‘Yes and no,’ said Artereal Gallery’s associate director Rhianna Walcott about whether she misses pre-COVID exhibition openings. She’s not the only one.
‘Exhibition openings are a lot of work,’ says Raft Artspace’s director Dallas Gold. ‘It was good to have a break.’
Love them or loathe them, openings seemed like an irreplaceable part of the mechanics of the art world. They played many roles beyond sales, including celebrating artists’ achievements and building communities and relationships.