INTERNATIONAL
CONFERENCE

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

BETWEEN EXHIBITION AND FAIR: ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP

curated by Angela Vettese with Clarissa Ricci
February 2 - 4, 2018

 

Between Exhibition and Fair: Entre Chien et Loup is an international conference promoted by Arte Fiera and organised by the Iuav University of Venice, under the patronage of the University of Bologna, on February 2 - 3, 2018.

Arte Fiera was the first art fair of its kind in Italy (1974) and one of the first in Europe. A vibrant cultural and artistic community attends the event. The 2018 edition is the ideal opportunity for artists, critics, editors to re-unite and discuss a recent and growing phenomenon, the hybridization between exhibitions and fairs, which are tending to overlap more frequently. A topic which, despite growing interest, is covered very little by scholars. This is perhaps due to the discomfort between the association of art to the market.

In 2005 during the symposium Where Art Worlds Meet: Multiple Modernities and the Global Salon (Storr, 2007) Daniel Birnbaum reported around art fairs taking over biennial. At what point are we today? 

The meeting will be articulated in the following sections:

  • Fairs and Biennials: a Couple or Sisters?
    curated by Clarissa Ricci

  • Art Magazines: Privileged Observers or Instruments of the Institution?
    curated by Camilla Salvaneschi

  • Impermanence: What Happens When the Artwork is Gone?
    curated by Cristina Baldacci

The results of the international conference will appear in a volume.

Access to the conference is free. There is no pre-registration service.

PROGRAMMA

Friday, 2 February

11:45-12:00 Introductory remarks, Angela Vettese (Arte Fiera/Università Iuav di Venezia)

 

PANEL I – FAIRS AND BIENNIALS: A COUPLE OR SISTERS? 
curated by Clarissa Ricci

12:00-13:00 Keynote, Terry Smith (University of Pittsburgh) Biennials /Art Fairs in the Exhibitionary Complex 

13:00-14:00 break

14:00-14:15 Introduction, Clarissa Ricci (Università Iuav di Venezia)

14:15-14:40 Bruce Altshuler (New York University) The Art Market and Exhibitions of the Avant-Garde

14:40-15:00 Stefano Baia Curioni (Università Bocconi, Milano) Convergencies and Distances. Notes on the Industrial Character of the Contemporary Art System

15:00-15:20 Lorenzo Balbi (MAMbo, Bologna) Context as Content. Inside the ‘white booth’

15:20-15:40 Jean Minguet (ArtPrice) Art Fairs vs. Biennials from a Market Point of View

15:40-16:15 Panel discussion, followed by a Q&A

Chair: Roberto Pinto (Università degli Studi di Bologna)

16:15-16:45 break

 

PANEL II – ART MAGAZINES: PRIVILEGED OBSERVERS OR INSTRUMENTS OF THE INSTITUTION?
curated by Camilla Salvaneschi

Part 1

16:45-17:00 Introduction, Camilla Salvaneschi (University of Aberdeen/Università Iuav di Venezia)

17:00-18:00 Keynote, Gwen Allen (San Francisco State University) Between Page and Exhibition: Art Magazines Today

 

Saturday, 3 February

PANEL II – ART MAGAZINES: PRIVILEGED OBSERVERS OR INSTRUMENTS OF THE INSTITUTION?

Part 2

11:45-12:00 Moky May (ArtReview) Did Video Kill the Magazine Star? Or Was It Social Media? How the Internet is Changing the Relationship Between the Traditional Actors in the Art World

12:00-12:15 Jörg Heiser (Universität der Künste Berlin/Frieze) The Exhausted Spectator: Criticism Amidst Mega-Exhibitions and the Art Fair Circus

12:15-12:30 Jens Hoffmann (The Exhibitionist) Back to the Past and into the Future: Curating a History of Exhibitions

12:30-12:45 Suzette and Brendon Bell-Roberts (Art Africa) Between Exhibition & Fair: From an African Perspective (2000–2018)

12:45-13:00 Stephanie Bailey (Ocula/Ibraaz) A World Affair

13:00-13:15 Antonio Scoccimarro (Mousse) Before and After Science

13:15-13:45 Dibattito /Panel discussion, followed by a Q&A

Chair: Cathryn Drake (freelance writer and editor)

13:45-14:45 break

 

PANEL III – IMPERMANENCE: WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE ARTWORK IS GONE?
curated by Cristina Baldacci

14:45-15:00 Introduction, Cristina Baldacci (ICI Berlin/Università Iuav di Venezia)

15:00-16:00 Keynote, John Rajchman (Columbia University, New York) Lyotard’s ‘Résistance’ and Exhibition Today

16:00-16:30 break

16:30-16:50 Jacob Lund (Aarhus University) Dematerialization in the Contemporary Present

16:50-17:10 Gean Moreno (ICA, Miami) And the Excluded?

17:10-17:30 Marianne Wagner (LWL-Museum, Münster) From Time to Time: On the Different Lives of an Artwork

 

17:30-18:00 Panel discussion, followed by a Q&A

Chair: Chiara Vecchiarelli (École normale supérieure, Paris/Università Iuav di Venezia) 

 

 

Sunday, 4 February

Talk Area, 4.00 pm

Let’s Talk. Between Exhibition and fair: The Italian Art Market

Talk with: Cesare Biasini Selvaggi (Exibart), Roberto Casamonti (Collezione Roberto Casamonti), Cristina Casero (Università degli Studi di Parma), Stefano Monti (Monti&Taft Partner), Silvia Simoncelli (NABA), Federica Veratelli (Università degli Studi di Parma)

 

         

 

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