CFP: Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market (Bern, 8-9 Nov 18)

Department of Modern and Contemporary Art History Institute for Art History
University of Bern
08. – 09. November 2018

Deadline: Jul 31, 2018

Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market

Wilhelm von Bode (1845-1929) belongs categorically to the group of the most influential actors in the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century art market. Despite the fact that Bode’s international agency has long been recognized, it has not sustained a focused attention. Certain aspects have received due scrutiny, for instance the acquisitions for the Royal Museums in Berlin, as well as Bode’s complex relations to particular art dealers and private collectors. To completely understand Bode’s agency within the art marketplace, however, a more detailed and de-mystifying analysis is required. Thus, the aim of the conference is to dedicate exclusive attention to Bode’s involvement in the art trade and his multi-faceted role in the art marketplace of his time. Bode navigated the international art market by adopting different, often contradictory identities: he was an expert, a connoisseur and an advisor, but also a strategic buyer and a ruthless competitor. How did these roles intertwine? Where and when was he an innovator, a precursor, a pioneer or a rule-breaker? Continue reading “CFP: Wilhelm von Bode and the Art Market (Bern, 8-9 Nov 18)”




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 (
Dorotheum (
Vienna University, Department of Art History (
Vienna Contemporary, Austria’s International Art Fair (



ART FOR THE PEOPLE_Conference Program_TIAMSA 2018

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:

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:



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:
Kristina Kulakova (viennacontemporary)
Sophie Neuendorf (artnet Worldwide Corp.)
Anna Maja Spiess (Artsy)
Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam)
Moderator: Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / 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:

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
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) 

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CFP: Not Just Bauhaus – Networks of Modernity in Central Europe (Goerlitz – Breslau/Wrocław, 15-17 Jan 19)

Conference in the Silesian Museum in Görlitz and the Museum of Architecture/Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu

Organised by:
Federal Institute for Culture and History of Germans in Eastern Europe, Oldenburg, Museum of Architecture Breslau/Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu, Silesian Museum in Görlitz

Walter Gropius’s communicative skills can be credited with the fact that the architectural modern movement of the 1920 and 30s is often subsumed under the term ‘Bauhaus’, and its global expansion is above all attributed to the influence of Bauhaus teachers and students in exile. The 100-year Bauhaus jubilee of 2019 is the perfect occasion to broaden this perspective and to bring other hubs of modernity and its networks into the focus.

Eastern Europe deserves special attention in this context. After World War I, the modern movement (Neues Bauen) became a symbol of progress and economic success in the newly constituted states. Despite the political antagonisms between the fallen empires and the new national states, artistic connections were maintained across the newly drawn borders, such as between the Russian constructivists and the Polish avant-garde, or they were newly formed, such as between the Breslau and Warsaw architectural scenes.

The platforms of this transnational exchange form the focal point of the conference: educational institutes – including offerings such as Ernst May’s ‘Frankfurt Course for Neues Bauen’ – study trips, exhibitions, competitions, expert journals, etc., up to the International Congresses for Modern Architecture/Congrès Internationaux d’ Architecture Moderne (CIAM) that were called to life in 1928.

One departure point will be the Breslau Art Academy, which nurtured close contact to Poland and Hungary. Moreover, in the late 1920s the ‘Bauhauslers’ Oskar Schlemmer and George Muche took up residence here.

The conference will take place in the Silesian Museum in Görlitz and the Museum of Architecture/Muzeum Architektury we Wrocławiu, which both own extensive collections on the Breslau Art Academy and the architectural history of the cities. The conference is being convened in the context of an exhibition on Adolf Rading in the Museum of Architecture Breslau. An excursion to constructions of the Breslau modern period is planned for 18.01.2019.

The conference will be held in German, English and Polish.

Travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed, if funding applications prove successful.

Please send in your exposé for a presentation (c. 2000 characters), a short CV with your email and address as well as details of your current work (1000 characters max.) by 1 August 2018 to:

PD Dr. habil. Beate Störtkuhl
Bundesinstitut für Kultur und Geschichte der Deutschen im östlichen Europa
Johann-Justus-Weg 147 a
D- 26127 Oldenburg
Fon: +49 441 9619514

Reference : CFP: Netzwerke der Moderne in Mitteleuropa (Görlitz – Breslau/Wrocław, 15-17 Jan 19). In:, Jun 22, 2018. <>.

