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The Art Market 2050 is a half day, in-person conference, exploring how technology is transforming the art world. The event will take place at RIBA, just 10 minutes’ walk from Frieze.
By convening art and technology specialists, collectors and investors, the conference will explore innovation in the art market today. The conference will be chaired by art market journalist, Riah Pryor (The Art Newspaper & the Financial Times) and will include three panel sessions followed by a series of Quickfire Pitches and a networking lunch with the opportunity to meet with our art tech exhibitors.
The ticket prices include entry to all sessions, networking, refreshments and access to our exhibitor lounge.
13 October, 2023
09:30: Welcome coffee and networking
10:00 - 10:05: Welcome by Riah Pryor, Conference Chair
10:05 - 10:45: Opening panel: the Collectors’ View? How do art collectors view art & technology? Our panellists will chart their experiences with art and technology, assessing the pace of change and market impact, the challenges and opportunities, and ultimately share their perspectives and vision for the art market in 2050. Speakers: Masha Faurschou (Faurschou Foundation), Odile Tevie (Nubuke Foundation), Sylvain Levy (dslcollection) and moderated by Adam Prideaux (Hallett Independent).
10:45 - 11:30: The Art of Data: Unlocking Potential in the Digital Marketplace. What data is out there? How do we create reliable and sufficiently interlinked sets of data that allow us to unlock functions within the art market? And, what could this mean for the sector’s hesitance towards increased transparency? Our speakers will explore how data is shifting the way the sector works, and the opportunities and challenges it is unlocking. Speakers: Lindsay Dewar (ArtTactic), Angus Scott (Artclear), Chris Bentley (AXA XL) and moderated by Harco van den Oever (Overstone).
11:30 - 12:00: Networking coffee break
12:00 - 12:35: Auction Technology: what are the innovations driving the auction technology market? What is UX and how is this important to the buying experience? Speakers: Julie Bréthous (Phillips), Jon-Ross Le Haye (Christie's) in conversation with Bernadine Bröcker-Wieder (Arcual).
12:35 - 12:50: Quickfire pitches:
13:00: Closing remarks by Riah Pryor
Networking and demos by Art Tech companies in our exhibitor lounge.REGISTER HERE
Meet our Conference Chair
Riah Pryor is an investigative journalist and author specialising in the relationship between art and law, supported by her experience working at New Scotland Yard's Art and Antiques Unit. She previously worked at The Art Newspaper as Art Market Assistant Editor and continues to write for them on a freelance basis, in addition to report writing and editorial consultancy for a range of art market clients.
Meet our speakers
Chris Bentley is Head of Fine Art & Specie, UK & Lloyd’s at AXA XL. Previously, Chris held the role of AXA ART’s Director of Underwriting for Northern Europe, Middle East & Asia-Pacific. Prior to joining AXA Art in 2012, Chris worked for Hiscox Syndicate 33 at Lloyd’s as a member of the Fine Art underwriting team. In addition, he has held positions at Bonhams Auctioneers and also Aon Artscope as a Fine Art Insurance Broker specialising in art and antique dealers.
He is an Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, an elected member of the LMA/ IUA Joint Specie Committee since 2015 and served as Chairman between September 2019 and June 2023, and a member of PAIAM (Professional Advisors to the International Art Market).
to help teams better understand a project's climate impact and is the Director of Strategy at Art into Acres.
Masha Faurschou (b. 1980 in Dnipro, Ukraine) has been an art advisor since 2008. In 2013, she co-founded Artsvit Contemporary Art Centre in Dnipro.
Since 2014, Masha has been based in Copenhagen, Denmark, where she, together with partner Jens Faurschou, steered Faurschou, a private museum with a global art collection based in Copenhagen and with exhibition spaces in Beijing and New York. In 2016, she founded SABSAY Gallery in Copenhagen. The same year, Masha Faurschou co-founded Khora Contemporary, the first Virtual Reality Art production company.
Odile Tevie is the director and co-founder of Nubuke Foundation- a premier visual arts and cultural foundation based in Accra- the capital of Ghana and with an additional centre in Wa-Upper West Region, which focuses on promoting strip weaving artisans and textile and fibre-based arts practice.
