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Art Think Tank

The Observatoire de l’art contemporain, an agency that aims to decipher the contemporary art scene, specializes in the analysis of market tendencies and creative trends. The observatory, which was launched in 2006, is based on a grid that allows to decode ongoing transformations in the creative scene, the art market and art in the business world.

Christie’s, leader sur le marché des enchères en 2017
Jussi Pylkkänen durant la vente du Salvator Mundi de Leonardo da Vinci à Christie's New York en novembre 2017Art Market | (Being translated) Après une année 2016 marquée par des résultats mitigés, Christie’s réalise en 2017 un chiffre d’affaire de 6.6 milliards de dollars, soit une hausse de 21% par rapport à 2016 (5.4 milliards de dollars). Portée par des […]
Read more » | 13/02/18
Le Japon, place géoculturelle en devenir
Vue de la foire Art Tokyo 2017Art Market | (Being translated) À l’heure où le marché de l’art global se structure autour de multiples places locales et régionales, le Japon précise sa politique culturelle par des mesures visant à développer son marché domestique et se positionner face […]
Read more » 10/02/18
Human Global Flow
Director Ai Weiwei in HUMAN FLOW, an Amazon Studios releaseContemporary Art | (Being translated) À travers le documentaire “Human Flow”, l’artiste Ai Weiwei poursuit sa réflexion sur la crise des réfugiés qu’il mène depuis 2015. En élargissant son champ d’exploration à l’échelle de la planète, il s’approprie […]
Read more » 07/02/18
Floating World(s)
David Tudor, Rainforest V - Variation 1, 2015Contemporary Art | (Being translated) La notion de monde flottant, concept majeur de la culture japonaise, transcende peu à peu ses origines religieuses et picturales pour influencer l’imaginaire occidental. Il exprime tantôt une lecture des sociétés post-modernes et […]
Read more » 30/01/18
Artertainment
Exposition 'Sous Le Ciel', Leandro Erlich au Bon Marché Rive GaucheArt & Business | Entertainment or the art of amusement, was born from the consumer society. Nowadays, it is associated with an “egocentric” experience through which emotions lead to the fields of pleasure and desire. Le Bon Marché plays with this concept […]
Read more » | 16/01/18
The online art market, a sector in development
Courtesy of NYPostArt Market | The 5th edition of the Hiscox Online Art Trade Report, which was published by Hiscox in collaboration with ArtTactic, reveals a 2-digit growth in the online sales market, as it did last year. The report is based on the responses of 758 art buyers (up […]
Read more » | 15/01/18
Trump’s tax reform bill and its domino effect on the international market
Le président des États-Unis Donald Trump lors de la signature de la réforme fiscale américaineArt Market | Signed on 22 December 2017, Trump’s tax legislation reform implies numerous micro- and macrœconomic effects. Although the general repercussions are still difficult to predict, they should also affect the art world. […]
Read more » 10/01/18
The scent, an artistic medium
Helga Griffiths, Migratory Sense, 2017 - Stadtgalerie SaarbrückenContemporary Art | German artist Helga Griffiths presents Crossing, an exhibition that gathers a retrospective set of works at the frontier between art and science, exploring our perception of olfactory experiences. […]
Read more » 05/01/18
Les biennales d’art contemporain, terrains d’observation prospective
Mingwei Lee, The Mending Project 2009/2017 (mixed media interactive installation, table, chairs, thread, fabric items)Analysis out of the boxContemporary Art | (being Translated) Les biennales et les grandes manifestations d’art contemporain se multiplient à travers le monde. Aujourd’hui, elles représentent un enjeu économique majeur; à la fois levier du rayonnement culturel et catalyseur du tourisme […]
Read more » | 28/12/17
Market rediscovery: Pierre Klossowski
Pierre Klossowski, La possession invisible, 1973-1974 adjugée le 10/10/17 par Artcurial pour 156.000 € (est. 18.000 - 25.000 €)Art Market | On October 10th, 2017, during the sale of Paul Lombard’s collection organized by Artcurial, Pierre Klossowski’s work The invisible possession (1973 - 1974) was sold for 156,000 €, seven times higher than its estimates, set between 18,000 and 25,000 […]
