TEFAF New York Fall 2018 Cultural Programming

  • Pair of Six-Panel Folding Screens, ‘Flowers of the Four Seasons’. IMAGE COURTESY OF ERIK THOMSEN GALLERY.

    Pair of Six-Panel Folding Screens, ‘Flowers of the Four Seasons’. IMAGE COURTESY OF ERIK THOMSEN GALLERY.

The Observer and the Observed: Who Are We Looking at and What Do We See?

The portrait draws our attention boldly to the dynamic of these questions unlike anything else. When we look at a portrait, it is an encounter with a face, a particular face, chosen by the artist for a reason. We look, but as we are flawed beings with our own biases and failings - and the portrait does get personal - it reminds us, how much do we really see?

Over the course of the next five days our speakers will challenge our notions of what we see and what we think we know – and find out what we don’t - about Tintoretto and Delacroix, the Indian Progressives and Modernism, the refreshingly recast Old Masters and contemporary fashion, and the interplay of gender and jewelry. We reach back to the 19th c. to see for the first time the relationship of artists and the black figure and how that news will “transform our understanding of the artistic landscape.”

Our title also applies to who and how we memorialize in this moment when here as elsewhere history, memory, and identity are keenly felt in debates about public monuments. This is all fitting as we mark the centenary of the end of the First World War on November 11, Veterans Day in the US, Armistice Day in Europe. Known in its time as the war to end all wars, our conversation focuses on its profound and lasting effects on art, artists, and the world.

Linda Lees, PhD

Director, Cultural Programming & Special Projects

TEFAF New York


  • Federico Baltràn Massos, Lady Michelham. Image courtesy of ANTONACCI LAPICCIRELLA FINE ART.

    Federico Baltràn Massos, Lady Michelham. Image courtesy of ANTONACCI LAPICCIRELLA FINE ART.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

TEFAF COFFEE TALKS DAILY | 11AM–12PM

VETERANS ROOM | PARK AVENUE ARMORY

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

IT’S TINTORETTO’S 500TH BIRTHDAY AND WE’RE STILL CELEBRATING

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

“THAT BASTARD. HE’S REALLY GOOD.”

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON EUGÈNE DELACROIX: YES, THERE IS MUCH MORE TO SAY

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

JUDGING ART: VETTING IN THE WORLD’S TOP MUSEUMS, ART FAIRS AND ART COLLECTIONS

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

FRICK FORWARD: A CONVERSATION

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

PUBLIC MEMORY AND PUBLIC MONUMENTS: WHERE DO THEY STAND IN 2018?

  • Victorian Salamander, Brooch. IMAGE COURTESY OF A LA VIEILLE RUSSIE.

    Victorian Salamander, Brooch. IMAGE COURTESY OF A LA VIEILLE RUSSIE.

TEFAF COFFEE TALKS

OCTOBER 27-31 | DAILY 11AM–12PM

VETERANS ROOM | PARK AVENUE ARMORY

TEFAF Coffee Talks are complimentary with admission to the Fair. As space is limited, reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations, please visit www.tefaf.com/culture. Coffee is served outside the Veterans Room 10:30-10:50 AM. No coffee is allowed inside the Veterans Room.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

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PANEL

Christopher Apostle, Senior Vice President and Director, Old Master Paintings, Sotheby's; Andrea Bayer, Interim Deputy Director for Collections and Administration; Curator, European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Jon Landau, Collector

MODERATOR

John Marciari, Curator and Department Head, Drawings & Prints, Morgan Library & Museum


IT’S TINTORETTO’S 500TH BIRTHDAY AND WE’RE STILL CELEBRATING

Celebrations and exhibitions of the artist’s work are marking his 500th birthday in cities around the world. What explains his ongoing and consistent popularity? Is it the style of his painting or his reputation as a rebellious artist that makes him so enduringly appealing? He has consistently been discussed as an impetuous genius, painting quickly in a fury of invention. Was he as haphazard as he has often been portrayed? Our panel of experts brings differing perspectives to these questions against the backdrop of two current New York exhibitions, Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice at the Morgan Library & Museum, and Celebrating Tintoretto: Portrait Paintings and Studio Drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

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PANEL

Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Director, Delacroix Museum, Louvre Museum; Asher Miller, Curator, European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Patrick Noon, Chair, Paintings, Minneapolis Institute of Art

MODERATOR

Polly Sartori, Director, Gallery 19C


“THAT BASTARD. HE’S REALLY GOOD.” NEW PERSPECTIVES ON EUGÈNE DELACROIX: YES, THERE IS MUCH MORE TO SAY.