After 10 years working in Information Technology in Finance in the UK, she set up Black Swan, a gallery based in London from 2000 to 2005, in an era when there was little representation for art from the continent in UK.
Her gallery represented artists from Ghana, Togo and Nigeria- including works from Victor Butler, Kofi Setordji, Gabriel Eklou, Seth Clottey and Wiz Kudowor among others.
Under Odile’s vision and drive, Nubuke Foundation, set up in 2006, has become an internationally acknowledged arts institution whose robust and engaging programming calendar has been seminal in supporting the career of many of the mid-career Ghanaian artists today. Some of the initiatives are Ghana Must Go since 2016- an incubation co-working platform for young creatives and Young Ghanaian Artist(YGA an intense artist development programme, which since 2014 has been an important nurturing platform for latest crop of promising Ghanaian artists such as Na Chainkua Reindorf, Isaac Opoku, Gideon Appah.
By adopting a multi-focussed approach to programming, Nubuke Foundation has become a creative community hub in the city of Accra, where informal learning programmes, talks, exhibitions, plays, spoken word etc, engage with the community, families, students, schools and others and drive the interest in arts learning, reading, poetry and drama.
She is a graduate of University of Ghana BA(Hons) Computer Science, Mathematics.
Founded in 2005 by Dominique and Sylvain Levy, dslcollection is an ongoing cultural and entrepreneurial project that embodies a family adventure and a collection of art and science. Dslcollection wants to establish a model that makes collecting art continuously active and meaningful, always moving with the shifting times. This collection has the particularity to use all the innovative tools to share with the public. Some dates : 2011 Ipad application, 2012 Creation of a museum on Second Life 2013: Creation of a museum in vr 2015, and in 2021 a video game and the metaverse. Dslcollection has been experiencing the impact of the digital transformation on the art, the art market and the collectors.
Julie Bréthous is the Lead Experience Strategist for Phillips’ Experience Team. She has always been interested in understanding a client’s mindset, from a foundation in cultural strategy to her time as a user researcher at Yoox Net-A-Porter. Julie is a specialist on all things luxury, and loves the challenge of translating the intricacies of the physical world of luxury into seamless digital experiences. In her role at Phillips, she thrives to create forward-thinking, data-informed product strategies serving collectors’ needs.
Adam Prideaux is the Managing Director of Hallett Independent. He has worked in art insurance since 1991.
With considerable experience in art insurance, Adam lectures regularly to museums and galleries. He has also co-authored the Guide to Museum Insurance published by the Museums, Archives and Libraries Council (MLA) and the Association of Independent Museums’ (AIM) Focus Paper: Risk Management and Museums.
Adam started his working career at Spink & Sons, fine art dealers, in 1986 and has maintained very close contact with the art world ever since. He is passionate about museums and, as well as being a Founding Patron to restore the Watts Gallery, he is also a Trustee of the South London Gallery. He is a patron of Tate, the Chisenhale Gallery, Nottingham Contemporary, the Showroom and the Contemporary Art Society.
He is on the board of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market (PAIAM) which is a networking platform for professionals working in the art world.
Lindsay Dewar is the Head of Analytics, and has been with ArtTactic since 2017. Leading the analytics and research team, she is responsible for developing research and products. She also runs the mentoring and internship programmes. Lindsay regularly speaks about the art market on panels and gives lectures at Kington University on the MA Art Business course. She also is an active member of the Association of Women in the Arts (AWITA). Her art world experience includes emerging Contemporary art galleries, art advisories and valuation companies, as well as various art research positions. She holds a Masters in Art Business from Sotheby's Institute of Art, and a Masters in Art Market Appraisal from Kingston University.
Jon-Ross Le Haye
Jon-Ross Le Haye is Global Head of Digital Design at Christie's. In September of last year, they oversaw the launch and ongoing development of Christie’s 3.0 a platform for fully on-chain NFT sales built on the Ethereum blockchain. During a career spanning over two decades, Jon-Ross has been a consistent advocate for innovative design and technology in the visual arts. In addition to their 8 years at Christie’s, they have led successful development teams at Tate and the Whitechapel Gallery, specializing in areas like UX/UI, Web3, AR/VR, and AI.
