Upcoming Events

New York City, Friday 26 Oct 2018, 4pm – TIAMSA New York visits Relative Values with Curator Elizabeth Cleland at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join TIAMSA New York for a tour of Relative Values: The Cost of Art in the Northern Renaissance with Elizabeth Cleland (Associate Curator, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts). Bringing together 62 masterpieces of northern European art, the exhibition revolves around questions of historical worth, exploring relative value systems in the Renaissance era. The objects on view—tapestry, stained and vessel glass, sculpture, paintings, precious metal-work, and enamels—are juxtaposed with pricing data from sixteenth-century documents. – TIAMSA members will meet at 3:45 PM at the central information desk in the Great Hall. Also note that the Met is open until 9:00 PM on Fridays. Please RSVP here.

New York City, Wednesday 14 Nov 2018, 4pm – TIAMSA New York visits Delacroix with Curator Asher Miller at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Join TIAMSA member Asher Miller (Associate Curator, European Paintings) for a tour of Delacroixthe first comprehensive retrospective devoted to the French painter ever held in North America. A joint project with the Musée du Louvre, the exhibition features more than 150 paintings, drawings, prints, and manuscripts—many never before seen in the United States. The tour will pay special attention to matters pertaining to the art market. TIAMSA members will meet at 9:45 AM at the central information desk in the Great Hall. Please RSVP here.

New York City, 13 February 2019, 8:30-10:00am – The Studio as Market (Chaired by Julie Codell, Arizona State University) – TIAMSA-Session at the CAA (College Art Association) Conference

Artists’ studios have been the site of workshops, collaboration, promotion, mystery, and myth, at times considered a hallowed space, at other times a disreputable one. They have also been the places of social, political, and economic transactions that shape aesthetic values. In the studio artists self-fashioned their social status and promoted their works. They invited critics, dealers, and patrons into their studios, turning the latter into sites that combined a presumed mysterious creative energy with economic exchange while purposely misapprehending economic considerations. This session will explore how artists – facing dwindling church and aristocratic patronage from the eighteenth century on – strategically entered the “free” market by using their studios to promote and sell works in conjunction with creating marketable public identities to engage buyers and generate symbolic capital for their name and their work. – Speakers, Titles and Abstracts may be found here. (Please note that you will have to purchase access to the 2019 CAA Conference in order to attend.)

Gustave Courbet, The Artist’s Studio, 1855, Paris – Musée d’Orsay

New York City, 15 February 2019, 12:30-1:30pm – Databases for Art Market Studies: An Open Conversation on ‘What and Why’ (Chaired by Clarissa Ricci, Iuav University of Venice and Sandra van Ginhoven, Getty Research Institute) – TIAMSA-Session at the CAA (College Art Association) Conference

Databases and digital techniques frequently challenge current approaches to research, not least through the introduction of a new vocabulary. While this opens some exciting perspectives, the use of such tools also requires careful modeling of key concepts and relationships. The present, one-hour seminar focuses on the opportunities and challenges which digital tools and methods present for art market studies. It will feature brief presentations on current projects reflecting critically on the ways in which working with existing or new datasets can add to the field of art market studies. This will be followed by an open discussion of methodological issues and questions of database design. Registration is not necessary (although you will have to purchase access to the 2019 CAA Conference in order to attend) but please send an e-mail to Clarissa Ricci or Sandra van Ginhoven if you would like to get more actively involved.

Lisbon, 20-21 November 2019 – TIAMSA’s Third Annual Conference on “The Art Market and the Global South: New Perspectives and Plural Approaches

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 the TIAMSA Subcommittee Art Market and Collecting: Portugal, Spain and Brazil, Universidad Nebrija (Madrid) and Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil). It will address 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 meant 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.

A Janela Aberta, 1998, by Pedro Calapez, at Veritas Art Auctioneers