360 Speaker Series Panel Discussion

Agents, Advisors, Devils and Apostates: The New Art World
April 16, 2016 2 pm 4/16/2016 12:00 AM 4/16/2016 12:00 AM
In a rapidly changing market, who defines the value of art? How can collectors navigate an industry that is increasingly complex in terms of geography and channels of distribution? 

A panel of art world players with divergent perspectives on the buying and selling of art discuss the shifting hierarchies and new structures that are changing the way culture is marketed and thought about.

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Amy Cappellazzo is Chairman and Co-Head of the Fine Art Divison of Sotheby's, which in 2016 acquired Art Agency Partners, the client-centric advisory firm she founded with Allan Schwartzman and Adam Chinn. She previously served as a market leader in the field of contemporary art during a tenure of almost thirteen years at Christie’s, where she rose to the post of Chairman of Post-War & Contemporary Development.

Paul Schimmel, former Chief Curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, is Partner and Vice President of Hauser Wirth & Schimmel, which opened in March 2016. This new venue offers innovative exhibitions, museum-caliber amenities, and a robust schedule of public programs that contextualize the art on view, drawing upon, illuminating, and contributing to the urban culture of L.A.

Stefan Simchowitz has produced 15 feature films, including the award winning independent movies The House Of Yes and Requiem For a Dream. He currently specializes as an independent consultant and curator to foundations interested in pursuing the exhibition and expansion of public/private contemporary art and architecture initiatives.

Panel moderator Sarah Thornton is a writer and sociologist of art. Formerly the chief correspondent on contemporary art for The Economist, Thornton has written for many other publications including Artforum, The Guardian, and The New Yorker, and contributed to broadcasts at the BBC, NPR and ZDF. She is the author of Seven Days in the Art World and 33 Artists in 3 Acts.


Presenting Sponsor: Martha and Max Wells

The 360 videography project is supported by Suzanne and Ansel Aberly: this support enables digital recording of all 360 Speaker Series programs and the creation of an online archive for learners of all ages. Additional support  for 360 Speaker Series provided by Sylvia Hougland and the City of Dallas Office of Cultural Affairs.

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