Journal for Art Market Studies
Asian Art: Markets, Provenance, History Volume 2, Number 3, 2018
Guest Editors: Christine Howald and Alexander Hofmann
We are delighted to present the fifth issue of the peer-reviewed open-access Journal for Art Market Studies, published by Forum Kunst und Markt/Centre for Art Market Studies at Technische Universität Berlin.
“Asian Art: Markets, Provenance, History” traces the circumstances and the paths taken by East Asian objects through the art market towards Western collections, be it the porcelain collection of Augustus the Strong, the looting of the Chinese imperial summer palace, or the current market for contemporary art.
Call For Papers Special Issue of Arts & The Market on Arts Marketing in Asia
Deadline: 28th of April 2017
For this issue we invite submissions from a variety of perspectives focused on offering innovative insights into issues surrounding arts marketing in Asia.
Dr. Yu-Chien Chang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Dr. Chloe Preece, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
Arts and the Market is pleased to announce a Special issue focused on advances and development with regard to scholarship on Arts Marketing in Asia.
The past 10-15 years have seen interest in arts and cultural products from Asia steadily increase globally, from Bollywood films to Korean pop, Chinese contemporary art to Japanese manga and animation. In line with a more general interest in Asia’s emerging markets and their increased political power, there have recently been a number of publications examining the rapid growth of the creative and cultural industries in these areas both within academia (see Keane, 2011; Robertson, 2011; Punathambekar, 2013; Hong, 2014; Lee & Lim, 2014; Velthius, Komarova and Kharchenkova, 2015) as well as in the popular press (e.g. BBC, 2015). This work has seen a shift from an emphasis on production and manufacturing to nurturing creativity and the arts in order to capitalise on soft power to become a ‘cool’ nation (see for example the move from ‘made in China’ to ‘created in China’). To illustrate just one example, The Art Newspaper (2015) recently noted that art museums in Asia organised five of the top 10 most popular exhibitions in the world. These changes make it an interesting time to examine the art that is being produced in these nations and how it is being marketed and consumed, both at home and globally to understand the significance it is having on the cultural landscape.
All the Beauty of the World. The Western Market for non-European. Artefacts (18th-20th century)
Bauakademie am Schinkelplatz, 10117 Berlin, October 13 – 15, 2016
In the wake of the Western expansion, a fast growing number of non-European artefacts entered the European market. They initially made their way into princely cabinets of curiosities. Made possible by the forced opening and exploitation of more and more parts of the world and pushed by social and technological changes of the time, the 18th century brought a boom of the market of non-European artefacts in Europe. This came along with the emergence of a broader collecting culture and the development of a rich museumscape.
This market and its development between 18th and 20th century in terms of actors and networks involved, methods and places of exchange and monetary and ideological value of the objects are in the focus of an international symposium organized by the Institute for Art History in cooperation with the Center for Art Market Studies at Technical University Berlin, the Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine (CNRS) and the Labex TransferS (PSL) in Paris.
Convenors: Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy, Dr. Christine Howald (Technische Universität Berlin), Dr. Charlotte Guichard (Institut d’histoire moderne et contemporaine/CNRS, Paris)