CFP Jan 19, 2014

The Art Market Past & Present (London, 31 Oct 14)

Deadline: Jun 30, 2014

Barbara Pezzini, Visual Resources Journal

The Art Market Past and Present: Lessons for the Future?

A one-day conference on relations between the art market in history
and the art market today, organized by Sotheby's Institute of Art –
London and The Burlington Magazine, to be held at Sotheby’s Institute
of Art - London on Friday 31 October 2014.

The aim of this joint conference is to explore critically what the
history of the art market can teach us about the behaviour of the art
market today, and vice versa. We hope to bring together historians of
the art market working on a wide range of historical periods and
places, and utilising varying methodologies, and to engage them in
creative dialogue, via thematic groupings, with present-day art market
experts of different kinds. We hope that a wide range of expertise and
interests will be represented from both the past and the present
dimensions of this subject.

Many fundamental topics are implicated in this conference, for example
the nature of consumerism in societies past and present, the history
and nature of art collecting, and the role of art institutions. We
have singled out four key themes for this event which we envisage will
comprise discreet sessions:

- Modes of artistic production, market strategies and sale
- Localities, networks and globalization
- Value and valuation
- Patrons and dealers.

Papers engaging with some aspect of these themes should be a maximum
of 20 minutes in length. Preference will be given to those which
stimulate dialogue and engage with broader topics. Please send
enquiries and proposals of no more than 250 words, indicating which
session your paper relates to, by 30 June 2014, to

Registration fee: £25 – Students £10 – free for speakers

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