Art Advisory

Art Advisory, Collections, Investing in Art, Opinion, Performance

Collecting the Ephemeral: How to Collect Performance?

By Regina de Con Cossío

Performance is one of the most complex art expressions in all senses. It is about experience, time and space. But how to preserve those moments that run like a breathe? Is it enough having a photo, a video or simply a paper to archive those experiences that set a trace on the memory?

We know it: collecting art is not simply about randomly gathering a bunch of art pieces, it is about supporting art but also preserve our history and memory. So here are some reflections about the difficult work that implies collecting performance art.

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Art Advisory, Curator's Journal, Investing in Art, New Collector, Opinion, The Provocation Column

The ABC of the Art Collector

By Regina de Con Cossío

The very essence of collecting is about assembling an array of objects through an act of love. The collector’s passion activates his / her search and, at the end of the day, his / her possessions. Within the artworld, the repertoire typically comprises painting, sculpture, antiques, photography. In an non philosophical way, it refers to objects.

Language is alway important regarding art. Since ever, the art world have built its own slang in order to create an identity, but also to communicate with each other in the midst of the dynamics art involves. That is way I offer you, as an art collector you are, a useful portable dictonary to be able to get involved with some key concepts when collecting art.

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Art Advisory, The Provocation Column

An Interview with José Chi Dzul

By Regina de Con Cossío

For José Chi Dzul, the visual arts are a space for experimentation to project ideas and discourses about the culture system, the art system and society in general. Born on July 16, 1990, his first approach to the visual arts happened through the label technique. “Although many think that it is not an artistic manifestation, I say the opposite because it has techniques and knowledge: there is an analysis of visual composition that provides a powerful message that abstract thought produces. For many it is only a job. However, working with signage is working with written language to connect experiences and thoughts. ”

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Art Advisory, The Provocation Column

Documenting your Artwork

Photo: Andrew Russeth

By Regina de Con Cossío

When you purchase a few pieces of fine artwork, your first thought is likely “Where shall I place these?” You are excited to showcase your art and begin enjoying it. However, it is important to consider the “what ifs” involved in your (expensive) purchase, and protect your investment. Documenting your artwork is one way to do this, and there are steps you can take to ensure a good start to your art collection.

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Art Advisory, Collections, Investing in Art

Tips to value your art collection. Second part

By Sybaris Collection

Read the first 5 points in the following link: https://www.sybariscollection.com/tips-to-value-your-art-collection-first-part/

Do you like to collect art, but you don’t know what to buy or how to determine the value of the works that interest you? The current art market is extensive, as you can see when looking at some auction houses and galleries such as Sotheby’s, Christie’s, Bonhambs, Phillips de Pury, Dorotheum and Balcils.

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