Art Fairs

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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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.

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Gareth Harris

Gareth Harris – The Art Newspaper

30 October 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we hear from Gareth Harris.

Gareth Harris is chief contributing editor at The Art Newspaper and contributor to the Financial Times. He recaps the French contemporary art fair FIAC and touches on how Brexit may impact the UK art market. First, Gareth outlines some of the major differences between FIAC, which occurred last week in Paris, and Frieze, which took place the preceding week in London. Also, Gareth observed that many American collectors were missing from this year’s edition of FIAC and he speculates on why that was the case. Then, he summarises how the fair did from a sales perspective. Additionally, Gareth identifies some of the major aspects of the UK art market that may be impacted by Brexit. He also examines if/how participants in the market are preparing in any way for the eventual exit from the EU.

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Nicholas Forrest – ARTINFO

13 October 2016

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nicholas Forrest, Head of Visual Arts at ARTINFO, joins us to recap Frieze Art Fair, which occurred last week in London.

First, Nicholas summarizes the level of sales at this year’s edition of the fair.  Nicholas highlights some of the most notable artworks at Frieze from an aesthetic or price point perspective. Then, he shares some of the most discussed topics of conversation at this year’s fair by insiders. Also he reveals how galleries combat art fair fatigue.  He analyzes the contemporary auctions which occurred during Frieze week.   He explains to what extent the weak Pound impacted sales throughout the week.

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Max Fishko – Seattle Art Fair

26 July 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast

Max Fishko is director of the Seattle Art Fair.  He joins us to preview this year’s edition of the fair.  August 4th-7th.

First, Max describes the Seattle art scene to us as well as the collecting community there. Then, he reveals Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s motivation for establishing the Seattle Art Fair last year and his involvement in the fair.

Max shares his thoughts on the different ways in which galleries are attempting to pursue emerging collectors from the technology industry. Lastly, Max previews this year’s edition of the fair and the week in Seattle.

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Nate Freeman – ARTnews

28 June 2016
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Nate Freeman.

Nate Freeman is senior staff writer at ARTnews. He joins us to discuss how Brexit may impact the art market and to recap Art Basel.

First, Nate shares his thoughts on the extent Brexit may influence the art market in both the short-term and long-term. Then, Nate relays his interactions with several mega-galleries at Art Basel regarding the mood of the art market and how the fair went for them. Also, he identifies some of the most talked about artworks at this year’s fair. Lastly, Nate touches on the presence of 8-figure artworks at Art Basel, the size of this year’s crowd and if younger artists were prominently featured at the fair.

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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.

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Patrick van Maris

Patrick van Maris – TEFAF

4 March 2016
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Patrick van Maris, CEO of The European Fine Art Fair

The European Fine Art Fair is better known as TEFAF.  Patrick joins us to talk about their expansion into New York as well as their upcoming Maastricht fair from March 11th to March 20th.  First, Patrick shares with us more details about the fair’s upcoming launch in New York City.  He shares with us the motivation behind bringing TEFAF to America at this time.  Patrick gives an insight to listeners of the podcast on how TEFAF differentiates itself from the rest of the art fairs that occur in New York City. Also, he previews the Maastricht fair. In particular, he identifies a few of the notable works of art that will be at this year’s edition. Lastly, Patrick shares his thoughts on the state of the art market and why he believes we are in the midst of a market correction.

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