The Art Leaders Network event, scheduled to be held on the 25th and 26th of April 2018 in Berlin, will be another in a series of conferences spurred by the efforts coming from The New York Times.
It will gather the world's most distinguished art experts and connoisseurs under a single roof where they will debate about the current state of the art market as well as what the art world's future may look like down the line.
Taking place right before Berlin's Gallery Weekend, the Art Leaders Network will be an opportunity to listen to the scene's most revered figures and learn first-hand about how the art world functions from within.
Since the economics and dynamics of the art market are constantly changing, the organizers behind the Art Leaders Network event will have a lot to talk about.
Visitors will have a chance to listen to leading dealers, gallery owners, museum directors, collectors and curators as they debate about the buying habits, an increasingly global clientele and the effects the ever-higher artwork pricing has on supply and demand.
Through these conversations, the Art Leaders Network will assess the most pressing challenges as well as opportunities in the art industry today.
Although there are still a few months until the event, the organizers of the Art Leaders Network already established a completed agenda program for this conference.
The full agenda list can be found on the event's main website, but we'd like to highlight some of them that, at least to us, promise to be the most interesting topics: How Global Events Are Affecting the Art World, The Future of Art Museums, Selling Art in an Age of Technology, The Obsession with Contemporary Art, Emerging Markets, Passion vs. Profit and The Fate of Small and Midsize Galleries.
The Art Leaders Network will certainly build on the success The New York Times had with their previous conference, the 3rd annual edition of Art for Tomorrow that took place in 2017.
Just like the case is with most New York Times conferences, the Art Leaders Network will also seek to explore myriad topics through provocative interviews and riveting discussions.
This conference already promises to be a great success due to the sheer amount of quality hosts and speakers.
The New York Times decided that the role of hosts should land on the shoulders of five individuals: Robin Pogrebin (Culture Reporter), Scott Reyburn (Arts Correspondent), Motoko Rich (Tokyo Bureau Chief), Hilarie M. Sheets (Art Journalist) and Matthew Anderson (European Culture Editor).
The full list of speakers can be found on the official Art Leaders Network page, but we'd like to note a few that will probably interest the visitors the most: the artist Ai WeiWei, Director of MoMA Glenn D. Lowry, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Daniel H. Weiss, Thaddaeus Ropac, Americas Christie’s Chairman Marc Porter and Prof. Dr. Markus Hilgert from the Pergamon Museum in Berlin.
The Art Leaders Network will be an invitation-only gathering and the tickets for the conference are priced at $2,000 - you can apply to get yours at the official registration page.
Featured image: New York Times' Art for Tomorrow Conference, 2017, via artfortomorrow.com. All images used for illustrative purposes only.