LOUISE HAMLIN HAS ORGANIZED YET ANOTHER BRILLIANT ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE, EVEN MORE COMPELLING THAN LAST YEAR’S, WITH TOPICS AND SPEAKERS THAT PROVIDE INVALUABLE GUIDANCE AND ADVICE IN TODAY’S COMPETITIVE GLOBAL ART WORLD TO THE ART PROFESSIONAL. IT PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY TO CATCH UP WITH COLLEAGUES AND TO MEET MANY NEW EXPERTS IN AREAS THAT CAN PROVE VITAL TO YOUR ART BUSINESS.
HELD THIS YEAR AT BOHEMIAN NATIONAL HALL, 321 EAST 73rd STREET, ON APRIL 9th, THE AGENDA INCLUDES THE FUTURE OF COLLECTING; CONSERVATION, DAMAGE AND COVERAGE; THE FUTURE OF AMERICAN ART; AND FEATURES SUCH DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS AS ANDREW SCHOELKOPF, PRESIDENT OF THE ART DEALERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, EDWARD DOLMAN, CHAIR OF PHILLIPS AUCTION HOUSE AND TOM ECCLES OF THE CENTER FOR CURATORIAL STUDIES AT BARD COLLEGE, JUST TO NAME A VERY FEW.
IT IS THE PLEASURE OF THE LRFA BLOG TO SHARE THIS YEAR’S ENTIRE PROGRAM WITH YOU. LOUISE, THANK YOU!
Tuesday April 9, 2019
08.30 – 09.30: Delegate registration and breakfast networking in the Business Pavilion
09.30: Opening remarks from the conference chair, Devang Thakkar
09:40 – 10:40: The Future of Collecting: How will the next generation collect art, antiques and collectables? This panel brings together three perspectives to discuss the challenges in the mid-market, the evolution of art finance & UHNW collecting, plus valuable insights from the recent record breaking Rockefeller sale, on building a global campaign, sustaining buyer interest and the challenges of promoting a high-profile collection covering many price points and collecting categories. Speakers: Thomas Galbraith (Hindman), Joshua Greenberg (Bank of America Private Bank) & Amy Wexler(Christie’s)
10:40 – 11:10: Export of Art from the UK – challenges for the US purchaser and the Brexit effect. Protection of British cultural heritage has come under scrutiny recently particularly against a backdrop of Brexit. The UK government is currently undertaking a consultation looking at proposed changes to the export licensing system. This session will examine the potential challenges for the US purchaser of artworks looking to export works from the UK in this climate. Speaker: Amanda Gray (Mishcon de Reya)
11:10: Presentation by Mary Buschman (ARIS Title Insurance Corporation)
11.15 – 11.40: Morning refreshment break and networking in the Business Pavilion, Kindly sponsored by ARIS Title Insurance Corporation
11.40 – 12.20: Conservation, Damage and Coverage – Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Conservation of contemporary art is often covered by fine art insurance. Discover how conservators use cutting edge techniques to restore contemporary art and learn how to optimize coverage after a minor bump or catastrophe. Speakers: Suzanne Siano (Modern Art Conservation), Natasha Fekula (AXA XL) & Wendy Lindstrom (Mazzola Lindstrom), moderated by Sarah Douglas (ARTnews)
12:20 – 12:50: View from the Top: Shaping the future of the US Art Market: Andrew Schoelkopf, President of the Art Dealers Association of America, in conversation with Megan Fox Kelly, President of the Association of Professional Art Advisors. Megan and Andrew will discuss the challenges of the US art market today, the evolving roles of art dealers, gallerists and art advisors and how their respective associations are setting standards for the industry
12.50 – 12.55: Presentation by Leo Naut (Invest HK)
12:55 – 14:00 – Buffet lunch is served in the Business Pavilion, kind sponsored by Invest HK
14:00 – 14:20 – Keynote Speech: Edward Dolman (Phillips)
14:20 – 15:15 – Behind the Transaction: This panel brings together leading organisations at the forefront of transactions across the global art market. Our panelists will discuss the decisions behind buying processes, purchaser confidence and how technology is facilitating the online buying process. The session will also explore the major challenges for the industry and how the buying process is evolving to meet these. Speakers: Mary Buschman (ARIS Title Insurance Corporation), Adam Fields (ARTA), James Ratcliffe (The Art Loss Register) and moderated by Alex Forbes (Artsy)
15:15: Presentation by Bill Charron – Chair of PAIAM US
15:20 – 15:40 – Refreshment break in the Business Pavilion
15:40 – 16:40: Public Art Commissions: Realising the Vision: The Head of Public Art and Head of Acquisitions at Qatar Museums Authority (QM) will present on specially commissioned Public Art pieces for Doha, and how artists have tackled challenges with QM regarding the environment, site constrains while dealing with cultural sensitivities. The panel discussion will also explore the following: Commissioning public art: where to start? · Testing the commission: essential questions around materials & techniques · How artists and cultural organizations can interact and impact each other’s views during the commissioning process? · Challenging projects & installations in public spaces (monumental works) · Why commissioning art in public spaces brings ongoing political and social debates to the community? Speakers: Abdulrahman Al Ishaq (Head of Public Art, QM), Clemence Bergal (Head of Acquisitions, QM) & Tom Eccles (CCS Bard), moderated by Helen Stoilas (The Art Newspaper)
16:40 – 17:10 Presentation: The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive – what does this mean for the art trade? These recent changes to
EU legislation are relevant to anyone working with European clients, but could also become legislation in the US in the future. This presentation will cover the status of European AML regulations and how they will be changing under the Fifth Directive. What does the Fifth Directive seek to prevent and when will it come into force? Who is required to comply with the regulations? What does compliance involve? What are the practical steps in relation to KYC, understanding the transaction, source of funds and risk assessment? This practical session will offer guidance and advice. The Fifth Directive applies to any transaction involving a European art dealer trading in works of art valued at €10,000 or more, regardless of the payment method used. Speaker: Michelle Stroube (Mishcon de Reya)
17:10: Closing remarks by Walter Biggs (ARCIS)
17:15 – 18:15 Evening Networking Drinks in the Business Pavilion, kindly sponsored by PAIAM