2018 Conference of TIAMSA
The International Art Market Studies Association

 Vienna, Thursday 27 Sept – Saturday 29 Sept 2018

The Belvedere in Vienna – one of our hosting institutions

Belvedere Research Center, Vienna (belvedere.at)
Dorotheum (dorotheum.com)
Vienna University, Department of Art History (kunstgeschichte.univie.ac.at)
Vienna Contemporary, Austria’s International Art Fair (viennacontemporary.at)



Please note that you have to register for this conference: a link for the general registration is at the bottom of this page, links for special events (to be booked separately) are embedded in the programme. TIAMSA members go free!



15:00-17:00 – Tour of viennacontemporary
Austria’s International Art Fair (conference participants receive a complimentary pass)
Meeting Point: viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna
Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_viennacontemp.eventbrite.com

15:00-17:00 – Dealer Archives and Provenance Research at the Belvedere
An Insiders’ Tour with Christian Huemer and Monika Mayer (Belvedere Research Center)
Meeting Point: Belvedere Research Center, Rennweg 4, 1030 Vienna
Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_belvederetour.eventbrite.com



17:30-19:00 – The Art Market and the Internet
Venue: viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna [access included in your conference ticket]

On the Podium:
Marek Claaßen (Founder and CEO, ArtFacts.Net)
Kristina Kulakova (Head of Digital and PR, viennacontemporary)
Sophie Neuendorf (Vice President – Strategic Partnerships, artnet Worldwide Corp.)
Olav Velthuis (Professor of Sociology, University of Amsterdam)
Moderator: Johannes Nathan (Chair of TIAMSA / Co-founder of the Centre for Art Market Studies, TU Berlin)


CONFERENCE DINNER (open to all, registration required)
19:15 at the nearby ‘Paul and the Monkeys’ which will be open just for us: Maria-Jacobi-Gasse 1, 1030 Wien
15€ p.p. for food, collected on the night; drinks to be paid separately. Registration required (closes Sept 15th).
Limited space available, REGISTRATION: https://tiamsa_conf_dinner.eventbrite.com

Belvedere 21, Blickle Kino, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien

09:00 – Doors Open, Registration, Coffee
09.30 – WELCOME: Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin) / Stella Rollig (General Director, Belvedere)

SECTION 1 – Transformations
Chair: Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center)

09:40 – Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam): A Mass Market for Art? Collecting Paintings in the Low Countries during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

10:05 – Lukas Fuchsgruber (Technische Universität Berlin): The Auction House as an Urban Space in 19th Century Paris

10:30 – Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)

11:00 – Clarissa Ricci (Università Iuav Venezia): The Production of Art in the Age of Political Practice. Venice Biennale 1970

11:25 – Ronit Milano (Ben Gurion University of the Negev): Moralizing the Art Market. A Socio-Economic Perspective on Online-Auctions

11:50 – Concluding Discussion

12:05 – Lunch Break; you will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibitions at Belvedere21

SECTION 2 – Circulation of Information and Expertise
Chair: Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)

14:00 – Leanne Zalewski (Central Connecticut State University): The “Dealer-Expert” in Late Nineteenth-Century New York

14:25 – Michaela Jenisova (Charles University Prague): Wilhelm von Bode and Rudolf Kann. The Importance of the Advisor-Collector Relationship in the Late 19th-Century Art Market

14:50 – Short Coffee Break (15 mins.)

15:05 – Anne-Sophie Radermecker (Université libre de Bruxelles): Selling ‚Knowledge‘? The Market Reception of New Connoisseurship

15:30 – Jack Roberts (Independent, UK): Is the Age of the Dealer Drawing to a Close or Is It More Important than Ever?

15:55 – Concluding Discussion

16:10 – Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)

SECTION 3 – Elites and the People
Chair: Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA)

16:40 – Santiago González Villajos (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Street Art and Market Practices in the Mural Art Series: From a People’s Art to Intermurals and Beyond

17:05 – Dorothee Wimmer (Technische Universität Berlin): Has the Art Market’s Democratization Caused a Boom in Private Museums?

17:30 – Stoyan Sgourev (ESSEC Paris): The Bifurcation of the Art Market. Precedents and Consequences

17:55 – Concluding Discussion

18:10 – Evening Break (35 mins.)

