Exh: Between Definite and Dubious, Liebieghaus, Frankfurt a.M., until 27 Aug 2017

THE EXHIBITION

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This spring, the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung will take a look back at a chapter in its history that has rarely been a focus of attention to date: the Nazi period and the acquisitions made during those years. With the aid of twelve selected objects, the exhibition will offer insights into the history of the museum in the years 1933 to 1945 and tell the stories of the people intimately linked with the twelve works. Since 2001, the Städel Museum has been examining its collections with regard to artworks whose owners were deprived of them in connection with Nazi persecution. It was thus one of the first museums in Germany to embark on this task.

In the spring of 2015, its provenance research activities were expanded through the addition of a comprehensive project supported by the German Lost Art Foundation and the city of Frankfurt am Main: the systematic examination of the Liebieghaus Skulpturensammlung holdings. The special exhibition will now present this initiative’s current research results by way of a tour through the sculpture collection’s three main departments – Antiquity, Middle Ages and Renaissance to Neoclassicism. Continue reading “Exh: Between Definite and Dubious, Liebieghaus, Frankfurt a.M., until 27 Aug 2017”

ANN: Julius Meier-Graefe (1867-1935) – Grenzgänger der Künste

Literaturhaus Berlin, 22.06. – 16.07.2017

Peers praised the highly successful books of the art critic and critic Julius Meier-Graefe as a “new school of seeing”. In his writings, he focused on modern painting, sensitized the aesthetic re-evaluation and literary verve of the German public for French art of the nineteenth century and decisively shaped the canon of today’s art history.
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Invitation to TIAMSA’s 2017 AGM

Most members will be aware that we will hold our ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) alongside TIAMSA’s first conference on Art Fairs, to be held in London from July 13th to 15th. As a TIAMSA member, you are cordially invited to attend this meeting, which will take place on

TIAMSA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday 13 July 2017

5pm
Sotheby’s Institute of Art
30 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3EE
Room 31 D+E (first floor)

We look forward to welcoming you at the AGM. Please remember that, in order to attend and vote at the AGM, you have to be a TIAMSA member in good standing. If you are uncertain about your membership status, please log in at artmarketstudies.org or contact me on membership@artmarketstudies.org.
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Please note that we will provide more time for collective brainstorming on TIAMSA’s future on our conferences last plenary session, to be held on Saturday, July 15th, 4.45pm at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. Members who do not wish to attend the conference are welcome to attend this meeting without paying the conference fee.

With very best wishes,
Veronika Korbei, TIAMSA Coordinator

TIAMSA @ Art Basel Conversation, 15 June 2017

Public/ Private | New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry?

Art Basel and TIAMSA are teaming up in one of their round tables known as ‘Conversation‘:

New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry?

TIAMSA will be represented by Olav Velthuis, TIAMSA president and Johannes Nathan, TIAMSA Chair.

This talk addresses the rapidly changing business environment of art. Across the artworld, established but opaque ways of doing business are increasingly seen as a hindrance, not an advantage. Governments are eager to enact regulations, investment-minded collectors and analysts are pressing for greater transparency. Information is flowing more freely: It is no longer a question of whether data becomes available, but when, where, and on whose terms. The institutional sector is also under scrutiny, as funders demand accountability and clarity about the role of private interests. How will the artworld keep up with these developments? What can be done to modernize and professionalize the market without stifling its dynamism? What are the new rules of the art economy to follow?

Lindsay Pollock, former Editor-in-Chief, Art in America, New York; Olav Velthuis, Professor, Department of Sociology at University of Amsterdam, and President, TIAMSA, Amsterdam; Adam Sheffer, Partner, Cheim & Read, and President, Art Dealers Association of America, New York; Pierre Valentin, Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP, London; Bob Rennie, Collector, Vancouver.

Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York.

