Wednesday September 3, 2014, 10.00–18.00
Itaú Cultural Auditorium, Avenida Paulista 149, São Paulo
The conference Global Contexts of the Latin American Art Market aims to explore and question the booming Latin American art scene in the context of accelerating internationalization of the art market. As a trade system, the art amrket is by definition one of the major platforms of globalization and cultural exchange. However, national and ethnic identity discourses persist in this context, and the tools provided by global art history are being developed and improved as to apprehend this phenomenon. The conference seeks to bring together specialists from different continents and fields of expertise.
10.00–10.15 Dr. Nicolas Galley (Art Market Studies, University of Zurich)
Welcome and Introduction
Chair: Prof. Dr. Tristan Weddigen (University of Zurich)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Jens Baumgarten (UNIFESP)
Chair: Prof. Dr. Leticia Squeff (UNIFESP)
17.30–17.45 Concluding Remarks by Nicolas Galley
The conference is co-organized by the University of Zurich and the Federal University of Saõ Paulo. The conference is free and open to the public. It will be simultaneously translated into English/Portuguese.