Read more » 16/12/17
Art X Lagos: cultural “africapitalism”
Olalekan Jeyifous - Makoko Canal LagosArt Market | The contemporary art market is gaining ground in Africa. The success of the second edition of ART X confirms the growing interest in African visual arts and the presence of a burgeoning community of buyers. […]
Read more » 05/12/17
AKAA : Afrique laboratoire de la mondialité
Malala Andrialavidrazana, Figures 1889, Planisferio, 2015Contemporary Art | (Being Translated) Penser L’Afrique contemporaine, c’est penser la pluralité de l’immense continent à travers des valeurs communes, c’est l’envisager comme un laboratoire de la mondialité. La seconde édition de AKAA, la jeune foire dédiée […]
Read more » 30/11/17
Paris photo: an ecosystem based on inspiration and open to the market
Juana Gomez, Sistema Central, 2015Art Market | The field of photography embraces diverse worlds and markets : from historical and technical photography to documentaries and photo-reportage; also interacting with the fields of fashion, cinema, publishing and art. Twenty years after the pioneering fair […]
Read more » | 29/11/17
Salvator Mundi: Christie’s develops its marketing for the exceptional
Déroulement de la vente Post-War & Contemporary Art de Christie's le 15 novembre 2017Art Market | During its Post-War and Contemporary Art Evening Sale, which took place on 15 November 2017, Christie’s obtained one of its best historical results with the sale of Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, among other contemporary and historical Western […]
Read more » 25/11/17
Profiling the young generation of Chinese collectors
Grand Opening Celebration at Shanghai K11Art Market | China harbors more than 600 billionaires, every week new economic powers emerge, mainly in Beijing, Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Among them, some young people are standing out by investing in the art market. […]
Read more » | 15/11/17
Prospective trends seen at FIAC 2017
Tomás Saraceno, Stillness in Motion - 35.02, 2017Art Market | Although leading international art fairs are mainly market-oriented, they also convey relevant information on creative trends. As far as the art market is concerned, the International Contemporary Art Fair (FIAC) confirms the concentration of historic […]
Read more » | 25/10/17
Ai Weiwei and his media alter ego
Ai WeiweiArt Market | Since his arrival in Germany in July 2015, artist Ai Weiwei has multiplied his exhibitions and pubIic interventions around the world. For each of his recent projects, the artist has made use of his media alter ego. […]
Read more » | 22/10/17
When artists encounter the olfactory sense
Chambres à part 13 - Marc Quinn, The Vortex of Desire, 2011, Ed. 4_5Contemporary Art | Artists have taken hold of the structure of the immaterial medium that is the olfactory system. […]
Read more » 20/10/17
The House of Dust By Alison Knowles: the pœtry of algorithms at the CNEAI
Exposition CNEAI - House of Dust, Vue GénéraleContemporary Art | The House of Dust is the CNEAI’s inaugural exhibition at its new location in Pantin. It reactivates the reflections developed by Alison Knowles during the late 1960’s, which focused on the prospect of an architecture embracing both pœtry and […]
Read more » | 07/10/17
Market and Mondiality at the Galleria Continua
Premier plan : Kader Attia - Le grand miroir du monde, 2017
Second plan : Leila Alaoui - Les Marocains, 2010-2014Art Market | Since 2008, Galleria Continua hosts an event/fair that brings together galleries from around the world in its site Les Moulins, one hour from Paris. The Galleria’s 2017 edition took place at the same time as the FIAC; it was presented at CENTQUATRE’s […]
Read more » 27/09/17
 

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Premier plan : Kader Attia - Le grand miroir du monde, 2017
Second plan : Leila Alaoui - Les Marocains, 2010-2014

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