Elena Zavelev – CADAF NYC

22 April 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Elena Zavelev, founder of New Art Academy, joins to discuss their launch of the inaugural edition of CADAF NYC, Contemporary & Digital Art Fair, occurring May 3-5 in New York City. First, Elena tells us what prompted her to launch the fair, which is focused on immersive installation, video art, virtual reality, creative experiments on the blockchain, etc. Then, she reveals details about what the fair will be like to attend and how it will differ from a traditional art fair. Also, Elena shares how much crossover she has currently seen between traditional contemporary art collectors and digital art collectors. Lastly, Elena explains the extent to which the decline in the value of cryptocurrency has influenced cryptocurrency and blockchain art and art products.

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Nate Freeman – Artsy

18 April 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art market report for Artsy, joins us to discuss the several facets of the Dallas art community. After visiting Dallas last week for the Dallas Art Fair, Nate and Adam, who is originally from Dallas, decided to do a Dallas-themed episode. They discuss the Dallas Art Fair’s position in the saturated art fair landscape, how this year’s edition of the fair performed, why the Dallas collecting community is so respected by the art world and how the Dallas art scene has changed over the past decade. They also share a few funny anecdotes from the week!

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Jason Bailey – Artnome

8 April 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jason Bailey, founder of Artnome, who has compiled the largest analytical database of artworks. First, we speak with Jason about how he leverages his database to explore art and data through a variety of projects. Then, he discusses the intersection of blockchain and art and what may serve as a catalyst to get artworks on the blockchain. Also, Jason explores how artists are using machine learning in their art. Lastly, Jason explains why he believes there is significant investment opportunity in female and minority artists.

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Joel Kremer – The Kremer Collection

1 April 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Joel Kremer, director at the Kremer Collection, a collection of Dutch and Flemish Old Masters that is accessible only via VR technology. First, Joel explains what prompted him to embrace this technology for the collection. Then, he reveals how the technology works and what it’s like to experience the collection virtually. Also, Joel shares his thoughts on if this technology will eventually become prolific among museums, galleries and even auction houses.

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Tarana Sawhney & Anders Petterson – Art and Philanthropy in India

27 March 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Tarana Sawhney, chairperson of the Confederation for Indian Industry task force on art and culture, and Anders Petterson, founder and managing director of ArtTactic. Earlier this year, ArtTactic published a report on the intersection between art and philanthropy in the Indian art market and we speak at length on this topic with Tarana and Anders. They update us on recearttnt philanthropic trends in the Indian art market and why the Indian art scene has had to rely so much on private museums, foundations and individuals. We also discuss the extent to which the government is now supporting the arts, how public spaces and events are being supported by philanthropy and how the next generation of philanthropists are being engaged.

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Richard Polsky – Richard Polsky Art Authentication

18 March 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Richard Polsky, author, dealer and founder of Richard Polsky Art Authentication, updates us on his authentication practice. First, Richard explains why many artist estates and authentication boards closed down and why he stepped in in their place. Then, he reveals why he recently added Jackson Pollock to the list of artists he authenticates. Also, he tells us how museums and auction houses are valuing his authentication of a work when they are considering artworks for their exhibitions or sales. Lastly, Richard shares some anecdotes from his experiences authenticating artworks.

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Loren Munk – James Kalm

12 March 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by artist Loren Munk, who also goes by his alter persona James Kalm, founder of the Kalm Report and James Kalm Rough Cut. First, Loren explains his the concept and origins behind his YouTube channels in which he films gallery exhibition openings while providing commentary. Then, he reveals how galleries and museums have treated him over time as video recordings of exhibitions has become more commonplace lately. Also, Loren identifies some of the most interesting trends in the NY art scene including which artists he has been following lately. Lastly, Loren details the changing history of the art gallery neighborhoods of New York City, a subject matter that ties in to his paintings.

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Margaret Carrigan – The Art Newspaper

22 February 2019

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Margaret Carrigan, deputy art market editor at The Art Newspaper, joins us to recap the inaugural edition of Frieze LA. First, Margaret grades the success of the fair and tells us if there was a consensus among collectors and exhibitors as to how it went. Then, she reveals if collectors from NY, Europe and Asia attended the fair. She also touches on the quality of the art on view and the layout of the fair. Margaret also discusses the inaugural edition of Felix and how the hotel fair went. Finally, Margaret predicts what the future may look like for this fair week.

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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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Freya Stewart – The Fine Art Group

31 January 2019

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re here with Freya Stewart, CEO of art lending at The Fine Art Group, formerly The Fine Art Fund. First, Freya reveals why The Fine Art Group expanded into the art financing sector. Then, she shares some data regarding the level of lending at the firm. Also, Freya speculates why borrowing against your artwork still remains a niche product within the art world. Finally, she touches on their recent acquisition of Falcon Fine Art as well as predicts what the art financing space will look like in the future.

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