18:45 – Payal Arora (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Automating Culture. How Digital Platforms are Shaping the Art World

followed by




Palais Dorotheum, Auktionssaal (2nd floor); use entrance on Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Vienna 

09:00 – Doors open, Coffee

09:30 – WELCOME: Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum) / Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)

SECTION 4 – Centers and So-Called Peripheries
Chair: Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum)

09:40 – Luís Urbano Afonso (Universidade de Lisboa): Collecting, Displaying and Using African Ivories in 16th Century Western Europe

10:05 – Stephanie Dieckvoss (Kingston University London): The Musée d’Art Contemporain Africain Al Maaden in Marrakech: How to Democratize the art World as a Private Collector in Emerging Markets

10:30 – Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)

11:00 – Malvika Maheswari (Ashoka University): ‚Everybody Loves a Good Attack?‘ Violence by the ‚People‘ as a Variable in Art Markets and Lessons from India Today

11:25 – Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam): Drawing National Boundaries. How Contemporary Artists from Emerging Regions Get Integrated into Global Art Markets

11:50 – Concluding Discussion

12:05 – Lunch Break

13:00 – Session for TIAMSA Groups / Sub-Committees
Chairs: Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA), Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA)

SECTION 5: Launching TIAMSA Legal
Chairs: Philipp Nuernberger (Attorney at Law, NY / London) and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk (University of Opole)

13:45 – Philipp Nuernberger and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk: Welcome and Introduction to TIAMSA Legal, ‘Art Market – Legal challenges and pitfalls’

14:00 – Justine Ferland (Art-Law Centre, Université de Genève): Art market due diligence and the Responsible Art Market (RAM) Initiative

14:10 – Thomas Steinruck (Fine Art Insurance, Zurich): Self-Regulatory Frameworks: The Art Basel Art Market Principles and Best Practices

14:20 – Dr. Saskia Hufnagel: Preventing, investigating and prosecuting money-laundering in the art market

14:30 – Fernando Loureiro Bastos (Universidade de Lisboa) and Prof. Marcílio Franca (Federal University of Paraíba): Legal implications of street art as a “democratized” / “open” form of art

14:40 – Discussion

15:10 – Short Coffee Break (20 mins.)

15:30 – ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of TIAMSA, The International Art Market Studies Association

16:15  – TIAMSA LOOKING AHEAD: An open discussion with our members on the future of our association (all welcome)

17:00 – Conference ends

The conference fee includes lunches and drinks on Friday and Saturday, a pass to viennacontemporary and free entry to the Belvedere.

TIAMSA members go FREE; to become a TIAMSA member (GBP 20 / 10 p.a.), register at https://www.artmarketstudies.org/join/
Non-members: €30 full / €15 concessions

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (required, closes Sept 25th)


Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center)
Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA)
Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin)
Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)
Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum)
Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam)
Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University, Rotterdam) 

Belvedere, Vienna (belvedere.at)
Dorotheum, Vienna (dorotheum.com)
Vienna Contemporary, Austria’s International Art Fair (viennacontemporary.at)
Swiss Art Trading Association (khvs.ch)

EVENT TODAY: Visit to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation (21 Sept 2018)

TIAMSA-NY Visit to the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Date and Time: Friday, September 21, 2:00 – 3:30pm

Location: 381 Lafayette St. (between Great Jones St. and E. 4th St.), New York, NY

Rauschenberg, Julie Martin, Captiva, Florida, 1978. Photo attributed to Billy Klüver.

Please join us for a walk through of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, where we will visit the foundation’s gallery, Rauschenberg’s former studio and living areas, and portions of the foundation offices. Our tour will be led by Francine Snyder, Director of Archives and Scholarship, and Julia Blaut, Curator and Director of Curatorial Affairs. Topics to be discussed will include the activities of the foundation and its exhibition and archives programs.

Please RSVP if you are able to attend: natasha_degen@fitnyc.edu


Opinion: Olav Velthuis, A New Art Season, a New Test of Survival (NYT, 18 Sept 2018)

The art market is in crisis, and the art fairs are largely to blame, says Olav Velthuis.

“Now that the new art season has begun, one question on everyone’s mind is: How many more galleries will close by next summer? In the past five years, notices of galleries shutting their doors have become as commonplace as announcements of new exhibitions…”

Continue reading here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/opinion/art-fairs-are-hurting-the-art-world.html


Olav Velthuis

Olav Velthuis is TIAMSA’s President and Professor at the Department of Sociology of the University of Amsterdam. At the department, he is director of the program group Cultural Sociology. His research interests include the valuation and pricing of contemporary art and the globalization of art markets. He has recently studied the emergence and development of art markets in the BRIC-countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China). His best known book on the art market is called  Talking Prices. Symbolic Meanings of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art (Princeton University Press, 2005).

CFP: The Photobook (Oxford, 14-16 Mar 19)

The British, American and French Photobook: Commitment, Memory, Materiality and the Art Market (1900-2019)

Maison Française d’Oxford
2-10 Norham Road
Oxford OX2 6SE

March 14 – 16, 2019

Deadline: Nov 15, 2018

The Maison Française conference committee invites proposals on the social history of the British, American or French photobook from 1900 to the present. Papers will address: commitment or explicit political engagement; memory, commemoration and the writing of history; materiality (whether real or virtual), and how material form affects circulation, handling, critical responses and the social life of the photobook. We invite contributors to analyse these topics with respect to the growth of the market for the photobook as a commodity and an object of bibliophilic attention. Proposals focusing on contemporary productions are particularly welcome.

