Art Market Podcasts

Interviews with leaders and innovators in the global art industry

Enid Tsui – South China Morning Post

30 January 2023

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with Enid Tsui, arts editor at the South China Morning Post. First, they detail the impact of Covid travel restrictions on the art market in Hong Kong and China. Then, they discuss how Chinese collectors have been missed at art events such as fairs and auctions, and how galleries outside of China have not had as much of a presence there. Also, Enid speculates if the recent expansion in the art world in areas within Asia outside of China, such as Singapore and Seoul, is partly due to the government of China as well as Covid travel restrictions. She then gives an update on the art market in Hong Kong and mainland China and whether there is any talk of a potential softening. After, Enid explains the role of private museums in China in terms of serving the broader public within the art ecosystem in China. Lastly, Enid explains why there is high hopes for this year’s edition of Art Basel Hong Kong.

Vivienne Chow – Artnet News

19 January 2023

In this week’s episode of the podcast we speak with Vivienne Chow, correspondent at Artnet News about the burgeoning art scene in Singapore. First, Vivienne explains why the art world is suddenly interested in expansion into Singapore. Then, she compares it to Seoul, another emerging art scene in Asia. After, Vivienne recaps the inaugural edition of Art SG. Also, she discusses collecting trends and identifies some potential obstacles for businesses considering expanding within the region.


Behind The Report: The Art Market 2022 – A Year In Review

2 January 2023

In this edition of Behind The Report, Adam Green previews our The Art Market 2022 – A Year In Review, in which we take a close look at the global auction market in 2022 and some of the key trends emerging across different fine art segments.

Mark Rappolt – ArtReview

26 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Mark Rappolt, editor-in-chief of ArtReview, joins us to review their recently published Power 100 rankings, listing the year’s most influential people in the contemporary art world. First, Mark tells us about the history of the list and how it is compiled each year. Then, he explains why the artist collective ruangrupa tops the list in 2022. Also, Mark discusses some of the new entrants on the list as well as some unexpected names. Finally, Mark shares broader trends in the contemporary art world regarding what positions are gaining or losing influence.

Charlotte Burns & Julia Halperin – The Burns Halperin Report

19 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we’re joined by Charlotte Burns and Julia Halperin, co-creators of The Burns Halperin Report, which explores representation in U.S. museums and the international art market. First, Charlotte and Julia share some of the major takeaways from their report, in particular the lack of progress regarding museum acquisitions for female and minority artists. Then, they reveal if their findings, which conflict with recent narratives in the art media, were surprising to them. Also, Charlotte and Julia explain how social movements, such as Black Lives Matter and Me Too, have influenced museums’ activities. After, they clarify if there are any positive findings in their report or if it is entirely pessimistic. Lastly, Charlotte and Julia identify certain museums who are indeed doing a relatively good job which acquiring artworks by female and minority artists.


Elena Zavelev and Andrea Steuer – CADAF

14 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we catch up with Elena Zavelev and Andrea Steuer, co-founders at CADAF, Crypto and Digital Art Fair. First, they share to the extent CADAF has changed since the NFT boom. Then, Elena and Andrea identify some of the exciting artists in the digital art space that are either garnering significant commercial success or important curatorial support. Also, they explain how they are educating digital art collectors on how to properly display their art. After, Elena and Andrea discuss how the declining crypto market is impacting digital art. Lastly, they offer advice to new collectors on how to build a digital art collection.


Nate Freeman – Vanity Fair

8 December 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, Nate Freeman, art columnist for Vanity Fair, joins us to recap this year’s edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. First, Nate shares the consensus he gathered on the quality of art at this year’s fair as well as the mood pertaining to buying. Then, he theorizes why this year was slower than past editions in the recent past. Also, Nate details the history of Art Basel Miami and how the fair ended up in Miami versus other major cities in the US. Then, he shares some of the social highlights of the fair week. And lastly, Nate commentates on where the market stands as we head into 2023.

Tokini Peterside-Schwebig – ART X Lagos

28 November 2022

In this week’s episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Tokini Peterside-Schwebig, founder of ART X Lagos, the leading art fair in Lagos, Nigeria. First, Tokini tells us about the art scene in Lagos and the incredible growth it has experienced over the past few years. Then, she reveals how much interest artists in Lagos have garnered from galleries and collectors outside of the region. After, she recaps the seventh edition of ART X Lagos which concluded earlier this month and details the level of sales at this year’s fair. Lastly, Tokini identifies some opportunities and challenges for the region moving forward.

Daniel Cassady – ARTnews

22 November 2022

In this week’s edition of the ArtTactic Podcast we’re joined by Daniel Cassady, art business reporter for ARTnews, to recap last week’s major NY post-war and contemporary auctions. First, Daniel reveals how the sales did from an overall perspective. Then, he discusses emerging artists at auction versus more established artists. Also, Daniel reveals if market participants were surprised by the softening witnessed in the auctions. After, he identifies some artwork highlights and surprising results. Lastly, Daniel gauges how the market is feeling heading into Art Basel Miami, the last major test for the art market in 2022.

Jessica Carlisle – Artistate

13 November 2022

In this week’s episode of the podcast we speak with Jessica Carlisle, managing director of Artistate, a firm that provides advisory services to artists and estates on artist estates. First, Jessica shares who generally manages an artist estate. Then, she identifies some of the most important decisions an estate has to make after the artist dies. Also, Jessica discusses the variance in artist estates in terms of the volume and quality of art held by the estate. After, Jessica reveals some of the most common dilemmas that estates encounter. Lastly, she offers advice to living artists to ensure they have a properly setup estate.