Excellent polemic on the rise of managerialism within the visual arts, and the consequent difficulties individual galleries find in remaining or becoming distinctive. Foster argues that this situation is exacerbated by the pressure to diversify funding. Makes a strong case that the gallery leadership role should be research-based, pro-active, and future oriented. Leaders should encourage a culture “of challenge, rather than compliance”. Galleries should not “try to be all things to all people”.
- Stephen Foster