In an era when art world is saturated with information and events, how can artists and collectors make meaningful connections? Meet the creative risk-takers who are re-envisioning how people experience the art market through strategic communications, narrative-building, and the development of new opportunities for artists outside of conventional gallery settings.
Charlotte Burns is the Editor of Art Agency, Partners. She was previously the US news and market editor for The Art Newspaper, as well as a regular correspondent for publications such as the Guardian and Monocle. Previously, she worked with the London dealer Anthony d’Offay on special projects. For several years, she was a consultant at the cultural communications agency, Bolton & Quinn. She also worked at Hauser & Wirth in London.
Panel moderator Jori Finkel is a regular contributor to the culture pages of The New York Times and serves as the West Coast correspondent for The Art Newspaper. She was previously the staff arts reporter for the Los Angeles Times. Her articles have also appeared in numerous publications, including Town&Country, Esquire, Flash Art, Art in America, Artnews and Art+Auction magazine, where she was senior editor in New York from 1998 to 2004. Finkel has developed and taught a new course called “popular art writing” for the Otis College of Art + Design. She has also given talks and led panels at venues ranging from the Getty Museum to Art Basel Miami Beach. Favorite topics include new developments in contemporary art and the art market, the history of photography, artist activism and feminism, and—the subject of her graduate studies—Dada poetry and performance.
Sara Fitzmaurice, CEO & President of FITZ & CO, founded the firm in 1995 to work exclusively in advancing arts and culture internationally. Over the past 20 years, she has advised more than 100 international organizations and corporations engaged in the arts. Her expertise is in strategic public relations and marketing for a wide range of clients including museums, art fairs, foundations, galleries, online platforms and brands that support the arts.
Doug Woodham brings a unique perspective to the art market from his life-long interest in art, business and collecting. A trained economist with a PhD from the University of Michigan, Woodham served as President of the Americas for Christie’s, the international auction house. He is currently on the board of the arts venture Twyla. Earlier in his career, he was a partner with McKinsey and Company, working primarily with asset and wealth management clients. He continues his advocacy for collectors by advising private clients on legacy planning associated with their art collection, including helping them to assess alternative disposition strategies. He is the author of Art Collecting Today: Market Insights for Everyone Passionate about Art (2017).
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