REV-CONF: The Art Fair – The 2017 TIAMSA Conference

This review is in German

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
London
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. [1] Continue reading “REV-CONF: The Art Fair – The 2017 TIAMSA Conference”

EXH.: Cologne and its Journey towards an Arts Capital, Cologne (20 July – 22 Oct, 17)

Cologne and its Journey towards an Arts Capital – 
Between Protest and Progressivity in the 60s and 70s

Opening on 20 July 2017, 6.00 p.m.

Universität zu Köln
Universität- und Stadtbibliothek
Universitätsstr. 33
50931 Köln

By launching the Kunstmarkt Köln, today’s Art Cologne, as the first art fair for Modern and Contemporary art in 1967, the city of Cologne experienced a major impulse on its way to becoming an arts capital. Therefore, this exhibition’s focus is both on the art fair itself as well as on the events and happenings, which stood in direct opposition to the fair and were even triggered by it. The “Straßenaktion der Organisation für Direkte Demokratie durch Volksabstimmung” (see cover photo), initiated in 1970 by Joseph Beuys, Hans Peter Alvermann, Wolf Vostell, Klaus Staeck and gallery owner Helmut Rywelski, can be seen as a prominent example for this. In addition, selected protagonists from the prosperous gallery and art trade scene of the late 60s were examined: what happened over the course of the democratization of art in those years, which were shaped by vigor, progressivity and protest?

The exhibition was curated by students in conjunction with Günter Herzog and Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck.

The exhibits are shown in dialogue with the video-text portrait “Helga Müller – ein Fragment” by video artist Sabine Bürger.

Contact:
Universität zu Köln
Kunsthistorisches Institut
Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
50923 Köln
Blog: https://amskoeln.hypotheses.org

Invitation (87okb, .pdf)

 

Panel discussion: Cooperation & competition in the art market, 50 years Art Cologne, July 13, Cologne

To mark the 50th anniversary of Art Cologne the Institute of Art History of the University of Cologne and ZADIK (Zentralarchive des Internationalen Kunsthandels) are hosting a panel discussion on Cooperation and Competition in the Art Market, 50 Years Art Cologne. Continue reading “Panel discussion: Cooperation & competition in the art market, 50 years Art Cologne, July 13, Cologne”