#PelhamPicks vol 17

Pelham's Art Industry News

Quote of the Week


"Masks on!"
- The BBC's Will Gompertz enters London's National Gallery, ahead of its reopening to the public this week

Media Brief

Crowds gathered outside in west London this week as Tottenham MP David Lammy unveiled an exhibition that pays tribute to artist Khadija Saye who died in the Grenfell fire, reports The Art Newspaper's Louisa Buck and Anny Shaw. The show also marks the launch of an arts mentor scheme in Saye’s name.  
  Last weekend's Fourth of July celebrations were also marked by 70 artists and activists, who sent soaring messages into the sky calling for the abolition of immigrant detention in the US. Planes took off above 80 locations, including detention facilities, immigration courts, prisons, borders and historic sites like Ellis Island.
This week the UK government announced a £1.57 billion support package for the Arts industry - warmly welcomed by many arts leaders. However, as the BBC reports, culture secretary Oliver Dowden admits that this will not be enough to save every job.  
  'Raucous and lyrical' - The Financial Times' Jackie Wullschlager enjoys new works by Dale Lewis, Celia Paul and others exploring 'loneliness and connection' as London's commercial galleries reopen
So, what do gallery goers want in a post-Covid world? Artnet reveals the findings of a major new report “Culture and Community in a Time of Crisis”, and that, above all, audiences are just looking for "more fun".   
  After 37 years and 369 issues, the influential architecture and design magazine Blueprint has published its last bi-monthly print edition. Announcing it will launch a "reimagined version" of the publication later this year, the magazine is set to enter the digital sphere as a "central content hub for architects and designers around the world." - Via Dezeen.

Virtual Art News

  Artsy's Benjamin Sutton rounds up three takeaways from the latest Hiscox Online Art Market Report: 1. Price transparency was key to building trust in online sales. 2. Auction houses have faired well with major online sales success. 3. The online market isn't going anywhere - 65% of platforms polled said the shift to digital will be permenant.
WePresent - the editorial platform of the WeTransfer file sharing site - continues to offer beautiful long form stories on global creatives. This week take a (literal) deep dive into the work of Gallery 1957 artist Modupeola Fadugba, as she discusses her work with the Harlem Honeys and Bears synchronised swim team.  

Social Media

  This week, the social media management tool Hootsuite brings us '9 of the most important Instagram trends in 2020' - ensure you're up to date and gram-savvy.

Weekend Listening + Reading + Watching

WATCH: Yesterday The Baer Faxt launched the first episode of its new YouTube series The Hammer. Coinciding with every auction season, The Hammer promises panels and interviews with art world gliteratti, "illuminating cultural patterns and reflecting on the impact world events have on market trends."  
  READ: Bloomberg's James Tarmy and comic illustrator Anna Haifisch depict "The Perfect Art Heist", based on a real cyber theft of a £2.4 million Constable sale.
LISTEN: The Art Newspaper's Book Club is going live! Tomorrow, Friday at 2pm BST join editor Gareth Harris and art historian Lisa Tickner discuss her new book London’s New Scene: Art and Culture in the 1960s. On IG @theartnewspaper.official