Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth on what caused his gallery to fail

en | Recently when the Swiss art dealer Jean-Claude Freymond-Guth announced the closure of his Basel gallery in an emotional letter, an outpouring of surprise and sadness from the art community spread out across social media. At a time of mounting challenges for smaller art galleries, the letter struck a chord with its cri de coeur about the «alienation» Freymond-Guth felt from the art world’s «growing demand in constant global participation, production, and competition,» which led him to question a system that «works only for a tiny amount of artists and galleries.»

Article by Henri Neuendorf