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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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 Market and New Tech: Smokescreens and Real Opportunities” Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 17:00, Zurich

UNIVERSITY OF ZURICH’S ART MARKET STUDIES PROGRAM cordially invite you to join a discussion on

“The Art Market and New Tech: Smokescreens and Real Opportunities” 

Thursday, 7th March 2019 at 17:00
Schwarzescafé, Löwenbräu Areal Zurich
Limmatstrasse 270 


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CFP: Recycling Luxury Conference, Friday 5th July 2019, Christie’s, London

Deadline: 1 March 2019

The concept of luxury is associated with ideas of excess (luxus) or even worse immodesty (luxure). An infamous example involving Cleopatra dissolving a priceless pearl and swallowing it encapsulates some common associations between luxury and immorality, or luxury as intrinsically linked to the idea of waste.

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CFP: “In the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire?” Moravian Gallery, Brno, September 12 – 14, 2019

In the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire? Art and Culture in Interwar Central Europe
Deadline: May 1, 2019

The First World War is often held to have brought about not merely political and social disruption, but also a profound caesura in artistic and cultural life. Nowhere was this more evident than in Austria-Hungary, where Vienna and Budapest lost their pre-eminent status as cultural capitals, and the creation of new states transformed the political and artistic status of cities such as Prague, Brno, Salzburg and Košice. The disruption to artistic life was dramatically symbolised in the deaths in 1918 of some of the leading figures of pre-war modernism: Otto Wagner, Gustav Klimt, Bohumil Kubišta and Egon Schiele.

Post-war nostalgia for the Habsburg Empire amongst writers such as Joseph Roth, Stefan Zweig and Miklós Bánffy is well known and, as Marjorie Perloff has suggested, the collapse of Austria-Hungary left its imprint on what might be termed a specific ‘austro-modernism.’ But what was the impact of the events of 1918 on the visual arts? How did artists, designers and architects negotiate the changed terrain of the post-war social and political world? To what extent did the memory of the Habsburg Empire continue to shape artistic life? To what extent did artists and architects actively seek to consign it to oblivion?

As part of the ERC-funded project “Continuity / Rupture? Art and Architecture in Central Europe 1918-1939” ( this conference examines the ways in which the visual arts shaped and were shaped by new aesthetic, political and ideological currents, with particular reference to Austria, Hungary and Czechoslovakia.

Proposals (300 words) are invited for 30-minute papers that examine topics such as:

1. Cultural memory of the Habsburg Empire
2. Formation and reformation of the avant-gardes
3. Exile and migration
4. The destruction, creation and renewal of artistic networks
5. The art market, galleries, museums and other institutions of the art world
6. Artistic, architectural and broader cultural policies of the new states

Confirmed keynote speakers are: Pieter Judson (EUI, Florence); Eve Blau (Harvard University); Milena Bartlová (Academy of Art and Design, Prague) and Enikő Róka (Kiscelli Museum, Budapest).

The deadline for submission of proposals is Wednesday 1 May 2019. Submissions should be sent to:

ANN: Event: Emerging Markets: recent developments and constraints, ISCTE-IUL, Auditório Silva Leal (Ala Autónoma) Lisbon, Friday, 22nd of February 2019

16:00: The emerging art markets: an introduction Alexandra Fernandes (ISCTE-IUL)

16:15: Key challenges for the art market in the 21st century Iain Robertson (Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London)

17:00: Art markets in Southeast Asia: a laboratory of ideas and change Leonor Veiga (CIEBA – Universidade de Lisboa)

17:30: Current developments in the Brazilian art market Luís U. Afonso (ARTIS – Universidade de Lisboa)

18:00: Heirs of the feathered serpent. Dissensions and consensus among Amazonian indigenous artists and the international art circuit
René Lommez Gomes (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)

* The symposium is free, but registration is required. To register, please send an email to The symposium will be followed by a workshop accessible only to students of the M.A. in Art Markets (

Paper Out Now: Radermecker/Oosterlinck: ‘The Master of…’

Anne-Sophie Radermecker and Kim Oosterlinck just published a paper in the new issue of the Journal of Cultural Economics (JCE)

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“The Master of …”: creating names for art history and the art market

The value of a painting is influenced above all by the artist who created it and his reputation. Painters nowadays are easy to identify and are used to signing their artworks. But what about those whose names have not survived the test of time? Based on hedonic regressions and price indexes, this paper focuses on a particular subset of anonymous artists labelled with so-called provisional names (“The Master of …”), and contributes to the understanding of art valuation and art brands on the auction market. »

 Radermecker – Oosterlinck_The Master of (link)

Cite this article as:
Oosterlinck, K. & Radermecker, AS. J Cult Econ (2018).
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  • Publisher NameSpringer US
  • Print ISSN0885-2545
  • Online ISSN1573-6997