Sotheby’s Institute of Art
12. – 15.07.2017
Bericht von Helene Bosecker, Berlin
Die erste Konferenz der 2016 gegründeten International Art Market Studies Association (TIAMSA) widmete sich der historischen und aktuellen Forschung zum Thema Kunstmesse. Dieser zentrale Schauplatz des Kunsthandels wurde im Rahmen der dreitägigen Veranstaltung aus verschiedenen Perspektiven beleuchtet, in seinen Strukturen untersucht, kritisch reflektiert und diskutiert.  Continue reading “REV-CONF: The Art Fair – The 2017 TIAMSA Conference”→
The conversation co-organized by TIAMSA and Art Basel in June was the subject of an extensive, very positive newspaper article in the Milanese daily “Il Sole 24 Ore”, written by Silvia Simoncelli (25 June 2017, no. 768, p. 20).
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Late in 2016 TIAMSA and Art Basel envisaged to co-organize a round table on the theme of „Transparency in the Art Market“. Organized by Art Basel in co-operation with TIAMSA, this conversation finally entitled “Public / Private – New Rules: Is the Artworld a Mature Industry?“ was held on 15 June 2017 and is now available on YouTube.
TIAMSA President Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam), Lindsay Pollock (Editor-in-Chief of Art in America 2011-2017), Bob Rennie (Art Collector), Adam Sheffer (President, The Art Dealers Association of America) and Pierre Valentin (Partner in charge of the Art & Cultural Property Law Group, Constantine Cannon) engaged in a lively discussion moderated by Andrász Szántó (Consultant in the fields of art, media, cultural policy). Though held in the morning hours, the event was very well attended and got media coverage in “Il Sole 24 Ore” (Milan) through an informative article by Silvia Simoncelli (25 June 2017, no. 768, p. 20 – alas not available online, but we are hoping to reproduce the article here in one way or another).
TIAMSA’s The Art Fair Conference 13-15 July 2017 Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London
Here we attach the abstracts to the talks of the upcoming event.
We look forward to welcoming our speakers and participants to this exciting programme, focusing on art fairs from 16th-century panden via the creation of documenta to Art Basel now.
TIAMSA will be represented by Olav Velthuis, TIAMSA president and Johannes Nathan, TIAMSA Chair.
This talk addresses the rapidly changing business environment of art. Across the artworld, established but opaque ways of doing business are increasingly seen as a hindrance, not an advantage. Governments are eager to enact regulations, investment-minded collectors and analysts are pressing for greater transparency. Information is flowing more freely: It is no longer a question of whether data becomes available, but when, where, and on whose terms. The institutional sector is also under scrutiny, as funders demand accountability and clarity about the role of private interests. How will the artworld keep up with these developments? What can be done to modernize and professionalize the market without stifling its dynamism? What are the new rules of the art economy to follow?
Lindsay Pollock, former Editor-in-Chief, Art in America, New York; Olav Velthuis, Professor, Department of Sociology at University of Amsterdam, and President, TIAMSA, Amsterdam; Adam Sheffer, Partner, Cheim & Read, and President, Art Dealers Association of America, New York; Pierre Valentin, Partner, Constantine Cannon LLP, London; Bob Rennie, Collector, Vancouver.
Moderator: András Szántó, Author and Cultural Consultant, New York.
Forum Kunst und Markt/ Centre for Art Market Studies at Technische Universität Berlin is delighted to present its first issue of the Journal for Art Market Studies – JAMS.
It is a peer-reviewed open-access journal for current international research on the art market of all periods. The articles are published in English. The first issue is dedicated to The Pricing of Art: Makers – Markets – Museums, the second one will be devoted to Theories of the Art Market.
Who or what determines the prices of artworks, their development and volatility? The first edition of the Journal for Art Market Studies looks at how the players and institutions affect the pricing of art, its development and volatility.
Table of Contents
Bénédicte Savoy, Johannes Nathan, Dorothee Wimmer: Editorial