Shape of the New – Global Art Market Webcast Series Part 1: Markets and Makers

March 11, 2021 | (Online)
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Join us for a two-part roundtable webinar series on the future of the global art market, featuring guests from Hauser & Wirth, HMRC, Demif Gallery and The Society of London Art Dealers.

Presented by Gareth Fletcher of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, the series will explore change and transformation in the art market, from new technologies, ways of viewing and buying art, and market supervision, to digital art crime, the rise of African artists, and the illicit trade in art and antiquities. 

In our first webinar, Markets and Makers, Edouard Ndeke of the Demif Gallery and Christopher Battiscombe CMG of The Society of London Art Dealers will discuss disruption in the art market and what this means for those who make, view, buy and sell art. With e-commerce, digital and online reshaping the art world, where will the pieces land?

Watch the replay here.

Discussion Topics

  • Disruptive technologies
  • New modes of viewing and buying art: the end of the physical art gallery
  • The headwinds of transparency and inclusivity in the art world
  • The rise of African artists and their collectors 


  • Gareth Fletcher, Programme Director, Sotheby’s Institute of Art
  • Christopher Battiscombe CMG, Director General, The Society of London Art Dealers
  • Edouard Ndeke, Co-Founder, Demif Gallery
  • William Brittain-Catlin, Senior Investigator, Kroll

Shape of the New – Global Art Market Webcast Series

#ShapeoftheNew – Virtual Art Exhibition

We've partnered with ArtCan, a non-profit art organization, and CasildArt, an art agency, to organize a virtual art exhibition that responds to the Shape of the New theme. Work by a diverse range of artists across painting, photography and video will be shown, and expect to see bold statements and deep reflection, on the shape of things to come. To view the virtual gallery and discover more about the artists who have gathered for this exciting and timely collaboration, click here.Shape of the New – Global Art Market Webcast Series Part 1- Markets and Makers

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