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Technology's Impact on the Art Industry Today and Predictions for the Future

Wednesday, January 23
7:00 PM

Panel discussion

Why have businesses and organizations in the art world been so hesitant to adopt new technologies? How are new players working to break down that general resistance? How do we see the art world evolving as technology has a bigger impact?      
     The Art Innovators Alliance (AIA) is a newly-founded association of business leaders committed to advancing the art industry through innovation and technology. Hear from AIA founders and other experts on art and technology as they discuss the wide-reaching impact of technology in the art world. Panelists include Bernadine Bröcker Wieder, CEO Vastari; Andrew Goldstein, Editor-in-Chief, Artnet and Adam Fields, CEO, ARTA and will focus on the significance of increased adoption for the industry's future, bringing efficiencies and wide-reaching changes to the way art businesses operate.
     Moderated by NAC member Natalia Kolodzei.


Adam Fields,
CEO and Founder, ARTA 
Adam Fields is the Founder and CEO of ARTA, a logistics platform for securely and seamlessly shipping specialized items around the globe. Prior to founding ARTA, Adam was a Vice President at, where he managed operations and gallery relations for the fine art ecommerce website. After nearly 5 years at Artspace, Adam became hyper-aware that operational inefficiencies and the complexities of shipping high value goods were limiting the growth of global commerce for these types of items. In 2014, he left to start ARTA to solve these exact problems.  
     Adam is the co-chair of the Whitney Contemporaries and a member of the Whitney Contemporaries Executive Committee. He was recently named the #1 “Art World Entrepreneur You Should Know” for 2018. Adam holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and though he grew up in Downtown Chicago, he has called New York City home for 10 years. 

Bernadine Bröcker Wieder,
CEO and Co-Founder, Vastari Group 
Bernadine Bröcker Wieder is CEO and Co-Founder of Vastari Group, an online platform securely connecting private collectors of art, exhibition producers, venues and museums for exhibition loans and tours. She was a founding member of the team at Trinity House gallery on Maddox Street in London and has worked with illustrators at Traffic Creative Management agency and on museum exhibition design at Ralph Appelbaum Associates New York. 
     Bernadine is a member of the Professional Advisors to the International Art Market, the Association of Women in the Arts and the Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars. Bernadine holds a Master’s degree in History of Art and Art-World Practice from Christie’s Education/The University of Glasgow and a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Parsons School of Design, New York. 
     She is a young ambassador to the Museum of London, an advisor to We Are Museums, Cromwell Place, the Christie's Employers Advisory Group and a mentor at the Founder Institute. In 2018 she was selected for Apollo Magazine's 40 under 40 Europe, and Bernadine and co-founder Francesca Polo were shortlisted for the Natwest Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2017. 
     Bernadine is a huge proponent of technological innovation for the art world, and in July 2018, Vastari helped co-organise the first Christie’s Art+Tech Summit in London, focussing on blockchain technology. 

Andrew Goldstein,
Editor-in-Chief, artnet News 
Andrew Goldstein is the editor-in-chief of artnet News, the world's most-read news publication covering the art world and the art market. A career cultural journalist who has spent the past decade at the vanguard of online art publishing, Andrew was previously the chief digital content officer at Artspace | Phaidon, where over five years he built Artspace Magazine into a leading source for in-depth coverage of art and the art market. Prior to that, Andrew was the editor of Artinfo, building it into the most popular art news website at the time.  
     A native New Yorker who cut his teeth in the trenches of the city’s traditional media, Andrew has written about art and culture for the New York Times, New York magazine, Rolling Stone, Spin, Portfolio, Man of the World, the (pre-Trump) New York Observer, the New York Post, and other publications. 
     For one fateful year, he served as a crime and city politics reporter for the Chicago Tribune’s fabled City News Bureau, covering Barack Obama’s senate campaign. One summer, he worked in the New Yorker’s library. After graduating from Wesleyan University with a double major in English and the Classics, he once harbored dreams of becoming an archeologist, working for a stint at Morgantina, a Greco-Roman dig in Sicily. He later thought better of it and is glad he did. 
     Andrew lives in New York City with his wife and some plants.

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