More Art Market Sessions at CAA, Los Angeles

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“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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Reminder: TIAMSA at the CAA Los Angeles

Dear TIAMSA Members,

we would like to remind you of upcoming events during the CAA conference in Los Angeles:

Wednesday, 21 Feb 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm – Christie’s welcomes TIAMSA Members for a Lecture on Street Art by Lizy Dastin, followed by a Reception

Those who attended last year’s memorable TIAMSA CAA reception at Christie’s New York will not want to miss this event: Christie’s welcomes TIAMSA members for a lecture on “Street Art in Los Angeles: Controversy and Ethical Slippages” by Lizy Dastin (Christie’s Education alumna). The lecture will be followed by a reception. Address: Christie’s, 336 N Camden Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018, 2:00pm-3:30pm – TIAMSA Session at the CAA Conference (Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 404B)

TIAMSA recently joined the College Art Association (CAA, collegeart.org) as an affiliated society, entitling us to a session at the CAA conference. Our members Véronique Chagnon-Burke and Julie Reiss (both Christie’s Education, New York) will convene a session entitled ‘Changing Hands: When Art History Meets the Art Market’. The session will be followed by our trip to the Getty Center (see below). You need to register for the CAA conference in order to attend this session.

Thursday, 22 Feb 2018, 4.30pm-c.8.30pm – TIAMSA Visit to the Getty Archive and Provenance Index (by registration only)

On the occasion of the CAA Conference in Los Angeles 2018 TIAMSA is offering a two hours program with Gail Feigenbaum (Associate Director of the Getty Research Institute – GRI), Sally McKay (Head of Special Collections Services at the GRI), and Sandra van Ginhoven (Research Associate at the GRI) who will kindly host our members for a special tour of dealers’ archives, as well as the Getty Provenance Index and the Project for the Study of Collecting and Provenance at the Getty Research Center. At 7pm our group will join the CAA VIP reception in the Getty Museum Lobby.

Only two tickets left:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tiamsa-tour-and-reception-at-the-getty-tickets-41842741767?aff=eac2

Friday, 23 Feb 2018, 12.30pm-1.30pm – TIAMSA ‘Business Meeting’ at the CAA Conference (Los Angeles Convention Center, Room 410)

Our ‘business meeting’ during the CAA conference will not be a somber affair! Open to TIAMSA members and those interested in our association, this friendly gathering will be organized to share and discuss with you the plans for the year and to listen to your ideas and concerns. You need not register for the CAA conference in order to join this business meeting.

We look forward to welcoming members for a promising week in LA!

All the best,

Veronika, Johannes & Gretchen

CFP: ’68 and After; CAA Call for Session

’68 and After: Art and Political Engagement in Europe

EPCAF Sponsored Session
Submission Deadline: August 14, 2017

Chairs: Jenevive Nykolak (University of Rochester) and Maria Elena Versari (Carnegie Mellon University)

The events that swept Europe in 1968 have, without fail, occasioned successive waves of commemoration and contestation as subsequent generations struggle to articulate their significance under changing historical circumstances. While scholars have begun to look beyond a narrow focus on the student revolts to highlight immigrant perspectives, issues of gender and sexuality, third-world liberation struggles, relations to labor movements, and developments outside of urban centers, art historians have been slow to enter into these debates. On the fiftieth anniversary of the events, this panel seeks to respond to this ongoing reassessment of ’68 and its aftermath and to reexamine its legacy within art history. Which artistic currents embodied the protest ethos and political commitments of the time? What were the immediate and long-term effects of artists’ engagement with artistic institutions? Continue reading “CFP: ’68 and After; CAA Call for Session”

CFP: Session at CAA, Art, Agency, and the Making of Identities (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)

Call for Papers

Art, Agency, and the Making of Identities at a Global Level,
1600-2000
Session at CAA (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)

106th College Art Association Annual Conference Los Angeles, February 21 – 24, 2018
Deadline: Aug 14, 2017
http://www.collegeart.org/programs/conference/

From: Biro Yaëlle, and Etienne, Noémi <yaelle.biro@metmuseum.org>

Co-Chairs: Yaëlle Biro, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Noémie Etienne, Bern University, Switzerland

