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The Venice Biennale and the Art Market conference in London

The Venice Biennale and the Art Market, the Venice Biennale as an Art Market: Anatomy of a Complex Relationship

3-5 February 2016

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

 

Wednesday 3rd February 2016
Location: 11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3RF

  • 18.00 Keynote Lecture: Dr. Olav VELTHUIS (Amsterdam), ‘The Role of the Venice Biennial in the Emergence of Art Markets’
    Chair: Julian STALLABRASS, The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • 19.00-19.30 Question and Discussion

 

Thursday 4th February 2016
Location: The Institute of Historical Research, London, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

9.00 Registration

  • 9.30 Welcome and Introductory remarks: Marie Cambefort-Tavinor
  • 9.40 PANEL ONE: MARKET OR NO MARKET: THE EVOLUTION OF THE BIENNALE’S STRATEGIC POSITIONING
    Chair: Dr. Derrick CHONG, The Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 9.50 Stefania Portinari (Venice)’Exhibition in Real Time’: Attacks to the Art Market and Capitalism at the Venice Biennale in the 1970s’
  • 10.10 Vittoria Martini (Turin) ‘The Dematerialisation of Biennale’s Exhibitions 1976: the Birth of the Thematic Biennale and The Issue of the Market’
  • 10.30 Clarissa Ricci (Venice) ‘To Sell or Not to Sell, is this the question? Attempts at reopening the Venice Biennale’s Sales Bureau’
  • 10.50 Dorothy Barenscott (Vancouver) ‘Objects and Events: the Emergence of the Venice Biennale as Global Spectacle’

11.10 Break

  • 11.40 PANEL TWO: ADDED VALUE: THE BIENNALE’S SYMBOLIC CAPITAL
    Chair: Dr. Mark WESTGARTH, University of Leeds
  • 11.50 Monica Sassatelli (London) ‘Georg Simmel at the Venice Biennale: perennial exhibitions, forms of value and contemporary culture
  • 12.10 Elena Granuzzo (Padua) ‘Harald Szeeman’s Biennials: the Relationship between Criticism and the Market’
  • 12.30 Discussion

13.00-14.30 Lunch break (not provided)

  • 14.30 PANEL THREE: MARKETING STRATEGIES
    Chair: Adriana SCALISE, Independent Scholar, Venice
  • 14.40 Francesca Castellani (Venice) ‘1895-1899. Market, Collectors, Criticism at Venice Biennale’
  • 15.00 Silvia Madeddu (Paris) ‘Retrospectives of Artists and Market Interests at the Biennale: the Case of Enrico Piceni (1901-1986)
  • 15.20-15.40 Break
  • 15.40 Luca Pietro Nicoletti (Milan) ‘Merchant, Critic, Poet: the Story of Jean Fautrier at the 30th Venice Biennale’
  • 16.00 Marco Delogu (London), ‘The relationship between photography and the Biennale’
  • 16.20-17.00 Discussion

19.00 Talk followed by a reception at the Italian Cultural Institute of London (TBC)

 

Friday 5th February 2016
Location: The Institute of Historical Research, London, Senate House, Malet St, London WC1E 7HU

9.30 Registration

  • 9.50 PANEL FOUR: THE BIENNALE AS ITALY’S COMMERCIAL AND IDEOLOGICAL PLATFORM
    Chair: Dr. Giuliana PIERI, The Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 10.00 Cristina Beltrami (Venice) ‘The Venice Biennale and the Market for Murano Glass: 1895-1930’
  • 10.20 Giuliana Tomasella (Padua) ‘1940-1942: The Contemporary Art Market during the War’

10.40 Break

  • 11.00 PANEL FIVE: FITTING IN THE BIENNALE FRAMEWORK: THE RE-BRANDING OF OUTSIDERS
    Chair: Dr. Chloe PREECE, The Royal Holloway, University of London
  • 11.10 Ana Bogdanovic (Belgrade) ‘Yugoslavia at the Venice Biennale 1950-1952: Strategic Positioning between East and West’
  • 11.30 Nicola Foster (London) ‘Thailand and China at the Venice Biennale’
  • 11.50 Salimata Diop and Liz Lydiate (London) ‘Do the Venice Biennale national pavilions still impart special status? A reflection on the composition, development and influence of the pavilions, taking developing contemporary art practice throughout Africa as a case in point’
  • 12.20-12.50 Discussion

13.00-14.00 Lunch Break (not provided)

14.00 PANEL SIX: EMERGING MARKETS AT THE VENICE BIENNALE: SPECULATION OR DEMOCRATISATION?
Chair: Dr. Anthony GARDNER, The University of Oxford

  • 14.10 Estelle Bories (Paris) ‘The Complex Relationship of the Venice Biennale and China’
  • 14.30 Kathleen Ditzig (Singapore) ‘The Significance of the Venice Biennale for the Southeast Asian Art Market’

14.50-15.20 Break

  •  15.20 Leonor Veiga de Oliviera Matos (Leiden) ‘The Venice Stamp: South-East Asian Artists and the Venice Biennale’
  • 15.40 Valerie Kabov (Harare) ‘The role of the Venice Biennale partnership with the art market in real and perceived democratization of the art world – African contemporary art case-study in the context of the Global South’
  • 16.00-16.30 Discussion and Closing Remarks

 

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