The Vienna Center for the History of Collecting is pleased to announce their forthcoming talk by Prof. Sophie Raux (Université Lumiére Lyon 2) “The Game Of Art And Chance: Lotteries And Artmarkets In The Low Countries”
Date: 11th March 2019, 18:30
Location: Fakultät für Informatik Universität Wien, Sr. 5, Währinger Strasse 29, 1090, Wien
The Center for the History of Collecting encourages and supports the awareness and study of the formation of fine and decorative arts collections in the United States from Colonial times to the present, as well as in Europe from the Renaissance onward, while asserting the relevance of this subject to art and cultural history.
The Center offers short-term junior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for graduate and pre-doctoral students and senior fellowships (8–10 weeks) for post-doctoral and senior scholars. In addition, the Center offers long- term (4–5 months) Leon Levy Fellowships for senior scholars. In all cases, preference is given to researchers whose projects are particularly appropriate to the resources available at the Frick Art Reference Library.
Two short-term fellowships will be granted for Winter/Spring 2019 (January–June), one to a junior scholar, and one to a senior scholar. One long-term Leon Levy Fellowships (one academic semester) will be granted for Winter/Spring 2019. Application forms for Summer/Fall 2019 fellowships must be e-mailed no later than February 11, 2019.
We are very happy to let you know about this publication by Svetlana Kharchenkova & Olav Velthuis!
This article studies the role of judgment devices in the emergence of markets for singularities. In particular, it seeks to understand how specific judgment devices become dominant in resolving uncertainty within these markets. Building on Karpik’s seminal theory, we argue that institutional environments (e.g. government regulations, political-economic factors, the level of informality within business environments) as well as the level of expertise of consumers, co-determine which devices come to be used in new markets. Empirically, we focus on the emerging market for contemporary art in China. While auctions and auction prices are widely used in valuing contemporary art in China, this is highly illegitimate in international art markets. We argue that auctions act as a judgment device in China because of strong government backing, because other validating organizations, such as museums and art critics, are seen as untrustworthy, and because auctions send strong, easily interpretable signals to novice collectors.
Für die Provenienzforschung zu den Sammlungen des Ethnologischen Museums und des Museums für Asiatische Kunst sind in den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin – Preußischer Kulturbesitz zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stellen von
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unbefristet zu besetzen.
Im Humboldt Forum werden die Sammlungen des Ethnologischen Museums und des Museums für Asiatische Kunst in Zukunft präsentiert werden. Bei der Erforschung und Präsentation der Werke im Humboldt Forum liegt ein Schwerpunkt auf der Provenienzforschung. Die Geschichte der Sammlungen, die einzelnen Objektbiographien und die Herkunft der Objekte werden in Zusammenarbeit mit den Herkunftsländern erforscht und dokumentiert werden.