Symposium | Mapping The Art Market


Digital mapping, present in everyday life in the form of navigation devices, is increasingly finding its way into art history research. As part of the symposium Mapping the Art Market, organized by the department for Art Market Studies at the University of Cologne’s Institute of Art History, international researchers will be presenting their projects that pursue art historical issues with the assistance of location analysis.

A subsequent round table discussion will attempt to address fundamental questions. What contribution, for example, are digital recording and the visualization of the locations of artists, exhibitions, galleries, as well as other protagonists in the art system currently making to art history? What opportunities, challenges, and future developments do such mapping projects yield? What scope is there for further collaborations (including interdisciplinary ones)?

We are very pleased to welcome

Christina Bartosch | University of Vienna

Catherine Dossin | Purdue University

Anita Hopmans | RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague

Mayken Jonkman | RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History, The Hague

The occasion for the symposium is the launch of the digital mapping project ART | GALLERY GIS | COLOGNE, headed by Jun. Prof. Dr. Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck, which has been under development in Cologne since March 2017. The geographically referenced visualization of galleries participating in ART COLOGNE during the first 30 years of its existence has permitted a highly sophisticated overview of this, the very first, fair for modern and contemporary art.

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Symposium || University of Cologne | Department of Art History
22.06.2018 | 16.00 Uhr || Seminar building, Room R004 | Universitätsstraße 37 | 50931 Cologne

Podium „50 Jahre Art Cologne| Kooperation & Konkurrenz im Kunstmarkt – gestern & heute“

Wir freuen uns sehr über einen wunderbaren gestrigen Abend mit spannenden Diskussionen und hochkarätigen Gästen. Vielen Dank für die zahlreichen Besucher und konstruktiven Beiträge. Wir hoffen das Interesse des ein oder anderen für den Forschungsbereich “Kunstmessen” geweckt zu haben.


Podium | Prof. Dr. Bernd Günter, Dr. Christiane Hoffmans, Daniel Hug, Gérard A. Goodrow, Prof. Dr. Günter Herzog, Jun.-Prof. Dr. Nadine Oberste-Hetbleck (v.r.n.l.), © Markus Hoffmann, Zadik e.V. (ebenso für alle weiteren Abbildungen dieses Beitrags)