Introduction to the Art Market - Dubai

On this course, you’ll discuss and assess the value of art with dealers, curators and artists through visits to galleries and access to corporate and public collections and consultancies. It’s an exciting opportunity for theoretical investigation, as well as getting plenty of practical advice on collecting contemporary art...

Description

On this course, you’ll discuss and assess the value of art with dealers, curators and artists through visits to galleries and access to corporate and public collections and consultancies. It’s an exciting opportunity for theoretical investigation, as well as getting plenty of practical advice on collecting contemporary art. We’ll explore the logic of the art market and what drives this peculiar economy. We’ll also look at strategies for identifying emerging artists and building a unique collection of contemporary art.

Course Outcomes
You’ll be able to critically discuss and evaluate art. What’s more, you’ll have identified your own areas of interest and goals within contemporary art practice and be aware of key artists and movements.

Who Should Attend
Anyone wishing to learn more about the contemporary art market. Perhaps you are a collector or are considering starting a contemporary art collection? This course could lead you on a career path to curating, arts administration or gallery management.

Course Level
Beginner

Course Tutor
Dr Kirsten Cooke is an artist-curator and has co-authored the projects: Material Conjectures, KollActiv and House of Hysteria. This year Cooke completed her PhD in curatorial practice at the University of Reading and she has delivered papers/written texts for projects in London, Paris and LA. Cooke's practice experiments with different forms of staging and deploys architectural environments to choreograph artworks.

Recent exhibitions and projects have been staged at kynastonmcshine (The Old Police Station, London), Beaconsfield (London), Sonce Alexander gallery (LA), and the Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (Paris). In 2016, Cooke has staged the exhibition and performance programme Pressure Chamber: Nematodes at ArtLacuna (London) and will be curating the following exhibitions as part of her co-authored projects: Concrete Plastic in September at Los Angeles Contemporary Archive (LA) and Abandoned Temporary Treatment Facility in October at Beaconsfield (London). 



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Materials

Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen


Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
13/10/2016 - 15/10/2016Thursday - Saturday18:30 - 21:303 Evenings£725Available Dubai Design District - d3, Building 7 Add to Basket