One of the sad things about announcements on Brexit policies and strategies is that the Conservative Government, once business-supportive, has shown that is hasn’t a clue about business and enterprise in the modern global world and, hence voters have responded in the only way they could. Has anyone in the leadership of the Conservative Party (Not to mention the others) actually had experience outside of politics?
It is entrepreneurial organisations like the Lisson Gallery which supports the UK economy and deserves supportive government policies to support them. 50 years ago, the first gallery was established in Bell Street, London; another followed nearby and now there are two in New York and another in Milan.
There is an architectural consistency between the galleries, though designed by different firms, with the maximum use made of natural light from street facades and from top-lighting. In New York, the gallery spans underneath the High Line in Chelsea with light cascading down through the roof lights alongside the old railroad tracks,
Showing a selection of the international variety of artists which the gallery now represents, New York is closing this week with a 40-year retrospective of the New York artist Susan Hiller who, by coincidence, now lives and works in London, while London has new exhibitions by the German artist Jorinde Voigt and the New York artist Joyce Pensato who turns innocent cartoon characters like Mickey Mouse into sinister figures. It is all international these days….
If London is to retain its world status as centre for culture and arts, which could easily be eclipsed, then Government understanding and support is essential. Other countries achieve this – so must London.