Ruben Pang and Serge Tiroche at Art World Forum, Singapore, October 2016
As always, October is an exciting month for the contemporary art world. After the summer holidays and the September warm up with a slew of online auctions and a number of regional art-fairs, October brings us to full speed with major contemporary auctions taking place in both Hong Kong and London, and “A league” art fairs Frieze in London and FIAC in Paris.
This year however, South Korea has jumped into the mix and in mid-October, between the London and Paris fairs, it offered an exciting few days with numerous parallel art events – KIAF Art Fair, Seoul Gallery Weekend, Gwangju Biennale, Busan Biennale, Anyang Public Art Project and SEMA media city biennale, to name a few.
Serge Tiroche was invited by the Korea Arts Management Service to give a talk during Gallery Weekend Korea about his collecting strategy at the conference they organized, which was held at the Sungkok Art Museum, Seoul on October 15th. He decided to broaden the talk by organizing a panel discussion with 2 other prominent collectors, Alain Servais from Belgium and Sylvain Levy of the DSL Collection in Paris. Both kindly accepted Serge’s invitation, as did Eunju Park, author of the best-selling book “Collector” in Korea, to moderate the panel. The talk was very well received - see here - and Serge was also interviewd by local press News1 and the pretigious ArtNow magazine.
In addition to the talk in Korea, Serge also stopped briefly in Singapore to give two panel talks at the inaugural edition of the Art World Forum at the St. Regis's hotel, Singapore on October 18th. In the first talk, 'Can You Make a Business Out of the Arts?' Serge presented his view and why he decided to co-found ArtRunners, the revolutionary art logistics platform. In the second talk, 'Contemporary Art Collectors: Do Established Collectors Still Dominate or Has New Money Defined the Art Market?' Serge discussed how Art Vantage PCC and the Tiroche DeLeon Collection facilitate the entry of new collectors into the art market and their influence on tastes and demand.
A non-profit arts and culture foundation in Korea which aims to vitalize the international exchange of Korean contemporary art. The foundation also functions as a platform that bridges between the Korean and the international art markets by inviting prominent art figures from around the globe to attend various events.
What is Gallery Weekend all about?
Gallery Weekend is a major international contemporary art event, which will showcase twenty contemporary Korean artists from twenty participating galleries. The event includes Open Talks, Networking Receptions, Art Tours around Seoul and Gawnju, and other interesting programs for leading international curators, gallerists and collector's to participate in.
To watch GWK 2016 International Panel Talk 2: Collectors Talk, click here.
Navigating the Global Art Market at Art World Forum
What is Art World Forum?
An emerging global platform, motivated to build and establish networks between art professionals and business leaders. In order to do so, Art World Forum conducts high quality international conferences that provide exclusive informational, marketing and networking opportunities to an honorable amount of art investors, collectors, dealers and other important art figures. The sessions and conferences aim to help develop strategic alliances that may lead to business opportunities and social impact.
What is "Navigating the Global Art Market" all about?
Art World Forum's inaugural conference addressed key issues that provide an overview of recent purchasing trends in the international art markets, the impact of the growing online art market, art investment, art business start-ups and Singapore as SE Asian arts hub.
For photo gallery from the event, click here.
Dec. 1, 2015—Korean author and art consultant Eunju Park dedicates a chapter of her new book "Collector" to Serge Tiroche, providing an interesting insight into his collecting practice.Read More »
April 14, 2016—2015 Collection Performance, Contribution Analysis & Portfolio Allocation.Read More »