Mark Rappolt – ArtReview

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.

 

Jessica Carlisle – Artistate

13 November 2022

In this week’s episode of the podcast we speak with Jessica Carlisle, managing director of Artistate, a firm that provides advisory services to artists and estates on artist estates. First, Jessica shares who generally manages an artist estate. Then, she identifies some of the most important decisions an estate has to make after the artist dies. Also, Jessica discusses the variance in artist estates in terms of the volume and quality of art held by the estate. After, Jessica reveals some of the most common dilemmas that estates encounter. Lastly, she offers advice to living artists to ensure they have a properly setup estate.

Zachary Small – The New York Times

7 November 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Zachary Small, reporter at The New York Times. First, Zachary identifies some of the major museums that are suddenly embracing NFTs and how they are doing so. Then, he elaborates on some of the reasons why we are suddenly seeing museums involved with this medium. Also, Zachary explains how the rise and fall of the NFT market has impacted how museums are working with digital artist as well as if museums finally providing a level of curatorial support may stabilize the market. Lastly, he speculates on what percentage of museums will embrace this medium over the next several years.

Pierre Valentin – Constantine Cannon

4 October 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Pierre Valentin, partner at Constantine Cannon and also founder and chair of International Catalogue Raisonné Association. First, Pierre tells us what exactly a catalogue raisonné is. Then, he identifies some of the most common ways they are used by different market participants. Also, Pierre reveals how catalogue raisonnés have evolved in the past year fews. Lastly, Pierre offers advice to living artists to ensure they will be able to more easily create a catalogue raisonné of their work later in their career.

John Wiley – Hagerty

30 August 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, John Wiley, manager of valuation analytics at Hagerty, an American automotive lifestyle and membership company, helps us recap the record setting Monterey classic car auctions. First, John shares if the record shattering $469 million auctions was a surprising result. Then, he reveals who is fueling this robust market at these price levels. Additionally, John identifies some of the most noteworthy results, some surprises and potential areas of weakness in the market moving forward.

Saša Bogojev – Contemporary Art Now

29 June 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Saša Bogojev, curator at Contemporary Art Now, a brand new art fair opening July 13-17 in Ibiza. First, Saša chats about his previous experiences as contributing editor for Juxtapoz and tells us what it was like to review numerous exhibitions for the prominent publication. Then, he shares his thoughts on some of the most exciting trends in contemporary art. After, Saša explains how he became the curator of the new art fair, Contemporary Art Now. Further, he details how Contemporary Art Now differentiates itself from other art fairs, he identifies some of his favorite booths that will be at the fair and he reveals some of his longer term goals for the fair.

Lee Kaplan – Arcana: Books on the Arts

26 May 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Lee Kaplan, founder and co-owner of Arcana: Books on the Arts. First, Lee tell us about the origins of the shop and what exactly they do as specialists in new, rare, and out of print books, catalogues, and ephemera on 20th + 21st century Art. Established in 1984, Lee then explains how art books were utilized in that pre-digital era. Today, with the digitization of books, he then explains how people predominantly use art books. Also, Lee describes the health of the first edition art book market at the moment and identifies interesting trends. Additionally, Lee discusses the Amazon Effect on the art book market, gives advice for beginning art book collectors and shares the backstory behind the Getty Research Institute acquiring an archive of materials on African-American Art and Artists that Lee had compiled for decades.

Amir H. Fallah – Artist

18 May 2022

In this week’s edition of the podcast, we chat with artist Amir H. Fallah. First, Amir explains why he believes it is important for artists to openly discuss their experiences navigating the art world. Then, he shares some guiding principles that help him manage several aspects of his career. Also, Amir discusses what it was like to not experience success immediately in his career, identifies qualities he looks for in a gallery, explains the importance of having relationships with his collectors and reveals how he manages his emotions when his artworks come up for auction.

 

Edouard Gouin – Convelio

5 May 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Edouard Gouin, co-founder and CEO of Convelio, about the art shipping industry. First, Edouard tells us how Convelio fits within the art shipping landscape. Then, he details how they are innovating in an otherwise antiquated space. Also, Edouard identifies Covid and the war in Ukraine as the two primary reasons for substantially increased shipping costs over the past year. Further, he shares to what extent the art shipping industry is focused on shipping in a more environmentally friendly manner. Lastly, Edouard offers us some shipping advice and identifies some common mistakes to avoid.

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