Designed for those who seek to collect new art from new markets, this course examines three types of emerging markets for contemporary art (recently established, maturing, and mature) and explores how value is constructed in non-Western contemporary art. Curators and critics today use words like serious, important, ironic, and significant to measure the merit of an art object. The trouble is that this very rarely has anything to do with aesthetics. Beauty, proportion, elegance, skill and intelligence play less and less of a role in the final value of the work of art. Led by Dr Iain Robertson, Head of Art Business Studies, this course discovers a new art in societies that reach back into the past and reject globalization and, increasingly, nationalism in favor of deep-rooted, indigenous cultural traits. Participants will be looking at art that is inspired by an array of notions, from hereditary legitimacy and religious conviction to historical precedent, discussing the ideas of a global culture and whether the term "emerging markets" should be revisited in the current art market.
This course includes:
- Expert lectures with time for questions and discussion
- Special guided visits to museums and galleries
- Learning in the Institute's historic Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury
- Networking opportunities with faculty and fellow participants
- Certificate of participation on completion of the course