The Art Fair: TIAMSA 2017 Conference (London, 13-15 July, 17)


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The Art Fair
The 2017 TIAMSA Conference
London, 13-15 July, 2017

Get your ticket here
https://tiamsaartfairconference2017.eventbrite.com

Conference Dinner for speakers and participants – tickets online
https://tiamsadinner.eventbrite.com

TIAMSA_Conference_Programme (pdf., 868 KB)

NB: Unless otherwise stated, all events will take place at
Sotheby’s Institute of Art
30 Bedford Square,
Bloomsbury,
London WC1B 3EE

Conference Pre-Programme and Private Tours

Thursday 13 July

‘Historic’ Option
The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN, UK

2.30pm – 3.30pm
Agnew’s stock books, The National Gallery Archive, with Alan Crookham, TIAMSA Founding Member and Head of the National Gallery Research Centre

To book a place you have to be a member of TIAMSA.
This tour has a maximum capacity of 20 participants.
Book your place here: https://tiamsaagnewsstockbooks.eventbrite.com
Further information is on your ticket

3.40pm – 4.30pm (parallel to Ropac tour)
Guided Tour with Highlights of the National Gallery’s Collection History, with Susanna Avery-Quash, TIAMSA Board Member and National Gallery Senior Research Curator (History of Collecting)

To book a place you have to be a member of TIAMSA.
This tour has a maximum capacity of 20 participants.
Book your place here: https://tiamsangtour.eventbrite.com
Further information is on your ticket 

Contemporary’ Option
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Ely House, 37 Dover St., London W1S 4NJ

2.30pm – 4.15pm (parallel to National Gallery tour)
Inside Tour of Thaddaeus Ropac’s new London gallery, with Polly Gaer, Gallery Director, and Jonathan Woolfson, TIAMSA Board Member and Deputy Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London

To book a place you have to be a member of TIAMSA.
This tour has a maximum capacity of 25 participants.
Book your place here: https://tiamsaropactour.eventbrite.com
Further information is on your ticket

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5.00pm – 6.00pm
TIAMSA Annual General Meeting (AGM)
for TIAMSA members only; see separate invitation

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6.30pm – Keynote lecture 1
Sophie Raux, Université Lumière – Lyon 2 (FR)
Fairs in the Southern Netherlands and the Development of the Early Modern Art Market (15th-17th centuries)

7.30pm – Reception

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Friday 14 July

9.00am – Registration

9.30am – Welcome and Introduction
Jos Hackforth-Jones, CEO and Director of Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London
Johannes Nathan, TIAMSA Chair

Session 1 (plenary): Mapping the Art Fair I
Chair: Olav Velthuis, University of Amsterdam (NL)

9.45am – Sofia Evangelou and Rachel A. J. Pownall, Maastricht University, Maastricht (NL), Art Fairs in the 21st Century and Their Role in the Global Art Market Scene

10.15am – Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck, University of Cologne (GER)
Art Cologne: The First Art Fair for Modern and Contemporary Art Between Globalisation and Localisation

10.45am – Coffee

11.15am – Daniela Stocco, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (NL), The Art Fairs in Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo: Access to Art as a Marketing Strategy

11.45am – Hua Shuo, University of Hong Kong (CN), When Art Meets New Money: Chinese Participation in Art Fairs in Hong Kong since the 1990s

12.15pm – Concluding Discussion (c. 15 mins.)

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12.30pm – Buffet Lunch (provided)

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Session 2 (parallel with Session 3): Standards of Quality and Vetting

Chair: Susanna Avery-Quash, National Gallery London (UK)

2.00pm – Deborah Schultz, Regent’s University London (UK), The Art Fair as Curated Event

2.30pm – Erica H. Coslor, University of Melbourne, Melbourne (AU) and Yuval Millo, Warwick Business School (UK), Price or Prize? Art Fairs as Valuation Devices

3.00pm – Coffee

3.30pm – Yasmin Railton, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London (UK), The Expert Eye: The Reputational Marketing of Scientific Research in Fair Vetting

4.00pm – Gareth Fletcher, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London (UK)
The Utility of Trust: A Comparative Analysis of the Presentation and Impact of Provenance Information in Establishing Consumer Confidence within the Art Fair

4.30pm – Stephanie Dieckvoss, Central St. Martin’s, London (UK)
The Artist and the Art Fair: Changes in Agency?

