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“In recent years, I have been very impressed by Bulgarian contemporary art scene. Much has been achieved in big parts through initiatives and the work of female protagonists.”
During the six-month programme, our group of EduArt lovers learned about the international art market from six renowned specialists through online group sessions and experienced art first-hand at various locations in Prague.
Art collector Branislav Radeljic talked to us about his passion for art and explained what art collecting means to him.
Leading expert on the Czech art market and the author of the ART+ annual report, Jan Skřivánek, revealed the key findings of 2020. Despite the pandemic, collectors spent more than a billion crowns at auctions last year. Two price records for Czech artworks were set.
Artnet News has informed us about a new book by Pierre Lemarquis explaining how we need "medicine that’s a little artistic."
The art market follows rules of its own, independently of other markets. Therefore, art offers a unique way to diversify a wider investment portfolio. The advantage of art is that unlike graphs and tables, you can enjoy it and perhaps form a personal and emotional connection with it.
“Every day we are to a great extent surrounded by homogeneous areas with sharp, unfriendly edges. Art can nicely balance out this visual experience for us."
“To reach truly international level, the local art scenes need to invest in attracting and encouraging new and existing collectors to support their artists and galleries.”
„I am quite confident that many people will be ready to travel in order to visit art events once they become easily accessible again. Nothing will replace seeing and experiencing art in the flesh.”
“Today's art world is a huge bubble in which you won´t succeed alone if you truly wish to grow and attract new collectors,” says Czech contemporary artist Hynek Martinec, who is represented by London based gallery Parafin.
"If there truly was prior knowledge of what was going to happen, I am sure it would have leaked. Rumours spread fast in companies like Sotheby's."
“The value of this piece lies in its use of six colours, a number which is not easy to print as each shade needs to be applied separately. The more colours you use, the higher the risk that the design won´t fit correctly on the paper.”
„The more you learn the more you gain a better understanding of what is happening in today’s art world,“ said the ingenious gallerist Thaddaeus Ropac to Barbora Půlpánová in the interview for Christie´s Education in London.
“There is no tool between me and the material I use. I choose it with my hands. I shape it with my hands. My hands transmit my energy to it.”
“Now is the right time to rethink current art business strategies in Central Europe, a region still predominantly focused on national markets with few international interactions,” mentioned Anna Povejšilová and Barbora Půlpánová in their opinion piece for the Aspen Institute Annual Conference Booklet.
“The paradigm, where a gallery exhibits inventory online in a more sophisticated way, before presenting the works in a local venue, will increasingly become the new normal both for fairs and for art viewing in general.”