State of the Art Archives
International Conference on Archives
Documenting Modern and Contemporary Art

Marking the anniversaries of their foundation, ZADIK – Central Archive for German and International Art Market Studies (est. 1992) in cooperation with the Department of Art History at the University of Cologne, basis wien – Documentation Centre for Contemporary Art (est. 1997), and the Institute of Modern Art Nuremberg (est. 1967) – all partners of – invite you to a conference of international art archives.

In short presentations the host and invited archives will introduce their institutions, their respective collection focuses, their own work, and also the work opportunities that they provide to researchers. They reflect the development and importance of art archives, which, over the course of the cultural turns, have provided access to new realms of collecting and research for art history that emerged parallel to the paradigm shifts of modernity. In times of digital processing and publication the work of art archives increasingly attracts international attention and gains in efficacy, while providing new stimuli for art sciences such as the dynamically growing field of art market research as well as the exhibition practice itself. Since the millennium and, above all, in the last decade there have been more and more art exhibitions with documentary aspects of cultural history, which feature source materials from art archives and thereby demonstrate a recontextualisation of the presented artworks.

The conference offers archivists, art historians (including students), journalists, and the interested (expert) public a forum where one can learn more about the different archives with their respective specialisations and research opportunities. The presentations and ensuing discussions in German and English will be translated simultaneously. This service is also available for two moderated discussions/workshops on (1) qualitative and (2) quantitative art market research based on archive inventories. Each is open to 20 participants, who can sign up in the registration process and formulate their specific knowledge interests.

Registration until Sept. 15, 2017 (limited capacity)
Participation fee: 150 Euro; Early Bird fee (until Jul. 31, 2017): 120 Euro
Reduced participation fee for students: 50 Euro

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Thu. 21 September 2017

17.00 Registration and Get Together
18.30 Opening Words: Prof. Monika Grütters,  Minister of State for Culture and the Media
Opening Words: Pascal Decker, Stiftung Brandenburger Tor  (Berlin, DE)
Welcome Address: Klaus Gerrit Friese, ZADIK –
Central Archive for German and International Art Market Studies (Cologne, DE)
Keynote: Chris Stolwijk, General Director of the
 RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History (The Hague, NL)
Book Presentation: The Thannhauser Gallery: Marketing Van Gogh, Marije Vellekoop, Van Gogh Museum (Amsterdam, NL)
Snacks, finger food

Fri. 22 September 2017

09.00 Workshop 1: Qualitative Art Market Research
Moderation: Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck,
Department of Art History at the University of Cologne (Cologne, DE)
Konstanze Rudert, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
(Dresden, DE)
10.30 Coffee Break
10.45 Welcome & Moderation: Klaus Gerrit Friese, ZADIK (Cologne, DE)
10.50 Günter Herzog, ZADIK (Cologne, DE)
11.10 Helene Baur, basis wien – Documentation Centre for Contemporary Art
(Vienna, AT)
11.30 Kathrin Mayer, Institute of Modern Art Nuremberg (Nuremberg, DE)
11.50 Presentation of , Andrea Neidhöfer, basis wien (Vienna, AT)
12.15 Lunch Break
13.30 Hanna-Leena Paloposki, The Finnish National Gallery Archive Collections
(Helsinki, FI)
14.00 Júlia Klaniczay, Artpool Art Research Center / Museum of Fine Arts
(Budapest, HU)
14.30 Coffee Break
14.45 Michelle Harvey, The Museum of Modern Art Archives (New York, USA)
15.15 Anita Hopmans, RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History (The Hague, NL)
15.45 Coffee Break
16.00 Kate Haw, Laurie Stein, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
(Washington, USA)
16.30 Marcia Reed, Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, USA)
17.00 End

Sat. 23 September 2017

09.00 Workshop 2: Quantitative Art Market Research
Moderation: Christian Huemer, Getty Research Institute (Los Angeles, USA)
Maximilian Schich, UT Dallas Arts & Technology (Dallas, USA)
10.30 Coffee Break
10.45 Didier Schulmann, Bibliotèque Kandinsky, Centre Pompidou (Paris, F)
11.15 On the situation of archives in Africa, Sandra Klopper, University of Cape Town
(Cape Town, SA)
11.45 Debora Rossi, Archivio Storico della Biennale di Venezia (Venice, IT)
12.15 Lunch Break
13.30 Barbora Špičáková , Irena Lehkoživová,  The Archive of Fine Arts (Prague, CZ)
14.00 Marta Vega, Archivo del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Barcelona
(Barcelona, ES)
14.30 Coffee Break
14.45 Anthony Yung, Asia Art Archive (Hong Kong, CN)
15.15 Anastasia Tarasova, Garage Archive Collection (Moscow, RU)
15.45 Coffee Break
16.00 Results of the Workshops and Discussion
17.00 End

Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Max Liebermann Haus
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin