Panel | What Now? How London's Gallery Scene Can Survive In a Post-Pandemic World

The Art Newspaper, June 3, 2021

It is a perilous time for galleries in London—and beyond. So, to coincide with the inaugural edition of London Gallery Weekend, we set out to explore the real impact of the pandemic on London’s galleries and the steps they are taking to survive.


Many see diversification as the key to making a post-pandemic recovery: shifting online, foregoing physical spaces and launching publishing arms. But has the pandemic really forged a new path for galleries, or did it simply accelerate pre-existing ones?


We asked the leading gallerists Sadie Coles (Sadie Coles HQ), Bomi Odufunade (GOODMAN GALLERY), and Jeremy Epstein (Edel Assanti) to help chart a recovery plan for the truly unpredictable future of the art world. The panel was moderated by Louisa Buck, The Art Newspaper’s contemporary art correspondent. It was sponsored by Crozier.


Watch the panel on YouTube.