In June 2021, Griffin Art Projects hosted a series of online panel discussions called Conversations on Collecting. This became a two part miniseries with a focus on the impacts that COVID19 on artists, galleries, curators, studios and online entities operating within the complex ecosystem of the international art market in South Africa, Canada and beyond. Gallery Director Amé Bell and Master Printmaker Jillian Ross participated in this episode alongside VivianeArt founder Viviane Mehr.
The panel discuss stories of resilience, perseverance and achievement amidst the devastating impacts COVID-19. What are some of the challenges encountered by each presenter over the course of the past year and how have arts organizations across the globe rallied to overcome these obstacles?