CFP: Art Market and Art Collecting (Berlin/Paris, Nov 18/Mar 19)

ART MARKET AND ART COLLECTING FROM 1900 TO THE PRESENT IN GERMANY AND FRANCE

German-French Research Programme
Berlin, Germany, 8–10 November 2018
Paris, France, 11–13 March 2019

Deadline: Sep 14, 2018

Refugee crises, trade wars, migration debates: within the context of global geopolitical, economic and cultural-political upheavals, Europe is presently undergoing a process of transformation. At the same time, European territorial occupations and colonial rule of the past are coming increasingly into the focus of national and transnational scholarship and the politics underlying it.

The 2018–2019 German-French Research Programme organised by the Forum Kunst und Markt/Centre for Art Market Studies of the Technische Universität Berlin and the Centre Georg Simmel of the Paris-based École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in cooperation with the Deutsches Forum für Kunstgeschichte Paris responds to these dynamics. Continue reading “CFP: Art Market and Art Collecting (Berlin/Paris, Nov 18/Mar 19)”

Call for Papers: Arts Special Issue — Art Markets and Digital Histories

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”

Series of Lectures on Art and the Art Market

Vortragsreihe des Forums Kunst und Markt (Series of Lectures at the Forum of Art and Art Market), Berlin, 23 Apr-9 Jul 18

Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik, Fachgebiet Kunstgeschichte der Moderne, Technische Universität Berlin, 23.04. – 09.07.2018

Vortragsreihe des Forums Kunst und Markt / Centre for Art Market Studies
am Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und Historische Urbanistik, Fachgebiet Kunstgeschichte der Moderne, Technische Universität Berlin

In dieser Vortragsreihe werden aktuelle Forschungen zu den historischen und gegenwärtigen Spannungsfeldern und Dynamiken zwischen Kunsthandel, Kunstpolitik und institutionalisierter Kunstwelt präsentiert und zur Diskussion gestellt.

Lecture series PROGRAM Sommer Semester 2018:

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CFP: Markets and their Agents (Basel, 21-22 June, 18)

Arbeitskreis für spätmittelalterliche Wirtschaftsgeschichte
21.06.2018-22.06.2018
Hirschgässlein 21
4051 Basel

Deadline: 04.04.2018

Markets and the agents who shaped and created them are the subject of the 6th annual conference of the research group on premodern economic history. Markets feature prominently in recent research. Discussions cover the questions, for example, how a market can be grasp as a place, an event or a mechanism of exchange, or whether premodern economies have just hosted markets or if some of them can even be regarded as market economies. Continue reading “CFP: Markets and their Agents (Basel, 21-22 June, 18)”

CFP: Art for the People? Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market – Second TIAMSA Conference (Vienna, 27-29 Sept, 18)

 Art for the People?
Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market

(c) Pablo Helguera, http://openengagement.info/36-pablo-helguera/, 2014

2nd Conference
TIAMSA ­­– The International Art Market Studies Association
Vienna, 27-29 September 2018

In Cooperation with:
Belvedere Research Center, Vienna University – Department of Art History, and Dorotheum

Apply by April 15, 2018

The art world and the market have traditionally been the domain of the elites and have thrived on exclusivity. However, the art world has arguably become much more democratic in recent years thanks to the digital revolution, the inclusion of emerging economies in the world art market system, and the vastly improved access to art and information. The price histories of works of art can nowadays easily be reconstructed using online databases; the threshold for art buying is significantly lowered by online sales platforms; and new buyers in emerging economies are making the art market much less Western-oriented. Moreover, an ever broader range of artworks in different price categories has put (fine) art within reach of the middle classes across the globe. At the same time, art institutions such as museums are under tremendous pressure to be less exclusive. Some of these democratizing tendencies are of course not new. For instance, publishing houses in Europe started disseminating prints on a massive scale already in the sixteenth century, thereby enabling larger segments of the population to acquire images. Continue reading “CFP: Art for the People? Questioning the Democratization of the Art Market – Second TIAMSA Conference (Vienna, 27-29 Sept, 18)”

More Art Market Sessions at CAA, Los Angeles

See the full schedule here

“FLORENCE, BERLIN, AND BEYOND: SOCIAL NETWORK AND THE LATE NINETEENTH-CENTURY ART MARKET, PART I”

FRIDAY: 02/23/2018: 8:30AM–10:00AM
Location: Room 404A

Chair: Lynn Catterson, Columbia University

“Florence and Paris: The Italian Acquisitions of Edouard and Nélie Jacquemart-André”
Giancarla Cilmi, École Pratique des Hautes Étude École du Louvre

“The Power of Connections: Difficult Artworks and the Agency of Social Networks in Collecting”
Joanna Smalcerz , Getty Research Institute

“Art for Sale: Acquisitions for Germany Collections at the “sale of the century””
Paola Cordera, Politecnico di Milano, School of Design

“Wilhelm von Bode and Alessandro Contini Bonacossi”
Fulvia Zaninelli, University of Edinburgh

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Conference Discount for TIAMSA members (Geneva, 2 Feb, 2018)

TIAMSA members receive a discount on the registration fee when signing up to
The Responsible Art Market Initiative Conference

Building an Art Market 2.0

Geneva, 2 February 2018

See our related post here

Interested members please contact the office of The Responsible Art Market Initiative directly.

http://responsibleartmarket.org/