Art Fairs

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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Nate Freeman – ARTnews

16 December 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to recap Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate shares with us some of the most common activities on people’s Miami agendas this year including museums, fairs, galleries and parties. Then, Nate tells us what the consensus was on the fair this year and how it compared to previous editions. Also, he reveals the most talked about booths at Art Basel this year as well as how much political themed art was on display. Lastly, Nate tells us which artists were spotted at the fair, ranging from an artist selling their own art in their gallery’s booth to an artist who hid in their hotel room for 48 hours straight.

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Nate Freeman – ARTnews

11 October 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to recap last week’s Frieze Art Fair as well as the major October contemporary auctions. First, Nate explains why this year’s edition of the fair was particularly successful for exhibiting galleries. Then, he discusses the shift in power from galleries to blue-chip artists, who are more frequently calling the shots when it comes to including their artworks in galleries’ booths. Also, for those who weren’t able to attend Frieze, Nate identifies some of the most talked about artworks from this year’s fair. Additionally, Nate shares some of the major takeaways from last week’s contemporary auctions in London and speculates where the art market stands at the end of a busy week in London.

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Nate Freeman – ARTnews

7 March 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, senior staff writer at ARTnews, joins us to recap the The Armory Show which occurred this past weekend in New York City. First, Nate touches on Benjamin Genocchio’s impact on this year’s fair in his first full year as director. Then, he shares his reporting on the evolution of the popular Kusama installation at this year’s fair. Also, Nate discusses the level of sales at this year’s edition of The Armory Show as well as how the market is feeling after the weekend. Lastly, Nate provides us with his thoughts on some of the other fairs taking place this weekend.

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Robin Pogrebin

Robin Pogrebin – The New York Times

8 December 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Robin Pogrebin, culture reporter for The New York Times.

Robin Pogrebin joins us to recap Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Robin discusses how visitors and gallerists felt about the relatively slow pace of the fair this year.  He also identifies some of the reasons why this year wasn’t as expeditious as in the past. Then, she describes the type of artists and artworks that were on display for sale at this year’s fair. Also, Robin touches on the difference between the art world and the art market’s reaction to Trump’s election victory. Lastly, Robin explains the significance of the Rubell collection and the other notable Miami-based private contemporary art collections as tastemakers for the contemporary art world.

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