ART FOR THE PEOPLE?
QUESTIONING THE DEMOCRATIZATION OF THE ART MARKET
2018 Conference of TIAMSA
The International Art Market Studies Association artmarketstudies.org
Vienna, Thursday 27 Sept Saturday 29 Sept 2018
Belvedere Research Center, Vienna (belvedere.at)
Vienna University, Department of Art History (kunstgeschichte.univie.ac.at)
Vienna Contemporary, Austrias International Art Fair (viennacontemporary.at)
Please note that you have to register for this conference: a link for the general registration is at
the bottom of this page, links for special events (to be booked separately) are embedded in the
programme. TIAMSA members go free!
THURSDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2018
15-17 Tour of viennacontemporary
Austrias International Art Fair (conference participants receive a complimentary pass)
Meeting Point: viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna
15-17 Dealer Archives and Provenance Research at the Belvedere
An Insiders Tour with Christian Huemer and Monika Mayer (Belvedere Research Center)
Meeting Point: Belvedere Research Center, Rennweg 4, 1030 Vienna
17.30-19 The Art Market and the Internet
Venue: viennacontemporary, Marx Halle, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna [access included
in your conference ticket]
On the Podium:
Kristina Kulakova (Vienna Contemporary Fair)
Sophie Neuendorf (artnet Worldwide Corp.)
Anna Maja Spiess (Artsy)
Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam)
Moderator: Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin)
CONFERENCE DINNER (open to all!)
19.15 at the nearby 'Paul and the Monkeys' which will be open just for us: Maria-Jacobi-Gasse1, 1030 Wien
15 p.p. for food, collected on the night; drinks to be paid separately. Registration required (closes Sept 15th).
Limited space available PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL CHARGE A 15 FEE FOR
CANCELLATIONS THAT REACH US AFTER REGISTRATION CLOSURE
FRIDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 2018
Belvedere 21, Blickle Kino, Arsenalstraße 1, 1030 Wien
9 Doors Open, Registration, Coffee
9.30 WELCOME: Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin) / Stella Rollig (General Director, Belvedere)
SECTION 1 Transformations
Chair: Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center)
9.40 Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam): A Mass Market for Art? Collecting
Paintings in the Low Countries during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries
10.05 Lukas Fuchsgruber (Technische Universität Berlin): The Auction House as an Urban
Space in 19th Century Paris
10.30 Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)
11 Clarissa Ricci (Università Iuav Venezia): The Production of Art in the Age of Political Practice. Venice Biennale 1970
11.25 Ronit Milano (Ben Gurion University of the Negev): Moralizing the Art Market. A Socio- Economic Perspective on Online-Auctions
11.50 Concluding Discussion
12.05 Lunch Break; you will also have the opportunity to visit the exhibitions at Belvedere21
SECTION 2 Circulation of Information and Expertise
Chair: Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)
14 Leanne Zalewski (Central Connecticut State University): Will the Dealer-Expert
14.25 Michaela Jenisova (Charles University Prague): Wilhelm von Bode and Rudolf Kann. The Importance of the Advisor-Collector Relationship in the Late 19th-Century Art Market
14.50 Short Coffee Break (15 mins.)
15.05 Anne-Sophie Radermecker (Université libre de Bruxelles): Selling Knowledge? The Market Reception of New Connoisseurship
15.30 Jack Roberts (Independent, UK): Is the Age of the Dealer Drawing to a Close or Is It More Important than Ever?
15.55 Concluding Discussion
16.10 Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)
SECTION 3 Elites and the People
Chair: Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA)
16.40 Barbara Pezzini (Independent Researcher): Art for the People or the Rise of a New Elite? Agnews Old Master Exhibitions, 1895-1914
17.05 Dorothee Wimmer (Technische Universität Berlin): Has the Art Markets Democratization Caused a Boom in Private Museums?
17.30 Stoyan Sgourev (ESSEC Paris): The Bifurcation of the Art Market. Precedents and Consequences
17.55 Concluding Discussion
18.10 Evening Break (35 mins.)
18.45 Payal Arora (Erasmus University Rotterdam): Automating Culture. How Digital Platforms are Shaping the Art World
SATURDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 2018
Palais Dorotheum, Auktionssaal (2nd floor); use entrance on Dorotheergasse 17, 1010 Vienna
9 Doors open, Coffee
9.20 WELCOME: Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum) / Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)
SECTION 4 Centers and So-Called Peripheries
Chair: Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum)
9.30 Luís Urbano Afonso (Universidade de Lisboa): Collecting, Displaying and Using African Ivories in 16th Century Western Europe
9.55 Stephanie Dieckvoss (Kingston University London): The Musée dArt Contemporain Africain Al Maaden in Marrakech: How to Democratize the art World as a Private Collector in Emerging Markets
10.20 Malvika Maheswari (Ashoka University): Everybody Loves a Good Attack? Violence by the People as a Variable in Art Markets and Lessons from India Today
10.45 Long Coffee Break (30 mins.)
11.15 Santiago González Villajos (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Street Art and Market Practices in the Mural Art Series: From a Peoples Art to Intermurals and Beyond
11.40 Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam): Drawing National Boundaries. How Contemporary Artists from Emerging Regions Get Integrated into Global Art Markets
12.05 Concluding Discussion
12.20 Lunch Break
13.15 Session for TIAMSA Groups / Sub-Committees
Chairs: Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University Rotterdam), Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA), Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA)
SECTION 5: Launching TIAMSA Legal
Chairs: Philipp Nuernberger (Attorney at Law, NY / London) and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk (University of Opole)
14 Philipp Nuernberger and Alicja Jagielska-Burduk: Welcome and Introduction to TIAMSA Legal, 'Art Market Legal challenges and pitfalls'
14.15 Justine Ferland (Art-Law Centre, Université de Genève): Art market due diligence and the Responsible Art Market (RAM) Initiative
14.25 Thomas Steinruck (Fine Art Insurance, Zurich): Self-Regulatory Frameworks: The Art Basel Art Market Principles and Best Practices
14.35 Dr. Saskia Hufnagel: Preventing, investigating and prosecuting money-laundering in the art market
14.45 Fernando Loureiro Bastos (Universidade de Lisboa) and Prof. Marcílio Franca (Federal University of Paraíba): Legal implications of street art as a democratized / "open" form of art
