Cultural Program

OVERVIEW

Fri 1 - Tue 5 Nov

At the fair

Coffee Talk I Fri 1st
Thoughts from the Scaffold: Conserving Works in Public
11AM-12PM Recently art restoration and conservation have emerged from museum back rooms and moved into the public square. Headlines about such work focus the public’s attention on great masterpieces restored as well as the unmasking of potential fakes and other rare events. Yet such breathless reports rarely if ever account for the slow process that goes on in conservation studios every day... Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Fri 1st
Chinese Art and its Markets: A Tremulous Present, What for the Future?
4-5PM For the art world, China has been the site of growth and opportunity over the past decade. Hong Kong, in particular, has solidified its position as the hub of the Asian art market and rivals New York and London as a global art capital. But recent protests have brought simmering political issues to a boil and to international attention. US-China trade tensions persist with no signs of conciliation, as the US imposed a new 15 percent tax on artworks originating from China on September 1st... Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Fri 1st
R&B Female Artists Rock the Art World: Renaissance and Baroque Women Stage a Comeback
2-3PM Unknown to the public for centuries, many women painters and sculptors, successful in their own time (1500 to 1800) are finally taking their rightful place in an art market suddenly eager to have them. Once sought after by royals, popes, and nobles, artists like Lavinia Fontana, Luisa Roldan and Clara Peeters are now the subject of museum shows and the object of collectors’ dreams... Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sat 2nd
All Hail the Magnificent: Verrocchio, Bertoldo, and the Arts of Renaissance Florence
2PM-3PM How might the Renaissance have laid the foundations for our contemporary culture of artistic celebrity? This discussion explores a historical moment when artists gained increasingly public visibility as they worked to fulfil the demands of patrons such as Lorenzo "The Magnificent" de' Medici... Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sat 2nd
Decoding Da Vinci - Film Screening
5PM-6PM 500 years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci’s painting is still just as fascinating. And yet, there are only 16 surviving canvasses attributed to him, some of which are unfinished.To understand them, one must go back to how they were produced. Through sketches and notebooks, the comparison of paintings, and the analysis of infrared reflectography – an innovative technique which reveals the drawing beneath the layer of paint... Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Sat 2nd
Still Passionate for Guercino
11AM-12PM Giovanni Francesco Barbieri (1591-1666), known as Guercino, famous throughout Europe in his day but few people even recognize his name today. Yet his works are eagerly sought by museums and collectors. Virtually every old master auction and art fair features examples of his work... Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sun 3rd
Stone and Faith: Rebuilding Notre Dame
2PM-3PM Our outstanding panel of experts in art, architecture, and historic preservation delve into the complex network of issues involved in perhaps the most watched, debated, and deeply felt building restorations in the world. Notre Dame’s reconstruction whether viewed through a spiritual, aesthetic, or historic lens, will continue to fascinate and frustrate us. It will also yield practical lessons about a host of preservation, heritage, and its institutional role in the city itself... Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Sun 3rd
The Duveens: Taste Makers, Market Shapers, Mega-Dealers
11AM-12PM Building a fortune and business empire, they claimed their success was simply good fortune: "Europe had plenty of works of art to sell, and America had plenty of money to buy.” The sellers included Europe’s landed classes, and the buyers were the socially mobile oligarchs weaving trans-Atlantic identities as they built institutions that still define us today... Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sun 3rd
Art in Public: Redefining History, Memory, Identity
4PM-5PM In two previous fairs, this program has tackled complex issues surrounding the fierce debates swirling around public monuments, their representations, and their meaning to us individually and as community. Last year, the removal of Confederate monuments, both officially and through acts of resistance, and who and how to memorialize were our focus. Today’s panel discusses the new representations of race, gender, and identity in the powerful images... Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Mon 4th
What's Past is Prologue: A New Spin on an Old Trope
11AM-12PM Our panel of young design experts are heavily steeped in the history of the decorative arts. But rather than slavishly adhering to historical precedents, they're building upon that tradition to forge exciting new paths in the world of contemporary design, all the while maintaining a dialogue with the antique... Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Mon 4th
Latin American Art: The Market Shifts
2PM-3PM Latin American art is now an undisputed player in the international art market. It has moved rapidly from the margins just a decade ago to a highly desired position today: Any respectable modern/contemporary collection will likely include several works by artists from Latin American or Latinx artists... Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Tue 5th
Storytelling and Clothing: French Fashion and World War I
11AM-12PM How does clothing carry narrative? And what can those narratives tell us about the experiences of the people that wore them and the cultures that made them? The First World War and the French Fashion industry provide an intriguing case study for this conversation. Leading figures in the field of costume studies focus on how the fashion of this period is an expression of larger social cultural movements... Learn more

Outside the venue

TEFAF VIP Event - The Metropolitan Opera Backstage
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Sun 3rd
TEFAF VIP Event - The Metropolitan Opera Backstage
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TEFAF VIP Event - Jewelry for America
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Mon 4th
TEFAF VIP Event - Jewelry for America
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TEFAF VIP Event - Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art"
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Mon 4th
TEFAF VIP Event - Edith Halpert and the Rise of American Art"
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TEFAF VIP Event - Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Mon 4th
TEFAF VIP Event - Guercino: Virtuoso Draftsman
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TEFAF VIP Event - Sur Moderno: Journeys of Abstraction
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Tue 5th
TEFAF VIP Event - Sur Moderno: Journeys of Abstraction
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TEFAF VIP Event - Bertoldo Di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Tue 5th
TEFAF VIP Event - Bertoldo Di Giovanni: The Renaissance of Sculpture in Medici Florence
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