As gallery owners, staff members, and artists working in and with New York City art galleries, we recognize that we are facing multiple emergencies.

 

There is the global pandemic that has already claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and triggered an economic crisis that will have lasting effects on our industry. There is also the climate crisis, which both predates and will outlast this pandemic. Each of these emergencies requires immediate and large-scale action, and we recognize that a return to “normal” as we reopen our galleries is a return to an environmental crisis that continues to put us at ongoing risk. 

 

How do we ensure that we emerge from this moment with a shared commitment to building resilient and climate-conscious gallery models that will carry us into our future?

 

We propose a new normal for our galleries, with principles of resiliency embedded into our operating frameworks. We envision a coalition of allies within and between our galleries, working together to prioritize climate-conscious decision-making throughout our industry. We see this moment as an opportunity to examine and address the unsustainable practices in our existing models and to work toward lasting change. 

 

By signing this letter, we each commit to:

  1. Evaluating the climate impact of our galleries and the practices that can become more climate-conscious.

  2. Speaking up to advocate for more climate-conscious practices when engaging with colleagues, vendors, and clients, making these conversations standard at our galleries.

  3. Listing our names publicly to let others know that we share this commitment.

 

Each of us, whether a gallery owner, a staff member, or a represented artist, is uniquely empowered to enact change in our galleries. By signing, we position ourselves in a community that can promote future action and generate conversation. To facilitate our commitment and the possibilities for future actions, we are sharing our collective experiences, ideas and resources here

We further recognize that the climate crisis intersects with racial, economic, labor, and other forms of structural injustices in both its root causes and direct effects, and we particularly welcome actions, ideas, and resources that reflect that intersectionality.

This pandemic has shown us both the fragility of our existing models and the possibilities that emerge when we are forced to imagine new ways of operating. It is vital that we not forget these lessons as we work to ensure a resilient future for our galleries, ourselves, and our planet. 

Join us in committing to this climate-conscious future by signing here.

Text originally written on Earth Day, April 22, 2020 and updated June 2020. 

SIGNATURES

Gallery Owners and Staff

  • Rachel Tretter | Director | albertz benda

  • Ethan Buchsbaum | Senior Director | Almine Rech New York

  • Andrew Kachel | Director and Felix Gonzalez-Torres Liaison | Andrea Rosen Gallery

  • Andrea Rosen | President | Andrea Rosen Gallery

  • Brittni Zotos | Director of Archives | Andrea Rosen Gallery

  • Alice Conconi | Senior Director | Andrew Kreps Gallery

  • Liz Mulholland | Senior Director/Partner | Andrew Kreps Gallery

  • Yulia Topchiy | Co-Founder, Director | Assembly Room

  • Stefania Bortolami | Owner | Bortolami Gallery

  • Gabrielle Giattino | Owner/Director | Bureau LLC

  • Francesca Pessarelli | Associate Director | Ceysson & Bénétière

  • Nicole Russo | | Chapter NY

  • Charles Moffett | Owner | Charles Moffett

  • Jodi Waynberg | Director | Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space

