Raum 3.04 und Webex:
As part of the lecture series "Art as a Profession - Professions in Art" we talk to:
Sara Lily Perez, contemporary gallerist, Berlin
talk in english
Sara Lily curates exhibitions that initiate dialogues about social and ecological issues in her young contemporary art gallery at Bikini-Haus in Berlin, founded in 2021. From the beginning, questions about identity, trans identity, and body images have been central to her program. Time and again, she also gives exhibition opportunities to young refugee artists* from Ukraine.
Born in 1991, the gallery owner came to Berlin from New York City in 2018. The rapid change and short duration of her exhibitions are due to her desire to give a platform and visibility to as many artists* as possible and to reach a large audience.
What is her conclusion after almost two years? What economic necessities does she face and how is the collaboration with the artists going? How does she select her artists and what is the duration of the collaboration? What are the considerations behind her selection and exhibition planning?
Why is Bikini Haus - known in Berlin as a young, urban location primarily for design and food - the right choice for her gallery? What are the differences between the US and Germany in terms of economic conditions and the art market? What is their strategy for the coming years and to what extent does politics influence the program?
There are many questions - you are invited to ask Sara Lily Perez your own questions and learn more about the self-image of a young gallery owner.
This lecture belongs to the series Art as a Profession - Professions in Art. (Cornelia Renz, Julia Brodauf) On the coming Wednesday afternoons we will continue to follow the trail in conversations with other players who sometimes even seem like opponents to us artists: gallery owners, curators, museum directors, journalists * inside, critics *, but also political institutions.