Circulation and imitation of cultural products are key factors in shaping the material world – as well as imagined identities. Many objects or techniques that came to be seen as local, authentic and typical are in fact entangled in complex transnational narratives tied to a history of appropriation, imperialism, and the commercial phenomenon of supply and demand. In the 17th century, artists and craftspeople in Europe appropriated foreign techniques such as porcelain, textiles, or lacquers that eventually shaped local European identities. During the 19th century, Western consumers looked for genuine goods produced outside of industry, and the demand of Bourgeois tourism created a new market of authentic souvenirs and forgeries alike. Furthermore, the 19th and 20th centuries saw the (re)-emergence of local “Schools” of art and crafts as responses to political changes, anthropological research, and/or tourist demand. Continue reading “CFP: Session at CAA, Art, Agency, and the Making of Identities (Los Angeles, 21-24 Feb 18)”

CFP: Provenance Research as a Method of Connoisseurship?, CAA 2018

Provenance Research as a Method of Connoisseurship?
Call for Papers, CAA 2018

Chairs:
Christian Huemer (Getty Research Institute, CHuemer@getty.edu),
Valérie Kobi (Universität Bielefeld, valerie.kobi@uni-bielefeld.de),
Valentina Locatelli (Kunstmuseum Bern, valentina.locatelli@gmail.com)

This session will explore the intersections between provenance research and connoisseurship with regard to the early modern period. In order to go beyond today’s dominant understanding of provenance research as a practice exclusively related to Nazi-looted art and questions of restitutions, the panel will deliberately focus on topics from the late fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries. By setting this alternative chronological limit, we will delve into the historical role of provenance research, its tools and significations, and its relation to connoisseurship and collecting practices. What influence did the biography of an artwork exert on the opinion of some of the greatest connoisseurs of the past? How did the documented (or suspected) provenance of a work of art impact its attribution and authentication process? Which strategies were employed in the mentioning of provenance information in sale catalogues or, sometimes, directly on the artworks themselves? Did the development of art historical knowledge change the practice of provenance research over time? And finally, how can we call attention to these questions in contemporary museum practice and reassess provenance research as a tool of connoisseurship? In addition to addressing the history as well as the strategies of provenance research, this session will be an opportunity to question its relationship to other domains as well as to bring it closer to core problems of art history and museology. We invite contributions that introduce new historical and methodological approaches. Proposals which go beyond the case study are especially encouraged.

For submission guidelines:
http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/call-for-participation.pdf

Paper proposals are due August 14. Please email your proposal to both chairs.

CFP: Hucksters or Connoisseurs? CAA 2018

Hucksters or Connoisseurs?
The Role of Intermediary Agents in Art Economies
Call for Papers, CAA 2018

Chairs:
Titia Hulst, Purchase College, New York, titiahulst@gmail.com;
Anne Helmreich, Texas Christian University, alhelmreich@gmail.com

The roles of art dealers in the creation of art economies and the circulatory exchange of goods have come to increasing attention of late. However, much work remains to be done to counter the long history of the hagiographic treatment of dealers, which owes a great deal to the fact that histories of dealers were largely authored by dealers eager to write themselves into the history of art.

For this session, we seek to bring a critical and historical perspective to the role of intermediary agents in the primary and secondary markets. We seek papers that will examine dealers who mediated between the artist as producer and the consumer, whether conceived as an individual patron or broadly configured audiences.

We also seek papers that identify strategies developed by these intermediary figures in response to changing social-historical as well as geographical conditions. Relatedly, what role did dealers play in the emergence of art history as a discipline and the construction of its narratives given the vested interest of these agents in knowledge formation and collection building?

Since histories of art dealers have long been dominated by narratives drawn from the Western market, we are particularly interested in papers that examine the role of this figure in non- western art economies as well as topics that help us test and question standard models derived from the early modern and modern Western context. We encourage analysis of historically grounded strategies and practices, as opposed to anecdotal heroic narratives.

Paper proposals are due August 14. Please email your proposal to both chairs.