  • Bentley Anderson | Art Handler | David Zwirner

  • Lindsay Basile | Sales Assistant | David Zwirner

  • Claire Bidwell | Production Coordinator | David Zwirner

  • Lili Boyle | Online Sales Assistant | David Zwirner

  • Nadia Chan | Gallery Director | David Zwirner

  • Liz Dolgicer | Marketing, Events Coordinator | David Zwirner

  • Anna Ghadar | Gallery Assistant | David Zwirner

  • Mary Howard | Sales Assistant | David Zwirner

  • Branwen Jones | Partner | David Zwirner

  • Tam Jumbala | Events Manager | David Zwirner

  • Susi Kenna | Director of Social Media | David Zwirner

  • Shu Ming Lim | Sales Assistant | David Zwirner

  • Charlotte Panis | Sales Assistant | David Zwirner

  • Katie Priest | Sales Assistant | David Zwirner

  • Hanna Schouwink | Senior Partner | David Zwirner

  • Thor Shannon | Director | David Zwirner

  • Alec Smyth | Special Projects | David Zwirner

  • Elena Soboleva | Director of Online Sales | David Zwirner

  • Molly Stein | Sales and Distribution Manager | David Zwirner

  • Jen Steinbeck | Accounting Assistant | David Zwirner

  • Rebecca Zaretsky | Director of Human Resources | David Zwirner

  • Dier Zhang | Gallery Assistant | David Zwirner

  • David Zwirner | Owner | David Zwirner

  • Lucas Zwirner | Head of Content | David Zwirner

  • Max Marshall | Owner | Deli Gallery

  • Carolina Wheat | Director and Co-founder | Elijah Wheat Showroom

  • Orlando Estrada | Preparator | Eva Presenhuber gallery

  • Jill McLennon | Director | Galerie Eva Presenhuber

  • Jon Huddleson | Owner | FALSE FLAG

  • Zoe Fisher | Co-Owner | Fisher Parrish Gallery

  • Katharine Overgaard | Director | Franklin Parrasch Gallery

  • Tom Brewer | associate director | Gavin Brown's enterprise

  • Isaac Alpert | Artist Liaison | Gladstone Gallery

  • Danielle Cardoso Shaeffer | Director | Gladstone Gallery

  • Andrew Huff | Director of Communications | Gladstone Gallery

  • Caroline Luce | Partner | Gladstone Gallery

  • Laura Lupton | Director of Special Projects | Gladstone Gallery

  • Paula Tsai | Director | Gladstone Gallery

  • Eleonore Hugendubel | Director | Greene Naftali

  • Sabrina Blaichman | Artist Liaison | Hauser & Wirth

  • Adrienne Chau | Artist Liaison | Hauser & Wirth

  • Peter Crummey | Sales Assistant | Hauser & Wirth

  • Jed Moch | Digital Content Manager | Hauser & Wirth

  • Burcu Ozler | Gallery Assistant | Hauser & Wirth

  • Rachel Rosin | Assistant to Artist Liaisons | Hauser & Wirth

  • Rebecca Schiffman | Communications Assistant | Hauser & Wirth

  • Madeline Warren | Director | Hauser & Wirth

  • Helena Anrather | Owner | Helena Anrather Gallery

  • Jorge Torrens | Gallery Associate | Hostler Burrows

  • Matt Moravec | Dealer | Independent

  • Audree Anid | Associate Director | James Cohan Gallery

  • James Cohan | Owner | James Cohan Gallery

  • Paula Naughton | Director | James Cohan Gallery

  • Emily Ruotolo | Director | James Cohan Gallery

  • Sarah Stengel | Associate Director | James Cohan Gallery

  • Annie Stuart | Director, Art Fairs | James Cohan

  • James Fuentes | Owner | James Fuentes LLC

  • Angelo Lanza | Owner | Jeffrey Stark

  • Kate Werble | Director/Founder | Kate Werble Gallery

  • Brendan Dugan | Owner | Karma

  • Hannah Thunhorst | Sales/Artist Liaison | Kasmin Gallery

  • Ingrid Bromberg Kennedy | Co-Owner | Klaus von Nichtssagend Gallery

  • Begum Yasar | Senior Director | Levy Gorvy

  • Donald Johnson Montenegro | Senior Director | Luhring Augustine

  • Todd Mauritz | owner | M 2 3

  • Olivia Smith | Director | Magenta Plains

  • Ed Lopez | Associate Director | Marian Goodman Gallery

  • Alena Marchak | Director of Research | Marian Goodman Gallery

  • Marine Pariente | Artist Liaison | Marian Goodman Gallery

  • Jaysa Alvarez | Executive Assistant | Marianne Boesky Gallery

  • Savannah Downs | Assistant Director | Marianne Boesky Gallery

  • Mary Mitsch | Director | Marianne Boesky Gallery

  • Kai Patricio | Preparator | Marianne Boesky Gallery

  • Anya Komar | Partner | Miguel Abreu Gallery

  • Sara Salamone | Co-Founder/Director | Mrs. Gallery, LLC

  • Patrick Bova | Assistant Director | Nicelle Beauchene Gallery

  • Libby Buck | Sales Liaison | Petzel

  • Patrick Groth | Head Preparator | PPOW

  • Wendy Olsoff | Co-Owner | PPOW

  • Laura Saenz | Co-Director | PROXYCO Gallery

  • Michael Egan | Owner | Ramiken

  • Olivia Swider | Co-Owner | Selenas Mountain

  • Mitra Khorasheh | Owner | signs and symbols

  • Simone Subal | owner | Simone Subal Gallery

  • Jackie Klempay | Owner | SITUATIONS

  • Sara Arno | Founder and Director | SoMad Studio

  • Jae Cho | Director | Spencer Brownstone Gallery

  • Charlie Crowell | Preparator | Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

  • Julia Debski | Gallery Assistant | Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

  • Laura Young | Gallery Director | The Future Perfect

  • Julia Dippelhofer | Owner | The Journal Gallery

  • Michael Nevin | Owner | The Journal Gallery
  • Columbus Taylor | | Timothy Taylor

  • Chloe Waddington | Director | Timothy Taylor New York

  • Bettina Garofalo | Artist Liaison | Van Doren Waxter

Artists

  • Ruthie Abel

  • Ghada Amer

  • Jade Ammeen

  • Tauba Auerbach | Paula Cooper Gallery, Standard (OSLO)

