Tokini Peterside-Schwebig – ART X Lagos

Tokini Peterside-Schwebig – ART X Lagos

28 November 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Tokini Peterside-Schwebig, founder of ART X Lagos, the leading art fair in Lagos, Nigeria. First, Tokini tells us about the art scene in Lagos and the incredible growth it has experienced over the past few years. Then, she reveals how much interest artists in Lagos have garnered from galleries and collectors outside of the region. After, she recaps the seventh edition of ART X Lagos which concluded earlier this month and details the level of sales at this year’s fair. Lastly, Tokini identifies some opportunities and challenges for the region moving forward.

Andy St. Louis – Seoul Art Friend

25 August 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Andy St. Louis, a Seoul based art critic and founder of Seoul Art Friend, an online platform dedicated to promoting contemporary Korean art. First, Andy shares how Seoul became a burgeoning contemporary art hub in such a short period of time. Then, he details the the infrastructure of the art market in Seoul and how it compares to other major art markets. Also, Andy speculates why Frieze choose Seoul as the Asian city to host their fair and reveals what locals’ expectations are for the fair. Lastly, he identifies some challenges for the Korean art market moving forward.

Lisa Movius – The Art Newspaper

7 March 2022

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 update us on the Chinese art market. First, Lisa tells us how things are in China at the moment with COVID. Then, she shares the mood in China at the moment within the art world. Also, Lisa explains how Chinese galleries have been able to thrive during the pandemic due to being agile.

Jamie Yu – Poly Auction

9 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Jamie Yu, head of modern and contemporary art at Poly Auction, the leading auction house in China, to chat about the Chinese art market. First, Jamie tells us a little bit about Poly Auction and how it fits within the Chinese art market. Then, she identifies some of the most significant ways the Chinese art market has evolved over the past decade. Also, Jamie touches on Chinese art collectors pursuing emerging artists, especially at auction. Further, Jamie touches on social media, private museums and foundations, and some of the misconceptions about the Chinese art market.

 

Reena Devi – Independent Arts Journalist

5 November 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Reena Devi, independent arts journalist, about the growing art scene in Seoul, Korea. While there has been a lot of focus over the past decade on different areas in Asia, first Hong Kong, then mainland China, Reena explains why the international art world is turning to Seoul now. Then, she explains how celebrity culture in Korea, specifically K-pop music, is significantly influencing collecting habits within the country. Also, Reena responds to Frieze Art Fair’s decision to expand into Asia with a fair in Seoul. Further, she explains the motivation behind the influx of young collectors in Korea and also shares how this incredible growth is impacting the local art market in Seoul.

 

Meg Maggio РPékin Fine Arts

29 June 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Meg Maggio, director at Pekin Fine Arts, about the latest happenings in the Chinese art scene. First, Meg recalls what the start of the pandemic was like for her and the art world in Beijing and what her experience has been like relocating from Beijing to Hong Kong to the States. Then, after giving up her gallery space in Beijing, she shares her mindset as she weights her options on what kind of a gallery space she needs moving forward. Also, we touch on the rapidly evolving museum space in China and how high caliber museum shows are positively impacting several aspects of the Chinese art scene. Further, Meg touches on the red hot Chinese art market as well as the growing number of art fairs throughout Asia.

 

Rebecca Anne Proctor – Independent Journalist

5 April 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Rebecca Anne Proctor, an independent journalist based in Dubai, to recap this year’s edition of Art Dubai, the first major art fair to occur in person in 2021. First, Rebecca updates us on the current situation in Dubai regarding COVID. Then, she shares her experience of attending Art Dubai in person and reveals the notable differences between this year’s edition and previous ones. Also, Rebecca reveals how safe she and other attendees felt at the fair. Then, she tells us how eager galleries were to participate in the fair. Lastly, Rebecca answers based on her in person experience if she feels more confident that art fairs later this year will occur.

Bimpe Nkontchou – W8 Advisory

2 March 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Bimpe¬†Nkontchou, founder & managing principal of W8 Advisory, a multi-family office and wealth management practice, based in London, focused on high net worth African families. First, we ask Bimpe why there is suddenly increased focus on the contemporary African art scene. Then, she tells us if African high net worth families are viewing contemporary African art as an alternative asset class. Also, Bimpe shares if Africans are beginning to collect art in response to the increased popularity of contemporary African art. Additionally, she explains how vital art patronage is to the African art community as well as the important role established African artists are playing to ensure that emerging artists can develop their practices and careers.

 

Matty Soudagar – DCL Blogger

10 February 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Matty Soudagar, who runs a prominent blog, DCL Blogger, focused on investing in NFTs and digital art. First, Matty explains what non-fungible token (NFT for short) means and what is a digital artwork. Then, he shares to what extent digital art collectors display the art in their homes versus investors who are purely motivated by financial motives. Next, Matty reveals how seamless it is to buy and sell NFTs on the blockchain. Also, Matty tells us if the significant volatility of cryptocurrencies makes it difficult to purchase digital artworks with them. Additionally, he identifies some of the leading digital artists at the moment as well as some of the most popular marketplaces to browse and purchase artworks.

Lisa Movius – The Art Newspaper

3 March 2020

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Lisa Movius, a Shanghai based journalist who is the Asia correspondent for The Art Newspaper, about the coronavirus and its impact on the Chinese art scene. First, Lisa provides us with an update on the virus and what the mood is like in China both from a social and economic perspective. Then, she details the lack of activity going on regarding fairs, galleries and museums in China at the moment. Also, Lisa tells us if she is hearing if Chinese collectors will be active or will be sitting out of the art market in the short term. Lastly, she reveals if there is a sense in China as to how things may play out with the virus over the next few months.

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