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London September 4th, The Art Business Conference continues to grow both in attendance and relevance

 

IN A RECENT PODCAST PRODUCED BY ART AGENCY, PARTNERS, AN ALWAYS INFORMATIVE AND LIVELY FORUM, CHRISSIE ILES FROM THE WHITNEY MUSEUM, CAROLYN RAMO FROM ARTADIA, AND HAMAZA WALKER FROM LAXART, JOINED THE ARTICULATE EDITOR OF IN OTHER WORDS, CHARLOTTE BURNS, TO DISCUSS “ART ACROSS AMERICA”. THEY POSED THE VERY RELEVANT QUESTION OF WHERE GREAT ART IS BEING MADE IN AMERICA TODAY.  THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF CONVERSATION IN THE ART WORLD NOT ONLY ABOUT THE GLOBALIZATION OF THE ART MARKET (OLD NEWS) BUT ALSO ABOUT THE EXCELLENT QUALITY OF ART BEING MADE THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES OUTSIDE OF THE MAJOR MARKET HUBS AND THE INCREASING SUPPORT BY COLLECTORS AND CURATORS OF THE INNOVATIVE ART OF THE REGIONS.

IT IS NO SURPRISE, THEREFORE, THAT LOUISE HAMLIN, FOUNDER AND ORGANIZER OF THE UNIQUE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE HAS FOCUSED ON THIS SUBJECT FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF THE MOST POPULAR AND TALKED ABOUT TOPIC OF ALL, THE ART FAIR.  THE NEXT ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE THAT TAKES PLACE IN LONDON ON SEPTEMBER 4th AT THE CHURCH HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTER IN WESTMINSTER, LONDON, GATHERS TOGETHER SENIOR ART MARKET PROFESSIONALS, GALLERISTS, ADVISORS, LEGAL EXPERTS, ART FAIR DIRECTORS AND COLLECTORS. EACH YEAR IT BECOMEs MORE AND MORE POPULAR AND CONTINUES TO GROW BOTH WITH AN INCREASE IN ATTENDANCE AND AN AGENDA FILLED WITH FIERCELY KNOWLEDGEABLE EXPERTS IN EVERY AREA OF THE ART MARKET.

http://www.artagencypartners.com/podcast/art-across-america-with-chrissie-iles-carolyn-ramo-and-hamza-walker/

http://www.theartbusinessconference.com/home

THE LRFA BLOG AND LOUISE, AFTER OUR “LUNCH BREAK” AND A CHANCE TO LEARN ABOUT LOUISE’S PROFESSIONAL HISTORY IN THE ART WORLD AND THE HISTORY OF THE CONFERENCE, WILL RESUME THE AGENDA FOR THE FORTHCOMING CONFERENCE.

13.00 – 14.00: Lunchtime discussion tables and buffet lunch served in the Business Pavilion and Media Pavilions sponsored by Richard Nicholson, Willis Towers Watson 

Dirk Boll
President, Christie’s EMERI

THE FIRST TOPIC WILL ADDRESS THE CURRENT MARKET, AND THE SURGE OF ONLINE AUCTION PURCHASES IN THE DECORATIVE ARTS WITH THE PRESIDENT OF CHRISTIE’S EMERI. THE COLLECTION OF PEGGY AND DAVID ROCKEFELLER AT CHRISTIE’S IS A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF THE WAY THE AUCTION HOUSE HAS USED BOTH LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTIONS TO THEIR ADVANTAGE AND TO ACHIEVE ASTONISHING RESULTS FOR THE ROCKEFELLER ESTATE NOT ONLY WITH THE MASTERPIECES OF FINE ART BUT ALSO WITH THE ENORMOUS CUMULATIVE COLLECTION OF DECORATIVE ARTS AND FURNITURE INHERITED AND WELL AS COLLECTED BY PEGGY AND DAVID ROCKEFELLER.

14.00 – 14.20: Why brown is the new black?  Whether new audiences coming to auctions online, or a re-birth for the decorative arts sector, there are exciting developments impacting the way in which people are engaging with collecting today. Christie’s has been instrumental in shaping opinions and influencing a new appreciation for heirlooms in recent months.  As tastes evolve, Dirk Boll, President of Christies’s EMERI, discusses current trends and shares predictions for the future of collecting with Anna Brady (The Art Newspaper).

Anna Brady
The Art Newspaper

FROM THE RENOVATION AT THE FRICK TO THE COSTUME INSTITUTE AT THE MET, AND THOSE ARE ONLY IN NEW YORK, THE TOPIC OF REVENUE OPPORTUNITIES FOR MUSEUMS IN THE 21st CENTURY IS NOT ONLY RELEVANT BUT CRUCIAL. LOUISE HAS JOINED TOGETHER AN ESTEEMED PANEL OF INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM CURATORS TO EXPLORE THIS SUBJECT.

