Student Blog: TIAMSA Conference 2018 – Section 5: Launching TIAMSA Legal by Kirsten Pilling

The classical pathway of most art history students leads from learning the basics about architecture and iconography, to the study of the Italian Renaissance, to the confrontation with the avant-garde movements and contemporary art. However, most students never reach the point at which they actually deal with questions of the art market, and in particular its legal challenges – a situation which is particularly surprising given the fact that many of them have ended up, or will end up, in workplaces like galleries, auction houses or other institutions dealing with the more commercial side of art. Therefore, logically, it is usually only a matter of time until one is confronted with a situation in which a certain level of instinct for legal matters is helpful or even actual knowledge is required.

The fact that the second TIAMSA Conference dedicated a whole section to the legal aspects of the art market, and also has a newly founded sub-committee “TIAMSA Legal”, consisting of practitioners as well as academics involved in the art law, responds exactly to that gap and need for transdisciplinary action and information. Altogether four speakers presented and discussed legal challenges and existing initiatives currently present in the art market:

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CFP: Demokratisierung des Kunstbetriebs? (Dresden, 10-11 Oct 19)

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, 10. – 11.10.2019
Deadline: Apr 21, 2019

Demokratisierung des Kunstbetriebs? Transformationsprozesse zwischen Ost und West, 1960-1990

Das Interesse an Demokratisierungsprozessen und am Demokratiebegriff boomt. Im Rahmen einer wissenschaftlichen Tagung zum Thema „Demokratisierung des Kunstbetriebs? Transformationsprozesse zwischen Ost und West, 1960-1990“, die am 10. und 11. Oktober 2019 an den Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) stattfinden wird, sollen die bildenden Künste in diese Debatte einbezogen werden: Welche Versuche wurden in der zweiten Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts unternommen, demokratische Prinzipien wie Freiheit, Gleichheit, Partizipation und Pluralismus im Kunstbetrieb umzusetzen und damit in eine konkrete gesellschaftliche Praxis zu überführen? Die Bestände des Archivs der Avantgarden (AdA) im Museumsverbund der SKD dokumentieren das Kunstgeschehen zur Zeit der Demokratisierungsdebatten der 1960er und 1970er Jahre in der Bundesrepublik und bilden die Materialgrundlage für die Fragestellung der Tagung, die entsprechend von einer Präsentation ausgewählter Archivalien begleitet wird.

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ANN: ART AND LAW: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TURBULENT TIMES | 20 March 2019 | NH Hotel Maastricht

ART AND LAW: CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS IN TURBULENT TIMES WORKSHOP: MAASTRICHT 20th MARCH 2019
NH Hotel Maastricht

The TEFAF period in Maastricht is an excellent occasion to discuss recent developments in the area of art and law. Therefore, it has meanwhile become a tradition to organise a workshop during this period in order to exchange with experts from various jurisdictions current developments, new legislative initiatives and relevant case law.

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ANN: The Art Basel and UBS Global Art Market Report 2019

The third edition of the annual report reveals a 6% increase in global art sales worldwide, with active buying by millennials and growing appetite for online sales.

5 Key Insights:

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Student Blog: TIAMSA Conference 2018 – Section 3: “Elites and the People” by Theresa Auer

The last panel on the second day of the 2018 TIAMSA conference addressed a very promising topic: “Elites and the people” in relation to the contemporary art market. Even though Friday’s schedule was tight and demanding, the audience still seemed passionate to follow a very interesting discussion.

Stoyan Sgourev (ESSEC Paris) presenting ‘The Bifurcation of the Art Market. Precedents and Consequences’ at the 2018 TIAMSA Conference in Vienna
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CFP: Art as Commodities / Commodities as Art (York, 14 Jun 19)

University of York, June 14, 2019
Deadline: Mar 29, 2019

When art makes the headlines, it is usually about money. In 2017, Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi sold for over $450 million at Christie’s New York. Just how can a painting be worth more than a penthouse on Fifth Avenue?

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