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With the first Biennale being held in Singapore now, it would be interesting to know how it has impacted or even influenced Singaporeans. With the rising popularity of blogs these couple of years, it is possible to look into the...

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Raise a glass...

29 September, 2006

My research into the role of ‘high-end’ auction houses and their success (or not) in the past few years has been relatively illuminating and yet, most articles that I have found of interest have been from newspapers or online information...
Whilst the material available on the web for my topic, the Guggenheim Foundation’s ambitious globalisation strategy, is reasonably extensive, in attempting to broaden the issue to understand the implications for museum practice around the world, I found the web ultimately lacking.

All Talk..........

29 September, 2006

There is a lot of coverage of the Sensation exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum on the the world wide web. Most is concerned with the events as they unfolded and commentary on those events rather than on any detailed analysis...
The material that I located on the web relevant to Marketing Modernism offered some interesting histories and some insightful accounts of historical developments. Initially I found a useful starting point through the account of Oskar Bätschmann’s, The Artist in the...
The websites regarding resale royalties for Australian artists are divided into three main categories: 1. Parliament/government websites addressing the issues of why the scheme was denied. 2. Papers published by arts organisations or individuals as a study of how a...

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What are the best, worst and missing sites needed to explore the effect of preservation and restoration upon the value of contemporary ephemeral artworks, and in particular ones made from chocolate.

The Study of Art Fraud

22 September, 2006

The study of art fraud…..……… From the earliest times where apprentice artists imitated and copied the work of their masters in order to learn skills, through time to the “modern day” where forgers flourish, using more sophisticated techniques to forge...

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My research has thus far steered me along the path of the Tate Modern 2 (TM2). With the announcement of the extension earlier this year the Internet is full of articles and sites critiquing, reporting and analysing the proposed plans....

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A review of a number of helpful articles and discussions that address the ethics of museum sponsorhip ...

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The Go-Go Guggenheim

16 September, 2006

My investigation into the activities of the Guggenheim Foundation over the last decade logically began with its website. I then reviewed the extensive media coverage to try to get a more balanced view of the motivating factors and the success or otherwise of this ambitious strategy.
After spending further research to examine how the public has shaped the Louvre, the appearance of a much more complicated web of influences has become apparent. I began with the Louvre’s Official Website and then moved towards looking at...

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During my research for this case study it turned out that the Internet provides a lot of information refering to art fairs, especially to the Art Basel. Initially, I planned to compare six art fairs - Art Cologne, The...

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KEY SITES AND GATEWAYS: Interpol http://www.interpol.int/Public/WorkOfArt/Default.asp UNESCO http://portal.unesco.org/culture/en/ev.php-URL_ID=2633&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html FBI United States Federal Bureau of Investigation Art Theft Program. http://www.fbi.gov/hq/cid/arttheft/arttheft.htm Art Loss Register http://www.artloss.com/Default.asp Museum Security Network http://www.museum-security.org/ ICOM International Council of Museums http://icom.museum/illicit_traffic.html International Foundation for Art Research http://www.ifar.org/...
Extended Urlography http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/932150.stm A web site of a review of the material for an up-coming exhibition held by the Royal Academy of Arts in London, describing the works to be included as shocking, and “going too far”. The exhibition has...

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Initially, the official website of Art Basel provides the visitor with an introductory statement about the art fair itself. The website is subdivided into different categories. Besides practical informations like ticket prices, travel and accomodation hints, which are very...
Biennale, Triennial, Documenta, Manifesta – searching for critique and context on the www. - Site review http://www.pilotlondon.org http://www.looseprojects.net
Any fool can paint a picture, but it takes a wise man to be able to sell it.’ Samuel Butler. (Artist and Author 1835-1902) As in the case of John Drew and John Myatt, their plot to introduce fraudulent work into the art market, relied on the skill of authentication of John Drewe; he altered records to falsify provenances; the artwork, said to be quite “Unexceptional” was painted using a formulation of emulsion paint and K-Y Jelly. “Forgery can have a significant impact on the art market. It instills a lack of confidence in investors and, when publicized, can depress the sale of the particular artist or school that is subject to the forgeries.” Quoted from: Art Crime (No. 170.) by Marianne James. Australian Institute of Criminology, Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice. Oct 2000

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… and yet, the big players in the high-end art (and collectables) auction scene STILL seem to be getting the Brack’s, Picassos and bits of old Fabergé. How exactly have they managed to compete with the new giants of online...
Analysis of key practices of internationally significant art patrons is evidenced by and requires awareness of a variety of news and information resources. Australian patronage practices on the other hand are better researched through analysis of participation in government-sponsored initiatives.
The Singapore Biennale 2006 finally started about a week ago on the 1st of September. With a concert and many performances, the Biennale started with a Bang! As this is the first contemporary art event in Singapore, it would be...

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Anecdotally there are more art forgeries in the market than was previously thought, and it is important to consider the impact that this has on museums, galleries, auction houses and the people working in these organisations who bear some responsibility for letting these fakes slip through the cracks. Reputations are at stake and no one wants to be the person to stand up and accuse a dealer of trying to sell a fake work.

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The proposed design for Tate Modern 2. After continuing my research I’ve found that the critical responses to the announced Tate extension plans are flying thick and fast. In order to understand in a more practical sense what the...

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Sites for this case study can be divided into 3 types. Press coverage, essays and articles following the show and conference papers dealing with museum policy and ethics. Sensation generated an enormous amount of Press coverage, especially in the New...

The art of chocolate

6 September, 2006

This entry deals with case studies of artists who use chocolate, and their different intentions in using the ephemeral medium, as well as their attitudes to the conservation of their artworks. I’ll look at Sonja Alhäuser, Dieter Roth, Janine Antoni, George Heslop and Prudence Emma Staite. As well as looking at the “Eat art” exhibition in general, held at the Busch-Reisinger Museum at Harvard University, Boston, with the artists, Art: Joseph Beuys, Dieter Roth, Sonja Alhäuser, held during 4 October - 15 December 2001.

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Sense and sensibility

5 September, 2006

My research began with a random search utilising the Google algorithm that excreted a listing of websites in response to the term Marketing Modernism. Requiring some point of departure I settled on a quote from the on-line Arts Journal although...

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Researching critical content on the www relating to the international art survey and its contributions to debates on contemporary art in both global and local contexts.

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