5.00pm – Concluding Discussion (c. 15 mins.)


Session 3 (parallel with Session 2): Historical & Geographical Contexts
Chair: Johannes Nathan, Nathan Fine Art / TU Berlin (DE)

2.00pm – Filip Vermeylen, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (NL), The Origins of Art Fairs: Early Examples from Antwerp

2.30pm – Stoyan Sgourev, ESSEC Business School, Paris (FR), Salons, Secessions and Fairs: Historical Links and Benefits

3.00pm – Coffee

3.30pm – Simeng Chang and Marilena Vecco, Erasmus University, Rotterdam (NL) and Roberto Zanola, Universita’ degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria (ITA)
Strategies of Art Fairs: How to Merge in Mainland China?

4.00pm – Linzhi Zhang, University of Cambridge (UK), From Beijing to Basel: Chinese Galleries in Art Fairs

4.30pm – Adelaide Duarte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (PT), From Global to Local: ARCOmadrid – ARCOlisboa

5.00pm – Concluding Discussion (c. 15 mins.)

5.15pm – Interval

6.00pm – Keynote lecture 2
Noah Horowitz, Director Americas / Member of the Executive Committee, Art Basel (USA) in Conversation with Olav Velthuis, University of Amsterdam (NL)

7.15pm – Conference Dinner
open to all, advance booking required, paid for individually; booking information available soon on artmarketstudies.org

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Saturday 15 July

9.15am – Registration

Session 3 (plenary): Mapping the Art Fair II
Chair: Kim Oosterlinck, Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE)

9.45am – Tina Haisch, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Basle (CH) and Max-Peter Menzel, University of Bayreuth (GER)
Constructions of Local and Global Markets at Three Art Fairs in Basel

10.15am – Karen Van den Berg, Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen (GER)
Self-Questioning as Currency: Public Talks and the Art Fair’s Corporate Identity

10.45am – Coffee

11.15am – David Bellingham, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London (UK)
‘The Best of The Best’: MASTERPIECE London and the Art Fair as a Lifestyle Event

11.45am – Elisabetta Lazzaro, HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht (NL) and Nathalie Moureau, Université Paul-Valéry, Montpellier (FR), Mapping Diversity in the Contemporary Art Market

12.15pm – Concluding Discussion (c. 15 mins.)

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12.30pm – Buffet Lunch (provided)

1.00pm – Sub-Committee Meetings

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Session 5 (parallel with Session 6): Experimentation
Chair: Jonathan Woolfson, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London (UK)

2.00pm – Meike Hopp, Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte Munich (DE), The Art Fair in Frankfurt am Main and Its Auctions, 1920 and 1921

 2.30pm – Norma Ladewig, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin (DE), The 1960s and 1970s West German Art Fairs as Laboratories of Democracy

3.00pm – Coffee

3.30pm – Martin Hartung, ETH Zurich (CH), Politics of the Art Fair, 1967-1973

4.00pm – Ronit Milano, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (IL), The “Online” Economy of the Art Fair: The Case of Artspace Website

4.30pm – Concluding Discussion (c. 15 mins.)

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Session 6 (parallel with Session 5): Biennales and Nascent Fairs
Chair: Veronika Korbei, Independent Art Historian, Vienna (AT)

2.00pm – Clarissa Ricci, IUAV University, Venice (IT), At the Origins of Art Fairs: The Venice Sales Department after WWII

2.30pm – Diego Mantoan, Università Ca’Foscari, Venice (IT), Artworks for the Biennale or for the Art Fair: A Few Notes on Shifting Aesthetic Paradigms in 20th Century Art

3.00pm – Coffee

3.30pm – I-Yi Hsieh, New York University Shanghai (CN), Inside-Out of the Biennale: the 2016 Shanghai Biennale and Its Fair Economy

4.00pm – Marta Pérez Ibáñez, Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, and Isidro López Aparicio, Universidad de Granada (ES), Art and Resilience: The Artist’s Survival in the Spanish Art Market. Independent Artists’ Art Fairs in Spain – A Case Study

4.30pm – Concluding Discussion (c. 15 mins.)

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4.45pm (ends. c. 5.15pm)
Final Plenary Session: TIAMSA Looking Ahead

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Tickets
TIAMSA Members £ 70 / Non-members £ 100
TIAMSA Concessionary members £ 40 / Concessions and Students: £ 50

Online registration is now open:
https://tiamsaartfairconference2017.eventbrite.com
Online registration closes on 10 July, 2017

On the day – Tickets
£ 120 – provided there is room
£ 70 concessionary – provided there is room
On the day CASH ONLY

Conference Committee:
Susanna Avery-Quash (National Gallery, London); Antoinette Friedenthal (Independent, Berlin); Veronika Korbei (Independent, Vienna); Johannes Nathan (Nathan Fine Art, Zurich / Potsdam); Kim Oosterlinck (Université libre de Bruxelles); Olav Velthuis (Universiteit Amsterdam); Jonathan Woolfson (Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London)

Progamme (.pdf, 127kB)
The Art Fair The TIAMSA 2017 Conference Programme

Helpful Information

New Book: Iain Robertson, Understanding Art Markets (Routledge, 2016)

Iain Robertson, Understanding Art Markets. Inside the World of Art and Business (Routledge, 2016)

red book cover with Uncle Sam, Napoleon, etc. Book by Iain Robertson called 'Understanding Art Markets'

This recently published textbook integrates, updates and enhances the author’s previous books, Understanding International Art Markets (2005) and The Art Business (2008). Part I (’Technical and Structural Mechanisms’), looks at defining issues such as underlying legal and ethical questions or the structure of commodity markets. The book’s central section (Part II, ’The Markets for Art’) surveys the structures of today’s art markets – notably those for old masters, impressionist, modern and contemporary art – but also provides fascinating vistas of the art markets of previous centuries. Part II also includes an illuminating chapter on Chinese Art – a must read for those wishing to gain a better understanding of the underlying values that define the art market in China today. Finally, part III considers ‚external factors‘ such as aspects of art investment, or the roles of the state and the museums. ‚In claiming that the international art market reflects us, Iain Roberson holds up a mirror every bit as beguiling as Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray‘ (Alistair Hicks, Author of The Global Art Compass: New Directions in 21st Century Art). – Iain Robertson is Head of Art Business Studies at Sotheby’s Institute of Art and a TIAMSA member.

WORKSHOP: Art Markets and Politics. State Control and Trade in Global Perspective, Berlin Nov 5, 2016

Forum Kunst und Markt/Center for Art Market Studies, Institute of Art History and Center for Metropolitan Studies, Technische Universität Berlin

Room H 1035 in the Main Building of the TU Berlin, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin

Convenors: Dr. Dorothee Wimmer (TU Berlin), Dr. Thomas Skowronek (HU Berlin/Topoi), Prof. Dr. Bénédicte Savoy (TU Berlin), assisted by Lukas Fuchsgruber M.A. (TU Berlin)

Saturday, 05/11/2016
Languages: German and English

The fifth workshop of Forum Kunst und Markt/Center for Art Market Studies investigates the intervention of politics into the dealings of the art trade in a global perspective: What opportunities do the art markets gain and lose in different political systems and the resulting diverse forms of government (monarchy, dictatorship, democracy etc.)? Which authorities and institutions are involved in specifying the political guidelines and measures? How are these institutions specifically involved and what are the consequences for the trade? How do the art markets react to these acts of state control and intervention?

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