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Event—Innovation and change in a Responsible Art Market

Posted by Nicholas O'Donnell on January 8, 2021 at 9:59 AM

As potential regulation of the art market gathers in the United States, the increasing relevance of the Responsible Art Market Initiative is ever clearer. And while we will miss gathering in Geneva for the first time in several years, RAM is undeterred. Join us on Friday January 29, 2021 for a virtual edition of the annual RAM event, this year entitled “Innovation and change in a Responsible Art Market.” The program follows below (including a virtual networking opportunity), and registration by 27 January 2021 can be accomplished using the following link: www.responsibleartmarket.org/event-registration

See you then. Until next year, this will have to suffice for ein Stückchen der Schweiz from last February:


Obergoms 3

This year’s RAM conference will look at the “new normal” resulting from the global
COVID-19 pandemic. In the past year, the way the art market interacts, communicates
and transacts has changed indefinitely, bringing with it new opportunities as well as new
challenges and risks.


With more business being done online and less face to face contact, how can we
harness these new opportunities whilst managing the associated challenges and risks?
Is due diligence more important than ever in a digital art world? What legal risks does this
“new reality” entail?


Furthermore, as the global art market becomes more connected than ever, what
developments should we watch out for in 2021 in market jurisdictions such as the United
Kingdom, the United States and China?


Speakers and panels:

Welcome & opening remarks
Nanne Dekking, former Chairman of TEFAF and CEO of Artory, New York

Online opportunities & due diligence in a digital world
This panel will discuss practical issues related to online sales and will address questions of
reputation management, authenticity, attribution, provenance and technology in a digital art
market.
Chair: Dr. Anne Laure Bandle, Art Law Foundation and Borel & Barbey, Geneva
Valentina Volshkova, Pace Gallery, Geneva
Dr. Nicolas Galley, Institute of Art History, University of Zurich, Zurich
Masha Golovina, Masterworks, New York

Online art sales and services: managing legal challenges & risks
This panel will examine the specific legal challenges arising in the context of online art sales
and services, including questions of consumer protection, client identity verification and
data protection.

Online art sales and services: managing legal challenges & risks
This panel will examine the specific legal challenges arising in the context of online art sales
and services, including questions of consumer protection, client identity verification and
data protection.
Chair: Sandrine Giroud, Art Law Foundation and LALIVE, Geneva
Tom Christopherson, Bonhams, London
Melanie Damani, Hottinger Group, Geneva
Amy Whitaker, New York University, New York

Global perspectives: What to expect in 2021?
This panel will examine the trends and expectations for 2021 in three major art market
regions. In particular it will discuss the impact of the EU:UK Trade Deal post Brexit,
Anti-Money Laundering developments in the USA and art market trends in China.
Chair: Mathilde Heaton, Phillips, London
Freya Simms, The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers (LAPADA), London
Nicholas O’Donnell, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Boston
Audry Li, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai

Closing remarks
Nanne Dekking, former Chairman of TEFAF and CEO of Artory, New York

Digital Networking Session

 

Topics: Anne Laure Bandle, Reibpartie, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Art Law Foundation, New York University, TEFAF, Geneva, Sandrine Giroud, Lalive, Albert Martin Wolffson, Eugene Driker, Sullivan & Worcester LLP, Henry Zacharias, Copyright, EPA Victory, Sullivan and Worcester LLP, Bonhams, Nicholas M. O'Donnell, Elmyr de Hory, Mathilde Heaton, RAM, Responsible Art Market initiative, Phillips, Stephenson Harwood, Sullivan, Jonathan Petropoulos, Nanne Dekking, Artory, National Defense Authorization Act, Nicolas Galley, Borel & Barbey, Valentina Volshkova, Masterworks, Tom Christopherson, Melanie Damani, Pace Gallery, University of Zurich, Masha Golovina, Hottinger Group, Freya Simms, LAPADA, The Association of Art and Antiques Dealers, Audry Li, Zhong Lun Law Firm, Shanghai

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