PUB: ‘Local contexts as activation mechanisms of market development: contemporary art in emerging markets’ by Nataliya Komarova & Olav Velthuis

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The paper studies how local contexts contribute to the emergence of markets. In particular, it explains how potential entrepreneurs are motivated to become active in establishing new markets. Empirically, the focus is on contemporary art markets in two emerging countries: India and Russia. The paper draws upon qualitative interviews with 65 contemporary art dealers conducted in New Delhi, Mumbai, Moscow and Saint Petersburg. We show how different socio-cultural contexts function as activation mechanisms: in India, family backgrounds predominantly structure the decision-making processes, among others through the economic, social and cultural capital which these families provide. In Russia, by contrast, such family background is non-existent. Instead, the socio-economic turmoil of 1990s and 2000s as well as the strong involvement of the state function as activation mechanisms. We suggest that these different activation mechanisms contribute to explaining the diverging market performance in both countries.

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CFP: Stedelijk Studies 9: Modernism in Migration

Deadline: Feb 20, 2019

Stedelijk Studies 9 (Fall 2019):

Modernism in Migration: Relocating Artists, Objects and Institutions, 1900–1960

THEME OUTLINE
In the production and reception of art, processes of migration play a crucial role. This is particularly true for modernism and the historical avant-gardes of the twentieth century, when artists’ transnational networks and migrations across countries and continents greatly impacted artistic developments. Besides artists and agents such as art dealers and art historians, works of art and art institutions also migrated. For an upcoming issue of Stedelijk Studies, we invite scholars to explore forms of migration and their influence on the development and dissemination of modern art around the world from 1900–1960.

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PUB: ‘Studies in the History of Collecting and Art Markets – A Study in the Social History of Art’ (Vol. 5) by Paolo Coen

We are very pleased to offer TIAMSA Members 25% discount on this wonderful publication – for details and further information, please log into your TIAMSA Members Area!

Recent interest in the economic aspects of the history of art have taken traditional studies into new areas of enquiry. Going well beyond provenances or prices of individual objects, our understanding of the arts has been advanced by research into the demands, intermediaries and clients in the market.
Eighteenth-century Rome offers a privileged view of such activities, given the continuity of remarkable investments by the local ruling class, combined with the decisive impact of external agents, largely linked to the Grand Tour. This book, the result of collaboration between international specialists, brings back into the spotlight protagonists, facts and dynamics that have remained unexplored for many years.

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The Central Collecting Point in Munich: A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art | Institute of English Studies

Hollywood has told the story of how Monuments Men retrieved artworks that had been looted by Nazis. Newly discovered archival information brings to life the untold story of what they did next at the U.S. Army’s Office of Military Government at the Central Collecting Point (CCP) in Munich. How did the so-called ‘Monuments Men’ transform the war-damaged former Nazi Party headquarters in Munich into the largest ‘museum’ and greatest art history project that had ever been undertaken? How did they create the incredible expertise to identify the artworks? How did they build the infrastructure to restitute the objects? And, as millennia of priceless treasures of European cultural heritage were being gathered under one war-damaged roof, who could be trusted?

Dr Iris Lauterbach presents her new research on the events, people, and intrigue of the Munich CCP in the crucial years 1945–1949. Based on previously unpublished records, archives, and photographs, she uncovers the stories of the people who worked there at a time of lingering political suspicions. In this talk, she narrates the fascinating knowledge-building, conservation, and restitution processes. It is also the remarkable story of the foundation of Germany’s Central Institute for Art History: the library that powered the CCP’s knowledge base has grown into the one of the world’s largest art history reference libraries, where she is a researcher.

Events

29 January 2019: Lecture and Book Launch

The lecture will take place on 29 January 2019, 6-7pm, followed by a reception for the UK book launch of Iris Lauterbach’s The Central Collecting Point in Munich: A New Beginning for the Restitution and Protection of Art, translated by Fiona Elliott, with an introduction by James J. Sheehan (Getty Publications, 2018). The respondent is Dr Johannes von Müller (Warburg Institute). The convener is Dr Elizabeth Savage (Institute of English Studies).

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PUB: Acquiring Cultures. Histories of World Art on Western Markets, De Gruyter

Bookcover – Acquiring Cultures (2018)

As more parts of the world became accessible to the West, a fast-growing number of exotic artefacts entered European markets from the 18th century. Facilitated by social and technological changes, the markets for such objects thrived, while a collecting culture and museums emerged. This book focuses on methods and places of exchange, monetary and ideological value, actors and networks, transfer and transport, prices and expertise, while exploring 300 years and four continents.  Based on a symposium in Berlin, the publication will include contributions by Felicity Bodenstein, Ting Chang, Manuel Charpy, Nélia Dias, Natasha Eaton, Noëmie Etienne, Jonathan Fine, Christine Howald, Philip Jones, Sylvester Okwunodu Ogbechie, Ying-chen Peng, Léa Saint-Raymond and Élodie Vaudry, and Masako Yamamoto.

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PUB: ‘Petrus Mariette. Iconum mercator Parisiis’ – A Newly Discovered Portrait of Pierre I Mariette (c. 1603-1657)

Portrait Pierre I Mariette

The French periodical ‚Nouvelles de l’estampe‘ has just gone open access with a new issue including an article by Antoinette Friedenthal presenting the discovery of a portrait of Pierre I Mariette (c. 1603-1657), the founder of the Mariette dynasty of print and book dealers. Hidden unrecognized in the encompassing print collection which the Mariette assembled for Prince Eugene of Savoy from c. 1717 onwards (much of which survives in the Albertina in Vienna), the portrait was etched by Pierre I’s grandson Jean Mariette (1660-1742) and inscribed ‘Petrus Mariette. Iconum mercator Parisiis’ by the sitter’s great-grandson Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774), the last art dealer of the family known as one of the foremost connoisseurs of prints and drawings of the 18th century. The article is available both in French and in English.

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LINK: http://nouvellesdelestampe.fr/nouvelles-de-lestampe/publi-en-ligne/

ANN: Collecting Prints and Drawings: Thematic Virtual Issue

The Journal of the History of Collections has launched a Thematic Virtual Issue on the topic of Collecting Prints and Drawings. The collection compiles articles from past issues of the journal and is a useful resource for those with research interests in the history of works on paper and the people who collected them.

Links to articles and further information can be found here