Our 2019 conference is co-organized by the Institute of Art History, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association and TIAMSA Portugal, Spain and Brazil, in collaboration with Universidad Nebrija (Madrid) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil).
This conference will discuss the developments, the disruptions and new perspectives that can be observed in the current art market as seen from the Global South – a term here used to refer to emerging economies of the southern hemisphere (South America, Africa, India, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Europe, but not limited to these geographical areas) – and their contribution to the development of art markets worldwide. We will explore the Global South as a thematic frame and through different disciplinary viewpoints in order to re-think the cross-cultural and economic flows and to investigate the various local practices of the art market. Furthermore, we wish to analyze the Global South as a set of spaces and players affected by the contemporary art trade. In doing so, we particularly intend to focus on the rise of new art markets in these regions and their impact on the global art system, its history, its changing processes and its networks – but also on the circulation of art.
We invite proposals from scholars and independent researchers that explore the following themes:
1. The Global South: the persistence, the contribution and the specificity of the local markets in relation to the dynamics of the global art market;
2. Southern markets, plural markets, new markets: institutional, commercial and independent structures that legitimize and give visibility to the circulation of the art work; power relationships between biennials and art fairs;
3. The collecting process: models of collecting, “new” collectors and new private museums (aesthetic tendencies, taste and tensions between private and public structures);
4. Agents in the art market: circulation and frictions in the art system; the art dealer, the curator and the artist as new agents;
5. The legal regime of the purchase and sale of works of art, due diligence and the rights of the artists (droit de suite and moral rights);
6. The crisis: impact and strategies adopted to overcome the art market’s economic crisis after 2008.
We welcome proposals for 20 minutes presentation in English, which should include:
1. Title of the proposal
2. Applicant’s identification (name, institutional affiliation, country and e-mail)
3. Abstract up to 300 words
4. Short curriculum vitae (up to 200 words)
Proposals must be sent in Word (.doc format) by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline and selection process
– Proposals must be submitted until 31 January 2019.
– The selection will be made by the Scientific Committee, through a double-blind review process. Note of acceptance will be given by April 2019.
– A selection of the presented papers will be later published in Revista de História da Arte, Série W, a peer-reviewed online journal.
Organizing Committee (ordered alphabetically by first name)
– Adelaide Duarte, Instituto de História da Arte, Departamento de História da Arte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Bruna Fetter, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Fernando Loureiro Bastos, Universidade de Lisboa; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB; TIAMSA Legal
– Marcílio Franca Filho, Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB; TIAMSA Legal
– Maria Amélia Bulhões, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Marta Perez Ibañez, Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Nei Vargas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA Subcommittee AMC_PSB
– Veronika Korbei, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association
Scientific Committee (ordered alphabetically by first name
– Alain Quemin, Professor of Sociology of Art at Université Paris-8, France
– Ana Letícia Fialho, Associated Researcher at Instituto de Estudos Brasileiros, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil
– Dorothee Wimmer, Director, Centre for Art Market Studies at Technische Universität Berlin
– Emília Ferreira, Director National Museum of Contemporary Art – Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; IHA/NOVA FCSH, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
– Filip Vermeylen, Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam
– George Kornis, Professor at Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– Isidro Lopez-Aparicio, Professor at Universidade de Granada, Artist and Curator
– Johannes Nathan, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association and TU Berlin
– Juan Arturo Rubio, School Director of Nebrija (tbc)
– Luís Urbano Afonso, Professor, Departamento de História/Artis – Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa
– Maria Lúcia Bueno, Universidade Federal Juíz de Fora (tbc)
– Nathalie Moureau, Université Paul Valery Montpellier (tbc)
– Olav Velthius, Professor at University of Amsterdam
– Paolo Serafini, Università La Sapienza, Roma
– Raquel Henriques da Silva, Professor at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
Conference Website: Global South Conference