Tarana Sawhney & Anders Petterson – Art and Philanthropy in India

Tarana Sawhney & Anders Petterson – Art and Philanthropy in India

27 March 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Tarana Sawhney, chairperson of the Confederation for Indian Industry task force on art and culture, and Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic. Earlier this year, ArtTactic published a report on the intersection between art and philanthropy in the Indian art market and we speak at length on this topic with Tarana and Anders. They update us on recearttnt philanthropic trends in the Indian art market and why the Indian art scene has had to rely so much on private museums, foundations and individuals. We also discuss the extent to which the government is now supporting the arts, how public spaces and events are being supported by philanthropy and how the next generation of philanthropists are being engaged.

David Chau – ART021

8 February 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by David Chau, co-founder of ART021, a Shanghai contemporary art fair. First, David shares how exhibiting galleries and visiting collectors at the fair have evolved over the past 6 years. Then, he discusses different strategies employed by US and European galleries to target Chinese collectors. Also, David explains how US and European galleries without physical locations in China are having success there. Lastly, David identifies some of the common stereotypes that the global art world has about Chinese art collectors.

Iain Robertson – New Art, New Markets

11 September 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Dr Iain Robertson, head of art business at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London, joins us to discuss his new book, New Art, New Market, exploring several emerging contemporary art markets. First, Iain explains why he decided to write the book now and identifies which geographies he explores in the book. Then, he tells us which markets he is feeling most bullish about and which ones have him most concerned. Also, Iain discusses the extent to which western art collectors are collecting artists from emerging art markets and how that differs from a decade ago before the economic crisis. Lastly, he explains government’s ideal role in the development of a nascent contemporary art market.

Ksenia Podoynitsyna – InArt

8 December 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Ksenia Podoynitsyna, founder of InArt, specializing in the analytics of the Russian contemporary art market. First, Ksenia recaps the performance of the Russian contemporary art market over the past decade and where it stands today. Then, Ksenia shares the impact of sanctions against Russia and more broadly political tensions between Russia and other countries on the Russian contemporary art market. Lastly, she identifies some of the key analytics that suggest that the Russian contemporary art market is rebounding.

Vivienne Chow

12 September 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Vivienne Chow, award-winning journalist and culture critic at Variety, QZ and the South China Morning Post, joins us to discuss her recent article profiling a new generation of Chinese collectors. First, Vivienne shares some of the common qualities among the young Chinese collectors she profiled and explains what is motivating them to travel outside of China to expand their art exposure and education. Then, she explains why auction houses have served as the primary arts educational tool for Chinese collectors and to what extent this is now changing. Lastly, Vivienne considers how the Chinese art scene will be impacted by collectors expanding their collecting habits to beyond Chinese artists.

Chris Moore – Randian

17 April 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Chris Moore, founder of Randian, the Chinese art magazine, to update us on the latest happenings in the Chinese art market. First, Chris shares his overall impressions of this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong including the level of sales at the fair this year and the type of art on display. Then, he touches on the level of success American and European galleries are having targeting Chinese collectors. Also, Chris discusses the how the maturation of Chinese art museums are positively impacting the Chinese art scene and identifies some of the up and coming contemporary Chinese artists at this moment.

Puneet Shah

Puneet Shah – Akara Art

18 January 2017
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Puneet Shah.

Puneet Shah is founder of Akara Art. Firstly, Akara Art is a Mumbai gallery.  the gallery is home to Indian modern and contemporary artists. Puneet joins us to talk about the state of the Indian art market. Furthermore, Puneet reflects on recently launching an art gallery in India. Notably, he identifies some of the positive and challenging trends facing the Indian art market as we enter 2017. Finally, Puneet describes the aesthetics of the art made by notable contemporary Indian artists.

Bose Krishnamachari

Bose Krishnamachari – Kochi-Muziris Biennale

5 December 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Bose Krishnamachari, director of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale.

Bose Krishnamachari is director of Kochi-Muziri, the Indian based contemporary art biennale.  Bose joins us ahead of their biennale starting on December 12th. First, Bose tells us about the history of the biennale. He also tells us what distinguishes it from other ones in the art world. Then, he reveals how it has influenced the Indian and South Asian art scene as well as its perception abroad. Also, Bose discusses the current state of the South Asian contemporary art market and where he sees it headed in the future.

Dr Alireza Sami Azar

Dr Alireza Sami Azar – Tehran Auction

7 July 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Dr Alireza Sami Azar.

Dr Alireza Sami Azar is a former head of Tehran’s Museum of Contemporary Art and head of Tehran Auction (launched 2012).  It is a private initiative to introduce Iranian art to art collectors and a global audience.

First, Alireza talks about the establishment of Tehran Auction. He explains how it has helped develop a domestic art market in Iran. Then, Alireza speculates to what extent the lifting of sanctions on Iran will lead to more international buyers for Iranian art.  Also, he describes the art schools, gallery structure and museums in Tehran. He illuminates for us how similar or different they are than those in the US and Europe. Lastly, Alireza identifies some of the most prominent and emerging Iranian artists featured most prominently at Tehran Auction.

Brenda Valansi

Brenda Valansi – ArtRio

5 May 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Brenda Valansi.  

Brenda Valansi is CEO of ArtRio, Brazil’s leading art fair. She updates us on the Brazilian art scene. First, given the current political conflict as well as the recession in Brazil, Brenda shares with us to what extent these events have impacted the Brazilian art market. Then, Brenda tells us how her personal mission of attempting to reduce Brazil’s hefty art import tax is progressing. Also, she speaks about the advantages and disadvantages of having several blue-chip foreign galleries exhibit at ArtRio. Lastly, Brenda reveals how the Brazilian art scene has transformed over the past six years.  She identifies challenges that need to be overcome in order for the Brazilian art scene to continue to mature.