REV-CONF: The Art Fair – The 2017 TIAMSA Conference

This review is in German

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
London
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. [1] Continue reading “REV-CONF: The Art Fair – The 2017 TIAMSA Conference”

Visit ‘The Birth of the Art Market’ exhibition in Hamburg with TIAMSA

The Birth of the Art Market.
Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and the artists of the Golden Age

Die Geburt des Kunstmarktes.
Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen und die Künstler des Goldenen Zeitalters

Wednesday, 22. November 2017 

TIAMSA Berlin is offering a one day program to see Hamburg’s Bucerius Kunstforum and the Hamburger Kunsthalle!

Ausstellungsansicht: “Die Geburt des Kunstmarktes”, © Bucerius Kunst Forum, 2017, Foto: Uli Perrey

Program

10.00 am  The Birth of the Art Market. Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and the artists of the Golden Age, exklusiv tour with curator and director Prof. Dr. Franz Wilhelm Kaiser. – The Bucerius Kunst Forum presents the first large-scale exhibition devoted to the birth of the art market in the Golden Age of the Netherlands. Tracing the careers of artists such as Rembrandt, Ruisdael, van Goyen and many others, the exhibition explores how the transformation of Dutch society during the seventeenth century brought forth a new art market, with artworks tailored to its demands.

12.00 pm lunch and coffee

2.00 pm Hamburger Kunsthalle, conversation with Dr. Andreas Stolzenburg, director of the prints and drawings room, and Dr. David Klemm, curator of Italian Drawings, about the history of collecting and current developments of collecting in the print room. We will particularly consider Georg Ernst Harzen, the 19th century art dealer whose donation provided one of the foundations of the Kunsthalle’s collection. We will also visit the exhibition of Claude Lorrain’s drawings currently on show there.

This is an exclusive event for members, potential members and their guests.
To book your place please write to Veronika Korbei: office@artmarketstudies.org by Nov. 15.

Book Out Now: Titia Hulst, A History of the Western Art Market

TIAMSA Members get a 30% Discount at Check Out!

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A History of the Western Art Market
A Sourcebook of Writings on Artists, Dealers, and Markets
Titia Hulst (Editor)

Available worldwide

Paperback, 432 pages

ISBN: 9780520290631
September 2017
$34.95, £27.95
also available in Hardback

This is the first sourcebook to trace the emergence and evolution of art markets in the Western economy, framing them within the larger narrative of the ascendancy of capitalist markets. Selected writings from across academic disciplines present compelling evidence of art’s inherent commercial dimension and show how artists, dealers, and collectors have interacted over time, from the city-states of Quattrocento Italy to the high-stakes markets of postmillennial New York and Beijing. This approach casts a startling new light on the traditional concerns of art history and aesthetics, revealing much that is provocative, profound, and occasionally even comic. This volume’s unique historical perspective makes it appropriate for use in college courses and postgraduate and professional programs, as well as for professionals working in art-related environments such as museums, galleries, and auction houses.

The reader includes the texts of 110 authors and is available now.

CFP: Art with (or without) the art market (Paris, 24 Feb 18)

Symposium
“Art with (or without) the Art Market”

INHA, Paris
Deadline: Dec 1, 2017

This call for papers will lead to a symposium and a publication as a thematic issue of Marges, revue d’art contemporain.

The art market has steadily increased in last decades, up to a point where many observers tend to doubt it could ever go back to its initial state. Contemporary art is at the centre of this phenomenon and seems to be feeding the appetites of investors for whom art value escapes by its very nature the ordinary fluctuations of general economic tendencies. It is however difficult to believe that such values are adorned with magic properties: if there is an art market boom, it is not for purely artistic reasons and it has more to do with a group of factors, the most important being economic speculation. Knowing that money has a central role in the imagination of most people, the question has to be asked whether it is still possible to talk about art without mentioning the vast sums it requires. How does the relation between monetary and aesthetic evaluation function? It is indeed difficult to believe that the art market’s recent growth is without consequences on positions within a field of art where income and social positions inequalities are so important. This leads inevitably to questions regarding the relations between aesthetic value and market listings. Continue reading “CFP: Art with (or without) the art market (Paris, 24 Feb 18)”

