Conferência inaugural e Workshop de especialização | Alain Quemin



Para abertura deste ano letivo, no âmbito da 3ª edição da Pós-Graduação em Mercado da Arte e Colecionismo, vamos receber Alain Quemin na conferência inaugural do curso.


Conferência inaugural

What considering record prices and star artists can reveal on the territorial dimension of the art market and institutions
“As Record Prices are always commented per se, little attention is paid to whet they tell about the geography of the art market. Although each price is exceptional, record prices always occur in a very limited number of countries and cities. As far as star artists are concerned and although talent is supposed to be widely spread internationally and nationality is supposed not to matter, especially in an era of so-called “globalization”, we will see that this belief is entirely false and that, there again, a very limited number of countries tend to both concentrate the art market and international institutions and also the most enviable positions for artists. The presentation will question the notion of “globalization” that is too often taken for granted but that can be invalidated when considering empirical data.”


Workshop de especialização (programa):

– Defining contemporary art from a sociological perspective;
– Art fairs in a so-called globalized art world;
– Biennials in a … so called globalized art world;
– A (very) brief summary of the impact of nationality and country of residence on the success of artists;
– Other factors that tend to determine success for visual artists: gender and age;
– A new competition among contemporary art main actors: galleries and private collections: the Paris case.


Local: FCSH, edifício I&D, sala multiusos 3, piso 4
Conferência inaugural (aberta a todos os interessados): 25 de outubro, 18h-19h30
Workshop (restrito aos alunos da Pós-graduação): 26 de outubro, 10h-13h / 14h30-17h30


Alain Quemin is a class professor of sociology of art at Université Paris-8 / Institut d’Etudes Européennes, France, and a honorary member of Institut Universitaire de France. He holds a PhD from Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and an «Habilitation à diriger des recherches» from Université Paris-3 Sorbonne nouvelle. He is an alumni of Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris. He is a past president of the sociology of art research committee of the International Sociological Association and was an invited professor in numerous universites worldwide (Columbia University and the New School in the USA, Université de Montréal in Canada, Unicamp in Brazil, Moscow University in Russia…). He has been lecturing for years at UCLA in the USA, Universität Zürich in Switzerland, Bologna University in Itay and Universitat de Barcelona in Spain.
Quemin is specialized in the sociology of art markets and institutions. He also studies visitors’ surveys, the internationalization of the visual arts and the social construction of artistic reputations and consecration for visual artists. Among his most recent books are: Les stars de l’art contemporainNotoriété et consécration artistiques dans les arts visuels, Paris, éditions du CNRS, 2013, 458 p, and Alain Quemin & Glaucia Kruse Villas Boas (Ed.), Arte e Vida Social. Pesquisas recentes no Brasil e na França, OpenEdition Press, Marseille, 2016, 456 p.
Alain Quemin also works as a journalist and art critic and is a regular contributor to La Gazette Drouotartpress and Le Journal des Arts.


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