Judd Tully – Art+Auction Magazine

23 November 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, Judd Tully, editor at large of Art+Auction Magazine, joins us to recap last week’s extraordinary Post-War and Contemporary auctions. First, Judd reacts to the historic sales figures and tells us if art market insiders were surprised by the results. Then, Judd speculates on to what extent inflationary concerns by art collectors and investors may have influenced the performance of the auctions. Beyond the Evening Sale, Judd analyzes the Day Sale artworks and if their market experienced a similar bump witnessed during the Evening Sales. Lastly, Judd touches on the recent trend of art market reporters and critics lashing out against the art market.

 

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David Grosz – Artifex Press

11 November 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by David Grosz, Editor in Chief of Artifex Press, a company dedicated to the publication of digital catalogues raisonnes. First, David details the services Artifex Press will offer as well as describes why the current format of catalogues raisonnes, in book form, is problematic. Also, he explains why the digital format will allow Artifex Press to develop catalogues raisonnes for younger and mid-tier artists. Lastly, David visualizes the layout of how his digital catalogues raisonnes will appear and mentions additional features that will available.

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David Grosz – Artifex Press

11 November 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by David Grosz, Editor in Chief of Artifex Press, a company dedicated to the publication of digital catalogues raisonnes. First, David details the services Artifex Press will offer as well as describes why the current format of catalogues raisonnes, in book form, is problematic. Also, he explains why the digital format will allow Artifex Press to develop catalogues raisonnes for younger and mid-tier artists. Lastly, David visualizes the layout of how his digital catalogues raisonnes will appear and mentions additional features that will available.

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Matthew Slotover – Frieze Art Fair

1 November 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Matthew Slotover, co-founder and co-director of the Frieze Art Fair, returns to the podcast to share his thoughts on this year’s fair. First, Matthew talks about the decision to launch Frieze Masters, an adjacent fair featuring works ranging from antiquities to modern art, as well as the success it achieved in its inaugural edition. Then, he compares the atmosphere at Frieze Masters with the ambience and pace of sales at the contemporary driven Frieze Art Fair. Also, Matthew elaborates on the increasingly global art market and identifies some underrated, emerging art scenes.

 

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Yan Walther – Fine Arts Expert Institute

26 October 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic, we’re joined by Yan Walther, executive director of Fine Arts Expert Institute, based in the Geneva Freeport specializing in the scientific study of artworks. First, Yan explains the technology behind some of the services FAEI offers such as scientific imaging and dating of materials for artworks. Then, he discusses why previously such technologies have been primarily utilized by larger institutions such as museums but have not been available to collectors or galleries. Lastly, Yan elaborates on why FAEI is based in the Geneva Freeport and how beneficial it is to his business.

 

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Mark Rappolt – ArtReview

23 October 2012

In this episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor of the international contemporary art magazine ArtReview, joins us to discuss the release of his magazine’s annual Power 100, a ranking of the top 100 most powerful figures in the contemporary art world. First, Mark reveals to us how his magazine goes about compiling the hotly debated list, which includes input from around the world. Then, he explains the magazine’s choice to select Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Artistic Director of DOCUMENTA, with the #1 spot on their rankings. Also, Mark talks about the growth of the art market and how that has changed the types of art world positions that most commonly appear on his rankings.

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Howard Rachofsky – TWO x TWO

18 October 2012

In this edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, prominent contemporary art collector, Howard Rachofsky, joins the podcast to share his thoughts on the health of the contemporary art market. First, Howard breaks down the strength of the current market by both price level and artist type. Then, he shares his philosophy on building an art collection and specifically why owning only masterpieces doesn’t constitute a true collection. Also, Howard discusses the extent in which present economic conditions are impacting collectors’ buying activities. Lastly, Howard talks about his annual charitable gala and art auction, TWO x TWO.

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ArtTactic visits Frieze Art Fair

16 October 2012

In this video episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we visit the Frieze Art Fair and explore both the inaugural Frieze Masters as well as Frieze Art Fair. While US and European based galleries represented 40% of the exhibitors present at Frieze Art Fair this year, galleries from emerging art markets continued to have an increasingly significant presence at the fair.  We spoke with the directors of three galleries focused on contemporary art from emerging contemporary art markets to get their perspectives on how their respective markets are performing: Russia with Mike Ovcharenko of Regina Gallery, United Arab Emirates with Laila Binbrek of The Third Line and India with Mortimer Chatterjee of Chatterjee & Lal Gallery.

 

This video edition is presented by Petya Kukularova.

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Kate Cary Evans – Art Radar Asia

11 October 2012

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Kate Cary Evans, Founder and Executive Editor of Art Radar Asia, joins us with an update on the Chinese contemporary art market in Hong Kong. First, Kate recaps a lackluster Chinese contemporary auction that was held this past weekend in Hong Kong and argues why the Chinese contemporary market is currently experiencing a softening in the market. Then, she discusses the evolution of the gallery scene in Hong Kong and speculates on the right model required for a non-Asian gallery to find success in Hong Kong. Lastly, Kate shares how the Hong Kong art market reacted to news that China’s Guardian and Poly Auctions will have a presence in Hong Kong.

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Chris Allen & Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi – R K Harrison

9 October 2012

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Chris Allen, Executive Director of Professional Risks, and Filippo Guerrini-Maraldi, Executive Director of the Fine Art Team, both from RK Harrison. First, they discuss their brand new professional indemnity insurance policy for art dealers as well as some of the different costs it could potentially cover for an art dealer. Then, Chris and Filippo detail how the product works step-by-step, if a dealer is sued.  Lastly, they talk about why the art world has become such a litigious environment and consequently why they have developed this unique insurance product.

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