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Balance of Power – Who are Today’s Market Makers and Influencers?
Speaker(s): Amelie Chabannes, Heidi Lee-Komaromi, Lenise Logan, Peter Priede
Recorded at: Art New York 2016

Balance of Power – Who are Today’s Market Makers and Influencers?

The art world has changed significantly over the years where we’ve seen an unprecedented number of art fairs, new technologies and record-breaking auction sales.

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As a result, the market has expanded and more artists are taking center stage. Heidi Lee-Komaromi, Manhattan-based Contemporary Art Specialist, Peter Priede, Director of Hazelton Galleries, Amelie Chabannes, an artist who’s work can be seen at Art New York, and Cultural Strategist Lenise Logan, will discuss the forces shaping the art world today, new market factors and how artists have been impacted.

Please take note that this session took place live during the 1AN Symposium at Art New York.


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Amelie Chabannes

Amelie Chabannes is an artist who works in sculpture, installation, Drawing and video. Chabannes was born in Paris, France. She studied Architecture and Fine Arts in French Art School, ENSAD. She worked for several years with Architects and Designers on major projects, including a Cultural Center In Riga, Latvia. She moved to NY in 2005, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Her work has been exhibited in international venues that includes: The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (CT, USA), Middle Gate Geel 13’, Gasthuismuseum, Belgium in 2014 (curated by Jan Hoet) Critically acclaimed art festival Crossing the Line in 2009 and 2011 (curated by Lili Chopra and Simon Dove, New York, NY) Kunsthalle am Hamburger Plaz (Berlin, Germany) Museo De Arte Moderna (rio de Janiero, Brazil) Galerie Hussenot (Paris, France), Stephan Stoyanov Gallery (New York, NY) NADA Sculpture exhibition (Miami, Florida).Syracuse University Art Center -The Red House (Syracuse, New York) the 798 Biennale (Beijing, China) Galeria Fernando Zubillaga (Caracas, Venezuela) S.E gallery (Bergen Norway) CB1 Gallery (Los Angeles, US) White Box (new York NY) Galerie Of Marseille (Marseille, France) Museo Frantz Mayer (Mexico City, Mexico) Drawing Now 2014 and 2012(Solo Shows. Louvre, Paris).
She has been awarded by the International Center Award of Excellence for Fine Arts (New York, NY) along with artist Yoshitomo Nara and received The Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant as well as the Joan Mitchell foundation Grant. She has been reviewed in publications such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Art In America, Flash Art (Us and Italy), White Wall Magazine, City Art, Timeout New York, Liberation, France-Amerique, Flavorpill, M Magazine, Elle (France), Architektur and Wohnen, Verso Arts et lettres, The Visual Art beat Magazine among others. Selected collections include the Progressive Collection, Cleveland, Ohio as well as numerous private collections in the United States, Europe, Russia and Japan. Exploring the limitless notion of Identity, its various derivations and representations within philosophy, psychology and art history has been the main subject fuelling my work over the past years. I first aspired to associate the exploration of the self with geological procedures and gestures. My recent installations embody excavation sites where sculptural objects were submitted to raw destruction as well as meticulous recovery, in which debris and artifacts are observed as remains of our individuality. Deconstruction and iconoclasm became main references and actions in my recent practice, leaving more authority to the process, pushing away the literality of the subject, and enriching the conceptual aspects of my work.

In my drawing projects, the primary research focuses on a selection of extreme collaborations, situations of extensive dependency that exhausts the sense of individuality. In the series “Double Portraits and a fourth hand” I used documents depicting paintings from Oskar Kokoschka with his lover, Alma Mahler, photographs of Marina Abramovic and Ulay while they closely perform, pictures of Genesis P orridge with Lady Jay attempting to resemble one another. This body of work follows a strict and systematic process. A map of the original document is built upon numerous layers of tracing paper; the data is endlessly flipped over, transferred and overlapped on a wood panel until the borders of each of the protagonists fade away. The image and its representational aspect is altered by its own repetition. Then, the drawing and the wood Panel it lies on are partially or entirely demolished. Not only I aim to challenge the highly established icons and predominant art history narratives and values; I also hope to face up to my own work, the conventionality and sacralization of its fabrication, the endurance and time, the production involved and its new inner possibilities. On one of the walls of my studio stands a picture of the Erased de Kooning drawing by Robert Rauschenberg. Not only this particular work led fundamentally to my most recent projects, but it also constantly reminds me the necessary quest for the new ways of expression.


Lenise Logan

Lenise Logan is committed to living in a world where all children know their self-worth, adults live their dreams and the water is clean.

Currently a Cultural Strategist and Consultant, Lenise has been immersed in the Auction House world for over 16 years. She has worked with some of the worlds’ most successful auctioneers’ Operations and Logistics departments at companies such as Christie’s, Sotheby’s, Phillip’s, and Accenture and Osian’s.

Lenise’s interest in international business morphed into a well-honed expertise while living in India. This expertise was further realized and developed, when Lenise became a founding member of Christie’s Corporate Responsibility Group. So much so, that in 2010, Lenise spearheaded a relationship between Christie’s and the government of Beijing – bringing 17 Chinese artists works’ to New York for an exhibition, Transrealism.

More recently, after starting her own business – Lenise served on the White House’s Act Art Advisory Board. When she’s not advising artists on their business, collectors on how to manage and brand their collections or Non-Profits on how to interact with both, you can find Lenise speaking to people about what is most important to them. Lenise’s latest venture into supporting the Arts is in collaboration with one of the world’s largest financial firms: the creation of sustainable income and legacy planning.

If you are ready to collaborate, this is where Lenise’s magic emerges. She can transform your ideas into viable projects with measurable results. Lenise sees what is beyond visible and makes it possible.

Heidi Lee-Komaromi

New York-based art advisor, Heidi Lee Komaromi has 16 years of experience in the art world, specializing in Post-War and Contemporary art. She has advised, managed and built collections for individuals, estates and Fortune 500 companies and has acquired and appraised over 3,000 works of art by both emerging and internationally renowned artists. Having worked extensively on both the primary and secondary markets, she has in-depth art knowledge and a keen ability to source and evaluate fine art objects. She was a Director at Artnet, the world’s largest art data and media company and Waterhouse & Dodd Gallery. In 2010, she founded EditionedArt, the first online gallery focused on selling curated limited editions by contemporary artists. Recently, she co-built a multi-million dollar art platform for Twyla, an art e-commerce site funded by Google Ventures, Redpoint and IVP. Heidi holds a masters degree from Christie’s Education in ‘Modern and Contemporary Art and the Market’ and is a USPAP certified art appraiser.


Peter Priede

With a career in the fine arts industry that spans more than three decades, Peter Priede has a wealth of knowledge and experience pertaining to the art world. Initially starting out as an art consultant for organisations, Mr. Priede advised on countless corporate art collections in Canada and abroad, procuring rare fine artwork for his clients and working with some of the most notable international contemporary artists. Since then, he has opened up his two galleries to the public and has continued his focus on promoting investment artwork. The galleries specialise in contemporary, modern, and historical artwork and have become recognised in Toronto and on the international art fair circuit for carrying highly sought-after artwork.

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