『•』 Bureaucracy, portrait of a time 🇬🇧 2019
This painting by #ClaudeMarieDubufe, a portraitist of the nobility and the great bourgeoisie under the Restoration and then the July Monarchy, reminds me of the aesthetic and economic changes in the art world that are adapting to the new realities.
British museums are preparing to leave the European Union on 31 October.
No information at this time on government funding for national museums. However, their budgets have been considerably reduced for years and this has created a lot of debate.
One of the first effects of Brexit on museums should be a concern about partnerships with other museums around the world for temporary exhibitions.
Why? Because shipping works of art between the EU and the United Kingdom after 31 October will become more complex. We will have to assimilate the new procedures, adapt and see how they will be applied in practice.
There is a risk that customs procedures may become more cumbersome and require more patience.
We, the people who do not reside in the United Kingdom, will need proof of loans to prove to customs that the goods are in free circulation and to obtain a new graal: an export licence between the EU and the United Kingdom. A second passport.
Finally, if I travel alone with a work, I will also have to apply for a specific visa: This will leave me little flexibility in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Me, who loves to improvise Aha so much, I’m already starting to prepare myself! 🙈
However, the unexpected, on an exhibition, a last-minute sale or a transport problem, always remains a possibility…
Like this pretty Parisian woman of 1830, in reality a embellished representation of the painter according to codified attitudes, I remain alert, patient and a little thoughtful. We will see just after the FIAC, what the situation is ✨