A Note From Gallery Girl

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Photograph taken in Marc Guiragosian’s studio wearing Rahel Guiragossian’s clothes

For as long as I can remember my world has revolved around art. Some of my earliest memories are of weekends drawing on the floors of Tate Modern and National Gallery with my brother, something which turned into multiple gallery and museum trips a week as I grew older. Pretty much everything I do revolves around art, I meet my friends at museums, plan holidays around art hotspots, and even my parents met at an art gallery. So, a life without art seems pretty unthinkable.

Right now, the world is going through a strange time. Unfortunately the art world is not immune to the Covid 19 virus that is affecting lives all across the globe. As galleries temporarily close their doors, and as art fairs, exhibitions and events are postponed, those of us working with and covering art and culture are all having to rethink the ways in which we operate and run our businesses. The curators, fair directors, artists, gallerists and editors that make the art world tick are all witnessing a change, and it’s a pretty scary and unsettling time for us all.

Gallery Girl is something that has been with me for eight years, and while the blog format up-till-now has been dependent on visiting galleries and museums, I have no intention of putting her on hiatus anytime soon. That said – much like the museums and art fairs are reconfiguring themselves – the format of the blog might change and there may be more time between each post. While reviews will be difficult, I will do my best to feature and interview some of my favourite artists, as well as to check in on how artists are being creative while restricted in times of uncertainty. I would also urge everyone to check in with their favourite arts professionals when they can – they will appreciate it more than you think.

I do hope that all of my readers are keeping safe right now. But, in the meantime, here are a few more light-hearted articles written for The Art Gorgeous, which might make you smile. Xoxo Gallery Girl

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Lizzy Vartanian Collier aka Gallery Girl is a writer and curator based in London. Her work has been featured in publications including Dazed, Hyperallergic and Vogue Arabia. She was curator of Perpetual Movement during AWAN Festival 2018 and in 2019 had a residency at the Lab at Darat Al Funun in Amman, Jordan. She has also worked with Armenia Art Fair for its inaugural edition and previously worked as an editor at I.B.Tauris Publishers. In 2019 she co-founded Arsheef, Yemen’s first contemporary art gallery. She has given workshops at Manara Culture in Amman, Jordan and Victoria and Albert Museum in London, UK. As of 2020 she is currently in law school, with the ambition of greater understanding the intersection between art and the law.

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