The Artsy Podcast, No. 15: Are Taco Bell Galleries the New Mega-Galleries?

Artsy Editors
Nov 3, 2016 10:18PM

Artsy’s team of editors takes you behind the scenes of the best stories in art.

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This week, we take a look at one gallery’s takeover of a Taco Bell—and why such alternative spaces and experimental approaches are an increasingly important strategy for mid-sized galleries. Meanwhile, mega-galleries have taken a different tack by expanding globally to establish new outposts in art world hubs such as Hong Kong, London, and New York. These divergent paths speak to the need for galleries to stay competitive and appeal to artists, especially in the context of today’s uncertain art market.

Artsy Editors

This podcast is hosted by Artsy Editorial Associate Isaac Kaplan, joined for this edition by Deputy Editor Alexander Forbes and Galleries Editor Casey Lesser. It was produced by Editorial Associate Abigail Cain.

Intro music: “Something Elated” by Broke For Free

Cover image: Exterior view: Eric Wesley / St. Louis, 1296 Camp Jackson Road, Cahokia, Illinois, 2016. Photo courtesy of Bortolami.