CFP: Artistic contacts after WW II in Central Europe (Kalisz, 18-19 Oct 2019)

Kalisz, The Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts
Adam Mickiewicz University
October 18 – 19, 2019

Deadline: Nov 15, 2018

Artistic contacts between political blocs after World War II in Central Europe: visual arts, power, cultural propaganda


Conference Programme Assumptions
The resolutions of the Yalta Conference left the part of Europe that was geographically closer to the Soviet Union under the control of Kremlin’s politics. The „Big Brother’s” oversight stretched over Poland in its new borders, East Germany (GDR), Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Albania. This traumatic political change led to far-reaching economic, social and cultural transformations. Years later, Piotr Piotrowski, in his now classic work „In the Shadow of Yalta: Art and the Avant-garde in Eastern Europe” asked, as if defiantly: is there, in fact, such a thing as Eastern Europe? Is it something real or just a phantasmagoric projection? Does its culture function as something ‘other’ than European culture? Certainly, Eastern Europe has been a political construction which in part contains the contours of the historically determined Central Europe, and its tradition is vital to this discussion [about art]. For this scholar, „the work of art is not approached as an autonomous aesthetic form, but rather as a dynamic structure involved in various relations of power, social processes, and political tensions of the post-war years. (id., Meanings of Modernism). Who is then the author whose work’s structure reveals „ various relations of power”? Continue reading “CFP: Artistic contacts after WW II in Central Europe (Kalisz, 18-19 Oct 2019)”

CONF: Co-Constituting the Global (Berlin, 22 Jun 18)

Co-Constituting the Global

ICI Berlin
Christinenstraße 18-19, Haus 8
June 22, 2018
3:00 -9:00 p.m.

Public part of the 2-day working session programme of Global Asia / Pacific Art Exchange (GAX) 2018 in Berlin

Co-constituting the Global addresses the lived entanglements of the global that are not adequately theorized by notions of the global and the local, which bifurcate experiences that are necessarily co-constituting. It will take up the question of how artworks, artists, cultural producers, art historians, historians, and theorists who simultaneously exist on multiple and intertwining scales, co-constitute the global in relation with one another through meaning making/world-making processes of (critical) interconnecting, social networks, transnational/transcultural historiography, the circulation of objects, and imagined communities. Continue reading “CONF: Co-Constituting the Global (Berlin, 22 Jun 18)”

CONF: When All Roads Led to Paris (Prague, 26-27 Jun 18)

When All Roads Led to Paris. Artistic Exchanges Between France and central Europe in the 19th Century

July 26 – 27, 2018
When All Roads Let to Paris 


Czech Academy of Sciences, Národní 3, Prague 1

Organizers: Kristýna Hochmuth and Adéla Klinerová

This workshop, organized by CEFRES, the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (ÚDU AV ČR), the National Gallery in Prague (NG) and the Institute of Art History of the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University (ÚDU FF UK) is open to PhD students, post doctoral students and young researchers. The workshop is centered on French art history from the viewpoint of the cultural transfer theory. It will touch upon various aspects of the spreading of French culture and art in the field of painting, sculpture, architecture or art collections. Our discussions will be initiated by a keynote speech by professor Marek Zgórniak (Institute of Art History, Jagiellonian University, Kraków) and closed by a lecture by Michael Werner (CNRS-EHESS, Paris).

Program Continue reading “CONF: When All Roads Led to Paris (Prague, 26-27 Jun 18)”

CFP: Embodying Value (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)

CFP:  Panel at RSA 2019 (Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)

Embodying Value: Representing Money in the Early Modern Period

Deadline: July 16, 2018

Joanna Woodall and Natasha Seaman, co-organizers

As media of exchange, coins were essential to trade and economic development in the early modern period. Their double-sided form and the precious materials from which they were made had deep resonance in European culture and beyond. The efficacy of coins depended on faith in their inherent value, yet they were subject to debasement and counterfeiting.  This session seeks papers that explore the signifying potential of money in works of art and how abstract concepts of value intersect with and are figured in material and monetary forms. While the art market may have some relevance to this subject, papers selected will have as their primary focus the particular character of coins and other means of exchange as physical and semiotic entities, money as it appears within images and texts, and how concepts of money and currency can inform our understanding of works of art in this period. Continue reading “CFP: Embodying Value (RSA, Toronto, 17-19 Mar 19)”