Mary McCauley – The Baltimore Sun

Mary McCauley ArtTactic Podcast

Mary McCauley – The Baltimore Sun

16 November 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mary McCauley, arts report for The Baltimore Sun, joins us to discuss the Baltimore Museum of Art’s controversial attempt to deaccession three paintings from the museum’s permanent collection. First, Mary tells us about the paintings by Andy Warhol, Brice Marden and Clyfford Still and their history with the museum’s collection. Then, she reveals what the museum’s motivation was to sell the paintings and why they ultimately decided against it. Also, she speculates why the museum received such intense scrutiny while other museums haven’t. Lastly, Mary tells us how the residents of Baltimore felt about the museum’s controversial decision.

Susan J. Mumford – ArtAML

9 November 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Susan J. Mumford, CEO and co-founder of ArtAML, a technology company that provides anti-money laundering checks and expertise for the art market. First, Susan explains what anti-money laundering is and details the new major AML regulation in Europe that is starting to impact the art world. Then, she walk us through how art transactions are changing as a result of the new regulations. Also, Susan explains how ArtAML’s tools make it easier for businesses to comply with AML regulations. Further, Susan tells us about the extent of regulations outside of Europe and art markets in other regions are following certain AML practices.

Reena Devi – CoBo Social

29 October 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Reena Devi, arts journalist and critic, joins us to discuss her recent article in CoBo Social about the lack of innovation in the art fair experience. First, Reena recaps the online art fair experience since the pandemic started and details how different fairs are approaching their online platforms. Then, she shares what motivated her to write an article on the lack of evolution of the art fair experience. Also, Reena explains why she believes the online art fairs actually reveal a larger problem pertaining to art fairs. Further, Reena identifies some of the reasons why we haven’t seen major progress in the art fair experience in a long time. Lastly, she looks ahead to the future of art fairs and if she expects more of the same or real innovation.

Laura Hoptman – The Drawing Center

12 October 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Laura Hoptman, executive director at The Drawing Center, joins us to discuss how she has managed the museum throughout the pandemic. First, Laura introduces us to The Drawing Center, including the museum’s history and mission. Then, she describes what it was like to have the museum close abruptly due to the pandemic and how she managed the museum throughout COVID. Also, Laura explains how the museum was able to continue to interact with visitors despite being physically closed. Further, Laura addresses how The Drawing Center has and is continuing to address the racial inequality discussions that have dominated society. Lastly, Laura previews their current exhibition, 100 Drawings from Now, a large group exhibition featuring drawings available for sale to raise funds for the museum.

Thomas Girst – BMW

25 September 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Thomas Girst, global head of BMW Group Cultural Engagement. First, Thomas discusses the history of BMW’s extensive cultural engagement in the visual arts. Then, he shares how BMW Group Cultural Engagement has been impacted by the COVID pandemic. Also, Thomas reveals why we will unfortunately see less support of the visual arts from companies as a result of this crisis. Additionally, Thomas explains how he measures the success of the initiatives he spearheads at BMW. Finally, he offers advice for cultural organizations seeking corporate engagement.

Evan Beard – Bank of America Private Bank

14 September 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Evan Beard, National Art Service Executive at Bank of America Private Bank, updates us on the art lending space. First, Evan categorizes the different types of lenders in the art financing industry and reveals which bucket Bank of America Private Bank falls in. Then, Evan shares how the COVID-19 pandemic along with the associated economic swings have impacted art lending activities. Also, he explains why art financing is no longer a niche practice within the art world. Lastly, Evan identifies a few key challenges facing the growth of the art lending industry in the medium to long term.

Tomasz Imieliński and Jean-Paul Engelen – Phillips and Articker

17 August 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Tomasz Imieliński, founder and developer of Articker, a technology that aggregates open-source data on artists and artworks, providing unique insights into emerging market trends, and Jean-Paul Engelen, co-head of 20th Century and Contemporary Art and Global Chairman at Phillips. Last week it was announced that Articker and Phillips have formed an exclusive partnership so we wanted to have them on to chat about the tool and how the auction house plans on utilizing the technology. First, Tomasz tells us about the history Articker and how it works. Then, Jean-Paul shares how the insights Articker offers have helped him and his colleagues, while revealing some real life examples. Also, Tomasz answers if he has measured if there is a correlation between art market trends and the media trends. Lastly, Jean-Paul explains how his clients can take advantage of Articker and how the tool is beneficial to collectors.

Christian Huhnt – Glass

28 July 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Christian Huhnt, co-founder of Glass, a tool that allows you to instantly look up catalogue raisonné information and the most recent auction results just by texting an image on WhatsApp. First, Christian walks us through the process of how Glass works. Then, he tells us about the robotic machines they use to digitize catalogue raisonnés, page by page. Also, Christian explains why it’s so important as a matter of due diligence for those in the art world to search artworks in catalogue raisonnés before buying or selling an artwork. Lastly, Christian shares exactly what artwork details are revealed in a catalogue raisonné.

Mike Steib – Artsy

20 July 2020

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, the leading online platform for discovering, buying and selling fine art. First, Mike shares what happened on Artsy’s platform during the pandemic, including how it impacted the behavior of collectors and galleries. Also, he reveals what specific actions the company took to help galleries during this difficult period. Then, Mike tells us what he thought of select galleries, such as David Zwirner Gallery, establishing online platforms that hosted other galleries’ exhibitions. Additionally, he answers if we really witnessed a transformation of the online art space during the pandemic.

Astrid Hill – Hill Art Foundation

18 June 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we are joined by Astrid Hill, vice president and curator of emerging artists at the Hill Art Foundation. First, Astrid tells us about the history of her family’s collection and what motivated them to establish the foundation in 2019. Then, she shares with us what the foundation been doing while being closed during the COVID pandemic and how the foundation is approaching reopening. Also, she discusses how young collectors are growing the online art marketplace.

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