SHORT FEAGA NEWS 16/ July 2019

The FEAGA Awards 2019 have been given for the 15th time in Basel by Ernst Hilger.

The LIFETIME Award went to Galerie Nordenhake (Berlin, Stockholm, Mexico City) and the INNOVATION and CREATIVITY Award toRodeo (London, Piraeus).

Many people were present in the beautiful Collectors Lounge of Art Basel to celebrate the winners. Individual praise was given to Claes Nordenhake by Daniel Birnbaum and to Sylvia Kouvali by Krist Gruijthuijsen.

FEAGA Annual Assembly was held on the 13th June in Basel. Present were members from the Associations in France, Denmark and Switzerland apart from our FEAGA board members from the UK, France, Italy, Belgium, Austria and Hungary.  

The meeting was useful and positive and lasted two hours. You will receive the minutes soon. Our lawyer Mr. Antoon Ott explained the EU regulations thoroughly and what one’s own country can do about FEAGA’s points of concern: those being stricter regulations; anti money laundering; Droit de Suite/ARR; taxes.

Future plans:

To collect numbers and figures in the form of statistics for our politicians, to inform them about our gallery businesses, to get the picture right. We will come back to this.

In 2024 FEAGA will be celebrating its half century anniversary. We would love to hear your suggestions regarding a publication, a symposium and publicity.

The Code of Ethics and Professional Practices and FEAGA’s New Guide.

We were very proud to present the Code and the Guide in Basel. They contain recommendations for galleries and are the continuation and update of the FEAGA’s European Gallery-Artist Guide (1999). The workgroup and advisors have spent many years working on it.

Look for the Code at our website: European galleries.org.

Our question is: Are you going to use it? Please read it (also attached) and forward it to all your members, discuss it during your meetings with members, and let us have your comments and reactions. Please contact us, we are there for you.

The Code and Guide will be officially presented to the EU officials and to the Press.

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