The symposium analyzes the central role played by women art dealers in the creation and development of the art market between the 1940s and the 1980s. It examines the work of those women who promoted art between different countries and continents, thus developing an international market that anticipated the current global model. The two-day conference is divided into three sessions: the promotion of Modern art by women gallerists after World War II, thus establishing its estate in Neo-Avantgarde research; the women art dealers’ contribution to the birth of new markets, creating a fortune of new artistic languages like architectural drawings and video art; finally, the gradual establishment of a women art dealers’ global network which supplanted the male-dominated market’s geography.Continue reading “CONF: Christie’s Education Symposium – Women Art Dealers (1940-1990) curated by Véronique Chagnon-Burke and Caterina Toschi, May 17-18, 2019”
Arts Special Issue: Art Markets and Digital Histories
Deadline: Jun 15, 2018
A Special Issue of Arts will investigate the promises and pitfalls of current digital methods in studying the history of art markets. New technologies are becoming integral to research in the humanities and social sciences and this invites a reflection on the use of these methods and techniques in art market studies. Our aim is to explore the different strategies that scholars employ to navigate and negotiate digital techniques and data sources, particularly when combining different datasets and types. Furthermore, the wealth of digitized historical data on objects and agents in art markets is rapidly expanding, and this data is increasingly published as Linked Open Data. Two recent historiographical trends make the use of Linked Data particularly relevant to art market studies.
First of all, the history of art markets has since long been studied through economic, social, and cultural lenses. While some scholars opt for the one or the other, others try to integrate them through the topics of, for instance, intermediaries, market mediation, and valuation processes. Open access to digital assets from art museums, archives, and libraries provide the opportunity, in the form of linked data and combined sources, to test cross-overs between research domains and thereby expand our understanding of art markets as socio-cultural as well as economic phenomena. But translating the promise of Linked Data into actual conceptual leaps in the field requires careful design of data models and methodologies.
The second trend also concerns the boundaries of the art market, but on a spatial level. The geographical reach of historical art market studies has been extended beyond Europe and the United States to include Latin America, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. At the same time, scholars have developed increasing interest on themes such as cross-border trade and networks, global vs. national vs. local, and migration and mobility patterns. In theory, digitization and linked data provide excellent opportunities for advanced cross-border and comparative analyses, but in practice it has proven difficult to systematically link or compare data across borders and languages.
For this issue, we seek contributions that present a historical research question relevant to art market studies. We are particularly interested in contributions that reach out to other domains (be they time, place, or societal), and that place emphasis on combining and using multiple sources or data types (linked or not linked). There are no limitations as to place or time, as long as the papers are explicit on their research processes with regards to data, techniques and methods. Continue reading “Call for Papers: Arts Special Issue — Art Markets and Digital Histories”
Routes and Contact Zones. Artistic Mobility and Exchange in Central Eastern and North Eastern Europe
Deadline: Mar 5, 2018
German and Polish versions of this text available online, see reference link below
Working Group of German and Polish Art Historians and Conservators
Art History Institute, Ludwig-Maximilian-University Munich
26. Conference of the Working Group of German and Polish Art Historians and Conservators / Homburger Colloquy (Homburger Gespräch) of the Böckler-Mare-Balticum-Foundation, Munich 11.-13. October 2018
The mobility of people, objects and ideas determined the art scene in Central Eastern and North Eastern Europe for centuries and promoted transregional exchange. In contrast, art historiography in the countries of these regions has long been influenced by nationally defined political concepts that posit clearly distinct cultural developments. If, however, art is understood as a product of cross-border, transcultural exchange, then any scholarly investigation must also consider the transfer routes and the meeting places found along them. Continue reading “CFP: Routes and Contact Zones. Artistic Mobility and Exchange (Munich, 11-13 Oct 18)”
Los Angeles, CA
The Getty, 1200 Getty Center Drive
January 18 – 19, 2018
Art Dealers, America and the International Art Market, 1880-1930
The Getty Research Institute presents a symposium on the role of international art dealers in creating the collections, museums, and intellectual culture of the American art world in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Bringing together rich archival resources from the Getty Research Institute and peer institutions, and capitalizing on new methodologies made possible by the extraordinary quantity of information contained in the documentary record, this symposium illuminates the ways in which art dealers contributed to making America a prominent arena in the international art market, and their role in creating the major private collections that became the foundation of great American museums. Continue reading “CONF: Art Dealers, America and the Art Market (Los Angeles, 18-19 Jan 18)”
This review is in German
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”
Lecture Series ‘Art Market here and now’
Kai Kuklinski, “The art of insuring art” – “Die Kunst, Kunst zu versichern” (in German)
Mr. Kuklinski, Global CEO von AXA ART &Member of the Board, will be speaking as part of the lecture series Kunstmarkt hier und heute: Akteure und ihre Tätigkeitsfelder (Cologne, Okt 17 – Jan 18)
(further information about the talk in German below)
Universität zu Köln
Kunsthistorisches Institut, Hörsaal E
IL MERCATO DELL’ARTE IN ITALIA INTORNO AL 1900.
PROTAGONISTI, ARCHIVI, FOTOGRAFIE
Florence, Bologna, November 14 – 15, 2017
Study days promoted by Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut and Federico Zeri Foundation.
The two study days, which will take place in Florence and Bologna respectively, aim to analyze the dynamics of the art market in Italy at the beginning of the twentieth century, intersecting the methods of the history of art, economic history and sociology.
In this fruitful research context, two particular aspects will be studied: the relationship between photographic practices and antique practices, the subject of the first day hosted by the Fototeca del Kunsthistorisches Institut, and the antiquarian world in the Savoy Rome, which will be studied on the second day at the Federico Zeri Foundation.