TIAMSA at this year’s Art Basel, Basel, 15 June, 17

Art Basel and TIAMSA are teaming up in a round table (‘Conversation‘) entitled ‘New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry?’ TIAMSA will be represented by Olav Velthuis, TIAMSA president, who will discuss the subject with Lindsay Pollock, Bob Rennie, Adam Sheffer and Pierre Valentin; the conversation will be moderated by András Szántó. The round table will take place at this year’s Art Basel mother fair in Basel (Messeplatz 10, 4005 Basel, Switzerland). Johannes Nathan, TIAMSA Chair, will also be present.

Public/ Private | New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry?

This talk addresses the rapidly changing business environment of art. Across the artworld, established but opaque ways of doing business are increasingly seen as a hindrance, not an advantage. Governments are eager to enact regulations, investment-minded collectors and analysts are pressing for greater transparency. Information is flowing more freely: It is no longer a question of whether data becomes available, but when, where, and on whose terms. The institutional sector is also under scrutiny, as funders demand accountability and clarity about the role of private interests. How will the artworld keep up with these developments? What can be done to modernize and professionalize the market without stifling its dynamism? What are the new rules of the art economy to follow?

Lindsay Pollock, former Editor-in-Chief, Art in America, New York; Olav Velthuis, Professor, Department of Sociology at University of Amsterdam, and President, TIAMSA, Amsterdam; Adam Sheffer, Partner, Cheim & Read, and President, Art Dealers Association of America, New York; Pierre Valentin, Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP, London; Bob Rennie, Collector, Vancouver.

Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York.

CFP: The Art Salon in the Arab Region (Beirut, 27-28 Oct 17)

Beirut, October 27 – 28, 2017
Deadline: Jun 5, 2017

Contextualising the Art Salon in the Arab Region

The Orient-Institut Beirut and the Nicolas Ibrahim Sursock Museum are organizing a symposium on 27-28 October 2017 that aims to contextualize the art salon in the Arab region. The symposium, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, brings together researchers and curators, artists and critics to discuss the emergence of the art salon in the region in the colonial and post-colonial context, reflect on knowledge circulations between Europe and the Middle East, and analyse the function of the art salon in relation to collecting practices and the public. To disseminate the research findings, a publication will be prepared to be published in time for the Sursock Museum’s next Salon d’Automne in November 2018.

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CFP: Session at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18)

RSA New Orleans 2018
Northerners in Italy: Negotiating Style, Art Markets, and Comunità
Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA) Sponsored Session

 

The lure of Italy enticed hundreds of northern European artists to cross the Alps during the early modern period in search of artistic inspiration and fame in centers such as Venice, Rome, and Florence. How these artists negotiated their new surroundings, however, depended upon economic and social factors specific to each particular center. Recent studies focused upon artistic migration, emerging art academies, and expanding art markets in Italy have highlighted how complex and mercurial this process could be. However, a broader study that identifies consistent patterns concerning artistic mobility is still needed. This session seeks to address this lacuna, probing further the process of acclimation for northern European artists in Italy and the effect of travel on artistic practice and theory.

We invite proposals that consider the following:
– The role of networks in Italy for supporting foreign artists; and how these networks may have shifted and changed over time and within particular regions.
– The significance of community between local and foreign, including institutions and organizations.
– The meaning and nature of acclimation processes, such as negotiation, synthesis, integration, and assimilation.
– The effect of travel on artistic production, including experimentation with new techniques, materials, and styles in various contexts and centers.
– The art markets in Italy, and the role of northern European artists in their expansion and professionalization.
– The relationship between travel, mobility, and artistic theory in northern Europe and Italy during the early modern period.
– Artistic identity and identity formation among foreign artists and communities.

Proposals should be for 20-minute papers and must include a title, abstract of no more than 150 words, keywords, a C.V. of 300 words (no prose), and a short bio. Speakers will need to be members of RSA at the time of the conference.

Please send your submission to Erin Downey (edowney1@swarthmore.edu) and Sophia Quach McCabe (sqmccabe@umail.ucsb.edu) by 22 May 2017. Applicants will be notified before 1 June.

Reference:
CFP: Session at RSA (New Orleans, 22-24 Mar 18). In: H-ArtHist, May 15, 2017 (accessed May 18, 2017).