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.

Julia Halperin – Artnet News

30 October 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Julia Halperin, executive editor at Artnet News, joins us to recap Frieze London and Paris+. First, Julia tells us what the scene was like at the inaugural edition of Paris+. Then, she compares Paris+ to Frieze London and shares if a preference between the two is already developing. Also, Julia reveals the strength of sales at the fairs and to what extent the softening economy is impacting the art market. Lastly, Julia identifies some of the major art market events of the year she will be closely monitoring.

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.

Saša Bogojev – Contemporary Art Now

29 June 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Saša Bogojev, curator at Contemporary Art Now, a brand new art fair opening July 13-17 in Ibiza. First, Saša chats about his previous experiences as contributing editor for Juxtapoz and tells us what it was like to review numerous exhibitions for the prominent publication. Then, he shares his thoughts on some of the most exciting trends in contemporary art. After, Saša explains how he became the curator of the new art fair, Contemporary Art Now. Further, he details how Contemporary Art Now differentiates itself from other art fairs, he identifies some of his favorite booths that will be at the fair and he reveals some of his longer term goals for the fair.

Naomi Rea – Artnet News

21 June 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Naomi Rea, European market editor at Artnet News, helps us recap this year’s edition of Art Basel. Being the first iteration of the fair in its summer spot since before the pandemic, Naomi first tells us what the atmosphere was like and if it felt similar to pre-pandemic editions. Also, she reveals if the fair was well attended by participants outside of Europe. Additionally, Naomi describes the level of sales at the fair this year and identifies some of the most noteworthy ones. Then, she discusses a change in Art Basel exhibitor rules that magnified the divide between younger and more established artists that we are witnessing in the market. Further, Naomi shares to what extent the economic uncertainty we are witnessing permeated into the art fair. Lastly, she clarifies where market sentiment sits as we head into the summer months.

 

Melanie Gerlis – The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride

7 February 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Melanie Gerlis, art market columnist for the Financial Times, about her brand new book, The Art Fair Story: A Rollercoaster Ride. First, Melanie shares the history of when art fairs originated and what was their original purpose. Then, she identifies some of the most pivotal moments in the modern history of art fairs that had a significant impact on the art market. Also, Melanie explains why art fairs today are so polarizing and speculates how long this feeling has persisted. Lastly, she predicts how art fairs may substantially evolve in the next several years.

Anna Brady – The Art Newspaper

20 October 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Anna Brady, art market editor of The Art Newspaper, about the surging prices for emerging art at auction. First, Anna recaps Frieze Art Fair, the first major art fair in London since the pandemic began. Then, she discusses the Hayward Gallery museum exhibition featuring several emerging UK artists who are experiencing significant commercial success. After, Anna rehashes the major contemporary auctions and addresses how galleries, collectors and artists are responding to the extraordinary prices achieved by emerging artists.

Nate Freeman – Vanity Fair

28 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art columnist at Vanity Fair, chats with us about the latest edition of Art Basel. First, Nate tells us what the mood was like at this year’s fair and explains how it compared to a normal Art Basel. Then, he reveals to what extent American and Asian collectors were missing from the fair and if their absence had a noticeable impact on sales. After, Nate identifies some of the most noteworthy sales and booth presentations this year. Further, he explains how much closer this fair has brought the art world to returning to a normal fair experience. Finally, Nate speculates what the lifting of the travel ban in the US may mean for Art Basel Miami later this year.

 

Eileen Kinsella – Artnet News

17 September 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Eileen Kinsella, senior market reporter for Artnet News, joins us to recap the Armory Show. First, Eileen answers if this past week was the biggest week for the art world in NYC since the pandemic began. Then, she reveals what the international presence was like at the fair. After, Eileen reveals some of the most noteworthy booths and sales. Additionally, she shares what the new venue was like at the Javis Center compared to previous editions at the piers. Lastly, Eileen speculates how close we are to returning to a normal fair experience.

 

Davida Nemeroff and William Hathaway – Night Gallery

8 September 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Davida Nemeroff, owner of Night Gallery, and William Hathaway, partner and sales director at Night Gallery, about a variety of fascinating topics relating to the art world. First, we discuss their opening of a new, larger gallery space and some of the major factors that went into their decision to expand. Then, they identify some of the major ways the art world in Los Angeles has changed over the past few years. Also, reflecting on the pandemic, Davida and William share some of the biggest challenges of this experience and on a more positive note, reveal how it may have helped the industry evolve. Further, they tell us how business is going at the gallery compared to the beginning of the pandemic and even before it. Finally, Davida and William offer advice to younger artists in the early stages of their careers.

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