Edouard Gouin – Convelio

Edouard Gouin – Convelio

5 May 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we chat with Edouard Gouin, co-founder and CEO of Convelio, about the art shipping industry. First, Edouard tells us how Convelio fits within the art shipping landscape. Then, he details how they are innovating in an otherwise antiquated space. Also, Edouard identifies Covid and the war in Ukraine as the two primary reasons for substantially increased shipping costs over the past year. Further, he shares to what extent the art shipping industry is focused on shipping in a more environmentally friendly manner. Lastly, Edouard offers us some shipping advice and identifies some common mistakes to avoid.

Audrey Ou – TRLab

19 April 2022

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we’re joined by Audrey Ou, co-founder and CEO of TRLab, a creative production studio and NFT sale platform focused on fine art. First, Audrey tells us more about TRLab and how it fits into the NFT space. Then, she shares to what extent the NFT and traditional art spaces have already crossed over and how much potential there is for this in the future. Also, Audrey comments on the saturation of the nascent NFT industry and what it will take for products to succeed in the long-run. Lastly, she discusses the educational and curatorial void in the NFT world and how TRLab is trying to fill that.

Jamie Bennett and Jan Serwart – Larry’s List and NAMAC

21 January 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Jamie Bennett, head of social media and partnerships at Larry’s List, an art market knowledge company, and Jan Serwart, founder of NAMAC, a quantitative art market research company, join us to discuss their Art Collector Instagram Attention Report. First, Jamie and Jan tell us why all of the interactions on Instagram between users is important information that can be extracted to provide insights on what is going on in the art market. Then, they explain how exactly they assessed how much attention artists were receiving on Instagram. After, Jamie and Jan reveal who were the top attention receiving artists in their report. Also, they shared some key differences in attention artists received by geography.

Marek Claassen – Limna

7 January 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Marek Claassen, co-founder of Artfacts and Limna, joins us to discuss how they are using data and technology to democratize the art market. First, Marek explains why they have been tracking thousands of artists’ exhibition history for years and how they have been doing it. Then, he shares what he has learned about how important an artist’s exhibition history is to their cultural importance, longevity and price. Then, Marek reveals details about his new app, Limna, a machine learning app leveraging Artfact’s database, including providing suggested values for artworks for sale on the primary market.

 

Denis Belkevich – Fuelarts

16 December 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Denis Belkevich, co-founder of Fuelarts, the first and only accelerator for art and tech startups. First, Denis explains how the accelerator works including how they select companies and how they help develop their businesses. Then, Denis identifies some significant innovation opportunities within the art market. Also, he reveals if the art world is seeing increased interest from investors in conjunction with the surging art market. Finally, Denis explains why when it comes to the art world, certain types of investors are preferable over others.

Mike Steib – Artsy

4 October 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mike Steib, CEO of Artsy, chats with us about the evolving online art market. First, Mike reflects on the past 18 months and identifies how the online art market has changed. Then, he shares data revealing how much the art market has expanded since the first few months after the pandemic began. Also, Mike touches on the record breaking Julie Mehretu painting that recently sold on Artsy for $6.5 million. Additionally, he explains how Artsy is ensuring artists of all backgrounds have opportunities on their platform. And lastly, Mike gives his opinion on NFTs and to what extent they will crossover into the traditional art world.

Bettina Huang – Platform

5 August 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we are joined by Bettina Huang, GM and head of Platform, an art e-commerce experience that enables constant discovery with no barriers to graduating from art enthusiast to art collector. First, Bettina explains what Platform is and how it differentiates itself from other ecommerce sites in the art world. Then, she clarifies David Zwirner’s affiliation with Platform and shares how she got connected with him initially. Also, Bettina tells us about why helping bring the art community together is such an important goal for Platform, especially during the pandemic. Lastly, she shares how galleries have responded to the idea of participating on a new e-commerce site.

Cosmin Ene – Contribute.to

11 June 2021

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Cosmin Ene, founder and CEO of Contribute.to, a tool that lets people pay artists, creatives and creators for the work they enjoy seeing online. First, Cosmin tells us how Contribute.to works to help facilitate instant payments online to artists. Then, he shares how he came up with the idea for Contribute.to during the pandemic. Also, Cosmin explains what people are getting in return for contributions to artists. Additionally, Cosmin reveals how social media has transformed how creators are engaging with their audiences. Further, he comments on the increasing trend of crowdsourcing and patronage online. Finally, Cosmin shares some success stories from Contribute.to’s platform.

Francesca Bellini-Joseph – ACT Programme

9 March 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Francesca Bellini-Joseph, founder of ACT Programme, an online platform that offers art career transformation programs for the art world. First, we talk to Francesca about her career path and why she eventually established ACT Programme. Then, she explains why artists need to consider themselves entrepreneurs rather than simply artists. Also, Francesca reveals some of the skills that artists are taught in their artist program. Regarding galleries, Francesca highlights certain things that galleries could be doing differently to improve their businesses, which became especially evident during the pandemic. And finally, she identifies some of the different areas Act Programme focuses on in the program they offer galleries.

 

Matty Soudagar – DCL Blogger

10 February 2021

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Matty Soudagar, who runs a prominent blog, DCL Blogger, focused on investing in NFTs and digital art. First, Matty explains what non-fungible token (NFT for short) means and what is a digital artwork. Then, he shares to what extent digital art collectors display the art in their homes versus investors who are purely motivated by financial motives. Next, Matty reveals how seamless it is to buy and sell NFTs on the blockchain. Also, Matty tells us if the significant volatility of cryptocurrencies makes it difficult to purchase digital artworks with them. Additionally, he identifies some of the leading digital artists at the moment as well as some of the most popular marketplaces to browse and purchase artworks.

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