THE VOLTA SALON WITH ARTNET // 2015

artnet, the leading online destination to research, buy and sell art, curates a series of salient topics for conversation at VOLTA NY. Invited industry professionals from all aspects of the art world engage the audience in a salon-style discussion program.

All talks will occur at the artnet Lounge, located at the mezzanine level of PIER 90





FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 6 – 7 pm

CUBA AFTER THE THAW 

Moderated by Claudia Calirman, Assistant Professor of Art History at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York

Featuring Elvis Fuentes (PhD candidate, Art History, Rutgers University), Holly Block (Executive Director, The Bronx Museum) and Gabriela Rangel (Director, Visual Arts, Americas Society and Council of the Americas)

Learn about Cuba's art scene: how can we expect it to be impacted by the recent warming in diplomatic relations?

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1 – 2 pm

AN INSIDER'S GUIDE TO NEW WAYS OF COLLECTING ART 

Moderated by Cornell DeWitt, Vice President of Business Development, artiste

Featuring Karen Boyer (Fine Art Advisor, Elements In Play) and James Cavello (Co-founder, Westwood Gallery NYC), Dr. Barry Malin (Principal, Burning in Water LLC) and Catinca Tabacaru (Director Catinca Tabacaru Gallery, New York)

Hear from leading experts on new ways to build a collection, with a focus on how to leverage the Internet to find the works you love.

 

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 4.30 – 5.30 pm

ART AND THE CLOUD: COLLECTING AND INVESTING IN DIGITAL ART 

Moderated by Paddy Johnson, Founding Editor of Art F City

Featuring David Diamond (Collector), Kelani Nichole (Founder, TRANSFER Gallery, Brooklyn), Stefan Simchowitz (Collector/Advisor/Dealer) and Myriam Vanneschi (Independent Curator/Collector/Advisor).

A discussion on collecting and investing in digital art in 2015.

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 1 – 2 pm

HOW CAN NEW YORK’S ART SCENE SURVIVE? 

Moderated by Ben Davis, National Art Critic, artnet News

Featuring: Joe Ahearn (Curator, Clocktower, New York, and Resident Curator, Silent Barn, Brooklyn), Tom Angotti (Professor of Urban Affairs and Planning, Hunter College, New York; Author of New York for Sale) and Ann Fensterstock (Author of Art on the Block)

The conversation about whether artists can afford to live in New York threatens to drown out creative concerns. How have artists dealt with New York’s changing geography in the past, and what strategies exist to secure their future?

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 4.30 – 5.30 pm

IS EVERYONE A CRITIC!?

ART CRITICISM IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Moderated by Ben Genocchio, Editor in Chief, artnet News

Featuring Blake Gopnik and Christian Viveros-Fauné (Art Critics)

Come for a lively discussion on how the Internet continues to reshape the role of art critics.