Lisa Movius – The Art Newspaper

Lisa Movius – The Art Newspaper

29 March 2023

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 recap this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong. First, Lisa shares expectations from the local art scene ahead of this iteration of the fair. Then, she shares what the ambience was like, being the first COVID restriction free edition of the fair since pre-pandemic. Also, Lisa recaps the overall sales at the fair this year and how much the local economy and politics had an impact. After, Lisa reveals if other Asian art hubs are catching up to Hong Kong. Finally, she explains to what extent mainland China’s art scene is back to normal compared to Hong Kong.


James Cope – AND NOW

13 March 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by James Cope, owner of AND NOW, a contemporary art gallery based in Dallas, Texas, and founder of the Dallas Invitational, a brand new art fair launching next month in Dallas. First, James tells us how the idea originated to establish a fair in Dallas. Then, he explains what visitor can expect at the inaugural edition located in the Fairmont Hotel. Also, James discusses the mix of galleries he invited to participate in the inaugural fair and why he landed on these galleries. After, James details some of the main reasons for the increasing buzz about Dallas’ art scene. Lastly, James lets us know if he is thinking about expanding the size of the fair next year.

Benjamin Sutton – The Art Newspaper

22 February 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by Benjamin Sutton, editor for the Americas at The Art Newspaper, to help us recap last week’s fairs in Los Angeles. First, Ben addresses Frieze LA’s change in venue this year and what visitors thought of the new location. Then, he highlights some of the major sales from the fair. Also, Ben summarizes how sales were overall at the fair and what the mood was like for the first major test for the art market in 2023. Further, he discusses how much the LA art scene has grown over the last few years. And lastly, he identifies some of the topics art insiders were discussing at the fair.

Vivienne Chow – Artnet News

19 January 2023

In this week’s episode of the podcast we speak with Vivienne Chow, correspondent at Artnet News about the burgeoning art scene in Singapore. First, Vivienne explains why the art world is suddenly interested in expansion into Singapore. Then, she compares it to Seoul, another emerging art scene in Asia. After, Vivienne recaps the inaugural edition of Art SG. Also, she discusses collecting trends and identifies some potential obstacles for businesses considering expanding within the region.


Elena Zavelev and Andrea Steuer – CADAF

14 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we catch up with Elena Zavelev and Andrea Steuer, co-founders at CADAF, Crypto and Digital Art Fair. First, they share to the extent CADAF has changed since the NFT boom. Then, Elena and Andrea identify some of the exciting artists in the digital art space that are either garnering significant commercial success or important curatorial support. Also, they explain how they are educating digital art collectors on how to properly display their art. After, Elena and Andrea discuss how the declining crypto market is impacting digital art. Lastly, they offer advice to new collectors on how to build a digital art collection.


Nate Freeman – Vanity Fair

8 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art columnist for Vanity Fair, joins us to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate shares the consensus he gathered on the quality of art at this year’s fair as well as the mood pertaining to buying. Then, he theorizes why this year was slower than past editions in the recent past. Also, Nate details the history of Art Basel Miami and how the fair ended up in Miami versus other major cities in the US. Then, he shares some of the social highlights of the fair week. And lastly, Nate commentates on where the market stands as we head into 2023.

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.