EXPO CHICAGO: The Start of the Circuit
by Joel Kuennen


On August 21st, the New York Times published an article entitled, “For Art Dealers, a New Life on the Circuit.” In it, a great lament for the loss of the fat times when dealers had but to sit in their galleries and wait for buyers to walk through the door. Now, they must trot around the globe, hawking their wares like common international businessmen and businesswomen. Reeling back the snark, travelingis tough; it keeps a person on-edge, off-center but it’s an increasing reality for those invested in a broad, high-wealth marketplace such as the art world. It’s just a fact of the shifting centers of wealth.
New York, as much as it resists, isn’t the center of the world anymore. In fact, London receives roughly twice as much global capital investment than New York (fun infographic). The center shifts by the hour, as markets open and close, and those old capitals are destabilized by the ebb and flow of global capital, hence the “circuit.” Round and round we go, capital (i.e.: wealth locus) to capital and the best Chicago can hope for is to be included on the itinerary.
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EXPO CHICAGO: The Start of the Circuit

by Joel Kuennen



On August 21st, the New York Times published an article entitled, “For Art Dealers, a New Life on the Circuit.” In it, a great lament for the loss of the fat times when dealers had but to sit in their galleries and wait for buyers to walk through the door. Now, they must trot around the globe, hawking their wares like common international businessmen and businesswomen. Reeling back the snark, travelingis tough; it keeps a person on-edge, off-center but it’s an increasing reality for those invested in a broad, high-wealth marketplace such as the art world. It’s just a fact of the shifting centers of wealth.

New York, as much as it resists, isn’t the center of the world anymore. In fact, London receives roughly twice as much global capital investment than New York (fun infographic). The center shifts by the hour, as markets open and close, and those old capitals are destabilized by the ebb and flow of global capital, hence the “circuit.” Round and round we go, capital (i.e.: wealth locus) to capital and the best Chicago can hope for is to be included on the itinerary.

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