TIAMSA Conference Lisbon 2019



The Art Market and the Global South: New Perspectives and Plural Approaches – TIAMSA’s 2019 Conference at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Lisbon, 21-23 November 2019

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Our 2019 conference was hosted by the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Lisbon) and co-organized by the Institute of Art History, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, in collaboration with Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre, Brazil).

The conference was a very exciting gathering with nearly fifty speakers and session chairs from sixteen countries worldwide, two keynote addresses, three special events, our traditional conference dinner (open to all), and TIAMSA’s Annual General Meeting. With its extraordinary collections and wonderful location, the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga provided a most suitable frame within the beautiful city of Lisbon, a particularly fitting venue for the conference theme. Click on the appropriate link for the Conference Website, for the Conference Programme (also available as a printer-friendly 6-page version) and for the full Book of Abstracts.

At this gathering we discussed the developments, the disruptions and new perspectives that can be observed in the current art market as seen from the Global South, a term here used to refer to emerging economies of the southern hemisphere (South America, Africa, India, South-Eastern Asia, Southern Europe, but not limited to these geographical areas) and their contribution to the development of art markets worldwide. We explored the Global South as a thematic frame and through different disciplinary viewpoints in order to re-think the cross-cultural and economic flows and to investigate the various local practices of the art market. Furthermore, we looked at the Global South as a set of spaces and players affected by the contemporary art trade. In doing so we particularly focused on the rise of new art markets in these regions and their impact on the global art system – its history, its changing processes and its networks – but also on the circulation of art.

Organizing Committee (ordered alphabetically by first name)
– Adelaide Duarte, Instituto de História da Arte, Departamento de História da Arte, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa; TIAMSA-AMC_PSB
– Bruna Fetter, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA-AMC_PSB
– Fernando Loureiro Bastos, Universidade de Lisboa; TIAMSA-AMC_PSB; TIAMSA Legal
– Marcílio Franca Filho,  Federal University of Paraiba, Brazil; TIAMSA-AMC_PSB; TIAMSA Legal
– Maria Amélia Bulhões, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA-AMC_PSB
– Marta Perez Ibañez, Universidad Nebrija, Madrid, Spain; TIAMSA-AMC_PSB
– Nei Vargas, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul; TIAMSA-AMC_PSB
– Veronika Korbei, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association

Scientific Committee (ordered alphabetically by first name)
– Alain Quemin, Professor of Sociology of Art at Université Paris-8, France
– Ana Letícia Fialho, Independent Researcher, Brazil
– Dorothee Wimmer, Director, Centre for Art Market Studies at Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
– Filip Vermeylen, Professor at Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
– George Kornis, Professor at Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
– Isidro Lopez-Aparicio, Artist, Curator, Senior Lecturer; Professor at Fine Arts Faculty, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, Universidad de Granada, Spain
– Johannes Nathan, TIAMSA – The International Art Market Studies Association, TU Berlin, Germany
– J. Arturo Rubio Arostegui, Director of Doctoral School, Universidad Nebrija, Spain
– Luís Urbano Afonso, Professor at Departamento de História/Artis – Instituto de História da Arte, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
– Nathalie Moureau, Professor at Université Paul Valery Montpellier, France
– Olav Velthius, Professor at University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
– Paolo Serafini, Professor at Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
– Raquel Henriques da Silva, Professor at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal