CFP: Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art Research (Helsinki, 29-30 Nov 18)

Helsinki, Finland
November 29 – 30, 2018

Deadline: May 28, 2018

In recent years the field of art research has become wider and polymorphous. There are at least two reasons for this. The first concerns the development and strengthening of artistic research in art academies since the late 1990’s. Today artistic research has become an umbrella term that covers all kinds of art research, especially research that concerns contemporary art.

The other reason is a consequence of structural changes in the universities and their curricula. Through these changes traditional disciplines have been merged into one another, transformed or constituted together with nearby disciplines. At the same time, practically-oriented and specific study programs that serve working life, for example curatorial studies, have become more general and increased in numbers within universities. Amongst these developments there have also appeared changes in methodologies and theoretical apparatus. Continue reading “CFP: Connoisseurship in Contemporary Art Research (Helsinki, 29-30 Nov 18)”

CFP: High & Low (Paris, 27 Oct 2018)

Symposium “High and Low”

Call for papers
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Paris, INHA, October 27, 2018
Deadline: Jun 11, 2018

Marges n°29

In recent times, the traditional distinction between “high” and “low” art forms appears to be quite old fashioned. One has the impression, however, that some implicit hierarchies remain, regarding the division between “authentic” art and the rest —even when artistic merits’ scales are contested in different contexts. It has to do, among other things, with the common understanding of the notion of “art” itself, seen in laudatory terms (Schaeffer; 1996), a quality that enhances ordinary artefacts and rescues them from their usual and trivial aspect. Indeed, some “professionals”—aestheticians or art critics— have often the task of classifying art products, following the idea that they should or should not be called art. The question of merit, regarding the arts, has to do with the promulgation of aesthetic or artistic judgments, as well as moral ones. At the same time, specialists don’t seem to decide or deliberate solely over philosophical discussions; their activity has also consequences, directly or indirectly, on the repartition of “precious resources” of all kinds (Becker; 1982): concert halls, museum spaces, funding, grants, positions, etc. Continue reading “CFP: High & Low (Paris, 27 Oct 2018)”

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/

Conf: Between Exhibition and Fair (Bologna, 2-3 Feb, 2018)

BETWEEN EXHIBITION AND FAIR: ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP

International conference promoted by Arte Fiera and organised by the Iuav University of Venice, under the patronage of the University of Bologna.

PROGRAM

Arte Fiera was the first art fair of its kind in Italy (1974) and one of the first in Europe. A vibrant cultural and artistic community attends the event. The 2018 edition is the ideal opportunity for artists, critics, editors to re-unite and discuss a recent and growing phenomenon, the hybridization between exhibitions and fairs, which are tending to overlap more frequently. A topic which, despite growing interest, is covered very little by scholars. This is perhaps due to the discomfort between the association of art to the market.

TIAMSA MEMBERS are eligible for a discount on conference tickets
contacting Clarissa Ricci
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CONF: Building an Art Market 2.0 (Geneva, 2 Feb, 2018)

With today’s art market coming under increasing pressure to self-reflect and adapt to new challenges, the Responsible Art Market Initiative (RAM) continues to foster the dialogue on responsible art market practices.
For its second edition, RAM will be launching its “Art Transaction Due Diligence Toolkit” and discussing the importance of due diligence and the place of technology in modern-day art transactions. What opportunities and threats do they present for art professionals and collectors ?

Find the Progam and Registration form here
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