Lecture “How does the art environment and market work in Poland?”
Report on the lecture by Dr. Katarzyna Mlynczak-Sachs
Author of the lecture: Dr. Katarzyna Mlynczak – Sachs
An economist and political scientist, she is professionally and passionately involved in cultural management, specializing in the field of visual arts, which she came to over 15 years ago through the Art Transparent Foundation, where she developed the Survival Art Review.
She co-founded the international program of the European Capital of Culture Wrocław 2016.
Since 2017 she has co-founded Krupa Gallery, and since 2019 she has been the president of Krupa Gallery Foundation.
Running a commercial gallery, Krupa Gallery participates in the international art market.
The lecture “How does the environment and the art market in Poland work?” was divided by the speaker into three main aspects.
First, the audience had the opportunity to get acquainted with the data on the Polish art market (annual turnover growth, sales structure, intermediary centers for transactions, auction houses, etc.).
This was followed by a discussion of the international context, including knowledge of the most important art fairs in the world, art events in Europe and the challenging and uncertain process of recruiting “exhibitors.” Complementing this knowledge, Dr. Mlynczak-Sachs also discussed the position and opportunities of art individuals, and in particular the issue of their relationship with market players.
The event was finalized with a series of questions from the audience, focusing on market-based career development and technical and aesthetic barriers.
“Whose voices are being heard? An exchange program for foreign artists from Poland and Norway” is a project co-financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 under the Culture program.