14.20 – 15.20: The Entrepreneurial Museum: With contributions from the Royal Academy of Arts, the Van Gogh Museum and the National Portrait Gallery, this international panel will explore, in the wake of funding cuts, what are the new revenue opportunities for museums?  This will also explore how museums are working more closely with the art trade together with a focus on travelling exhibitions, with new data and research on the growth of the travelling exhibitions market globally.  Speakers: Charles Saumerez Smith (Royal Academy), Jessica Litwin  (National Portrait Gallery), Milou Halbesma (Van Gogh Museum), Louise Steward  (National Portrait Gallery),  Bernardine Brocker Wieder (Vastari) and moderated by Jane Morris (Culture Shock Media & The Art Newspaper).

Milou Halbesma
Director Public Affairs
Van Gogh Museum

AS THE VALUE OF ART HAS INCREASED AND THE NUMBER OF COLLECTORS, NASCENT AND ESTABLISHED, CONTINUES TO GROW, THE ISSUE LEGAL RIGHTS AND SOLUTIONS AFFECTS EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THE BUSINESS OF ART.

Adrian Parkhouse
Farrer & Co
Chair, Art & Heritage Group

15.20 – 16.20: Comparative Art Law: Arbitrate, Mediate or Litigate? This session brings together a panel of art law experts from the UK and Germany to explore a series of art law cases and possible art law solutions, whether through arbitration, mediation or litigation. Speakers: Nicola Wallace (4 Paper Buildings), Richard Edwards QC  (3 Verulam Buildings), Friederike Grafin von Bruhl (K&L Gates) and moderated by Adrian Parkhouse  (Farrer & Co)

16.20 – 16.40: Refreshment break in the Business Pavilion and Media Lounge 

James Green
David Zwirner Gallery

THE CHANGES IN THE ART FAIR AND THE INVOLVEMENT IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND CHALLENGING SOCIAL AND POLITICAL TIMES WILL CLOSE THIS CONFERENCE.

16.40 – 17.40:  The Evolving Art Fair. This panel discussion will explore how art fairs are evolving into new geographical areas, working with local communities and also working in some challenging political/economic climates.  Our panellists will discuss the question of market saturation of the art fair model and the session will ultimately explore the insights and dynamics of the art fair business model and all that is involved in putting together a successful art fair. Speakers: Jagdip Jagpal  (India Art Fair), Touria El Glaoui  (1:54), James Green  (David Zwirner) and Kamiar Maleki (Contemporary Istanbul), moderated by Melanie Gerlis  (Financial Times)  

17:40: Closing address

18.00 – 19.00: Evening networking drinks in the Business Pavilion and Media lounge 

19.00: Conference close


IN OUR NEXT LRFA BLOG, WE LOOK FORWARD TO RESUMING OUR INTERVIEW WITH LOUISE HAMLIN, FOUNDER OF THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE, ON ALL OF THESE TOPICS AND MORE.

PLEASE JOIN US!

 

Art Business Conference, London September 4th, book now!

Church House Conference Centre, London

THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE IN ITS FIFTH YEAR IN LONDON IS IMMINENT, A MUCH ANTICIPATED GATHERING FOR SENIOR ART MARKET PROFESSIONALS. LEADING EXPERTS FROM THE ART WORLD JOIN FORCES WITH BUSINESS LEADERS AND TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS TO SHARE THEIR INSIGHTS ON THE BUSINESS OF ART. FOUNDED AND DIRECTED BY LOUISE HAMLIN, INTRODUCED IN OUR LAST POST, THIS WEEK THE LRFA BLOG POST IS PLEASED TO PROVIDE THE DETAILS OF THE NEXT LONDON MEETING BEFORE RETURNING TO LOUISE’S INTERVIEW.

JUST AS A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS, THE AGENDA OF THIS PROGRAM SHOWS WHAT A PROFOUNDLY PRODUCTIVE DAY THIS WILL BE. HELD ON TUESDAY, 4th SEPTEMBER 2018, AT THE CHURCH HOUSE CONFERENCE CENTRE, WESTMINSTER, LONDON, THE 2018 AGENDA IS AS FOLLOWS:

9.00 – 10.00: Delegate registration and breakfast networking in the Business Pavilion and Media Lounge  

10.00: Opening remarks from the conference chair, Georgina Adam

Georgina Adam has spent more than 30 years writing about the art market and the arts in general.  She was editor of the Art Market section of The Art Newspaper 2000-2008, then editor at large.  She writes a weekly column on Saturday for the Financial Times. In addition to her specialisation in the art market, Adam is particularly interested in emerging cultural centres.

