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This unique course examines art produced in Africa between the mid-twentieth century and the present day. Highlighting the impact of social, political and economic trends on both artists and the art market, lectures pay particular attention to the complex questions of national and cultural identity within a diverse and vibrant emerging sector. The course coincides with Sotheby's Modern and Contemporary African Art Sale on 15 October 2019. A guided visit to the preview exhibition is included.

Suitable for art world professionals, collectors, and those looking to deepen their understanding and appreciation of today’s African art market. Minimum age 18.

This course includes:

  • Faculty-led lectures with time for questions and discussion;

  • Networking reception with faculty and fellow participants;

  • Welcome lunch on the first day of the course;

  • Learning in the Institute's Georgian townhouse campus at the heart of Bloomsbury;

  • Certificate of participation on completion of the course

Image credit: Wangechi Mutu, Funkalicious Fruit Field, 2007

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    Autumn 2019: Modern and Contemporary African Art
    14 - 15 Oct 2019

    2-Day Course: Monday, Tuesday; 10.00am - 5.00pm

    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

    2-Day Course: £495 (Register by September 17, 2019 for 10% off)

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    Payment by credit or debit card only. If you prefer to pay by wire transfer or cheque, please contact:
    Jessica Foyle Public Programmes Coordinator
    T +44 (0)20 7462 3239 or
  • Course Timetable

    Course Timetable

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

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    Jessica Foyle Public Programmes Coordinator
    T +44 (0)20 7462 3239 or

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