Join 250+ art professionals for the second edition of our conference on the business of art—now a full day event!
Following the success of the first Business of Art Observed held in May 2019, the second event will continue the discussion of key themes raised, including innovation in art business models, the evolution of best practice, industry changes like the use of blockchain, how artists are navigating the business ecosystem, regulation and the growth of art fairs.
Globalized and complex, the art market is constantly evolving and has a far-reaching impact beyond just the creative industries. With a full day of panel discussions, in-depth fireside chats and keynote speeches planned, this is the event to hear from the leaders and new emerging trendsetters in the arts. The editors at Observer have designed an agenda that offers a unique and interactive opportunity for everyone in the art world to come together to discuss important trends and challenges affecting all. Topics include:
The auction world and its changing nature
What’s involved for artists approaching their practice as a business
How galleries can support artists and a healthy market
The impact of art and money laundering on galleries, museums, dealers and collectors
Blockchain and collection management
Art as an asset class
How art fairs have reshaped the industry
Public museums and the role of private museums
Digital art and tokenization
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
If you’re involved in buying, selling or caring for fine art or antiques—whether you are a gallery owner or art museum curator, manager, art advisor, auctioneer, private collector or professional advisor, this conference will explore the key issues affecting the art market today.
GALLERY OWNERS • CEO’S & PRESIDENTS • PROFESSIONAL ART ADVISORS • AUCTIONEERS • PRIVATE COLLECTORS • CURATORS • EXHIBITION & BUSINESS DIRECTORS • STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP DIRECTORS • ART COMMENTATORS AND JOURNALISTS • ART ECONOMISTS • ATTORNEYS • ARTISTS
INSTITUTIONS & INDIVIDUALS INVOLVED:
• DIGITAL ART COMPANIES • PUBLIC MUSEUMS • PRIVATE MUSEUMS • CORPORATE COLLECTORS • PRIVATE COLLECTORS • ART/COLLECTIBLES FUND PROMOTERS • ART INSURANCE COMPANIES • ART TRADING COMPANIES • LEGAL FIRMS