Harco van den Oever
Harco is the founder and CEO of Overstone, a regulated company committed to unlocking the full potential of art as a valuable asset for its institutional clients through the combination of data analytics, art expertise and financial advisory. Harco brings over two decades of expertise at the intersection of art, finance, and technology to his current role.
His extensive career journey includes over a decade of leadership at Christie’s, where he served as the Continental European Head and Global Managing Director of the Impressionist and Modern Art Department. He has a solid foundation in debt capital markets, with twelve years of experience at leading financial institutions including Paribas, Bankers Trust, and Credit Suisse First Boston where he was head of LatAm structured debt distribution.
Harco pioneered the digital landscape with the founding of Fredfinds.com, the UK's first online mortgage brokerage business, acquired in 2001 by Netwindfall Ltd.
Harco has an MBA from University of Hartford, CT, is an INSEAD alumnus and member of PAIAM.
Angus Scott is Co-Founder and CEO of Artclear, a unique infrastructure for the art world that links physical artworks to verifiable digital records, using digital fingerprinting technology. With this link Artclear helps the art world to mitigate risk whilst reducing the high costs of transacting in and owning art, to expand the market's commercial boundaries.
Angus has a background in strategy, product and change management in capital markets infrastructure and securities services. Previously he was Head of Product at CLS, a specialist institution that settles over US$6 trillion of foreign exchange transactions every day. Prior to that he was Head of Product Strategy and Innovation at Euroclear Group, which settles international bond and equity transactions, where he met Artclear Co-Founder Charlotte Black. He has been working on the application of blockchain technology to settle payments and securities transactions since 2013. At Artclear, he applies his expertise in market infrastructure and transaction management to the art market.
Angus's earlier roles include being a Strategic Change Manager at HSBC Securities Services, a consultant at Accenture, and a Strategy Manager at the London Stock Exchange.
Bernadine Bröcker Wieder
Bernadine is the CEO of Arcual, the first blockchain ecosystem built by the art community for the art community. Arcual's technology products foster new standards for the art market, improving trust and security in transactions and exchanges. Bernadine is a prominent thought leader in the art and tech community, regularly appearing on panels and international news channels including the BBC and SRF. She has also written for diverse publications including Apollo, Handelszeitung, and Rolling Stone as an art, blockchain, and technology expert.
Bernadine has a track record of successful entrepreneurial ventures prior to her leadership role at Arcual, including founding Vastari, a cloud-based platform to connect museums, producers and collectors for international exhibition collaborations, and Vastari Labs, a museum NFT consultancy. She co-organised the first ever Christie’s Art+Tech Summit in 2018, and has facilitated blockchain proof of concepts with Everledger since 2016. Bernadine is a member of PAIAM, AWITA and the Worshipful Company of Art Scholars. Learn more about Bernadine here.
Charlotte is Co-Founder and CBO of Artclear. Her background is in retail investment management and financial services infrastructure, as a former Director of Brewin Dolphin and the Euroclear Group, where she met Artclear Co-Founder Angus Scott.
She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and was appointed Non-Executive Director of Abrdn Asia Focus PLC in 2018.
Charlotte’s previous roles include Non-Exec Director of Euroclear Group; the CISI and WMA variously between 1996–2016 and on the senior management team of Brewin Dolphin (leading investment manager with £65 billion AUM) for 28 years and Chairman of its Stewardship Committee.
Annika Erikson studied Paper Conservation at UAL, Renaissance Art History in Tuscany, and the Classics in Greece, before working in conservation and collection care at St Paul’s Cathedral, the Royal Horticultural Society, and Tate, where she got the idea in 2010 to create a mobile digital tool to streamline and create an industry-standard in condition reports and conservation documentation. After opening a new conservation studio for John Jones, she became an entrepreneur and founded Articheck in 2013.
Annika is a member of AiA, Art Innovators Alliance, ICOM, the International Council of Museums, and a member of CIDOC, the ICOM committee for documentation, as well at ICON, the Institute of Conservation, and the new initiative AIS, Art Identification Standard, as well as a Fellow of the Linnaean Society.