RECENTLY L: Olav Velthuis, The Market Carousel, 20 June, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Olav Velthuis, Amsterdam, The Market Carousel. How Markets for Modern and Contemporary Art Emerge in Brazil, Russia, India and China

Using the metaphor of a carousel, this talk will focus on the emergence of markets for modern and contemporary art in regions which hitherto where off the map of global art. Only 25 years ago, China, which now ranks among the three largest art markets of the world, had no market to speak of. How could this market emerge so rapidly? Four rounds of the carousel are distinguished in the process of market emergence. Each round is characterized by its own set of actors, who make distinct contributions to the creation of the formal and informal institutions which enable markets to function. Empirically, I will draw on both qualitative and quantitative data collected in a five-year, cross-comparative research project on the emergence of art markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China. Continue reading “RECENTLY L: Olav Velthuis, The Market Carousel, 20 June, Berlin”

L: Antoinette Friedenthal, Edme-François Gersaint’s work on his „Catalogue raisonné de toutes les pièces qui forment l’œuvre de Rembrandt“, 17 June, Göttingen

This lecture will take a closer look at the Paris dealer Edme-François Gersaint’s (1694-1750) procedures in establishing his celebrated catalogue of Rembrandt’s prints published posthumously in 1751. The lecture will be held in the context of a conference entitled “Zeichnung für den Markt? – Die Handzeichnung und ihre Reproduktion zwischen künstlerischem Ausdruck, Handelspraxis und Kennerschaft“ organized in conjunction with an exhibition on Adam von Bartsch at the University of Göttingen (17 April – 11 September 2016).

L: Antoinette Friedenthal, Edme-François Gersaint’s work on his „Catalogue raisonné de toutes les pièces qui forment l’œuvre de Rembrandt“, 17 June, Göttingen

This lecture will take a closer look at the Paris dealer Edme-François Gersaint’s (1694-1750) procedures in establishing his celebrated catalogue of Rembrandt’s prints published posthumously in 1751. The lecture will be held in the context of a conference entitled “Zeichnung für den Markt? – Die Handzeichnung und ihre Reproduktion zwischen künstlerischem Ausdruck, Handelspraxis und Kennerschaft“ organized in conjunction with an exhibition on Adam von Bartsch at the University of Göttingen (17 April – 11 September 2016).

L: Olav Velthuis, The Market Carousel, 20 June, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Olav Velthuis, Amsterdam, The Market Carousel. How Markets for Modern and Contemporary Art Emerge in Brazil, Russia, India and China

Using the metaphor of a carousel, this talk will focus on the emergence of markets for modern and contemporary art in regions which hitherto where off the map of global art. Only 25 years ago, China, which now ranks among the three largest art markets of the world, had no market to speak of. How could this market emerge so rapidly? Four rounds of the carousel are distinguished in the process of market emergence. Each round is characterized by its own set of actors, who make distinct contributions to the creation of the formal and informal institutions which enable markets to function. Empirically, I will draw on both qualitative and quantitative data collected in a five-year, cross-comparative research project on the emergence of art markets in Brazil, Russia, India and China. Continue reading “L: Olav Velthuis, The Market Carousel, 20 June, Berlin”

L: Christian Huemer, Explorer les marchés de l’art du passé : outils et méthodes à l’ère du big data,26 May, Lille

Le 26 mai 2016, Christian Huemer donnera une conférence (en anglais) intitulée Explorer les marchés de l’art du passé : outils et méthodes à l’ère du big data.

Cette manifestation est organisée dans le cadre du programme de recherche Sciences et Cultures du Visuel, et bénéficie du soutien du CNRS et de l’ Université de Lille.

La récente prolifération des données et l’émergence de nouvelles techniques de traitement informatique ne se sont pas contentées d’influer sur les processus de prise de décision dans la société contemporaine : leur impact grandissant affecte aussi notre compréhension du passé. L’analyse big data, définie comme le processus par lequel on traite de vastes quantités d’information afin de mettre au jour des schémas cachés et des corrélations insoupçonnées, peut aussi être appliquée à l’étude des marchés de l’art. Pourtant, au contraire de disciplines plus clairement quantitatives telles que l’étude économique de la culture (qui s’intéresse essentiellement à des données contemporaines), l’histoire de l’art commence à peine à exploiter ces nouvelles possibilités. Continue reading “L: Christian Huemer, Explorer les marchés de l’art du passé : outils et méthodes à l’ère du big data,26 May, Lille”

L: Christian Fuhrmeister, Erhard Göpel (1906-1966), 9 May, Berlin

PD Dr. Christian Fuhrmeister, Munich: Erhard Göpel (1906-1966) – ein Kunsthistoriker zwischen Kunsthandel, Kunstgeschichte und Kunstkritik

Forum Kunst Markt Berlin, Monday, 09/05/2016,  18:15h, room A 111, Architekturgebäude der TU, Straße des 17. Juni 150/152, 10623 Berlin

Die Aktivitäten des Kunsthistorikers Dr. Erhard Göpel (* 3. Juni 1906 in Leipzig, † 29. Oktober 1966 in München) sind bisher nicht systematisch bearbeitet worden. Dies mag erklären, warum die Forschung ein uneinheitliches Bild zeichnet: Neben vorsichtig tastenden Einschätzungsversuchen existieren kritische Untersuchungen ebenso wie Kurzbiographien, die in hohem Maß Göpels eigenen Aussagen folgen.
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L: Lynn Catterson, J. Pierpont Morgan’s bronze doors, 18 May, Florence

Lynn Catterson: From Florence to South Kensington to New York: J. Pierpont Morgan’s bronze doors

18 May 2016 – 18:00

In 1901 the New York financier William Salomon visited Florence in order to acquire art and decorative furnishings for his future mansion at 1020 Fifth Avenue. He visited the collections of the Florentine dealer Stefano Bardini, on display in both the Galleries in Piazza Mozzi and his Villa Marignolle. Among Salomon’s purchases were the ‘Ghiberti-style’ bronze doors that now adorn the Morgan library.

Dr Lynn Catterson of Columbia University has investigated the Bardini archive and has made some astonishing discoveries.

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