CONF: Objects of Exchange: Art and Economic Encounters (Paris, 7-8 Sep 17)

International Symposium
Institut National d’Histoire de l’art (INHA)
Paris, 07. – 08.09.2017

Org. Alexander Alberro (Columbia University), Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Exchange is classically described by economists as a phenomenon of equalization of values within a given system. When heterogeneous orders of economic rationalities meet, material objects and practices come to embody the paradoxes of dissonant exchange. This symposium aims to explore how artifacts and artistic practices have materialized ruptures within, and encounters between, economic systems in the modern and contemporary period.

PROGRAM

7 September 2017

2.oo pm / Introduction, Alexander Alberro (Columbia University) & Sophie Cras (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) Continue reading “CONF: Objects of Exchange: Art and Economic Encounters (Paris, 7-8 Sep 17)”

Abstracts now online: TIAMSA’s The Art Fair Conference abstracts

TIAMSA’s  The Art Fair  Conference  
13-15 July 2017
Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London

Here we attach the abstracts to the talks of the upcoming event.
We look forward to welcoming our speakers and participants to this exciting programme, focusing on art fairs from 16th-century panden via the creation of documenta to Art Basel now.

TIAMSA The Art Fair Conference Abstracts
(.pdf, 871 KB)

 


Apply Now: 5 Scholarships, ZEGK Heidelberg

The interdisciplinary doctoral research group “Art, Culture and Markets –History of European Culture from the 18th Century to the Present” of the Center for European History and Cultural Studies (ZEGK) at the University of Heidelberg is funded by the Landesgraduiertenförderung and delighted to grant five scholarships starting from October 2017 that may be held for up to three years. Consisting of a monthly stipend of 1.000€, the scholarships additionally encompass a lump sum payment of 110€ per month for material and travel expenses and, if necessary, a family allowance (all payments are in accordance with the Landesgraduiertenförderungsgesetz of 23rd July 2008).

The doctoral research group will examine the interweavings of culture and economy in Europe in a diachronic perspective via referring to the examples of markets for art, music, and religion. It will be supported by the professorships for Economic and Social History, Public History, History of the Early Modern Period, Early Modern and Contemporary Art History, Musicology, and for Religious Studies. The group’s interdisciplinary shaped projects will be supervised by two professors of the respective disciplines and will discuss three central research questions:

  • How are ideas and concepts of the relationship of culture and market shaped?
  • Which historical manifestation of cultural industry might be detected?
  • Are there reciprocal impacts between economic practices and artistic-cultural production discernible, and if so, how are these intertwinings carved out?

An accompanying study program will support the scientific qualification of the scholarship holders and help them to get their bearings at the beginning of their academic careers. The development and implementation of the projects will crop up in an interdisciplinary environment.

In addition to the usual application documents in English or German, a proof of an above-average final degree (M.A. or equivalents) in one of the subjects engaged, a short proposal of the interdisciplinary PhD-Project (max. 5.000 characters without spaces) and certificated language skills in all required languages as well as in English are expected. The elected scholars will necessarily have to live on-site in order to participate in the study program.

The applications shall be submitted online via a joint PDF-file to the spokepersons of the doctoral research group Prof. Dr. Katja Patzel-Mattern and Prof. Dr. Cord Arendes, att. Mr. Nils Steffen (email: nils.steffen@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de).

The application deadline is 10th August 2017. Subsequently, interviews will take place at the end of August, probably at 24th August.

In areas where women are underrepresented, the University of Heidelberg is striving to increase the proportion of women and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to participate in the application process. Disabled persons with corresponding aptitude for the positions will be favoured.

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Kontakt/Contact

Prof. Dr. Katja Patzel-Mattern, Prof. Dr. Cord Arendes
Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
Zentrum für Europäische Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaft

Mail
katja.patzel-mattern@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de
cord.arendes@zegk.uni-heidelberg.de

Reference: STIP: 5 Promotionsstipendien, ZEGK Heidelberg. In: H-ArtHist, Jul 5, 2017.