Rachel Pownall – TEFAF

27 March 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Rachel Pownall, author of the recently released TEFAF Art Market Report, joins us to discuss her findings from her report. First, Rachel discusses the significant shift in sales from auctions to the private market last year and why this occurred. Then, she speculates why the art market has remained stagnant while global equities are surging. Also, Rachel identifies trends over the past year relating to galleries, art fairs and the online art market.

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Karline Moeller and Josie Hines – Art Frankly

22 March 2017

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Karline Moeller and Josie Hines, co-founders of Art Frankly, a startup professional networking platform for the art world. As a hybrid between IMDB and LinkedIn, Karline and Josie first share with us some of the main features on the platform, such as job listings, connecting with others in the industry and space rentals. Then, they discuss the extent of the void that exists in the art world today in terms of individuals being unable to connect with others. Also, Karline and Josie explain how younger entrants in the industry as well as veterans are engaging with the platform and how employers are responding to the idea of utilizing Art Frankly to find applicants for job openings.

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Serge Tiroche – Art Vantage

14 March 2017

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Serge Tiroche, co-founder of Art Vantage, an art investment fund focused on contemporary art from emerging art markets, joins us to update us on his fund. First, Serge details the performance of his fund, which launched in 2011. Then, he reveals how the development of several emerging art markets has impacted his ability to opportunistically acquire artworks from these markets. Also, Serge shares some lessons he has learned from being one of the few successful art investment fund managers. Lastly, Serge speculates on the future of the niche art investment fund space.

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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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Anders Petterson – ArtTactic

29 January 2017
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Anders Petterson

Anders Petterson | is founder and managing director of ArtTactic, speaks with us about ArtTactic’s inaugural edition of our South Asian Art Market Report. The report is now available to download for free. First, Anders provides us with some background on the report and why ArtTactic is launching its inaugural edition now. Then, he shares some of the key findings from the report.  Also, Anders tells us whats next in regard to ArtTactic research reports coming out in the near future.

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Puneet Shah

Puneet Shah – Akara Art

18 January 2017
In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Puneet Shah.

Puneet Shah is founder of Akara Art. Firstly, Akara Art is a Mumbai gallery.  the gallery is home to Indian modern and contemporary artists. Puneet joins us to talk about the state of the Indian art market. Furthermore, Puneet reflects on recently launching an art gallery in India. Notably, he identifies some of the positive and challenging trends facing the Indian art market as we enter 2017. Finally, Puneet describes the aesthetics of the art made by notable contemporary Indian artists.

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Javier Lambreras

Javier Lumbreras – Artemundi

13 January 2017
In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Javier Lumbreras, CEO of Artemundi Management Limited, joins us to talk about his recently closed art investment fund.

Javier Lumbreras also talks about the art fund industry. First, Javier reflects on his first fund and shares with us his five golden rules for managing a successful art investment fund, a rarity in the art world. 

Then, Javier identifies some of the challenges and obstacles he faced when launching and managing the fund that he didn’t foresee.  Also, he speculates as to why more art funds haven’t successfully launched in the art world given its appeal as an alternative asset.  Lastly, given the art market and macroeconomy has changed over the past five years, Javier details to what extent he will modify his strategy and approach for his second fund.

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Katya Kazakina – Bloomberg News

26 December 2016

In this end of the year episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Katya Kazakina, art market reporter for Bloomberg News, reflects on the major art market events of 2016. First, Katya takes the art market’s contraction (at the auction level in particular) as the major headline of 2016. Next, she identifies Agnes Martin, Yayoi Kusama, Kerry James Marshall, and Harold Ancart as artists who had the best year. Katya also details Instagram’s increasing influence over the past year in terms of how artists are discovered and artworks are sold. Lastly, Katya shares with us how market participants are feeling about the state of the art market as we head into 2017.

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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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