Art Fairs

Gareth Harris – The Art Newspaper

25 June 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Gareth Harris, chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper and contributor to the Financial Times, to help us recap the Venice Biennale and Art Basel. First, Gareth shares his thoughts on this year’s the Venice Biennale and he identifies some of the most talked about artists included in this edition. Then, he discusses how Art Basel is different when it coincides with the Venice Biennale and specifically to what extent the Biennale influenced what galleries brought to Art Basel. Gareth tells us how strong sales were at this Art Basel and he even identifies some key sales from the fair. Lastly, Gareth reveals to us what other topics were being discussed by art market insiders at the fair.

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Elena Zavelev – CADAF NYC

22 April 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Elena Zavelev, founder of New Art Academy, joins to discuss their launch of the inaugural edition of CADAF NYC, Contemporary & Digital Art Fair, occurring May 3-5 in New York City. First, Elena tells us what prompted her to launch the fair, which is focused on immersive installation, video art, virtual reality, creative experiments on the blockchain, etc. Then, she reveals details about what the fair will be like to attend and how it will differ from a traditional art fair. Also, Elena shares how much crossover she has currently seen between traditional contemporary art collectors and digital art collectors. Lastly, Elena explains the extent to which the decline in the value of cryptocurrency has influenced cryptocurrency and blockchain art and art products.

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Nate Freeman – Artsy

18 April 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art market report for Artsy, joins us to discuss the several facets of the Dallas art community. After visiting Dallas last week for the Dallas Art Fair, Nate and Adam, who is originally from Dallas, decided to do a Dallas-themed episode. They discuss the Dallas Art Fair’s position in the saturated art fair landscape, how this year’s edition of the fair performed, why the Dallas collecting community is so respected by the art world and how the Dallas art scene has changed over the past decade. They also share a few funny anecdotes from the week!

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Margaret Carrigan – The Art Newspaper

22 February 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Margaret Carrigan, deputy art market editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap the inaugural edition of Frieze LA. First, Margaret grades the success of the fair and tells us if there was a consensus among collectors and exhibitors as to how it went. Then, she reveals if collectors from NY, Europe and Asia attended the fair. She also touches on the quality of the art on view and the layout of the fair. Margaret also discusses the inaugural edition of Felix and how the hotel fair went. Finally, Margaret predicts what the future may look like for this fair week.

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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.

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Mills Moran – Felix LA

21 January 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Mills Moran, co-founder of Felix LA, which will occur from February 14-17. First, Mills tells us what inspired him to launch an art fair in LA. Then, he reveals what we can expect at the inaugural edition of the fair, which will take place at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Also, Mills speaks with us about the growing LA art scene and collector base.

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Julia Halperin – Artnet News

13 December 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Julia Halperin, executive editor at Artnet News, joins us to recap Art Basel Miami. First, Julia discusses galleries’ expectations heading into the fair week and how they felt at the conclusion of the fair. Then, she identifies some of the most noteworthy sales from the fair. Also, Julia tells us what insiders were saying about the increased attention on younger black artists. Additionally, she touches on how galleries at NADA are adopting their business models to the changing art market, what was on view at the local private museums and how everyone felt about the state of the art market as we wind down 2018.

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Judd Tully

21 June 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, veteran art market reporter, joins us to recap last week’s edition of Art Basel. First, Judd comments on the trend seen in recent years in which several galleries are bringing high-value artworks at a level previously unseen at the fair. Then, Judd reveals if the recent and overdue commercial growth for African American and female artists continued at the fair. Also, he touches on some of the interesting topics discussed amongst insiders at the fair, including a London art advisor who has been scamming deals and advisors, the response to Art Basel Unlimited and the high degree of pre-selling that occurred before the fair. Lastly, Judd describes the current health of the contemporary art market and tells us if there is any reason for concern.

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Nate Freeman – Artsy

10 May 2018

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior reporter for Artsy, joins us to recap last week’s Frieze and TEFAF art fairs which occurred this week in New York City. First, Nate addresses the air conditioning controversy that plagued the first day of Frieze and updates us on how Frieze is trying to rectify the issue with exhibitors. Then, Nate discusses the success of TEFAF in New York and how it is now perceived by the art world relative to Frieze New York. Also, he explains why smaller galleries are the ones most closely monitoring the broader economy in case it begins to falter. Further, Nate touches on the highlights at Frieze and TEFAF, while explaining why TEFAF is a good barometer for next week’s major New York auctions.

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Brandon Kennedy – Dallas Art Fair

18 April 2018

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Brandon Kennedy, director of exhibitor relations for the Dallas Art Fair joins us to discuss the 10th edition of the fair, which occurred last weekend. First, Brandon discusses the fair’s maturation and compares it in its infancy to where it is now. Then, Brandon identifies some of the highlights of the fair week and discusses the level of sales at this year’s edition. Also, Brandon shares why US-based and international exhibitors are so fond of Dallas. Further, he explains how the Dallas Art Fair is thriving despite being outside of one of the major art market hubs. Lastly, Brandon describes the blossoming art scene in Dallas and its impact on the Dallas Art Fair, including the Dallas Museum of Art’s acquisition fund for the fair.

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