It was Picasso who uttered these words when comparing himself to Delacroix in 1946. Now, in light of the major retrospective this year at the Metropolitan Museum celebrating the centenary of his birth, how has our understanding of Delacroix evolved or changed since the last comprehensive show at the Louvre in 1963? Should he be considered a modern artist, either intentionally or accidentally, and would this change his legacy in any way? This panel of experts looks at his most significant contributions and how the hidden treasures in the current exhibition reveal a new and different Delacroix. Be prepared to learn something new.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

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PANEL

Elizabeth Szancer, art advisor, ESK Art and Vice-President, Association of Professional Art Advisors; Emanuela Tarizzo, Galllery Director, Tomasso Brothers Fine Art; Pierre Terjanian, Curator in Charge, Arms and Armor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

MODERATOR

Susan Davidson, art historian and curator, former Senior Curator, Collections and Exhibitions, Guggenheim Museum


JUDGING ART: VETTING IN THE WORLD’S TOP MUSEUMS, ART FAIRS AND ART COLLECTIONS

To present a truly exceptional selection of artwork, whether for a museum exhibition, an international art fair booth or a private collection, art experts must follow a strict vetting process which separates the artistic wheat from the chaff. They rely on excellent connoisseurship and at times state-of-the-art scientific tools to evaluate historical importance, condition, provenance, and various intangible factors to determine whether an artwork makes the cut. This panel of specialists reveals their own backstage stories about how certain outstanding objects were chosen and others eliminated and the difficult decision-making that is a part of the process.

This program was organized in association with the Association of Professional Art Advisors.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

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PANEL

Annabelle Selldorf, Principal, Selldorf Architects; Ian Wardropper, Director, The Frick Collection

MODERATOR

Carrie Rebora Barratt, CEO and President, New York Botanical Garden


FRICK FORWARD: A CONVERSATION

Ian Wardropper joins Annabelle Selldorf in a lively point/counterpoint conversation with Carrie Rebora Barratt. As Mr. Wardropper presents the puzzles of the Frick’s programmatic imperative, Ms. Selldorf supplies the architect’s solutions. The ongoing visionary plans for renovation include visitation to the stunning second floor, the preservation of the gardens and found spaces for conservation, education, and the digital transformation of research in the library. The conversation focuses on the efficacy of client and architect relationship on an historic building.

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

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PANEL

Adrian Benepe, Senior Vice President and Director, City Park Development, The Trust for Public Land; Michele H. Bogart, Professor of Art History, Stony Brook University; Harriet Senie, Director, MA Art History, Art Museum Studies, The City College; Professor Art History, The CUNY Graduate Center

MODERATOR

Barry Bergdoll, Professor, Art History and Archaeology, Columbia University; Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art

PUBLIC MEMORY AND PUBLIC MONUMENTS: WHERE DO THEY STAND IN 2018?

History, memory and identity, three of the most powerful elements influencing our regard for monuments and their meaning to us individually and as a community. Over time and in different contexts, those meanings can shift from honored to commonplace to hotly debated topic of public debate about who and how to honor in public spaces. Over the past year, conflicts have exploded over the removal of monuments to the Confederacy, both officially and through acts of resistance. Disagreement has also erupted over the recent official campaign by New York City to remove “Symbols of Hate.” This panel of specialists joins the debate about memorializing the past and the future.

  • Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Portrait of a Young Page. IMAGE COURTESY OF ROBILANT + VOENA.

    Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo, Portrait of a Young Page. IMAGE COURTESY OF ROBILANT + VOENA.

  • Henry Bone, R.A., Jane, Duchess of Gordon. IMAGE COURTESY OF ELLE SHUSHAN.

    Henry Bone, R.A., Jane, Duchess of Gordon. IMAGE COURTESY OF ELLE SHUSHAN.

TEFAF AFTERNOONS

OCTOBER 27–30 | 2–3PM, 4–5PM

VETERANS ROOM | PARK AVENUE ARMORY

TEFAF Afternoons are complimentary with admission to the Fair. As space is limited, reservations are strongly recommended. For reservations, please visit www.tefaf.com/culture.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 2PM

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PANEL

Jonquil O’Reilly, Vice President, Christie’s; Rachel Tashjian, Fashion News Editor, GARAGE; Amelia Diamond, Head of Creative, Man Repeller

MODERATOR

Timothy McCall, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Villanova University

STYLE RENAISSANCE: THE RISE OF OLD MASTER DRESS IN CURRENT FASHION

From Gucci’s elaborate Elizabethan mini-dresses to Louis Vuitton’s 18th c. dress coats and from Chanel’s Tudor-style stomachers to Altuzarra’s Met Museum inspired collection, Old Master style is enjoying something of a fashion Renaissance. Our speakers discuss the rise in historically inspired fashion trends returning to the runways this year and why designers are looking to paintings for inspiration. It’s safe to say, they will convince you that Old Masters are back in fashion.

