Jordan Huelskamp – Salon

Jordan Huelskamp – Salon

25 April 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jordan Huelskamp, founder of Salon, a member-managed contemporary art collection owned by a decentralized community. First, Jordan explains how Salon technically works and answers what motivated her to found the collection. Then, she shares why certain collectors are attracted to this type of collecting model. After she identifies some of the artists the group has collected thus far. Additionally, she reveals how conversations with galleries have gone when trying to acquire artworks for Salon. Lastly, she forecasts how this model of collecting will evolve in the future.

Daniel Grant – The Business of Being an Artist

15 April 2024

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Daniel Grant, freelance journalist and author of The Business of Being an Artist, about the recent rise in gallery closings. First, Daniel identifies some of the noteworthy galleries that have recently closes and elaborates on the reason for their closings. Then, he compare this trend to past surges. After, Daniel shares if insiders foresee more gallery closures in the near future. Lastly, Daniel discusses a gallery closings impact on both artists and collectors.

Lydia Melamed Johnson – The Photography Show

8 April 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Lydia Melamed Johnson, executive director of AIPAD and director of The Photography Show, occurring April 25 – 28, 2024 at the Park Avenue Armory. First, Lydia shares details about the history of The Photography Show and how it differs from other art fairs. Then, she identifies some of the new trends we are witnessing from emerging photographers. Also, Lydia reveals to what extent the proliferation of social media and the iPhone is impacting the photography market. Lastly, she addresses how photography dealers are promoting photographers to mainstream contemporary collectors.

José Da Silva – The Art Newspaper

26 March 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we breakdown The Art Newspaper’s annual survey of museums with José da Silva, exhibitions editor at The Art Newspaper. First, José shares his methodology for gathering attendance data from museums around the world. Then, he reminds us how difficult COVID was for museums and how much attendance suffered during that time. Next, he identifies some of the major takeaways from this year’s annual survey. After, he reveals if blockbuster exhibitions are still a high priority for museums. Lastly, he tells us what geographical trends he observed in this year’s data.

James Fuentes – James Fuentes

28 February 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with James Fuentes, owner of James Fuentes. First, we ask James about what went into the decision to open a gallery space in Los Angeles (in addition to their existing New York space) as well as what appealed to him about the LA art scene. Then, he discussed the similarities and differences between working with the younger artists at the gallery versus the very established artists and artist estates. After, James discusses the broader state of the art market at this time as we head into Frieze LA week. Also, he identifies some of the differences between the New York and Los Angeles art markets. Lastly, James previews his upcoming exhibition at the Los Angeles gallery, a solo exhibition of work by the artist Geoffrey Holder.

Leslie Ramos – Philanthropy in the Arts: A Game of Give and Take

14 February 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by Leslie Ramos, author of the new book Philanthropy in the Arts: A Game of Give and Take. First, Leslie explains why museums are in the midst of a financial crisis and how they arrived at this point. Then, she reveals to what extent the COVID pandemic exacerbated museums’ financial standings. After, Leslie shares why major gifts are being heavily scrutinized recently and speculates if this trend will continue. She then touches on the looming intergenerational change in wealth and how museums can prepare for this from a philanthropy perspective. Lastly, Leslie shares advice both for museums and individuals regarding philanthropy in the arts.

Julia Halperin – The Art Newspaper

15 January 2024

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Julia Halperin, freelance journalist, co-founder of the Burns Halperin Report and columnist for the Art Newspaper. First, Julia discusses the increasing trend of museum curators moving into gallery positions. Then, she identifies some of the primary reasons why we are seeing this exodus. Also, Julia explains why art professionals in other roles within museums are also fleeing for commercial galleries. Lastly, she speculates what this trend may mean for the future of the museum space.


Oliver Miro – Vortic

26 December 2023

While in Miami for the fairs, our Adam Green had an opportunity to host a live podcast at Untitled Art during the opening hours of the fair. He was in conversation with Oliver Miro, who is from Victoria Miro Gallery and also is the founder of Vortic, an art led platform that aims to create a connected, collaborative conversation around immersive 3D, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) exhibitions from the world’s leading galleries and institutions. During the conversation, Adam chatted with Oliver about the Vortic platform, trends in how art is being consumed and shared digitally. as well as what the future may look like for exhibitions, art fairs and other events as a result of technological innovations.


Jeff Lawson – Untitled Art

26 November 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jeff Lawson, founder of Untitled Art, ahead of their annual Miami fair. First, Jeff tells us about when he established Untitled Art and shares how much the Miami art scene has changed since then. After, he discusses how Untitled fits into the Miami art fair ecosystem. Also, Jeff speculates why there has been a surge of interest in emerging artists over the last few years. Additionally, he reveals how the fair’s exhibitors are feeling heading into the final test of the art market in 2023. Jeff also responds to NADA Miami changing the starting date of their fair this year to the same day as Untitled. Lastly, he previews this year’s iteration of Untitled.


Nicole Berry – The Armory Show

5 September 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we preview The Armory Show with its executive director, Nicole Berry. First, Nicole discusses the fair’s recent move from the piers to the Javits Center and how it has impacted the fair experience. Then, she explains how another major change, moving the fair to September to coincide with the fall art world opening, has also benefitted the fair. Also, Nicole shares how exhibiting galleries are feeling about the art market as we head into the fair. Lastly, Nicole reacts to the major news of Frieze Art Fair acquiring The Armory Show.