International Workshop Series - Tools for the Future
Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present

11-12 June, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle & IESA Arts & Culture, Paris

International Workshop Series - Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present

This workshop is the sixth in the International Workshops Series, “Tools for the Future: Researching Art Market Practices from Past to Present”, established in 2017 by Elisabetta Lazzaro (Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts), Nathalie Moureau (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3) and Adriana Turpin (IESA, Paris & Society for the History of Collecting). Through individual presentations followed by group discussions, the series aims at bringing together scholars from different disciplines and areas of study of the art market to confront key issues and related methodologies that can add knowledge and evidence about the structures and principles of the art market. 

The migration of artworks, from the studio to the gallery, from a nation’s private collections to another’s public museums, from the seller to the buyer, and from the primary market to the secondary market, has been explored and analysed by the previous workshops. The art market is a highly entrepreneurial and peripheral market, and the banking, funding and support strategies deployed or relied upon by the diverse actors of this art market have given rise to complex transactions, investments, and interest protections. This workshop, organised by CREW (Centre for Research on the English-speaking World) at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, and the IESA Arts & Culture, l'École internationale des métiers de la culture et du marché de l'art, will address the money flow that underpins these migrations and transfers, in particular, the financial strategies of the art market and the way that international or national financial structures influence the ability to purchase or the need to produce and sell.

Programme of events – all times CONTINENTAL SUMMER TIME

DAY 1, June 11 - ONLINE (hosted by Université Sorbonne Nouvelle)

9.45 - Opening
Bénédicte Miyamoto (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
Nathalie Moureau (Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3, France)

10.00-11.00 - Keynote:
Sophie Cras (Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, France): Art as an Investment: Between fact and fiction

11.25-12.50 - Session One: Privatisation and financialisation of art
Chair: Bénédicte Miyamoto
Henrique Grimaldi Figueredo (University of Campinas, Brazil/ École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France) - A brief history of patronage in France: political and institutional roots of the public-private model in contemporary art (1950s to 2000s)
Christine Zumello (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France) - Corporatisation and monetisation of art in the United States in the last 20 years: hard and soft
Charlotte Gould (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France) - Buying art before it is made: creating the British model of (semi-) independent art commissioning agencies since the end of the 20th century

13.50-15.15 - Session Two: Government, Subsidies and Taxation
Chair: Charlotte Gould
Sela Kodjo Adjei (University of Ghana Business School, Ghana) Ghanaian artists on the global art market: A socio-economic inquiry into the “Silent Revolution”
Shuo Hua (University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong) - Rise of Hong Kong as Asia’s art hub (1990-2020)
Nizan Shaked (School of Art, California State University, USA) - Toward taxing the American resale market

13.50-15.15 - Session Three: Private Investment
Chair: Nathalie Moureau
Anne-Sophie Radermecker (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands & Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium) Investing in the low-end art market
Antonia von Appen (Bocconi University, Milan, Italy) - The untouchable – the art market as the last bastion of unregulated investment?
Sarah Bakkali (Université Paris Nanterre, France) - Speculating on Old Master paintings during the French Revolution: the Trumbull, Parker and Lebrun partnership

16.40-17.50 - Session Four: Digitization and New Financial Structures
Chair: Christine Zumello
Giovanni Maria Riccio (University of Salerno, Italy) and Federica Pezza (Hogan Lovells Alicante, Spain) - Crowdfunding and art market: rise and regulation of contemporary forms of patronage
Elisabetta Lazzaro (Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts, UK) and Daniel Nordgärd (University of Agder, Norway) – Crowdfunding for visual artists : alternative or complementary source of income ?           
Paul Melton (Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, USA) - Instagram is to the art market as Bloomberg is to the stock market 

DAY 2, June 12 - ONLINE (hosted by IESA Arts&Culture)

9.45 - Welcome and introduction
Adriana Turpin (IESA, France)
Elisabetta Lazzaro (Business School for the Creative Industries, University for the Creative Arts, UK)

10.00 - Keynote:
Dorothée Wimmer (Centre for Art Market Studies, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany)
Art as a subsidised asset class? Tax Politics and Art Collecting in Berlin 1871-1933

11.25-12.50 - Session Five: Agents & Agencies
Chair: Adriana Turpin
Marie Tavinor (Royal Academy of Arts, UK) One should always play fairly when one has the winning cards’: Duveen’s support of living British artists, 1927-1934
Darius A. Speith (Louisiana State University, USA) Nineteenth-century auction house satires’ relation to stock markets and behavioural finance
Ginevra Odone (Université d'Aix-Marseille, France) and Maurizio Vaccari (Business consultant and entrepreneur) “Caylus Ltd” or the informal international art dealing company designed by the Count of Caylus (1692-1765)

13.50-15.15 - Session Six: Intermediaries Strategies
Chair: Elisabetta Lazzaro
Marie Blum (Université de Strasbourg, France) Understanding the impact of auction houses and auctioneers on sale outcomes: evidence from art auctions
Tom Simpson (University Western Australia, Australia) Revisiting the art market burn effect: are auction reserve prices efficient? 
Mina Soltangheys (Wondeur Ai, USA) Quantifying the power of representation in the art market network 

15.30-16.40 - Session Seven: Museums’ strategies
Chair: Nathalie Moureau
Marek Prokůpek (Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic) and Diana Betzler (Basel University, Switzerland), Ellen Loots (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Are museums pulling out all the stops? An exploration of museums’ financial strategies during and after COVID-19
Yvonne Muchitsch (TU Dortmund University, Germany) Museum collections and strategies. A quantitative analysis of budgets, acquisitions and donations
Leandro Leão (University of São Paulo, Brazil/École des Haute Étude en Sciences Sociales, France) New vertice in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro axe of art and architecture modern historiography: Brasília through Wladimir and Tuni Murtinhos

16.40-17.50 - Session Eight: Economic Valuation
Chair: Bénédicte Miyamoto
Filip Vermeylen and Alessia Crotta (Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands) Does nudity sell? An econometric analysis of the value of female nudity in Modigliani portraits
Avigail Moss (University of Southern California, USA) Valued risks: insuring exhibitions in nineteenth-century Europe
Chiara Pilozzi (Università di Roma, Sapienza, Italy) Art funds and fractional ownership: two sides of the same coin? 

Closing: Adriana Turpin and Bénédicte Miyamoto

Event details

  • 11 June 2021 - 12 June 2021

    09:45 - 18:00 (CST)