Yehudit Sasportas, Engadina, 2005
Recent Acquisition: Ronald Ventura, 'Carne Carnivale', 2014

"Insight" #9 - Q3 2014

Dear Friends, 

Fund activity was practically on auto-pilot for most of Q3. While continuing to work on various acquisitions, consignments, travel planning and presentations, on the personal front it was quite a roller-coaster. Dealing with the dread of a rocket-filled summer, raging violence and overall anxiety about the prospects of a middle-east meltdown in the hands of IS on the one hand, and a house move and quality family time on the other, the return to normalcy in mid September was embraced with renewed passion and vigour.

Appreciate your thoughts and suggestions,

Best wishes,
Serge Tiroche, co-founder

Market Reports 

Two important reports about the state of the art market, one by Deloitte and ArtTactic and the other by Artprice, have just been released. Both reports talk much about the significant impact of developing economies on the overall art market and specifically about the rising importance of local auction markets. I discuss their contents briefly in my manager update but for the sake of convenience make them accessible to our reader's here. Please click the icons to read the reports.

Click to view our Q3 2014 Factsheet

Rising Stars of China 

We continue to believe in the investment potential of contemporary art in China. Rather than investing in established artists where the biggest part of pricing adjustments has already taken place, we prefer to spend our time researching the younger generation. Following recent acquisitions of work by three more post-Mao Chinese artists, we list for you our selection of those we believe hold the greatest promise. 

Artist Spotlight: Ronald Ventura

We are delighted to highlight the immensely talented Filipino artist, Ronald Ventura, one of whose paintings has recently been acquired by the collection.  

Artist Spotlight: Sigalit Landau 

Following our recent acquisition of two works from her exhibition ‘Knafeh’ at Marlborough Contemporary and her forthcoming solo exhibition ‘Phoenician Sand Dance’ at Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, it seems only fitting to spotlight Sigalit Landau.

Recent Exhibitions

Ai Weiwei "Forever" @ Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Works exhibited in Q3:

Shilpa Gupta '
I Keep Falling At Youat ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
'Sound Art. Klang als Medium der Kunst' / Long term loan

Vik Muniz, '
The Birth of Venus (from Pictures of Junk)', 'Pictures of Garbage Portfolio', 'Jackie (from Pictures of Diamond)' at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
'Vik Muniz: Pictures of Anything' /  March - August 2014

Ai Weiwei, 'Forever', at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
'In Conversation' / April 10 2014 - January 15, 2015

Pedro Reyes, 'Cuernofono', at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel 
'In Conversation' / April 10, 2014 - January 15, 2015

Rodel Tapaya, 
'Cane of Kabunian, numbered but cannot be counted' 
Gwangju Biennale, South Korea / May 9 -  September 11, 2014

Erika Verzutti, 'Mineral', at The Frances Young Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Saratoga Springs NY, 

'Erika Verzutti: Mineral' / July 5 - November 16, 2014

Song Yuanyuan, 'Fei Tan', at OCAT Contemporary Art Terminal, Xi'an, China
'Civilization Round 2' / September - October 2014

Works to be exhibited in Q4:

Ai Weiwei, 
'Grapes', at the Jewish Museum & Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia
'Estranged Paradise (Far right), Contemporary Chinese Art' /  October 2014 - January 2015

Maria Nepomuceno, 'Untitled', at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York NY
'New Territories: Design, Craft and Art from Latin America, 2000-2013' / November 4, 2014 - April 6, 2015

Pedro Reyes, 'Guitarra', at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York NY
'New Territories: Design, Craft and Art from Latin America, 2000-2013' / November 4, 2014 - April 6, 2015

Vik Muniz, 'Marat' at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York NY
'New Territories: Design, Craft and Art from Latin America, 2000-2013' / November 4, 2014 - April 6, 2015

Pending loan requests:

William Kentridge, 'Anti-Entropy', at UCCA, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing, China

Haegue Yang, 'Escaping Transparency', at MAK, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria 

Nicolas Paris, 'Flocos (Flakes)', at CEAAC, Centre Européen d’Actions Artistiques Contemporaines, Strasbourg, France


Recent Acquisitions

Duhirwe Rushemeza, Untitled
Dong Yuan, 'Grandmother's House', 2013 
Moris, Las Ratas Muertas No Abren La Boca
Aboudia, 'Untitled', 2014 
Song Yuanyuan, Fei Tian
Oren Eliav, 'Transfiguration', 2014
Boris, Nzebo, Construction du milles-pottes
Vik Muniz, 'Man and Puppet, after Degas', 2013 
Armand Boua, Untitled
Aboudia, 'Grigrali', 2012
Yehudit Sasportas, Fan, Earth Up, Sky Down
Aboudia, 'Untitled', 2014 
Duhirwe Rushemeza, Red Ochre Nude
Nicolas Robbio, 'Untitled', 2014
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Untitled (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)
Eran Shakine, 'Giacometti's daughter as a Supermodel', 2013
Song Yuanyuan, Fei Tian
Aboudia, 'Untitled', 2012
Armand Boua, Untitled
Gabriel Orozco, 'Samurai Tree)', 2005
Yehudit Sasportas, Engadina
Aboudia, 'Untitled', 2014
Leonce Raphael Agbodjelou, Untitled triptych (Demoiselles de Porto-Novo series)
Pedro Reyes, 'Navaja Suiza X', 2014 
Yang Fudong, International Hotel, 2010
Ronald Ventura, 'Carne Carnivale', 2014
Song Yuanyuan, Workshop
Oren Eliav, 'Untitled',2014
Moris, No quieras cazar al cazador
Aboudia, 'Untitled', 2014 
Duhirwe Rushemeza, Mr Wind-Up Bird in Yellow
Nicolas Robbio, 'Untitled', 2014
Armand Boua, Untitled (Diptych)
Yehudit Sasportas, 'Untitled', 2003
Armand Boua, Untitled
Ruben Pang, 'The Shredding Series', 2014 
Song Yuanyuan, Fei Tian
Oren Eliav,'Transfiguration', 2014
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