InstitutionsGalleries 03-10-2017

October 3 | The Liverpool Biennial turns 20

This year, the Liverpool Biennial invites artists and audiences to reflect on a world of social, political and economic turmoil. In other news, Athena Art Finance will continue to support emerging galleries at the Armory Show, whilst a new firm offering estate planning consulting services was launched.

The Liverpool Biennial turns 20 this year

From July 14 through October 28, the 10th Liverpool Biennial, curated by Kitty Scott (Carol and Morton Rapp Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art at the Art Gallery of Ontario) and Sally Tallant (Director, Liverpool Biennial), will welcome artists from 20 countries.

The biennial, titled “Beautiful world, where are you?” will bring together 36 artistes, including Abbas Akhavan, Francis Alÿs, Roberto Cuoghi, Taus Makhacheva and Haegue Yang. The full list is available here.


Roberto Cuoghi, The Imitation of Christ, 2017. Production documentation. Photo: Alessandra Sofia



Athena Art Finance to become Armory Show’s Lead Partner

The Armory Show, set to return to New York from May 8 through 11, has announced that they will renew their collaboration with Athena Art Finance, which is to become the fair’s lead partner.

The finance company, specializing in lending solutions that are secured by blue-chip fine art collections, will continue the $10,000 Presents Booth Prize, launched in 2017 and recognizing the work of emerging galleries. Last year’s edition was won by Marian Ibrahim Gallery. (Seattle)  

The partnership, which will also include a program of talks, will continue through the 2018, 2019 and 2020 edition of the fair. More via The Armory Show.


Zora Opoku, Benjamin Genocchio, Mariane Ibrahim, and Andrea Danese, CEO of Athena Art Finance Corp. Courtesy of Teddy Wolff/the Armory Show.



Art Legacy Planning: an artist’s future is today

A new firm, offering “estate planning consulting services” was born: Art Legacy Planning (ALP) will now offer services relating to the promotion, cataloguing, management and fiscalization of artworks. The firm is led by art advisor Mary Dinaburg,  art critic Saul Ostrow, art historian Kathy Battista and financial advisor Bryan M. Faller.

“The more we investigated, the more we found that there was no company or service”, Mary Dinaburg has said.

ALP will act as a consultant, drawing up a plan of action for clients that will cost between $1,500 and $3,000. Read more on Artnews.


Bryan Faller, Kathy Battista, Mary Dinaburg & Saul Ostrow

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