CONF: Mapping the Art Market (Cologne, 22 Jun 18)

University of Cologne
seminar building, conference room R004
Universitätsstraße 37
50931 Cologne
June 22, 2018

Organized by: Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck

Digital mapping, present in everyday life in the form of navigation devices, is increasingly finding its way into art history research. As part of the symposium Mapping the Art Market, organized by the department for Art Market Studies at the University of Cologne’s Institute of Art History, international researchers will be presenting their projects that pursue art historical issues with the assistance of location analysis. Continue reading “CONF: Mapping the Art Market (Cologne, 22 Jun 18)”

Online resource: Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-century Art World

Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-Century Art World

Zoomed-in results around the Louvre for the year 1774; screen shot by Veronika Korbei from Hannah Williams and Chris Sparks, Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-Century Art World, (accessed 3 April 2018). As noted in the FAQs for the site, “there are 10,915 addresses in the database,” with coverage for “a total of 471 artists,” that is, for “every artist admitted to the Academy between 1675 and 1793.” Useful site details are available with the ‘settings’ tab.

Artists in Paris is an open-access digital art history project funded by The Leverhulme Trust and supported by Queen Mary University of London. The Principal Investigator of the project is Dr Hannah Williams. The website was designed and built by Dr Chris Sparks.

Paris is a city renowned for its artistic communities. Neighbourhoods like Montmartre and Montparnasse in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are familiar spaces of artistic activity and sociability. But when it comes to earlier generations of artists, we know strikingly little about how they inhabited the city. Continue reading “Online resource: Artists in Paris: Mapping the 18th-century Art World”

Lecture: The Art Market in the 20th and 21st Centuries (Lisbon, 19-20 Oct, 17)

The Art Market in the 20th and 21st Centuries: Mapping a still unwritten history

Lecture by TIAMSA Co-Chair Johannes Nathan at the Palácio do Correio Velho, Lisbon, Friday, 20 October, 6pm

Beginning with a brief overview of the speaker’s family history, this lecture will outline the development of the art market in the 20th century and the changing role of different business models. In view of the recent attention to provenance research, it will then turn to the growing importance of the study of art market history. The lecture will conclude by pointing to the challenges that still face students of this subject – and how they might be overcome.

The lecture will be preceded by a workshop on „The Art Market Dictionary – The Challenge of Raw Data“ for the students of Mercados da Arte Contemporânea no Mundo Global at the Instituto de História da Arte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa on 19 October 2017, 6pm to 9pm

These are the kick-off events of the “Art Market and Collecting in the European Southern Countries and Brazil”, a new TIAMSA sub-committee, whose first meeting will take place on 19 October in Lisbon.