The Future Of Galleries
Kibum Kim of Commonwealth and Council and Destinee Ross-Sutton of Ross-Sutton Gallery
July 13, 2021 | 6:00 - 7:00pm EDT
There is constant speculation as to the future of commercial galleries. In recent years, collaborative support systems and online outlets have become more robust, but business models and artist relations have remained largely unchanged. Forward-thinking gallerists Kim and Ross-Sutton will discuss the intention and implementation of strategic long-term advocacy of artist rights and gallery/artist partnerships.
Artists, gallerists, and those interested in evolving artist-gallery relationships and responsibilities are encouraged to attend.
About the Speakers
Destinee Ross-Sutton is an international art curator, advisor, gallerist, artist manager and advocate based in New York. She is the founder and president of NYC’s Ross-Sutton Gallery and she has co-curated and curated successful international group exhibitions at renowned institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA); CFHILL in Stockholm, Sweden; as well as Christie’s “SAY IT LOUD (I’m Black and I’m Proud),” a virtual commercial exhibition dedicated to the promotion and empowerment of Black art. Independently, she advises several private institutions, international collectors and organizations on acquisitions particularly—but not exclusively—within the field of contemporary African and African American art.
Kibum Kim is a lawyer and writer interested in the interactions of art, culture, politics, law, and business, as well as the Program Director of Art Business at the Claremont Graduate University’s Center for Business & Management of the Arts. He specializes in art law and art market dynamics. Kim is also a partner of the gallery Commonwealth and Council, located in Koreatown, Los Angeles. Previously, Kim worked as an M&A investment banker at Société Générale and as a freelance journalist covering fashion and cultural trends. His writing has appeared in The New Yorker, The Los Angeles Review of Books, the “Sunday Styles” section of The New York Times, Salon, Foreign Policy, and Hyperallergic.