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This two-week intensive course examines the production, circulation and consumption of art in Asia, focusing on the art ecology of East Asia and Southeast Asia. It covers the rise of auction houses and galleries in the region, alongside artist initiatives and institutional growth, from government-sponsored museums to private foundations. The market for Asian works of art from all sectors, from traditional to contemporary, is explored through the information published by online databases and mediated by art market insights in specialist journals. The rising consumption of non-Asian art is also examined and put into the context of the global art world as a site for investment and cultural capital.

The course is delivered through an energetic mix of lectures, seminars and visits, presented by international experts in the field.

The Details
  • Course Dates

    Course Dates

    3rd June - 14th June 2019

    Typical hours: Monday-Thursday, 10am – 4.30pm
  • Faculty


    Viv Lawes, Course Leader, Semester Program, London
  • Sample Topics

    Sample Topics

    • The arts of Asia: China, Japan, Korea; Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia

    • Dynamic collecting categories in China

    • The emerging markets of Southeast Asia

    • Location, location, location - does where you sell matter?

    • Taste and the role of public museums and private galleries

    • Art intelligence – using economic performance databases

    • The global consumption of art – who buys what?

  • Visits And Field Trips

    Visits And Field Trips

    • West End and Kensington Church Street Asian art dealers

    • British Museum

    • Asia House, London

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  • Course Fees

    Course Fees

    £1,800 (£1,620 if registered by March 11, 2019)

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  • Further Information

    Further Information

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