TEFAF WEEK LOOKING BACK


TEFAF NEW YORK: Expanding the Legacy…New Horizons


TEFAF New York Fall is an international art fair that is not about the contemporary. It is proudly devoted to historical art and to revealing the wonders of that art to new generations. It holds to the highest principles in the art world. It brings together renowned collectors and institutions who believe that the value of historical art is based on more than what it brings in the marketplace. It is expansive and comprehensive in its survey of disciplines.

Living beyond their own time, the objects in this Fair challenge us to think creatively about their past. They ask us to consider and talk about the intriguing possibilities of past and present together, juxtaposing the historical in a current setting. Collecting this art might be an act of daring or love or a leap of the imagination. And it will surely turn out to be the wonder you never expected.

Here is a flashback to TEFAF Week, an event-filled week of exhibitions, lectures, and art events scheduled to coincide with TEFAF New York Fall.
 

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20
“Hugging Zombies: How the Met has been collecting art that's out of fashion and why you should, too ”

Location: Florence Gould Hall, French Institute Alliance Francaise, 22 East 60 th St. between Madison & Park (closer to Madison).

Luke Syson, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Chairman 
European Sculpture and Decorative Arts
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

It is a vice among dealers and curators to say that a work of art is “important” without actually saying why it matters now. The Met buys European furniture, sculpture and decorative arts not just because pieces speak to the moments they were made, though this is of course a crucial consideration, but because they go on speaking today. For an art object to be contemporary does not mean it had to be made yesterday.

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TEFAF New York Fall 2016

TEFAF COFFE TALKS


Museum Directors Talk about the Museum of Tomorrow: Collections, Buildings, Outreach


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

How does the new generation of museum leaders now at the helm adapt their institutions to a rapidly changing environment while they uphold core mission to expand upon and bring relevance to their collections? Four prominent directors from the US and Europe, who have previously worked as collections curators, discuss visitor engagement with collections, building projects to enhance the museum experience, digital platforms for outreach, and approaches to specific cities and communities.  

Panel: Julia Marciari-Alexander, Director, Walters Art Museum; Colin Bailey, Director, The Morgan Library & Museum; Tom Loughman, Director, Wadsworth Atheneum; Salvador Salort-Pons, Director, Detroit Institute of Art.

Moderator: Carrie Barratt, Deputy Director, Collections and Administration, Metropolitan Museum of Art.


TEFAF Coffee Talks - MUSEUM DIRECTORS TALK ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF TOMORROW: COLLECTIONS, BUILDINGS, OUTREACH

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A New Normal for Collecting Antiquities in a Post-Loot Culture


SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

There are few more contentious topics in the art world than the trade in antiquities.  Dealers, museums, and collectors may have adjusted their practices to meet stricter guidelines, as well as their own - and the wider public’s changed expectations – but damaging rumors and the occasional substantiated story continue to circulate.  Are further changes needed to regulate this market? What more do museums need to do to publicize the legitimacy of their collections? And what ultimately, does the future of collecting this field look like?  

Panel: Gary Vikan (former director, Walters Art Museum); Randall Hixenbaugh, Director, Hixenbaugh Ancient Art; Michael McCullough, Partner, Pearlstein McCullough & Lederman; Edward LaPuma, collector.

Moderator: Thomas Marks, Editor, Apollo Magazine.

TEFAF Coffee Talks - A New Normal for Collecting Antiquities in a Post-Loot Culture

TEFAF New York Fall 2016

Collecting the “Not New:” What does it mean to collect art from a time and place not your own? 


MONDAY, OCTOBER 24

Does collecting historical art require a special knowledge or a leap of the imagination - or maybe both?  Our panelists discuss their own relationship with art from other eras, why it matters to them and why it should matter to us.

Panel: Jorge Coll, CEO, Colnaghi; ; Eric M. Lee, Director, Kimbell Art Museum; Griffith Mann, Curator in Charge, Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Candace Beinecke, collector and Trustee, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Moderator: Frances Beatty, President, Richard L. Feigen Gallery.

TEFAF Coffee Talks - Collecting the “Not New:” What does it mean to collect art from a time and place not your own?

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Global Art Networks: Digital versus Physical


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25

The art world's global outlook has been driven forward by the ease and rapidity of transmitting images around the world. Zoomable high-resolution photography is transforming the interactions between collectors, scholars, and art dealers. Museums now serve audiences unable to visit their real-world premises. At the same time, personal relationships and the physical allure of the precious object are more important than ever. An international panel representing opposite perspectives examines this apparent contradiction.

Panel: Wallace Chan, jewelry artist; Carrie Barratt, Deputy Director, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Dino Tomasso, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art; Rob Weisberg, CEO, Invaluable.

Moderator: Marion Maneker, Publisher, Art Market Monitor.

TEFAF Coffee Talks - Global Art Networks: Digital versus Physical

TEFAF New York Fall 2016

“The art is at least twice my age”: Life in the Art Market Under 40


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26

A popular meme of the moment gives the false impression that no one under 65 cares about or collects historical art. Three distinguished dealers and auction experts under 40 challenge that assumption and offer a counter-narrative.

Panel: Fabrizio Moretti, President, Moretti Gallery; Patrick Williams, Director, Adam Williams Fine Art; Jonquil O'Reilly, Old Master Paintings Specialist, Assistant Vice President, Sotheby’s.

Moderator: Andrea Bayer, Curator, Department of European Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“THE ART IS AT LEAST TWICE MY AGE”: LIFE IN THE ART MARKET UNDER 40

TEFAF New York Fall 2016

VIP EVENTS


A Conversation with Taco Dibbits, Director, Rijksmuseum


SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

The newly-installed director of the Rijksmuseum talks to Thomas Marks, Editor, Apollo Magazine, about the Hercules Segers special exhibit at the Fair and other updates from the museum.

TEFAF VIP Event - A Conversation with Taco Dibbits, Director of the Rijksmuseum

TEFAF New York Fall 2016

RIJKSMUSEUM AT TEFAF NEW YORK FALL


The Work of Hercules Segers 
 
The presentation from the Rijksmuseum explores the work of Hercules Segers, one of the most mysterious and experimental artists of the Dutch Golden Age. The presentation is designed as a glimpse into the first full retrospective of the work of Hercules Segers, currently on view at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. Known for his strange and wonderful mountain landscapes and endless vistas, Segers found admirers in fellow artists such as Rembrandt, who owned no fewer than eight of his pictures, as well as one of his copper printing plates. Rembrandt famously reworked Segers’ plate of Tobias and the Angel around 1652, transforming the subject into The Flight into Egypt. he Rijksmuseum is proud to present this extraordinary print by Rembrandt at TEFAF New York Fall, a part of the larger retrospective currently at the Rijksmuseum through January 8, 2017, at which time it will move on to The Metropolitan Museum of Art from February 13-May 21, 2017.
 
This presentation at TEFAF New York Fall will also include a video-installation by Christian Borstlap from Amsterdam-based creative studio Part of a Bigger Plan, with renowned storyteller John Malkovich, featuring animation inspired by and introducing the work of Hercules Segers.