CONF: The Formation and Development of New Markets (London, 30-31 May 19)

Royal Academy London and School of the Arts, Kingston University, May 30- 31, 2019. Registration deadline: May 28, 2019.

Tools for the Future: The Formation and Development of New Markets

As the art market in Europe has developed, there have been many instances where new areas of collecting have emerged onto the market, very often reaching record-breaking prices. This workshop focuses on examples of this type of new market, whether in the primary or secondary sector, the aim being to analyse and understand the mechanisms by which a particular ‘product’ enters the market, gains authority and thus becomes collectable. In studying the evolution of these markets, the complex relationships between the different agents interacting with each other to create, support and sustain the taste or fashion for these works provide evidence of how art markets function, whether today or in the past. Papers examine the processes by which new markets are validated and question whether this is a necessary part of acceptance and stability, or whether in the contemporary art market, this is no longer necessary; another question that links past and present markets is the question of investment and whether it a factor in creating new markets. Underpinning many of these questions lies the issue of information and how important is accessibility to that information in the market.

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PROGRAMME

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ANN: Einladung zum Doktoranden- und Habilitandenseminar Kunst und Recht vom 6. bis 8. September 2019, Universität Bonn

Einladung zum Doktoranden- und Habilitandenseminar„Kunst und Recht“ 6. bis 8. September 2019 Universität Bonn

Vom 6. bis 8. September 2019 wird das nächste, von Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kurt Siehr, M.C.L., Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht Hamburg, begründete, traditionsreiche Seminar „Kunst und Recht“ hier in Bonn stattfinden.Herr Kollege Siehr, Frau Kollegin Prof. Dr. Kerstin von der Decken, Walther-Schücking-Institut für internationales Recht Kiel, und ich freuen uns auf ein anregendes Wochenende mit Vorträgen und Werkstattberichten von Ihnen zu Ihren Dissertations- bzw. Habilitationsthemen oder auch sonstigen wissenschaftlichen Projekten sowie Diskussionen in geschützter, kollegialer Atmosphäre. Zugleich stellen wir derzeit ein kulturelles Begleitprogramm zusammen – hier hat Bonn einiges zu bieten! Das Seminar wird am Freitag, den 6. September 2019, abends beginnen und am Sonntag, den 8. September 2019, um die Mittagszeit enden.

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PUB: The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Cultural Interchange, special issue, Medieval Encounters

We are pleased to inform you of the publication of Therese Martin, ed., The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Cultural Interchange, special issue, Medieval Encounters vol. 25, nos. 1-2 (2019), https://brill.com/view/journals/me/25/1-2/me.25.issue-1-2.xml

The articles in this double issue, selected from papers presented at a conference held at Princeton in 2017, center around the treasury of San Isidoro de León to address wider questions about the meanings of cross-cultural luxury objects and textiles in royal-ecclesiastical collections.

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ANN: Institute of Art and Law, ‘Art on the Move’ seminar, 19th June 2019, London

Location: Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP in London

The event will cover the legal aspects relating to the movement of art: buying and selling across international borders, international loans, the role of handlers and agents… and the possible implications of Brexit. Speakers will include:

  • Geoffrey Bennett, Institute of Art & Law
  • Jennifer Emms, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
  • Nickos Gogolos, Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Emily Gould, Institute of Art & Law
  • Luke Harris, Barrister, 5 Stone Buildings
  • Ed Powles, Partner, Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
  • Anastasia Tennant, Arts Council England
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ANN: Forum Kunst und Markt – Invitation to our next lecture, 29/04/2019

Monday, 29/04/2019

Dr. Uwe Hartmann, Magdeburg

Das Geschäft mit der Kunst in der DDR: Privates Sammeln, verstaatlichter Handel und die Enteignung von Kulturgütern

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PUB: Medieval Encounters 25, nos. 1-2 (March, 2019)

Medieval Encounters 25, nos. 1-2 (March, 2019), Special Issue: The Medieval Iberian Treasury in the Context of Cultural Interchange, ed. Therese Martin.

CONTENTS

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CFP: Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets

Call for manuscripts

Brill’s “Studies in the History of Collecting & Art Markets” is a peer-reviewed book series dedicated to original scholarship on the social, cultural, and economic mechanisms underlying the circulation of art. Over the last two decades interest in the formation, display, and dissolution of art collections increased tremendously; art markets, trade routes, and dealer networks became a rich field of interdisciplinary inquiry. Scholarship brought forth a lot of information about the flamboyant personalities to whom the possession of art was a lifestyle; regarding the “social life of things”, i.e. the provenance of individual artworks, many research gaps could be closed.
This shift in scholarly attention from the production side to the consumption side of the art world is also reflected in the emergence of specialized post-graduate courses offered by a number of institutions internationally, as well as an ever-increasing stream of exhibitions, conferences, and publications devoted to the subject. Brill’s book series accommodates scholarly monographs, collections of essays, conference proceedings, and works of reference that engage in the broadly defined topic of art markets and collecting practices throughout history.

Editor-in-Chief: Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center, Vienna)

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