Technology's Impact on the Art Industry Today and Predictions for the Future
Wednesday, January 23
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?
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
Adam Fields, CEO and Founder, ARTA
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 Artspace.com, 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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.