Christina Brauner, Tübingen; in cooperation with Michael Schaich, German Historical Institute London; the Institute of Advanced Study at University College London
30.05.2019-31.05.2019, London, German Historical Institute London / Institute for Advanced Study, UCL
Advertising has long been interpreted as a hallmark of modern capitalism. As such, it plays a prominent part in different narratives about the birth of capitalism and the rise of the consumer society, viewed both as an indicator of and a catalyst for economization processes. At the same time, human activities of persuasion and promotion are characterized as a basic anthropological feature that may be traced back to the walls of stone age caves or to the graffiti of Pompeji. Indeed, discourses about advertising’s role in modern capitalism appear to be intimately tied up with different and controversial assumptions about human nature and universal workings of ‘the market’.
Royal Academy London and School of the Arts, Kingston University, May 30- 31, 2019. Registration deadline: May 28, 2019.
Tools for the Future: The Formation and Development of New Markets
As the art market in Europe has developed, there have been many instances where new areas of collecting have emerged onto the market, very often reaching record-breaking prices. This workshop focuses on examples of this type of new market, whether in the primary or secondary sector, the aim being to analyse and understand the mechanisms by which a particular ‘product’ enters the market, gains authority and thus becomes collectable. In studying the evolution of these markets, the complex relationships between the different agents interacting with each other to create, support and sustain the taste or fashion for these works provide evidence of how art markets function, whether today or in the past. Papers examine the processes by which new markets are validated and question whether this is a necessary part of acceptance and stability, or whether in the contemporary art market, this is no longer necessary; another question that links past and present markets is the question of investment and whether it a factor in creating new markets. Underpinning many of these questions lies the issue of information and how important is accessibility to that information in the market.
Organised by Dr Klara Kemp- Welch – The Courtauld Institute of Art
a fifty-year period from 1894, Munch produced some 850 different
printed compositions with as many as 30,000 impressions. His prints were
exhibited on at least 268 occasions between 1895 and 1942 and a
catalogue raisonné had been published by the end of 1907. Who was his
audience and what capital, cultural as well as financial, did the work
seminar anticipates the British Museum’s print exhibition (in
association with the Munchmuseet in Oslo): Edvard Munch: Love and Angst
from 11 April – 21 July 2019.