TEFAF Cultural Program - Fall 2018

OVERVIEW

Sat 27 - Wed 31 Oct

At the fair

TEFAF Coffee Talks I Sat 27th
It's Tintoretto's 500th Birthday and We're Still Celebrating
11AM-12PM Celebrations and exhibitions of the artist’s work are marking his 500th birthday in cities around the world. What explains his ongoing and consistent popularity? Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sat 27th
Style Renaissance: The Rise of Old Master Dress in Current Fashion
2-3PM From Gucci’s elaborate Elizabethan mini-dresses to Louis Vuitton’s 18th c. dress coats and from Chanel’s Tudor-style stomachers to Altuzarra’s Met Museum inspired collection, Old Master style is enjoying something of a fashion Renaissance. Our speakers discuss the rise in historically inspired fashion trends returning to the runways this year and why designers are looking to paintings for inspiration. It’s safe to say, they will convince you that Old Masters are back in fashion. Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sat 27th
Old Wine in New Bottles: How to Look at Indian Modern Art
4-5PM Formed in 1947 in the wake of Indian independence from the British Raj, the Bombay Progressive Artists played a vital role in shaping Indian Modernism even while they resisted attempts at finding a unified visual language. Rebelling against the strictures of contemporaneous styles in India, the early members sought out the visual vocabulary of the subcontinent, and also wider Asia and the West. Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Sun 28th
"That Bastard. He's Really Good." New Perspectives on Eugène Delacroix: Yes, There is Much More to Say
11AM-12PM In light of the major retrospective this year at the Metropolitan Museum celebrating the centenary of his birth, how has our understanding of Delacroix evolved or changed since the last comprehensive show at the Louvre in 1963? Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sun 28th
Men and Jewelry: Does an Earring Have Gender?
2-3PM In many world traditions men are the principal wearers of jewelry. Why then is jewelry in the West so often viewed as a feminine art form? Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sun 28th
Retrieving Lost Identities: The Black Figure in Art, Past and Present
4-5PM One of the most urgent and compelling topics shaping the art world today is the pictorial representation of the black figure— a complex and highly charged subject whose dynamics extend far beyond the studio, gallery, and classroom. Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Mon 29th
Judging Art: Vetting in the World's Top Museums, Art Fairs and Collections
11AM-12PM To present a truly exceptional selection of artwork, whether for a museum exhibition, an international art fair booth or a private collection, art experts must follow a strict vetting process which separates the artistic wheat from the chaff. This panel of specialists reveals their own backstage stories about how certain outstanding objects were chosen and others eliminated and the difficult decision-making that is a part of the process. Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Mon 29th
Great War - Great Art?
2-3PM Our panel in this centenary year will discuss the art in and after World War I that ranged from DaDa to the grotesquery of Georg Grosz. Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Tue 30th
Frick Forward: A Conversation
11AM-12PM Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection, joins Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects, in a lively point/counterpoint conversation with Carrie Rebora Barratt, CEO and President, New York Botanical Garden. Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Tue 30th
Digital Disruption, Creative Instincts, and Interior Design Tomorrow
4-5PM The digital transformation has arrived and is dramatically influencing the interior design industry. As leaders in the field are adapting their practices to work creatively with social media and the solutions digital technology can offer, this discussion focuses on how the next generation will interpret and envision these fast-paced innovations. Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Wed 31st
Public Memory and Public Monuments: Where Do We Stand in 2018?
11AM-12PM History, memory and identity. These are three of the most powerful elements influencing our regard for monuments and their meaning to us individually and as a community. Over time, however, and in different contexts, those meanings can shift over from honored to commonplace to hotly debated topic of public debate about who and how to commemorate in public spaces. Learn more

Outside the venue

TEFAF VIP Event - The Morgan Library & Museum
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Mon 29th
TEFAF VIP Event - The Morgan Library & Museum
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TEFAF VIP Event - The Metropolitan Opera Backstage
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Mon 29th
TEFAF VIP Event - The Metropolitan Opera Backstage
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TEFAF VIP Event - The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Tue 30th
TEFAF VIP Event - The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India
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TEFAF VIP Event - The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Tue 30th
TEFAF VIP Event - The Charterhouse of Bruges: Jan van Eyck, Petrus Christus, and Jan Vos
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TEFAF VIP Event - Posing Modernity: The Black Model From Manet and Matisse to Today
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Tue 30th
TEFAF VIP Event - Posing Modernity: The Black Model From Manet and Matisse to Today
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