Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Lisa Movius – The Art Newspaper

29 March 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Lisa Movius, the China Bureau Chief and Asia Correspondent for The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. First, Lisa shares expectations from the local art scene ahead of this iteration of the fair. Then, she shares what the ambience was like, being the first COVID restriction free edition of the fair since pre-pandemic. Also, Lisa recaps the overall sales at the fair this year and how much the local economy and politics had an impact. After, Lisa reveals if other Asian art hubs are catching up to Hong Kong. Finally, she explains to what extent mainland China’s art scene is back to normal compared to Hong Kong.


James Cope – AND NOW

13 March 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by James Cope, owner of AND NOW, a contemporary art gallery based in Dallas, Texas, and founder of the Dallas Invitational, a brand new art fair launching next month in Dallas. First, James tells us how the idea originated to establish a fair in Dallas. Then, he explains what visitor can expect at the inaugural edition located in the Fairmont Hotel. Also, James discusses the mix of galleries he invited to participate in the inaugural fair and why he landed on these galleries. After, James details some of the main reasons for the increasing buzz about Dallas’ art scene. Lastly, James lets us know if he is thinking about expanding the size of the fair next year.

Tim Schneider – Artnet News

2 March 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Tim Schneider, art business editor at Artnet News and author of The Gray Market, joins us to discuss ChatGPT’s impact on the art world. First, Tim explains what ChatGPT is, how it works and how one uses it. Then, he shares some examples of how ChatGPT today can easily be implemented within the art world. Also, Tim reveals how artists may leverage ChatGPT to enhance their careers. After, he states what the art world’s response has been thus far. Lastly, he predicts the extent to which the art world will embrace ChatGPT over the next several years.


Benjamin Sutton – The Art Newspaper

22 February 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by Benjamin Sutton, editor for the Americas at The Art Newspaper, to help us recap last week’s fairs in Los Angeles. First, Ben addresses Frieze LA’s change in venue this year and what visitors thought of the new location. Then, he highlights some of the major sales from the fair. Also, Ben summarizes how sales were overall at the fair and what the mood was like for the first major test for the art market in 2023. Further, he discusses how much the LA art scene has grown over the last few years. And lastly, he identifies some of the topics art insiders were discussing at the fair.

Arun Kakar – Artsy

9 February 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Arun Kakar, art market editor at Artsy, joins us to discuss Brexit’s lingering impact on the UK art market. First, Arun identifies how Brexit has made things more difficult for galleries and other art businesses to operate there. Then, he explains how Brexit has weakened the UK art market’s standing in the broader art market. Despite this, Arun clarifies why there is still optimism in the market. And lastly, he reveals what areas of the market he will be monitoring moving forward to gauge Brexit’s impact.

Enid Tsui – South China Morning Post

30 January 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Enid Tsui, arts editor at the South China Morning Post. First, they detail the impact of Covid travel restrictions on the art market in Hong Kong and China. Then, they discuss how Chinese collectors have been missed at art events such as fairs and auctions, and how galleries outside of China have not had as much of a presence there. Also, Enid speculates if the recent expansion in the art world in areas within Asia outside of China, such as Singapore and Seoul, is partly due to the government of China as well as Covid travel restrictions. She then gives an update on the art market in Hong Kong and mainland China and whether there is any talk of a potential softening. After, Enid explains the role of private museums in China in terms of serving the broader public within the art ecosystem in China. Lastly, Enid explains why there is high hopes for this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.

Vivienne Chow – Artnet News

19 January 2023

In this week’s episode of the podcast we speak with Vivienne Chow, correspondent at Artnet News about the burgeoning art scene in Singapore. First, Vivienne explains why the art world is suddenly interested in expansion into Singapore. Then, she compares it to Seoul, another emerging art scene in Asia. After, Vivienne recaps the inaugural edition of Art SG. Also, she discusses collecting trends and identifies some potential obstacles for businesses considering expanding within the region.


Behind The Report: The Art Market 2022 – A Year In Review

2 January 2023

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our The Art Market 2022 – A Year In Review, in which we take a close look at the global auction market in 2022 and some of the key trends emerging across different fine art segments.

Mark Rappolt – ArtReview

26 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview, joins us to review their recently published Power 100 rankings, listing the year’s most influential people in the contemporary art world. First, Mark tells us about the history of the list and how it is compiled each year. Then, he explains why the artist collective ruangrupa tops the list in 2022. Also, Mark discusses some of the new entrants on the list as well as some unexpected names. Finally, Mark shares broader trends in the contemporary art world regarding what positions are gaining or losing influence.

Charlotte Burns & Julia Halperin – The Burns Halperin Report

19 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Charlotte Burns and Julia Halperin, co-creators of The Burns Halperin Report, which explores representation in U.S. museums and the international art market. First, Charlotte and Julia share some of the major takeaways from their report, in particular the lack of progress regarding museum acquisitions for female and minority artists. Then, they reveal if their findings, which conflict with recent narratives in the art media, were surprising to them. Also, Charlotte and Julia explain how social movements, such as Black Lives Matter and Me Too, have influenced museums’ activities. After, they clarify if there are any positive findings in their report or if it is entirely pessimistic. Lastly, Charlotte and Julia identify certain museums who are indeed doing a relatively good job which acquiring artworks by female and minority artists.