Michael Ellis is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Arts, Heritage and Tourism.

10.00-10.15: Opening Keynote Speech: Michael Ellis, Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism. 

10.15 – 11.15: Because it’s worth it – Valuing Contemporary Art: Contemporary art can be the most volatile market in the art world. But who decides what it is worth? And how? Four specialists in this area – a gallerist, collector, Valeria Napoleone, a dealer on the secondary market and Ralph Taylor, Global Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art at Bonhams – discuss how values are established from the artist’s degree show to appearing on the block at auction. Also up for consideration is how societal shifts in politics and world geography can make an impact on the careers – and value – of certain artists’ work. This session will be moderated by Melanie Gerlis (Financial Times)

Valeria Napoleone is an art collector and patron to a select number of arts organisations. She is Head of the Development Committee at London based not for profit gallery Studio Voltaire

11.15 – 11.30: Morning refreshment break and networking in the Business Pavilion and Media Lounge

ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING AND TIMELY TOPICS IN TODAY’S ART MARKET IS THE USE OF BLOCKCHAIN AS A TRANSPARENT MEANS TO ESTABLISH THE OWNERSHIP HISTORY OF A WORK OF ART. IN THIS YEAR’S ABC LONDON CONFERENCE, THIS SUBJECT WILL BE EXPLORED IN DEPTH BY A PANEL OF VERY KNOWLEDGABLE ART AND TECHNOLOGY EXPERTS.

11.30 – 12.30: Provenance and the Blockchain: Issues and Future Visions:  This panel explores the topic of provenance and due diligence in the art market. The session will open with an introduction to the blockchain and this will be followed by a discussion that will assess current approaches to ownership history and investigate the likely future impact of blockchain technologies on the market.  Issues we seek to explore include:

  • What is the current state of provenance research in the art market?
  • What impact might the digitisation of catalogues raisonnés have on approaches to provenance?
  • Could the blockchain revolutionise how we address provenance in the future?
  • Should we be seeking an international industry standard for the recording of provenance in catalogues raisonnés, auction catalogues and archives?
  • Can provenance research be applied to the market for antiquities and cultural heritage?
  • How can collectors be encouraged to engage with the importance of provenance, particularly as prices rise and risks multiply?
  • How might artists be affected by these new technological developments?
  • To what extent might such emerging technologies disrupt traditional approaches to art business more generally?  Speakers: Robert Upstone, (Robert Upstone Ltd), Jess Houlgrave (Codex Protocol) and Gareth Fletcher, (Sotheby’s Institute), moderated by Tom Flynn (Flynn & Giovani)   
  • Gareth Fletcher is a Lecturer in the MA Art Business and Unit Leader of the Art Crime, and Art and its Markets summer study programmes at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Codex is a decentralized registry for unique assets like art, fine wines, watches and more. Use cryptocurrency to buy $6 billion of art and collectibles today, and plug into a growing ecosystem of third-party services. Codex stores an item’s identity securely on the blockchain as a Codex Record. We make it easier to buy, sell and manage assets of all kinds.

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12.30 – 12.55: Presentation: The Fifth Anti-Money Laundering Directive – what does this mean for the art trade? 

This session will ask: why us?  What the AML regulations seek to prevent & how do they do it?  Who is required to comply with the regulations?  What does compliance involve? Plus Practical issues for KYC, understanding the transaction, source of funds & risk assessments.  This practical session will offer guidance and advice.  It is now relevant to any business selling works of art in transactions valued at €10,000 or more, regardless of the payment method used. 

Speaker: Mathilde Heaton (RAM – The Responsible Art Market Initiative) and Adrian Parkhouse (Farrer & Co)

Legal Counsel (UK, Europe & Asia), Phillips Auctioneers
Lawyer and Art Law Consultant, Art Law Advisory
Responsible Art Market Initiative, Taskforce member

12.55 – 13.00: Presentation: Have We Taken the Commoditisation of Art a Step Too Far? Speaker: (Willis Towers Watson) 

Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW) is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has over 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries.

LET’S JOIN THE ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE FOR ITS LUNCH AND NETWORKING BREAK AND DISCUSSION TABLES AND RETURN IN OUR NEXT LRFA BLOG POST TO THE AFTERNOON SESSION. IN THE MEANTIME YOU CAN MAKE YOUR PLANE AND HOTEL RESERVATIONS!

AND FOR THOSE OF US STUCK ON THIS SIDE OF THE POND, THERE IS ALWAYS THE GREAT NEW YORK ART BUSINESS CONFERENCE NEXT SPRING, AT TIME WARNER, TO ANTICIPATE.