The Global Couch 2018 – Art Collector

What’s the general perception of Australian contemporary art on the world stage? How highly valued are Australian artists internationally?

Alexie Glass-Kantor

Australia is generally regarded as punching above its weight in terms of momentum and ca-pacity to produce opportunities for representation of Australian artists internationally, and for international artists to be seen back in Australia. For a population of 23 million people, by ratio we’re actually getting a lot of visibility for our cultural production in international contexts.

Increasingly, Australian art is perceived internationally to be more ambitious and open ended. We’re also seeing artists being a lot more self-motivated to get out and about than they ever have been before, so that shifts perception too.

Source: Art Collector