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 4PM

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PANEL

Zehra Jumabhoy, Associate Lecturer, Courtauld Institute; Priyanka Mathew, Art Adviser; Siddhartha V. Shah, Curator, Indian and South East Asian Art, Peabody Essex Museum

MODERATOR

Boon Hui Tan, Vice President, Global Arts and Cultural Programs; Director, Asia Society Museum

OLD WINE IN NEW BOTTLES: HOW TO LOOK AT INDIAN MODERN ART

Formed in 1947 in the wake of Indian independence from the British Raj, the Bombay Progressive Artists played a vital role in shaping Indian Modernism even while they resisted attempts at finding a unified visual language. Rebelling against the strictures of contemporaneous styles in India, the early members sought out the visual vocabulary of the subcontinent, and also wider Asia and the West. The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art in a New India at the Asia Society Museum makes the point that by the 1950s, many of the artists had already left India for Europe and America where they discovered new artistic possibilities in their encounters with Western modernism. This panel takes on the thorny question of how to look at the work of the Progressives beyond mere derivation and imitation and the artistic impacts of their sojourn in the West.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 2PM

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PANEL

Kimberly Jenkins, Lecturer, Fashion History and Theory, Parsons School of Design; Timothy McCall, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Villanova University; Maia Nuku, Associate Curator, Oceanic Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

MODERATOR

Melanie Holcomb, Curator, Department of Medieval Art and the Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

MEN AND JEWELRY: DOES AN EARRING HAVE GENDER?

In many world traditions men are the principal wearers of jewelry. Why then is jewelry in the West so often viewed as a feminine art form? As the Metropolitan Museum readies a cross-departmental exhibition, Jewelry: The Body Transformed, this discussion focuses on how and in what contexts – historic and contemporary – jewelry has been a powerful means to construct masculine identity and, equally, the historical forces and persistent cultural assumptions that associate jewelry with women.

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SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 | 4PM

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PANEL

Frances Beatty, Chairman, Adler Beatty; Alison Hokanson, Assistant Curator, European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Denise Murrell, Curator, Posing Modernity exhibition, Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University

MODERATOR

Marc Pachter, Director Emeritus, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

RETRIEVING LOST IDENTITIES: THE BLACK FIGURE IN ART PAST AND PRESENT

One of the most urgent and compelling topics shaping the art world today is the pictorial representation of the black figure—a complex and highly charged subject whose dynamics extend far beyond the studio, gallery, and classroom. Long overlooked or downplayed, this field of representation is now being studied and developed in ways that transform our understanding of the artistic landscape, both past and present. This panel explores the black presence from the 19th century to modern and contemporary art, as models, sitters, and artists, with an eye to how such images and makers challenge the art historical canon, reshape cultural narratives, upend assumptions and stereotypes, and renegotiate notions of power, agency, beauty, and identity. The discussion emanates from the exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today currently on view at the Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 | 2PM

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PANEL

Jennifer Farrell, Associate Curator, Drawings and Prints, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Bernard Goldberg, Bernard Goldberg Fine Arts; Kenneth Silver, Professor, Department of Art History, New York University; John Sacret Young, Author, Writer/Director

MODERATOR

David D’Arcy, Correspondent, The Art Newspaper


GREAT WAR - GREAT ART?

Can you mention art and World War I in the same sentence? The Belle Époque came to an end, and Europe became a cemetery from France to Russia. Georges Braque, Fernand Léger and Stanley Spencer fought. Max Beckmann claims to have lost his mind there. Guillaume Apollinaire died of his wounds. Umberto Boccioni and Egon Schiele died in uniform. The Jazz Age, once the shooting stopped, took Paris by storm, but most of Europe remained in the shadows for years. Our panel in this centenary year discusses the art in and after World War I that ranged from Dada to the grotesquery of Georg Grosz.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 | 4PM

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PANEL

Bunny Williams, Bunny Williams Design; Elizabeth Swartz, Bunny Williams Design; Jamie Drake, Drake/Anderson; Caleb Anderson, Drake/Anderson

MODERATOR

Anthony Barzilay Freund, Editor and Director, Fine Art, 1stdibs

DIGITAL DISRUPTION, CREATIVE INSTINCTS, AND INTERIOR DESIGN TOMORROW

The digital transformation has arrived and is dramatically influencing the interior design industry. As leaders in the field are adapting their practices to work creatively with social media and the solutions digital technology can offer, this discussion focuses on how the next generation will interpret and envision these fast-paced innovations and what effects they foresee for the in-person client-designer relationship. Our panel of celebrated designers and their nextgeneration business partners debates these changes and how they are pivoting for a future full of breathtaking innovation.

  • Reginald Marsh, Merry-Go-Round. IMAGE COURTESY OF HIRSCHL & ADLER GALLERIES.

    Reginald Marsh, Merry-Go-Round. IMAGE COURTESY OF HIRSCHL & ADLER GALLERIES.

VIP TOURS

VIP tours are open to VIP pass holders only. Reservations are required. Visit www.tefaf.com/culture for further information.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 | THE MORGAN LIBRARY & MUSEUM

225 MADISON AVENUE, BETWEEN 36TH & 37TH STREETS

“DRAWING IN TINTORETTO’S VENICE”

Drawing in Tintoretto’s Venice will be the first exhibition since 1956 to explore the drawing practice of this major figure of the Venetian Renaissance and will offer an entirely new perspective on Tintoretto’s evolution as a draftsman, his individuality as an artist, and his influence on a generation of painters in northern Italy. An introductory section of the exhibition showcases works by Titian, Veronese, Bassano, and other contemporaries as a way to understand both Tintoretto’s sources as well as his originality. The heart of the show, featuring Tintoretto’s distinctive figure drawings—both preparatory drawings and a group of studies after sculptures by Michelangelo and others—examines the use of drawings within the studio as well as teaching practices in the workshop. The exhibition brings together more than seventy drawings and a small group of related paintings from nearly two dozen public and private collections in Europe and the United States.

Led by exhibition curator, John Marciari, Department Head, Drawings & Prints, Morgan Library & Museum.

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MONDAY, OCTOBER 29 | LINCOLN CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

“THE METROPOLITAN OPERA BACKSTAGE”

Operatic Magic! This private tour offers a fascinating backstage look at one of the world’s premiere performing arts organizations, including visits to the scenic and carpentry shops, rehearsal rooms, dressing rooms, and stage area.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 | ASIA SOCIETY

725 PARK AVENUE, BETWEEN 70TH & 71ST STREETS

“THE PROGRESSIVE REVOLUTION: MODERN ART FOR A NEW INDIA”

Just over seven decades after the declaration of India's independence in 1947 and the emergence of a modern art movement in India, Asia Society presents a landmark exhibition of works by members of the Progressive Artists' Group, which formed in Bombay, now Mumbai, in the aftermath of independence. The Progressive Revolution: Modern Art for a New India will examine the founding ideology of the Progressives and explore the ways in which artists from different social, cultural, and religious backgrounds found common cause at a time of massive political and social upheaval. Like their counterparts in the West, India's modern masters mined multiple sources of inspiration while forging their own distinctive styles. Their consideration of the ways in which a new secular republic could emerge from a rich, multi-religious tradition continues to be relevant today.

Led by exhibition curator Boon Hui Tan, Director, Asia Society Museum.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 | THE FRICK COLLECTION

1 EAST 70TH STREET

“THE CHARTERHOUSE OF BRUGES: JAN VAN EYCK, PETRUS CHRISTUS, AND JAN VOS”

For the first time in twenty-four years and only the second time in their history, two masterpieces of early Netherlandish painting are reunited. The Frick Collection’s Virgin and Child with St. Barbara, St. Elizabeth, and Jan Vos, commissioned from Jan van Eyck and The Virgin and Child with St. Barbara and Jan Vos, painted by Petrus Christus, are shown with a selection of objects that place them in the rich monastic context for which they were created. The panels are presented with Carthusian objects that place them in their rich monastic context, offering a glimpse into the visual environment of the charterhouse and highlighting the role that images played in shaping devotional life and funerary practices in Europe during the late Middle Ages.

Led by the exhibition’s curator, Emma Capron, the 2016–18 Anne L. Poulet Curatorial Fellow at The Frick Collection.

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30 | WALLACH ART GALLERY, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY

615 W 129TH ST, WEST OF BROADWAY

“POSING MODERNITY: THE BLACK MODEL FROM MANET AND MATISSE TO TODAY”

This exhibition is presented by the Wallach Art Gallery and the Musée d’Orsay. It explores the changing modes of representation of the black figure as central to the development of modern art. The models' interactions with and influences on painters, sculptors and photographers are highlighted through archival photographs, correspondence and films. The artists featured in the exhibition depicted black subjects in a manner counter to typical representations of the period. The works included highlight the little-known, multiracial aspect of each artist’s milieu. In both New York and Paris, the exhibition explores the work of Manet’s Impressionist-era cohort, including Frédéric Bazille, Edgar Degas and the photographer Nadar; sculptors including Charles Henri Joseph Cordier and Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux; paintings, drawings and prints of Henri Matisse (before and after his 1930s Harlem visits); the portraiture of diverse artists of the Harlem Renaissance, including Charles Alston and William H. Johnson; and the legacy of these depictions for successive generations of postwar modern and contemporary artists, from Romare Bearden and Faith Ringgold through to the current moment.

Led by exhibition curator, Denise Murrell.

  • Ibex Head Finial From a Cosmetic Spoon or Cosmetic Dish. IMAGE COURTESY OF GALLERY CYBELE.

    Ibex Head Finial From a Cosmetic Spoon or Cosmetic Dish. IMAGE COURTESY OF GALLERY CYBELE.