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This five-day course provides a basis for the analysis and interpretation of international contemporary art between 1960 and the present day. Chronologically organized, the course will explore key movements and groups, such as Pop, Minimalism, Performance, Appropriation and the YBAs. Classroom-based lectures are complemented by guided visits to museums and commercial galleries in London.

Designed for those with no previous academic or professional experience, this course is suitable for all who seek to further their understanding and appreciation of a complex, wide-ranging, and rapidly evolving field. Participants often include:

  • Undergraduates looking to complement their academic studies
  • Recent graduates looking to further their knowledge of the field prior to entering the art industry
  • Investors and collectors
  • Art enthusiasts looking to engage with the international art scene today

In addition to Institute-based lectures, participants will visit:

  • Tate Britain
  • Tate Modern
  • A selection of leading commercial galleries in the West End

At the end of the course, participants will have:

  • Received a thorough grounding in the evolution of movements and techniques in international contemporary art between 1960 and the present day
  • Explored contemporary art practice through the work of key artists
The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Day Course: 10.00am-5.00pm
    Dates: July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 2019
    Venue: The course will take place at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, 30 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3EE.
  • Faculty


    To be announced.
  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £1,350 (£1,250 if booked by June 24, 2019)

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  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

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