Art Fairs

Stephanie Dieckvoss – Art 14 London

1 March 2014

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Stephanie Dieckvoss, director of Art 14 London, and Chris Moore, publisher of Randian, join us in a 3-way podcast live from this year’s Art 14 London art fair to discuss how the fair is progressing. First, I ask Stephanie about the emphasis she has placed on having a truly global art fair experience and why it’s so important that they have such a geographically diverse range of exhibitors at the fair. Then, Chris asks Stephanie to touch on some of the success stories thus far at the fair as well as how this year’s version compares to last year’s inaugural edition. Also, Stephanie tells us to what extent collectors from around the world in attendance at the fair are looking beyond their traditional areas of collecting into artworks from other emerging regions.

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Calvin Hui – Fine Art Asia

26 February 2014

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Calvin Hui, co-chairman and director of Fine Art Asia, joins us to discuss the expansion of their art fair with an upcoming edition occurring in May in Beijing. First, Calvin shares some perspective on how important it is to host a fair in mainland China, in addition to their already existing fair in Hong Kong. Also, he explains why it is one of his missions to bring Western fine art to Chinese audiences. Lastly, Calvin updates us on the present state of the Chinese art market.

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Chris Moore – Randian

22 January 2014

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Chris Moore, founder of Randian, the Chinese online art magazine, updates us on the Chinese contemporary art scene. Just coming back from Art Stage Singapore, Chris begins by sharing his experiences from the fair and describes the present art scene in Singapore. Then, he focuses on several facets of the Chinese art market, including identifying some of the significant young Chinese artists who are emerging and explaining why the recent revelation regarding significant questions revolving around Chinese auction houses sales figures isn’t having a significant impact on the Chinese art market within China. Lastly, Chris identifies some key issues facing the Chinese art market in 2014 and previews some upcoming content on Randian.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

30 December 2013

In our final episode of the ArtTactic Podcast in 2013, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, joins us to recap Art Basel Miami as well as review some of the major components of the art market over the past year. First, Katya discusses the mood of the crowd in Miami and also how the primary market performed for emerging artists showcased at satelite fairs throughout the city. Then, she identifies the key storyline in the art market in 2013, the phenomenal performance of the top-end of the post-war and contemporary sector as well as identifying Oscar Murillo as the biggest winner from an artist market perspective. Lastly, Katya previews the art market in 2014, sharing with us some of key areas of the market she will be focused on in the new year.

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Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

4 November 2013

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor of The Art Newspaper, returns to recap this year’s Frieze Art Fair as well as the October contemporary auctions in London. As Frieze week continues to grow each year with additional events, Melanie tells us what it’s like to attend several functions and ultimately if Frieze week has grown too large. Then, she dissects this year’s Frieze Art Fair and identifies some of the noticable differences from a year ago. One of the biggest topics presently being discussed is the recent acceleration of several young artists’ markets and Melanie explains if this is a good or bad thing for the health of the art market. She also recaps the October sales, while claiming that most are looking forward to November to assess the sentiment of the marketplace.

 

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Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

4 November 2013

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor of The Art Newspaper, returns to recap this year’s Frieze Art Fair as well as the October contemporary auctions in London. As Frieze week continues to grow each year with additional events, Melanie tells us what it’s like to attend several functions and ultimately if Frieze week has grown too large. Then, she dissects this year’s Frieze Art Fair and identifies some of the noticable differences from a year ago. One of the biggest topics presently being discussed is the recent acceleration of several young artists’ markets and Melanie explains if this is a good or bad thing for the health of the art market. She also recaps the October sales, while claiming that most are looking forward to November to assess the sentiment of the marketplace.

 

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Ross Douglas – Joburg Art Fair

30 August 2013

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Ross Douglas, director of Joburg Art Fair, the annual contemporary art fair in Johannesburg, South Africa. First, Ross dissects the South African art market, explaining how the local market has developed in conjunction with the global growth of the contemporary art market. Then, he compares and contrasts the infrastructure of the South African art market with the US and European art market, noting some of the key differences between them. Also, Ross previews this year’s Joburg Art Fair, occurring next month in September, telling us about galleries and artworks visitors can expect to see at the fair.a

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Thomas Woodham-Smith – Masterpiece London

30 June 2013

In this episode of the ArtTactic, we’re joined by Thomas Woodham-Smith, creative director of Masterpiece London, to talk about their ongoing fair, which offers fine art, antiques, design and more. First, Thomas discusses the diversity of the exhibitors in terms of what they show as well as where they originate. Then, he talks about the cross-over effect he witnesses at the fair, in which collectors are uniquely exposed to several collectibles within one fair. Also, Thomas reports on the level of sales activities at the fair thus far and tells us if individuals are starting to view other luxury goods such as watches and jewelry as alternative asset classes similar to fine art.

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Melanie Gerlis – The Art Newspaper

27 June 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Melanie Gerlis, art market editor for The Art Newspaper, recaps the Art Basel art fair with us. First, following the successful May auctions in New York, Melanie tells us if the market remained red-hot at Basel. Then, she observes and reports on aesthetic trends exhibited at the fair this year. Also, Melanie comments on the increasing divergence in auction sales totals between Impressionist & Modern and Post-War & Contemporary art, if the art world marathon of fairs and sales over the past few months is sustainable in the future and previews this week’s Post-War and Contemporary auctions in London.

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Meg Maggio – Pékin Fine Arts

31 May 2013

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Meg Maggio, owner of Pekin Fine Arts, joins us from Hong Kong to discuss her experience exhibiting at this year’s Art Basel Hong Kong. First, Meg elaborates on the noticeable differences in this year’s edition of the fair, the inaugural edition under the Art Basel brand. Then, she shares her opinion on the strength of the current Chinese contemporary art market as well as how her gallery did at this year’s fair. Also, Meg elaborates on the depth of quality, emerging Chinese artists and if she believes US and European art galleries with presences in Asia are beginning to better attract Asian collectors.

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