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Panel Discussion: OUTER SPACE, The Evolution of the Art Market

The 2015 class of FIT’s Art Market Graduate Program, the same program we Art Nerds attended, is presenting a free panel discussion open to the public next Tuesday, November 11th at 7pm.
Given the proliferation of art fairs, online platforms, and unconventional spaces, we question what’s in store for the brick-and-mortar gallery. Is there still a demand for a middleman between artist and buyer? What is the future of the art market?
We are pleased to announce a panel discussion exploring what is required in the art market for a sale of art. Specifically, we examine the pros and cons of the traditional gallery space versus the non traditional.

Manish Vora  CEO of Lightbox and Founder of ARTLOG
Yoav Litvin  Writer and Photographer
Candice Madey  Owner of On Stellar Rays Gallery
Christian Viveros-Fauné  Art Critic and Independent Curator
Dexter Wimberly  Independent Curator

Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7pm
Fashion Institute of Technology
Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
Pomerantz Center
Seventh Avenue at 27 Street
New York City
This event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a Q&A.

Presented by students in the Art Market Program, FIT School of Graduate Studies, Class of 2015. During their second year in FIT’s Art Market program, the graduate students take a two-semester practicum during which they organize a panel discussion on the topic of their choice. They graduate from the program with the knowledge, skills, and experience needed for professional careers in the art market. The members of the class of 2015 are Nina Blumberg, Cassandra Caro, Bianca Hirschowitz, Johanna Quinton, Caitlin Santomauro, Tara Tocci, and Rebecca Warren.

About the Fashion Institute of Technology:

The Fashion Institute of Technology, a college of the State University of New York, has been a leader in career education in art, design, business, and technology for 70 years. With a curriculum that provides a singular blend of hands-on, practical experience, classroom study, and a firm grounding in the liberal arts, FIT offers a wide range of outstanding programs that are affordable and relevant to today’s rapidly changing industries. The college offers nearly 50 majors and grants AAS, BFA, BS, MA, MFA, and MPS degrees, preparing students for professional success and leadership in the global marketplace. Visit



Manish Vora is CEO of Lightbox, a marketing platform and event space. At Grey Area, Vora led business development, fostering partnerships with Helmut Lang, Stella McCartney, the Guggenheim Museum, Smart Car, and Bergdorf Goodman. At ARTLOG, he served as a regular art correspondent on WNBC News 4 New York and as a digital strategy consultant focused on millennial engagement at American Express. Vora is involved with numerous non-profits and serves on the NextGen Board of UNICEF, as an ambassador to Creative Time, and as an art advisor to Times Square. Previously, he was director of research at Monness Crespi and an investment banking analyst at Citigroup. A graduate of Yale University, he has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Vogue, Elle, and Business Week.


In his work as a writer and photographer, Yoav Litvin is interested in promoting creative and progressive causes with a focus on documenting urban culture, arts and peoples. In his first book, Outdoor Gallery – New York City (Gingko Press, 2014), Litvin documents the vibrancy of the diverse street art environment of New York City by showcasing the works and narratives of 46 different artists. He regularly contributes to popular blogs that cover New York City-based and global street culture.

Candice Madey opened On Stellar Rays Gallery in fall, 2008. Previously, she worked at Christie’s and at galleries in New York and the Midwest. Earlier in her career, she was at The Wexner Center for the Arts and Akron Art Museum. Madey has bachelor’s degrees in French and Art History, and a Masters in Business Administration from The Ohio State University.

Christian Viveros-Fauné has written extensively about art and culture for numerous publications, among them Art in America, The New Yorker, Departures, and Newsweek. He currently writes art criticism for The Village Voice and Artnet news. A collection of his criticism, Greatest Hits: Arte en Nueva York, 2001-2011, was published by Metales Pesados, S.A., in 2012. His newest book, Lissie Habie: A Life in Pictures, about the late Guatemalan photographer and sculptor, was published in September by CHARTA. Additionally, Viveros-Fauné has curated many gallery, museum, and biennial exhibitions. These include shows at, among other venues, the Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Monterrey, Mexico; the Museo de de Arte Moderno, Mexico City; the Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico; the Centro Antlantico de Arte Contemporaneo, Spain; The Royal Hibernian Society, Dublin, Ireland; and the National Gallery of Art, Dublin, Ireland.

Dexter Wimberly, who was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, is a passionate collector and supporter of the arts. Wimberly has exhibited the work of hundreds of artists in the U.S. and abroad. He maintains a critical dialogue with emerging artists throughout the world by way of his exhibitions, public programs, and lectures at galleries and public arts institutions, such as Mixed Greens Gallery, Driscoll Babcock Galleries, Koki Arts (Tokyo), the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA), The Savannah College of Art and Design, and The University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill). In 2014, Wimberly became a featured collector on Amazon Art, a new online fine art marketplace created by e-commerce giant, Amazon. Dexter Wimberly is the director of strategic planning at Independent Curators International (ICI).

They always say time changes things, but you actually 
have to change them yourself – Andy Warhol


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