  • Davide Balula

  • Liz Barclay

  • Christina Barreea

  • Dara Birnbaum | Marian Goodman Gallery, NY / Paris / London

  • Carol Bove | David Zwirner Gallery

  • Felix Breidenbach

  • Patricia Brett

  • Deville Cohen

  • Njideka Akunyili Crosby

  • Chelsea Culprit | Queer Thoughts

  • N. Dash | Casey Kaplan

  • Jen DeNike | Signs and Symbols

  • Francesca dimattio | Salón 94

  • Kyle Dunn

  • Odette Farrell

  • rochelle feinstein

  • Nayia Frangouli

  • Marley Freeman

  • Rochelle Goldberg | Miguel Abreu Gallery

  • Delia Gonzalez | Situations Gallery

  • Allison Janae Hamilton | Marianne Boesky Gallery

  • Madeline Hollander 

  • Amber Jones

  • Victoria Keddie

  • Mathias Kessler

  • Josh Kline | 47 Canal

  • Sadie Laska 

  • Hannah Levy | Casey Kaplan

  • Eddie Martinez 

  • Josephine Meckseper

  • Douglas Melini

  • Haley Mellin

  • Marilyn Minter

  • Donald Moffett | Marianne Boesky Gallery

  • Jordan Nassar | James Cohan Gallery, Anat Ebgi Gallery, The Third Line Dubai

  • Eric Oglander  

  • Danielle Orchard | Jack Hanley Gallery

  • Sara Overton

  • ilona Pachler | 5 point gallery

  • Francis Palazzolo

  • Sarah Palmer | Mrs. Gallery

  • Adam Pendelton 

  • Dana Powell | Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

  • Sara Greenberger Rafferty | Rachel Uffner, New York and Document, Chicago

  • Brooke Rahmanan

  • Matthew Ritchie | James Cohan Gallery

  • Rachel Rose | Gavin Brown's enterprise and Pilar Corrias

  • Mika Rottenberg | Hauser and Wirth

  • Karin Schneider

  • Bailey Scieszka

  • Lauren Seiden

  • Arlene Shechet | Pace

  • Matt Sheridan Smith

  • Amy Shipman

  • Dasha Shishkin

  • Ross Simonini

  • Avery Singer

  • Lily Stockman | Charles Moffett

  • Bogart Szabo

  • Kenneth Tam

  • Erika Verzutti | Andrew Kreps Gallery

  • Gabrielle Vitollo

  • Leslie Wayne | Jack Shainman Gallery

  • Robin Williams | PPOW

  • Andrew Norman Wilson 

  • Chloe Wise

  • Jordan Wolfson

  • Anicka Yi | Gladstone Gallery and 47Canal Gallery

  • Constantina Zavitsanos

  • Andrea Zittel 

Allies

  • Heather Hubbs | Executive Director | New Art Dealers Alliance

  • Ellen Langan | Art to Zero

  • Zach Miner | Art to Zero

  • Charlotte Perrottey | Art to Zero

  • Sarah Goulet | Sarah Goulet Communications

  • Zack Tornaben | Partnerships & Communications Director | New Art Dealers Alliance (NADA)

  • loic gouzer

  • Karina Daskalov

  • Erika Schneider | Owner | Master Printer | Bleu Acier Inc

  • William Blankman

  • James Boehmer | Artistic Director | Shiseido

  • Manuela & Christopher Paz-Rivera | Co-founders | Embajada, San Juan

  • Claudia Altman-Siegel | Owner | Altman Siegel, San Francisco

  • Emanuel Aguilar | Owner | PATRON Gallery, Chicago

  • Lia Gangitano | Director | Participant Inc

  • Amelia Murcott | Account Manager | Uovo

  • Mary Tigyi | Senior Account Manager | Uovo

  • Jason Bailer Losh | Director of Business Development | Dietl International

  • Kate MacGarry | Director | Kate MacGarry

  • Anna Raginskaya | Financial Advisor | Blue Rider Group at Morgan Stanley

  • Heath Lowndes | Thomas Dane Gallery

  • Morenike Adeagbo | Gallery Assistant | Kate MacGarry

  • Sheri Pasquarella | Owner | SLP Art Advisory & SLP Women's Group

  • Sadie Coles | Sadies Coles HQ

  • Lilly Daniell | Exhibitions Manager | Sadie Coles HQ

  • Amanda Olesen | Artinerary

  • Allison O'Connor | City of Ottawa Public Art

  • Lisa Brintz | Owner | Brintz Gallery

  • Katrina Harple | The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

  • Astrid Oviedo Clark | Principal | AOC Art Advisory

  • Holly McHugh | The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation

  • Temple Shipley | Temple Shipley Art Advisory

  • Andrea Feldman Falcione | Andrea Feldman Falcione Art Advisory & Consulting

  • Naomi Fisher | Director & Curator | Bas Fisher Invitational

  • Brooke Tomiello | Senior Director | Lane Meyer Projects

  • Laura Smith Sweeney | Founder | LSS Art Advisory

  • Ivy Nallo | Co-Founder | Barder.art

  • Tanja Weingärtner | Art Advisor

  • Aileen Painter-Kim | Studio Manager / Community Aid Program Founder & Lead | Njideka Akunyili Crosby Studio

  • Sabine Colombier | Founder | Sustainable Art Market

  • Billy Tennant | Shipping coordinator | Masterpiece International

  • John Hague | Art Shipper | Masterpiece Int'l

  • Alice Kosmin | A collector 

  • Tina Ziegler | Fair Director | Moniker Art Fair

  • Zackery McKenzie 

  • Janet Lee

  • Caroline Page-Katz | Chief Operating Officer | UOVO

  • Felix Große-Lohmann | Director | HUSSLEHOF

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