website, reinforces the importance of thinking and acting globally. Gering is especially excited about the Chinese market and her gallery’s participation in the Hong Kong International Art Fair (to be relaunched in May 2013 as Art Basel Hong Kong), which has become one of the art world’s more important international events. Over the years, many gallerists have asked themselves, “If I can manage my website and email online, why can’t I manage my gallery’s inventory the same way?” They have the answer they’ve been hoping for, as web-based gallery management is now available from exhibit-E in the form of a new product called galleryManager. As described on page 103, this breakthrough tool moves galleries away from the current collection of clunky management programs, and offers a more mobile, streamlined, and sensible way of handling gallery business. Accessible anytime and anywhere, web-based gallery management lifts a huge weight off the shoulders of galleries that have had to worry about the safety and reliability of inventory on local servers and extra hard drives, especially in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. In our interview on page 109, Billy Maker, galleryManager’s client services manager, and I attempt to shine some light on this development and on the thinking that we put into creating galleryManager.
Dan Miller March 1, 2013 New York
The Art World and the World Wide Web. Essays, Interviews and Case Studies.