of film and video by artists,' according to The Telegraph's Colin Gleadell; previously protected for fear of piracy, artist works being shown for free include Joan Jonas and Derek Jarman.  
  Artfund have announced that their £3.5m fundraising campaign to save artist, activist and film maker Derek Jarman's Prospect Cottage in Dungeness has been successful. As reported by Artforum, Creative Folkestone will be custodians of the cottage - a site for public programming, artist residencies and tours, whilst Jarman’s archive will head to Tate Britain.
 In The New York Times, Jason Farago visits an empty Met to view “Saint Rosalie Interceding for the Plague-stricken of Palermo”; painted almost 400 years ago during van Dyck’s days in quarantine: 'You ought to have seen van Dyck’s plague picture in the first gallery of the exhibition “Making the Met: 1870-2020,” the centerpiece of the museum’s 150th birthday celebrations, which was scheduled to open Monday. Now, of course, Rosalia is quarantined herself as the coronavirus pandemic intensifies..'  
Responding to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic - which has seen almost all of Hyperallergic's scheduled ad campaigns put on hold or cancelled - the publication has decided to launch its Hyperallergic Membership program, asking readers to directly fund their work, ensuring they can 'weather crises when you need our reporting most'. Will others follow suit? Artnet hands out seven lessons on 'how to navigate a financial downturn' from art dealers who have survived past recessions. We learn to "embrace technology - but be creative", not to forget our community, and crucially, "always to watch your overheads".

Virtual Art News 


David Zwirner have made the unprecedented step of hosting 12 smaller galleries affected by the COVID–19 outbreak on their own online viewing room, in order for those galleries to garner greater visibility while their doors remain shut. 'Platform: New York' goes live on 3 April. Read Robin Pogrebin's report for The New York Times here.

Artnet's Art Business Editor Tim Schneider publishes three stories on the future of A.I. in the art world, adapted from the Spring Artnet Intelligence ReportHere, Schneider lays out practical ways A.I. could transform the market, from calculating shipping costs to valuation forecasting; accompanied by a handy glossary to assist with all the acronyms and technological terminology.


Social Media & Community


The #artistsupportpledge movement created just two weeks ago has since helped thousands of artists to sell their work in a landscape of instability’. Wallpaper* explore how it happened, and why it might be ‘here to stay’.



At a time when artists are struggling to find financial support, read Claire Selvin's inspirational ARTnews piece on the US based non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting artists since 1999, ArtadiaFree Money: Artadia’s Unrestricted Grants Are All About Believing in Artists 

Weekend Listening + Reading + Watching


Every day during lockdown The Guardian in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, is asking different heritage sites to set an art quiz. Try this one set by the Ashmolean Museum as a starter for ten.


As part of Elephant magazine's new 'Stay The F*** Home' series, art industry individuals - including artist Chantal Joffe and gallerist Maureen Paley - are sharing their favourite isolation recipes for you to try at home.

Each day for the next couple of weeks, Frieze highlights an exhibition which has had to close due to COVID-19. Keep track of global shows here or on their Instagram @frieze_magazine.


And finally...

Pelham might be working remotely but we're just as contactable as ever - please continue to call us in London on +44 20 8969 3959 or New York +1 646 318 6618, or of course on emails. We're also happy to use our LifeSize conferencing system to ensure we can keep meeting in person - if only digitally for now!