Using an interdisciplinary approach and unfolding across two terms, this course will unravel the complexities of a deeply networked and globalized art system. Students will encounter many fresh perspectives on art historical narratives, museological debates and market trends.
This term will be led by Ed Leeson, an expert in contemporary art, its markets and wider cultural studies. Students will be encouraged to question the power structures underpinning the popular art market and historical canon, by hearing global perspectives on buying, selling and consuming art. The schedule will combine live online lectures, seminars, and illuminating live interviews with international artists, curators and gallerists.
This course can be purchased as part of a two-term set, at a discounted rate (recommended). This module can also be enjoyed separately, without having attended the first term.
This Intensive Course consists of live-streamed lectures and discussions. Recordings of the live sessions are accessible anytime during the course via our online learning platform, Canvas.
Students will learn:
- A critical understanding of various art movements and practices during the 20th and 21st centuries
- How to engage in the key debates of the global contemporary art markets
- To be able to connect art world phenomena in the late Modern and Contemporary period
- A comprehensive grasp of the complexities of a global art history, through live interviews with international artists and cultural workers