Visual Resources, Volume XXXIII, Nos. 1-2, 2017

The latest number of the journal Visual Resources, published by Routledge/Taylor and Francis, presents a Special Issue Guest-Edited by MEAGHEN CLARKE and FRANCESCO VENTRELLA (University of Sussex), entitled ‘Women’s Expertise and the Culture of Connoisseurship’.
This issue has many articles that may interest the historian of the art market (especially appealing for those concerned with the linkages between the market and art historiography), such as ‘Mrs. Berenson, Mrs. Gardner and Miss Toplady: Connoisseurship, Collecting and Commerce in London (1898–1905)‘ by MACHTELT ISRAELS, and  ‘“This Feminine Scholar”: Belle da Costa Greene and the Shaping of J.P. Morgan’s Legacy‘, by art market scholar FLAMINIA GENNARI SANTORI.

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First meeting of TIAMSA’s Berlin sub-committee

Berlin, 3 July 2017, 7.00pm

Christine Howald and Anne Luther proudly announce the launch of TIAMSA’s Berlin sub-committee and cordially invite to the first meeting on

July 2017, 7.00pm
Centre for Art Market Studies
Technische Universität Berlin

Straße des 17. Juni 150/152 (corner of March-Straße)
10623 Berlin  
Room AF083

The TIAMSA Berlin sub-committee welcomes members who are based in Berlin or nearby and who would like to contribute to a lively and scholarly discourse on art and its markets. Our first casual meet-and-greet is hosted by the Centre for Art Market Studies at the Technische Universität Berlin and is also open to those who consider joining TIAMSA.
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The sub-committee will organize visits to sites relevant for the study of the art market (galleries, archives, libraries, museums, etc.) and mobilize our members coming from both academia and the art market to meet on a regular basis. It aims to uncover relationships between historical research, contemporary art markets as well as institutions and businesses. Members will introduce their know-how and are invited to host discussion groups, talks, round tables and visits at their sites with a topic of their choice related to their field of expertise. Please let us know if you would like to attend, we are very much looking forward to seeing you.​ 

Herzliche Grüße! Anne Luther and Christine Howald


Dr. Christine Howald is Research Associate  and Teaching Fellow at Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik (Research Area “Art Market and Provenance”).

Dr. Anne Luther is a researcher at Technische Universität Berlin, and arts manager and software developer with focus on the contemporary art market and data visualization in qualitative research.

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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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.

Exh.: Alfred Flechtheim. Modernism’s Art Dealer, Berlin, May-Sept 2017

Alfred Flechtheim. Modernism’s Art Dealer
May 21, 2017 – September 17, 2017

The role played by Alfred Flechtheim (1878–1937) in the history of twentieth-century European art cannot be underestimated. He dealt in his galleries with the most important artworks of his time and was a charismatic driving force for artists, museums and collectors. His publication “Querschnitt” was one of the Weimar Republic’s most intellectually stimulating avant-garde magazines. Flechtheim was surrounded by such popular celebrities as Max Schmeling and illustrious artists like Renée Sintenis. Defamed by anti-Semitic hostilities and threatened by the Nazis, he emigrated from Germany in 1933 and died in exile in 1937. Continue reading “Exh.: Alfred Flechtheim. Modernism’s Art Dealer, Berlin, May-Sept 2017”

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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