TEFAF Cultural Program - Spring 2019

OVERVIEW

Fri 3 - Tue 7 May

At the fair

TEFAF Coffee Talks I Fri 3rd
Becoming Vincent All Over Again
11AM-12PM Popular interest in Vincent van Gogh has grown strikingly in recent decades. With the vigorous pursuit of technical and scholarly enquiry, a string of studies has confirmed the authenticity of paintings made in 1886, the year of his arrival to Paris, including Vase with Poppies at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Fri 3rd
Niche to Global: The Art Market's Recent Evolution
2-3PM How has the art world moved from a niche lifestyle hobby to a billion dollar global industry? In what ways has this shift affected the museum, the collector, the dealer, and our prevailing culture? Our panel discusses the good and bad effects of this transformation and whether they are with us for the long or short-term. Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Fri 3rd
A Conversation: Tristram Hunt, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, With Thomas Marks
4-5PM Tristram Hunt, Director, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, joins Thomas Marks, Editor, Apollo magazine, to discuss how one of the greatest of 19th-century institutions is setting the tone for museums in the 21st century – with imaginative programming, ambitious expansion plans and a willingness to tackle some of the most challenging questions facing museums today. Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sat 4th
Public Tension
2-3PM Artist Joseph La Piana brings color and sculptural form to the Park Avenue corridor this spring, just outside the doors of the panel venue, the Park Avenue Armory. And despite the vivid lyricism of his work, a hidden criticality rests within the works as made clear in their titles: Tension Sculptures. Learn more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sat 4th
Toward a Feminist Interior
4-5PM Search the internet for “Feminism and Interior Design” and you’ll find results advocating the reclaiming of the color pink or images of interiors showcasing empowering catchphrases on the wall. Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Sat 4th
Maverick Modernism: Firebrand Women of the Early 20th Century
11AM-12PM Frida Kahlo, Hilma af Klint, Amrita Shergil, Tseng Yu-ho and Georgia O' Keefe are among a rare group of iconic female painters who defied the norms of their time and created major bodies of art at the turn of the 20th century, among a male dominated arena. Learn more
Article I Sat 4th
Article: Uncluttering the Interior
Interior design has been a feminine profession for over a century. But is it feminist? Sarah Archer, writer and curator, explores this question in her article. Read more
TEFAF Afternoons I Sun 5th
Art and Political Action: Art's Strongest Calls
2-3PM What has been the historical relationship between visual art and politics and what is it today? Artist Seth Cameron and art critic Christian Viveros-Fauné (author of Social Forms: A Short of Political Art (David Zwirner Books, 2018)) engage in a conversation about paradigmatic cases that have given voice to art's strongest calls to political action over the last 150 years. Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Sun 5th
Where is Latin American Art? Center Stage.
11AM-12PM Now that a Da Vinci has headlined a Postwar and Contemporary auction, what is the role of market categories today? The panel probes this question focusing particularly on Latin American art. Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Mon 6th
Forces of Nature
11AM-12PM With the environment in peril, artists are making the symbiotic connection between nature, art, and human life. As they increasingly work in natural materials, forms and messages, so too are museums presenting eco-relevant projects. Learn more
TEFAF Coffee Talks I Tue 7th
It's a Matter of "Taste"
11AM-12PM What is taste after all? “Good” taste seems to suggest a special knowledge and sophistication while “bad” taste connotes the “base” or “vulgar”. Learn more

Outside the venue

TEFAF VIP Event - Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Mon 6th
TEFAF VIP Event - Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything
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TEFAF VIP Event - Jean-Michel Basquiat
TEFAF VIP Event I Mon 6th
TEFAF VIP Event - Jean-Michel Basquiat
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TEFAF VIP Event - The Self-Portrait, from Schiele to Beckmann
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Mon 6th
TEFAF VIP Event - The Self-Portrait, from Schiele to Beckmann
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TEFAF VIP EVENT I Mon 6th
TEFAF VIP Event - Simone Leigh: Loophole of Retreat
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TEFAF VIP Event - Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll
TEFAF VIP EVENT I Tue 7th
TEFAF VIP Event - Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll
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