Associate Studio Programme 9 : Antonia Marsh

This May we had our first studio visit from Antonia Marsh of Soft Opening. With the gallery turning five this year and Antonia now representing 11 artists, she talked us through the idiosyncrasies of what it means to run run this space. In talk of art fairs, the art market, the gallerist’s job and how Antonia maintains close relationships with her artists, she helped us to understand and demystify the art world. Conversations of how Antonia picks her artists, her background as a curator and selling work segued into Rhea Dillion’s practice and her new show opening at Tate Britain this month. This fed into our crit of the work of Elliot Jeffries, Isabel Kang and Jenifer Jones, where the associates were able to talk about their practice and future aims alongside insights from Antonia and the group. These circled around artists like P.Staff, Lily Van Der Stokker, alternative art spaces, hauntology, the impact of the internet on Gen Z and the work which we make. Isobel Kang

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