Patrons: can the art market be regulated?
Is the art market regulated? Can it even be regulated? One of the most contested topics of the art world will be the subject of our 2018 art market talk.
Join us for a drink and take part in the lively debate, in which we’ll hear different opinions on regulating the art market from four leading figures across the art world.
Melanie Gerlis (The Financial Times’s art market columnist) will be moderating the discussion, joined by Giovanna Bertazzoni (co-chairman of the Impressionist and Modern Art department at Christie), Kate MacGarry (art dealer at Kate MacGarry Gallery) and Valentina Tintori (art advisor).
Following the recent art market news, including the sale of a work by Leonardo da Vinci for nearly half a billion dollars, the evening promises to inspire thought, dispute and a fair amount of controversy.
Melanie Gerlis is the art market columnist for the Financial Times and Editor at Large for The Art Newspaper. She was previously art market editor of The Art Newspaper for nine years and has been reporting on auctions, art fairs and market news globally since 2006. She has an MA in Art Business from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. Her book, Art as an Investment? A Survey of Comparative Assets, was published by Lund Humphries in 2014.
Giovanna Bertazzoni has been co-chairman of Impressionist & Modern Art Department at Christie’s Inc. since July 2017. Ms. Bertazzoni has been with Christie’s for 19 years, having held multiple leadership roles of increasing authority, including Head of Christie’s European Impressionist and Modern Art department, International Head of the department, and most recently, Deputy Chairman of the department. She has been a committed leader not only within the Impressionist and Modern Art category, but also in developing Christie’s larger presence in Asia. She works closely with top clients and new collectors in the region and is a frequent and popular lecturer on behalf of Christie’s.
Kate MacGarry is a dealer who established her own gallery in 2002. It is a contemporary art gallery located in East London. The gallery represents several international artists including Goshka Macuga, Chicks on Speed, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Francis Upritchard, Peter McDonald, Matt Bryans, Dr Lakra, Marcus Coates and Ben Rivers. Francis Upritchard represented New Zealand at the Venice Biennale in 2009. Peter McDonald won the John Moores 25: Contemporary Painting Prize in 2008. Goshka Macuga was shortlisted for the Turner Prize 2008 participated in the Venice Biennale in 2009 and in dOCUMENTA13 in 2012.
Valentina Tintori runs an art advisory firm in Miami, Florida. She has over 20 years of experience curating personalised, concept-driven collections, which combine aesthetic and investment value. She has been curator and advisor for private collections, art institutions and for Bancredito International Bank in Puerto Rico. She has teaching experience in aesthetics and Art History at the Monteavila University in Caracas. She has, for years, cultivated working relationships with art foundations, museums, auction houses and galleries. Regularly visiting the most important art fairs in the world such as Art Basel (Switzerland and Miami), Frieze (London and NY), Documenta Kassel (Germany), Armory Show (NY), Venice Biennale amongst others. She is also an emerging art collector.
● Fully booked
Monday 12 February 2018
6.30 — 8.30pm
Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London
Free, please RSVP