Saša Bogojev – Contemporary Art Now

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.

Audrey Ou – TRLab

19 April 2022

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we’re joined by Audrey Ou, co-founder and CEO of TRLab, a creative production studio and NFT sale platform focused on fine art. First, Audrey tells us more about TRLab and how it fits into the NFT space. Then, she shares to what extent the NFT and traditional art spaces have already crossed over and how much potential there is for this in the future. Also, Audrey comments on the saturation of the nascent NFT industry and what it will take for products to succeed in the long-run. Lastly, she discusses the educational and curatorial void in the NFT world and how TRLab is trying to fill that.

José da Silva – The Art Newspaper

5 April 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with José da Silva, exhibitions editor of The Art Newspaper, about their Visitor Figures annual museum survey. First, José shares some museum attendance trends from 2021 and how they compare to the previous year. Then, he explains to what extent COVID is still impacting museums and how many are operating at a normal capacity. Also, José identifies different tactics museums are employing to attract visitors including Tik Tok. Lastly, José reveals a few of the most surprising takeaways from this year’s survey.

Sara Reisman and Thomas E Moore III – National Academy of Design

17 March 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Sara Reisman, chief curator and director of NA affairs at the National Academy of Design, and Thomas Moore, director of development at the National Academy of Design. First, Sara and Thomas tell us about the history of the academy and why it was established. After opening in 1825, they then tell us what the academy has been doing the past few hundred years. Then, Sara and Thomas explain how artists join the academy. Also, they share why they think the academy still resonates today with reputable artists, such as recent Academicians like Rashid Johnson and Julie Mehretu. Lastly, they tell us why they have embraced a startup mentality despite being a few hundred years old.

Emily Mae Smith – Artist

31 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by the artist Emily Mae Smith. We chat with Emily about having an artist’s voice included in conversations about the art market, the stigma of artists following and speaking about their market, how she is managing her career now that she has commercial and institutional success and she also shares some advice to rising artists.

 

Marek Claassen – Limna

7 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Marek Claassen, co-founder of Artfacts and Limna, joins us to discuss how they are using data and technology to democratize the art market. First, Marek explains why they have been tracking thousands of artists’ exhibition history for years and how they have been doing it. Then, he shares what he has learned about how important an artist’s exhibition history is to their cultural importance, longevity and price. Then, Marek reveals details about his new app, Limna, a machine learning app leveraging Artfact’s database, including providing suggested values for artworks for sale on the primary market.

 

Eileen Kinsella – Artnet News

17 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Eileen Kinsella, senior market reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap the Armory Show. First, Eileen answers if this past week was the biggest week for the art world in NYC since the pandemic began. Then, she reveals what the international presence was like at the fair. After, Eileen reveals some of the most noteworthy booths and sales. Additionally, she shares what the new venue was like at the Javis Center compared to previous editions at the piers. Lastly, Eileen speculates how close we are to returning to a normal fair experience.

 

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