Emerging Art Market Series

Neha Kirpal – India Art Fair

21 January 2015

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re here with Neha Kirpal, founder and director of the India Art Fair, ahead of this year’s fair, occurring Jan 29th – Feb 1st. First, Neha previews this upcoming fair by telling us about the quality of art we can expect to see on display as well as the evolving Indian collector base who will be visiting and buying at the fair. Then, she discusses how the past art market downturn actually benefited the Indian art market as it weeded out highly speculative investors from the marketplace. Lastly, Neha talks about the developing art market infrastructure in India and identifies some areas that could be improved in order for living Indian artists to feel even more supported locally.

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Sandra Nedvetskaia – Cosmoscow

25 September 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Sandra Nedvetskaia, director of Cosmscow, the leading contemporary Russian art fair. First, after its first edition of the fair in 2010, Sandra explains why the fair returned this year after a four year hiatus. While in US and Europe, the latest trend in mainstream art fairs is for several artworks to be sold to collectors even before the fairs commence, Sandra explains why collectors took their time at Cosmoscow before making purchases. Lastly, she touches on the motivation for including in the fair a unique section which exhibited artworks owned by prominent Russian collectors as well as how it influenced younger, emerging Russian collectors in attendance at the fair.

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Ross Douglas – FNB Joburg Art Fair

7 September 2014

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we speak with Ross Douglas, director of the FNB Joburg Art Fair, the contemporary African art fair which occurred last week. First, Ross talks about the changing demographic of the audience of the fair since the first edition of the fair seven years ago, as well as the demographics of emerging contemporary African artists. Then, he discusses both the level of sales witnessed at the fair this year as well as the overall health of the contemporary African art market. Lastly, Ross talks about the rise in interest in the international art world for contemporary African art.

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Antonia Carver – Art Dubai

23 April 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Antonia Carver, fair director of Art Dubai, as she recaps the fair with us as well as shares her thoughts on the art market in the Middle East. First, Antonia sets the scene for us, telling us what the art scene is like at the moment in Dubai and the Middle East. Then, she explains why Art Dubai is the “fair of discovery”. Also, Antonia touches on what extent local collectors are embracing art from US and Europe and if the contemporary art market is booming similar to the marketplace in the West.

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Calvin Hui – Fine Art Asia

26 February 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Calvin Hui, co-chairman and director of Fine Art Asia, joins us to discuss the expansion of their art fair with an upcoming edition occurring in May in Beijing. First, Calvin shares some perspective on how important it is to host a fair in mainland China, in addition to their already existing fair in Hong Kong. Also, he explains why it is one of his missions to bring Western fine art to Chinese audiences. Lastly, Calvin updates us on the present state of the Chinese art market.

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Chris Moore – Randian

22 January 2014

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Chris Moore, founder of Randian, the Chinese online art magazine, updates us on the Chinese contemporary art scene. Just coming back from Art Stage Singapore, Chris begins by sharing his experiences from the fair and describes the present art scene in Singapore. Then, he focuses on several facets of the Chinese art market, including identifying some of the significant young Chinese artists who are emerging and explaining why the recent revelation regarding significant questions revolving around Chinese auction houses sales figures isn’t having a significant impact on the Chinese art market within China. Lastly, Chris identifies some key issues facing the Chinese art market in 2014 and previews some upcoming content on Randian.

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Ross Douglas – Joburg Art Fair

30 August 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Ross Douglas, director of Joburg Art Fair, the annual contemporary art fair in Johannesburg, South Africa. First, Ross dissects the South African art market, explaining how the local market has developed in conjunction with the global growth of the contemporary art market. Then, he compares and contrasts the infrastructure of the South African art market with the US and European art market, noting some of the key differences between them. Also, Ross previews this year’s Joburg Art Fair, occurring next month in September, telling us about galleries and artworks visitors can expect to see at the fair.a

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Meg Maggio – Pékin Fine Arts

31 May 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Meg Maggio, owner of Pekin Fine Arts, joins us from Hong Kong to discuss her experience exhibiting at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong. First, Meg elaborates on the noticeable differences in this year’s edition of the fair, the inaugural edition under the Art Basel brand. Then, she shares her opinion on the strength of the current Chinese contemporary art market as well as how her gallery did at this year’s fair. Also, Meg elaborates on the depth of quality, emerging Chinese artists and if she believes US and European art galleries with presences in Asia are beginning to better attract Asian collectors.

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Amrita Jhaveri – Jhaveri Contemporary

12 March 2013

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Indian art collector and advisor Amrita Jhaveri joins us to preview her upcoming single-owner sale at Sotheby’s. First, Amrita discusses her decision to sell part of her Indian art collection at this time. Then, she compares acquiring and collecting Indian artwork nearly two decades ago to present times. Amrita also elaborates on the state of the modern and contemporary Indian art market and identifies some of the key steps needed for the Indian art market to continue its growth.

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Nahema Mehta – Art Remba

6 December 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Nahema Mehta, founder of Art Remba, a NY-based art rental company. First, Nahema explains in detail how Art Remba works, from their subscribers choosing artworks to Art Remba delivering them to the client. Then, she discusses what type of individual is most likely to rent high-end art versus buying artworks via auction, gallery or fair. Also, Nahema details the type of artworks currently available for rent at Art Remba as well as how Art Remba’s subscribers can ultimately purchase the artworks they rent.

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