Hot Topics in the Art World

Published in association with Sotheby’s Institute of Art

Series Editors: Jeffrey Boloten and Juliet Hacking, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London

This new series of short, thought-provoking and sometimes controversial books will debate key issues of current relevance to art-world professionals internationally working in both the private and public sectors. The series will give wider visibility to some critical areas of professional art-world practice, considering: what are the disruptors challenging the status quo, and how is the art world likely to be transformed over the next decades as a result? The books are aimed at current arts professionals and students, while also being accessible to a non-specialist audience as well as specialists and professionals working in related fields.

Key themes will include: the global art world; art and technology; art, consumerism and entertainment; public art and private money; the changing role of the art creative; the rise of China; gender and diversity in the art world; and curating in a digital age.

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International Series Advisory Board:

Georgina Adam, journalist, author and art-market Editor-at-Large of The Art Newspaper
Alia Al-Senussi, cultural strategist, patron, academic and lecturer
Touria El Glaoui, Founding Director of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair (London – New-York – Marrakech)
Jos Hackforth-Jones, former CEO and Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London
Louise Hamlin, Director of the Art Business Conference (London – New York – Shanghai)
Llucià Homs, Director of Talking Galleries, Barcelona
Zehra Jumabhoy, academic, critic and curator
Julie Lomax, CEO at a-n, The Artists Information Company, UK
Franklin Sirmans, Director of the Perez Art Museum, Miami
Philip Tinari, Director and CEO of the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing