In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we chat with James Fuentes, owner of James Fuentes. First, we ask James about what went into the decision to open a gallery space in Los Angeles (in addition to their existing New York space) as well as what appealed to him about the LA art scene. Then, he discussed the similarities and differences between working with the younger artists at the gallery versus the very established artists and artist estates. After, James discusses the broader state of the art market at this time as we head into Frieze LA week. Also, he identifies some of the differences between the New York and Los Angeles art markets. Lastly, James previews his upcoming exhibition at the Los Angeles gallery, a solo exhibition of work by the artist Geoffrey Holder.
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jori Finkel, who covers art in L.A. as a regular writer for The New York Times and is also the West Coast Contributing Editor for the Art Newspaper. First, Jori shares with us how the LA art scene feels about the incredible growth it has experienced over the past few years. Then, she identifies the driving forces behind the recent gallery expansion in LA and also reveals if there is any concern about the long term sustainability of these galleries. Also, Jori discusses the positive impact of the increasing population of artists in LA. Additionally, she explains why Frieze week has become the most important week of the year on the LA art calendar. Lastly, she notes a few misconceptions about the LA art scene.
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we're joined by Leslie Ramos, author of the new book Philanthropy in the Arts: A Game of Give and Take. First, Leslie explains why museums are in the midst of a financial crisis and how they arrived at this point. Then, she reveals to what extent the COVID pandemic exacerbated museums' financial standings. After, Leslie shares why major gifts are being heavily scrutinized recently and speculates if this trend will continue. She then touches on the looming intergenerational change in wealth and how museums can prepare for this from a philanthropy perspective. Lastly, Leslie shares advice both for museums and individuals regarding philanthropy in the arts.
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we're joined by Tim Schneider, the writer behind the Gray Market and the acting art market editor at The Art Newspaper. Tim shares his art market predictions for 2024, which touch on auction sales, fallout from the Israel-Hamas war, Patrick Drahi's ownership of Sotheby's, the consolidation of art fairs and AI-powered image generator.
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast we speak with Julia Halperin, freelance journalist, co-founder of the Burns Halperin Report and columnist for the Art Newspaper. First, Julia discusses the increasing trend of museum curators moving into gallery positions. Then, she identifies some of the primary reasons why we are seeing this exodus. Also, Julia explains why art professionals in other roles within museums are also fleeing for commercial galleries. Lastly, she speculates what this trend may mean for the future of the museum space.
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we preview this year's edition of ART SG with Magnus Renfrew, co-founder of the fair. First, Magnus identifies some of the primary reasons for the surge in interest in Singapore from the art world. Then, he compares Singapore's art ecosystem to some other flourishing regions in Asia. Also, Magnus discusses exhibitors' different strategies for ART SG as well as their approach to Singapore. Further, he clarifies how exhibiting galleries are feeling about the art market as we begin 2024.
While in Miami for the fairs, our Adam Green had an opportunity to host a live podcast at Untitled Art during the opening hours of the fair. He was in conversation with Oliver Miro, who is from Victoria Miro Gallery and also is the founder of Vortic, an art led platform that aims to create a connected, collaborative conversation around immersive 3D, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) exhibitions from the world’s leading galleries and institutions. During the conversation, Adam chatted with Oliver about the Vortic platform, trends in how art is being consumed and shared digitally. as well as what the future may look like for exhibitions, art fairs and other events as a result of technological innovations.
Dec 26, 2023
In this week's edition of the ArtTactic Podcast, we recap Art Basel Miami Beach 2023 with Sarah Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of ARTnews and Art in America. First, Sarah shares what the mood was like at the fair this year and explains why everyone was asking about it during the fair. Then, she identifies some of the most noteworthy sales at this year's edition of the fair as well as some of the aesthetic trends relating to the art on view. Also, Sarah addresses if Art Basel Miami occurring at the end of the year is having a negative impact on the fair. Lastly, she reveals how market participants are feeling heading into 2024.
Dec 13, 2023
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we discuss the developing art market in Saudi Arabia with Rebecca Anne Proctor, author of the new book Art in Saudi Arabia: A New Creative Economy?. First, Rebecca explains Saudi Arabia's Kingdom's Vision 2030 strategy and how the development of its local art scene plays a big part of it. Then, she shares what the contemporary art scene in Saudi Arabia was like before the Kingdom's Vision initiative and how much it has changed since then. Also, Rebecca reveals how the international art community has responded to Saudi Arabia's desire to play a larger role in the contemporary art world and if it has faced strong criticism such as we saw with the Saudi Arabia's involvement in the LIV Golf tour. Lastly, Rebecca predicts how the art scene in Saudi Arabia will look in 5-10 years from today.
Dec 2, 2023
In this week's episode of the ArtTactic Podcast, we speak with Jeff Lawson, founder of Untitled Art, ahead of their annual Miami fair. First, Jeff tells us about when he established Untitled Art and shares how much the Miami art scene has changed since then. After, he discusses how Untitled fits into the Miami art fair ecosystem. Also, Jeff speculates why there has been a surge of interest in emerging artists over the last few years. Additionally, he reveals how the fair's exhibitors are feeling heading into the final test of the art market in 2023. Jeff also responds to NADA Miami changing the starting date of their fair this year to the same day as Untitled. Lastly, he previews this year's iteration of Untitled.
Nov 26, 2023