15.25 Short Coffee Break (15 mins.)
15.40 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of TIAMSA, The International Art Market Studies Association
16.15 TIAMSA LOOKING AHEAD: An open discussion with our members on the future of our association (all welcome)
17 Conference ends
CONFERENCE FEE AND REGISTRATION
The conference fee includes lunches and drinks on Friday and Saturday, a pass to viennacontemporary and free entry to the Belvedere.
TIAMSA members go FREE; to become a TIAMSA member (GBP 20 / 10 p.a.), register at
Non-members: 30 full / 15 concessions
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION (required, closes Sept 25th)
Christian Huemer (Belvedere Research Center)
Veronika Korbei (TIAMSA)
Johannes Nathan (TIAMSA / TU Berlin)
Sebastian Schütze (University of Vienna)
Felicitas Thurn (Dorotheum)
Olav Velthuis (University of Amsterdam)
Filip Vermeylen (Erasmus University, Rotterdam)
THIS CONFERENCE IS GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY
Belvedere, Vienna (belvedere.at)
Dorotheum, Vienna (dorotheum.com)
Vienna Contemporary, Austrias International Art Fair (viennacontemporary.at)
Swiss Art Trading Association (khvs.ch)
The Art Museum in the Digital Age
Venue: Vienna, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere
Date: January 10-11, 2019
Deadline: July 31, 2018
The foundation of innovative, future-oriented museum work is a continuous reflection of its institutional conditions and the questioning of the role of museums in the 21st century. This interdisciplinary symposium is devoted to an art-historical and media-theoretical debate on the systemic changes in the art museum type caused by the universal presence of the digital: Equally at stake are questions of institutional as well as public- and object-related variables.
Traditional core areas of a museums mission such as collecting, preserving, researching, educating, and exhibiting are increasingly permeated by digital expansions. Media transformations are promising the opening of museum walls and the barrier-free exchange with an increasingly diverse audience. The latters individual as well as collective experience of an art museum is also subject to fundamental alterations and adaptations.
Digital tools, techniques, and methods have become indispensable in a museums daily routine. Under the topos of the actuality of the digital, our two-day event gathers contributions which, taking into account the historical genesis of art museums, reflect mainly but not exclusively on the following topics and questions:
Institution & Strategy
How does the digitization of cultural assets change the historically acquired identities of museums? Will they adopt additional functions beyond their traditional core areas? What importance is attached to the digital strategies of cultural heritage institutions? And, are these strategies primarily aimed at commercial success? Furthermore, the question of the social role of the museum as an agent in the field of cultural policy arises: What effects of digitization are to be expected on the museum as an educational institution? Can it preserve its own critical stance or will it lose its authority? Which position should it represent and who determines it?
Communication & Public
What are the consequences of changing cultural techniques to established curatorial practices? Can we already notice repercussions of the digital to analog methods of work, research or display? Does the curator still act as a solitary or authoritarian body when new forms of mediatization create a new type of visitor (such as the visitor-curator) or, provocatively speaking, are we witnessing the "death of the curator"?
Subsequently, possible changes in exhibition design and art education in the sense of interactive visitor engagement are to be examined more closely. Do digital tools and the inclusion of social media alter the behaviour of museum audiences? And in what ways should changing audience expectations influence physical and digital offers of art museums?
Especially for the young museum visitor, media spaces and digital offers prove to be highly relevant. In order to increasingly address and attract this target group, it seems necessary to meet their clear demand for enhanced possibilities of participation (as consumer and producer). In this respect, one has to ask: Can young people be reached exclusively via digital channels? Does their engagement with the artwork take the form of media entertainment and digital spectacle instead of silent contemplation and cultural education? Are there intergenerational concepts of communication? How do art museums face the challenge of a digitally dominated and overstimulated society?
Object & Space
Against the background of the great digitization waves of museum collections and open content policies: Do we need to re-examine well-established museological questions about the definition and significance of the exhibit as an authentic and original object? What about its relation to the beholder in the real and digital space?
Along with this issue emerges the question of lines of development with the intention of extending the museum space, from the opening of vaults through digitization measures to the virtual museum in the www or the expansion of sensory perception through the fusion of virtual and real-world offers (virtual / augmented reality).
What happens to the grand narratives? If it is true that the spatial sequences of baroque palaces determined the chronological narrative of modernism (Rosalind Krauss), what happens in the digital age, for which the database was defined as symbolic form (Lev Manovich)?
We look forward to your paper proposals in the fields of museum practice / museology, art and cultural history, media studies and digital humanities. Please submit your abstracts for a 20-25 minutes presentation in German or English (250 words maximum), including short biography and full contact information, by July 31, 2018 to: email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Hubertus Kohle (Chair, Medieval and Early Modern Art History, LMU Munich) accepted our invitation as keynote speaker.
Conference Committee: Johanna Aufreiter, Christian Huemer, Ralph Knickmeier, Florian Waitzbauer (Österreichische Galerie Belvedere), Johanna Drucker (UCLA), Hubertus Kohle (LMU Munich)
Travel and accommodation costs can be reimbursed to a limited extent for speakers. Conference participation is free of charge.