CFP: Eventful Art Markets (Researching Art Markets past & present: Tools for the future, International Workshop #9 / University of Glasgow, 23-24 October 2024)

Thinking Culture at the University of Glasgow will host the international workshop “Eventful Art Markets” on 23-24 October 2024, the ninth in the International Workshops Series Researching Art Markets past & present: Tools for the future (RAM-T). The Series is part of RAM-T, the international interdisciplinary initiative and community which was jointly founded by Elisabetta Lazzaro (Business School for the Creative Industries – University of the Creative Arts, UK), Nathalie Moureau (University Paul Valéry, Montpellier 3) and Adriana Turpin (IESA Art & Culture, Paris and the Society for the History of Collecting, London) in 2017. Through individual presentations followed by group discussions, the RAM-T workshop series aims to bring together international scholars and professionals from different disciplines, periods of study and professional approaches to confront key issues and develop methodologies to analyse and interpret the structures, practices and principles of the art market. Inaugurated in June 2018, workshops have taken place in Montpellier, Utrecht, London, Rome, Ljubljana, Paris, Rotterdam and Baton Rouge, and have covered topics spanning art collectors, the artist as an entrepreneur, the formation and development of new markets, communication strategies, legislation and finance, gatekeepers, and markets for applied arts, artistic crafts and design.

This workshop will explore the role of events in contemporary and historical art markets. The consistent activity of art markets is punctuated by events in which collectors, dealers, artists, galleries, curators and other market players come together for focused moments and places of exchange, including virtual ones. Art fairs are the most obvious examples of these events, but in historical and contemporary art markets, events such as biennials, lotteries, art weeks, major auctions, world expos, major openings and previews, and other events are also pertinent.

School of Culture & Creative Arts, University of Glasgow, UK – 23-24 October 2024

For the full call, visit: