Conference: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present (workshops)

University Paul Valéry Montpellier 3 Site Saint Charles, Rue du Professeur Henri Serre, 34080 Montpellier, June 8 – 09, 2018

Registration deadline: Jun 5, 2018

TOOLS FOR THE FUTURE: RESEARCHING ART MARKET PRACTICES FROM PAST TO PRESENT  Workshop 1 – The Art Collector

Conference Programme
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CFP: The Collector and Cultural Narratives, SECAC (Birmingham, AL, 17-20 Oct, 2018)

The Collector and Cultural Narratives, 1845-1918

Birmingham, Alabama, United States, October 17-20, 2018
http://www.secacart.org/
SECAC Sessions (pdf)

 

Session Chair
Julie Codell, Arizona State University

From mid-19th century, a new kind of art history narrative about private collectors appeared in Europe and the US, e.g., Anna Jameson’s Companion to the Most Celebrated Private Galleries…,1844, Gustav Waagen’s Treasures of Art in Great Britain, 1854-57; Dumesnil’s multi-volume Histoire des plus célèbres amateurs…, 1853-1860; the Gazette de Beaux-Arts‘s series on “amateurs,” 1850s; F. G. Stephens’s 90 Athenaeum articles on British collectors, 1873-84; Edward Strahan’s (pseud. Earl Shinn) The Art Treasures of America (1879-1882); Continue reading “CFP: The Collector and Cultural Narratives, SECAC (Birmingham, AL, 17-20 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)”

CONF: Collectors, Collections and the Cultures of Collecting – Sammler, Sammlungen, Sammlungskulturen (Wien, 24 Nov 17)

Sammler • Sammlungen • Sammlungskulturen in Wien und Mitteleuropa
Institut für Kunstgeschichte, Vienna
VIENNA CENTER FOR THE HISTORY OF COLLECTING

24. November 2017

Programm (in German)

9:00 Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schütze (Universität Wien)
Begrüßung und Einführung: Das Vienna Center for the History of Collecting

Sektionsleitung: Dr. Christian Huemer   (Belvedere Research Center, Wien)

9:30 Dr. Cecilia Mazzetti di Pietralata (Università di Chieti/ Bibliotheca Hertziana): La quadreria del cardinale Nicolò del Giudice (1660–1743), protettore  degli Stati Austriaci

10:00 Dr. Antoinette Friedenthal (Freischaffende Kunsthistorikerin,  Potsdam): Ein Fall von Œuvremanie? Forschungsdesiderate zu Prinz Eugen von Savoyen und seiner Sammlung in der Albertina Continue reading “CONF: Collectors, Collections and the Cultures of Collecting – Sammler, Sammlungen, Sammlungskulturen (Wien, 24 Nov 17)”

CONF: Il mercato dell’arte in Italia intorno al 1900 (Florence/Bologna, 14-15 Nov 17)

IL MERCATO DELL’ARTE IN ITALIA INTORNO AL 1900.
PROTAGONISTI, ARCHIVI, FOTOGRAFIE

Florence, Bologna, November 14 – 15, 2017

Study days promoted by Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut and Federico Zeri Foundation.

The two study days, which will take place in Florence and Bologna respectively, aim to analyze the dynamics of the art market in Italy at the beginning of the twentieth century, intersecting the methods of the history of art, economic history and sociology.

In this fruitful research context, two particular aspects will be studied: the relationship between photographic practices and antique practices, the subject of the first day hosted by the Fototeca del Kunsthistorisches Institut, and the antiquarian world in the Savoy Rome, which will be studied on the second day at the Federico Zeri Foundation.

(days held in Italian)
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CFP: AAH Conference, 5-7 April 2018

ASSOCIATION FOR ART HISTORY | 2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE, LONDON, 5-7 APRIL 2018

2018 Annual Conference
Courtauld Institute of Art & King’s College London
5 – 7 April 2018, London

About
The 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. Academic sessions that papers will respond to the idea of ‘looking outwards’. This international 3 day event will look at art history in the broadest sense, and will incorporate a diverse range of speakers and perspectives.

Call for Papers – deadline 6 November 2017
The 2018 Annual Conference for art history and visual culture will be co-hosted by the Courtauld Institute of Art and King’s College London. This international 3 day event will look at art history in the broadest sense, and will incorporate a diverse range of academic sessions, speakers and perspectives.

 

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Call for Sessions: Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts (New York, June 26-27, 2018)

Call for Sessions
Celebrating Female Agency in the Arts

Deadline July 15, 2017

Following the success of the 250-anniversary conference held in London in July 2016, Christie’s Education is organizing its second academic conference on the theme of women in the arts. The Conference will take place at Christie’s, 20 Rockefeller Plaza in New York on Tuesday June 26th and Wednesday June 27th 2018.

From Antiquity to today, women have always played a significant role in the arts and their markets.  With this call for sessions, we welcome proposals coming from a wide range of disciplines that would consider women’s diverse contributions to the arts from a transnational and transhistorical perspective. We hope that the sessions will reflect the global and historical diversity of the issues at stake.

This conference is not advocating for a separate history nor an alternative history of art and its markets, but rather we want to look at the central role played by women in the creation, development, support and preservation of the arts and, also how their contribution has changed over time.

Sessions should consider globally and throughout history women as artists, patrons and collectors of art and architecture, dealers and brokers, art historians and art critics as well as curators and preservers of culture. From the presence of women in emerging and established art centers to historical aristocratic patronage and back in time to the medieval period and antiquity we hope that the sessions will investigate a diverse range of topics.

Deadline for Session Proposals:
We encourage academics across disciplines and art professionals to submit proposals for individual sessions. Sessions will be 115 (4 x 20 minute papers) or 90 minutes (3 x 20 minute papers) in length. Please send a 250/300-word abstract to Dr. Cecily Hennessy (chennessy@christies.com) and Dr. Véronique Chagnon-Burke (vchagnon-burke@christies.edu) by July 15th 2017. We look forward to receiving your proposal.

Reference: Veronique Chagnon-Burke, Christie’s Education New York, Christie’s Education Website [last access April 2, 2017].