"The Art Market and New Tech: Smokescreens or Real Opportunities"
In March 2019, at Schwarzescafé at Luma Westbau,Stefan Simchowitz (Art Dealer and Collector) live from Los Angeles, Daniel Doubrovkine (CTO Artsy), Aparna Rao (Artist) discussed the new technologies and their impact on the Art Market. The discussion was followed by short presentations of Alexandre Catsicas (Artmyn) and Antoine Verdon (blockfactory.com). Click here
The current state of due diligence in the art market was presented by guest speakers and panelists in our joined conference with Kunstforum Zurich last October. Catch up on this challenging topic with Anne Laure Bandle (lawyer and director of the Art Law Foundation, Geneva), Victor Gisler (founder and owner Galerie Mai 36, Zurich), Claudio Ochsner (art dealer and president of the Swiss Art Trading Association), Stefan Puttaert (senior director and head of office, Sotheby's Zurich), and Marc Spiegler (global director, Art Basel). Click here
Kenny Schachter and Simon de Pury shared their Insights from the Engine Room of the Art Market at the Zurich Art Weekend 2018. An event organised by Kunstforum Zürich and the University of Zurich's Art Market Studies program. Click here to enjoy the show
“Sunday night’s entertainment concluded with a talk between Obrist and Kenny Schachter, which promised at least a few fireworks—Obrist tends to be averse to the market ills as he jets around the word spilling curatorial pixie dust on spaces and institutions, whereas Schachter is an art market gossipmonger par excellence. Fireworks they did provide.”
Nate Freeman for ARTnews, speaking about a conversation between Hans Ulrich Obrist and Kenny Schachter, organized by University of Zurich Art Market Studies during the Zurich Contemporary Art Weekend 2017.
ARTISTS'ARTIST PAUL THEK AND VITO ACCONCI
Kenny Schachter shares his personal appreciation of works of art by Paul Thek and Vito Acconci, two artists who were the reason for him to fall in love with art in the first place.
With art experts being increasing reluctant to give their expertise on high value art works under the threat of litigation, the art world seeks reassurance in technical investigation. However, choosing the right techniques and interpreting their results correctly remain crucial. Nicholas Eastaugh explains where setting of standards and tagging of art works come in.