Art Taaalkssss: Joanna Kamm / Oskar Weiss

Thursday 12 December, 4 pm
Atelier Building A 0.11
(in English)

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For Art Taaalkssss, Joanna Kamm, director of Liste Art Fair Basel, and gallery owner Oskar Weiss discuss market strategies. The panel focuses on the transformation of the art market and the shifting role of artists in a neoliberal economy, both from a Basel perspective and internationally.

Installation view Die Läden sind geschlossen, Weiss Falk, Basel, 2019, courtesy Weiss Falk, photo: Weiss Falk

Born in Munich, Joanna Kamm studied philosophy and cultural studies in Munich and Berlin. From 1998 to 2001 she was the director of a Berlin project space before founding Galerie Kamm, which she ran until 2014. From 2001 to 2003 her gallery was part of Liste Art Fair Basel and took part at Art Basel from 2005 to 2013 at the sections Statements, Feature and Galleries respectively. As a gallerist, she was a member of the committee of Art Basel Miami Beach and of the boards of abc – art berlin contemporary as well as Gallery Weekend Berlin. As successor to Peter Bläuer, she is the director of Liste Art Fair Basel since September 2018.

After working for international and national galleries, together with artist Fabian Marti and curator Arthur Fink, Oskar Weiss initiated Hacienda in 2013, an exhibition space located in Zurich. Between artist-run and off-space, Hacienda exhibited works of Andreas Dobler, Anton Bruhin, Liz Craft, Pentti Monkkonen, Hannah Weinberger, among others. After closing in 2015, it continued as Hacienda Books, a publishing house for exhibition related artist publications. Oskar Weiss is director of the Estate of David Weiss. Since 2016 he runs Weiss Falk, a gallery for contemporary art in Basel together with Oliver Falk. In 2019 the gallery presented the work of Mathis Gasser and Sveta Mordovskaya at Liste Art Fair Basel.