Recent illustrated anthologies in the vein of The Photobook: A History (Gerry Badger and Martin Parr, 2004, 2006, 2014) have established three things: firstly, the photobook-photographer is an editor and an author, or auteur (in the cinematographic sense, but applied to “directing” the production of a book); secondly, the photobook is an autonomous work of art, and a collectible object of connoisseurship; thirdly, the photobook “art world” now exists and can be studied. Continue reading “CFP: The Photobook (Oxford, 14-16 Mar 19)”

CONF: German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program (Munich, 8-10 Oct 18)

German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program for Museum Professionals

Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, München, October 8 – 12, 2018

PREP brings together, for the first time, museum professionals from Germany and the United States who specialize in World War II-era provenance projects for a 3-year systematic exchange of methods and practices with which both countries have approached the issues pertaining to Holocaust-era art looting. Through its rapidly-expanding research network, support of technological advances to record and share data, and mentoring a new generation of provenance researchers, PREP facilitates and speeds up this research. It also widens the scope of WWII-era provenance research, which to date has prioritized painting, sculpture, and Judaica, by including Asian art, decorative arts, antiquities, and works on paper.

PREP is primarily funded by the German Program for Transatlantic Encounters, and by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. Co-organized by the Smithsonian Institution and the Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz/Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, PREP’s partners are The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte Munich. The Deutsches Zentrum Kulturgutverluste (German Lost Art Foundation) is an advisory consultant.

PUBLIC PROGRAM: Continue reading “CONF: German/American Provenance Research Exchange Program (Munich, 8-10 Oct 18)”

STIP: The Malevich Society

Application deadline: Sep 30, 2018


The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2018 grant applications.

Based in New York, the Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work.

In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his key contributions to the history of Modernism, the Society awards grants to encourage research, writing, and other activities related to his history and memory.

The Society welcomes applications from scholars of any nationality and at various stages of their career. Graduate students are welcome to apply after completing at least one year of dissertation research. Proposed projects should increase the understanding of Malevich and his work, or augment historical, biographical, or artistic information about Malevich and/or his artistic legacy. The Society also supports translations and the publication of relevant texts.

Application forms and instructions may be requested by e-mail at info@malevichsociety.org or may be downloaded from the Society’s website: www.malevichsociety.org.

Applications and all supporting documents should be submitted via e-mail to applications@malevichsociety.org.

Deadline: September 30, 2018.

Reference: STIP: The Malevich Society. In: ArtHist.net, Sep 19, 2018. <https://arthist.net/archive/18976>.

CFP: Circulating Photographs: Materials, Practices, Institutions (Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, March 18–22, 2019)

A photo-historical course organized by the Bibliotheca Hertziana (Max Planck Institute for Art History) Rome and the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen

Deadline: October 22, 2018

Photography has always been a powerful tool of communication and has developed into an instrument of our everyday experience: Through photographs we are able to communicate quickly and easily with each other. As a medium of social interaction, photographic images are used as a handy alternative to language, supplementing or even replacing it. They transport us to sites and individuals, connecting the distant and the temporally remote. This far-reaching development is increasingly driven by the digitization of our everyday culture. Photography is both part of this process, and its most visible expression. Continue reading “CFP: Circulating Photographs: Materials, Practices, Institutions (Rome, Bibliotheca Hertziana, March 18–22, 2019)”

Book out now: Diego Mantoan, Autoritär, elitär, unzugänglich (Neofelis, 2018)

Kunst ist ein bisschen undemokratisch und vertritt nur einen Standpunkt

Dürfen ein toter Haifisch in einer mit Formalin gefüllten Theke von Damien Hirst oder die Skulptur eines enormen Luftballonhündchens von Jeff Koons als Kunst verstanden werden? Liegen Denk- und Handlungsweisen in der heutigenKunstwelt jenen des Aktienmarkts näher, oder entsprechen sie den gesellschaftlichen Vorstellungen, also einer zugänglichen Kunst? Gibt es noch Künstler*innen, die einen demokratischeren oder partizipatorischen Weg planen? Welchen Sinn für Ästhetik schafft zeitgenössische Kunst in ihren mannigfaltigen Erscheinungen und wie werden dadurch Machtrelationen bzw. soziale Bedingungen geprägt? Der Essay geht diesen Fragen nach und bewegt sich an der Schnittstelle von Ästhetik, Kunstgeschichte, Soziologie und Wirtschaftslehre, um auch anhand von Beispielen die facettierte Beschaffenheit der heutigen Kunstwelt kritisch zu durchdenken. Der Kunstraum wird dabei als politisches Schlachtfeld verstanden, wo Kunstsinn und Autoritätsvergabe auf dem Spiel stehen.

Zum Buch und zur Leseprobe: https://neofelis-verlag.de/Mantoan


Autoritär, elitär & unzugänglich. Kunst, Macht und Markt in der Gegenwart

Diego Mantoan
Relationen. Essays zur Gegenwart, Bd. 8

Softcover, 12 x 19 cm, 112 Seiten, 124 g
Erscheinungsdatum: 10.09.2018
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