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?


10:00 Welcome: Bénédicte Savoy (Berlin) | Dorothee Wimmer (Berlin)
Introduction: Dorothee Wimmer (Berlin) | Thomas Skowronek (Berlin) | Lukas Fuchsgruber (Berlin)

SECTION I Governmental Structures
Moderation: Dorothee Wimmer (Berlin)

10:15 Lynn Catterson (New York)
A Dealer, the Nobility & the Art Market in Post-Unification Florence

10:45 Caroline Flick (Berlin) Lizensierung: Die Händler und die Reichskammer der bildenden Künste

11:15 Coffee Break

11:30 Emanuele Sbardella (Berlin/Rom)
Politics, Polity and Policy: Aspekte des Numismatik-Kunstmarktes im Nationalsozialismus

12:00 Lunch Break

SECTION II Legal Framework
Moderation: Thomas Skowronek (Berlin)

13:30 Léa Saint-Raymond (Paris)
The Artist’s Resale Right in France: Origins and Consequences on the Art Market

14:00 Deirdre Robson (London)
The Law of Unintended Consequences? US Federal Taxation and the Art Market

14:30 Piotr Stec | Alicja Jagielska-Burduk (Opole | Bydgoszcz)
Restitution or the Return of Cultural Objects. A Transnational Perspective

15:00 Coffee Break

SECTION III Political Systems and Transformations
Moderation: Martin Hartung (Zürich)

15:30 Meggie Morris (San Diego)
Unusual Suspects? Madrid’s Contemporary Art Fair (ARCO) and Spain’s Cultural and Political Agenda in the 1980s

16:00 Ahmad Rafiei (Lubbock)
The Place of the Market in Iranian Post-Revolutionary Art

16:30 Iain Robertson (London)
United Kingdom, China and the Gulf States: The Impact of Political Systems and Ideologies on Art Markets Today

17:00 Close of the Workshop

Source : FOKUM (accessed 20 Oct, 2016)