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FRIDAY, 11 MARCH 2016 FROM 14:00PM TO 17:00PM
MA in Contemporary Art, London - Taster Session
Meet Dr Marcus Verhagen and get an up-close experience of our Master’s program in contemporary art as taught in our London campus. This session will include a lecture by Dr Verhagen and a study visit to Hauser & Wirth gallery, one of the top contemporary art galleries in the world.

Experience what it’s like to be a student on our MA in Contemporary Art through an interactive session with Dr Marcus Verhagen, senior lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art London campus.

Join Dr Verhagen for a lecture on contemporary art to be delivered at the Institute, followed by a study visit to world-famous Hauser & Wirth gallery in London. You will be guided by Dr Verhagen through acclaimed British artist and Turner Prize winner (2007), Mark Wallinger’s first solo exhibition with Hauser & Wirth. Get a taste of what you will learn during the MA program, develop skills of observation and description and explore how themes are connected with artistic contexts, art business or the networks in which art is created, bought, collected and exhibited.

Dr Verhagen earned a PhD in art history from the University of California at Berkeley, and a BA from Cambridge University. Initially specialising in French art of the nineteenth century, he concentrated on the response of the fin-de-siècle avant-gardes to the rise of mass culture. For over ten years now he has been working primarily on the art of the present. His current research revolves mostly around globalisation and the efforts of artists to examine its effects. He has recently published articles on the border as a concern in recent art, on the figure of the tourist as a model for the travelling artist and on video as a means of examining changing experiences of time that have come in the wake of globalisation.