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Alain Servais

Alain Servais

Media & Contemporary Arts Collector

One of Brussels’s most adventurous collectors of new and undervalued art, Alain Servais is also a vocal critic of some of the art industry’s venerable practices, often taking to his Twitter account to praise and blame its leading figures as he sees fit. A frequent target of his is the way that art galleries operate today. As part of our survey of potential new directions for brick-and-mortar galleries as they struggle in the new digital climate, we asked Servais a question: When it comes to selling art and supporting artists, what are the most promising alternatives to the brick-and-mortar gallery model today? Here’s what he had to say.