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Inside the Global Art World

Online Course, English, October 2017

Jean Dubuffet, Les Grandes Artères © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2017
Andy Warhol, Self-Portrait © 2017 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York and DACS, London



In an age of global communication, where art works are breaking records at auction and artists act more like celebrities than bohemian rebels, the art world is no longer a homogenous body working within a small community. It has become an aggregate of multiple worlds which interact and overlap in a complex fashion. The art world is a network of dependencies between a set of players, whose influence changes over time.

By the end of this course:

•You will have gained an in-depth understanding of the global art world.

•You will be able to identify the various players with an understanding of their individual role and their interactions amongst one another: artists, private dealers, galleries, collectors, auction houses, art fairs, biennials, and museums.

•You will have gained an understanding of the various types of collectors participating in the art market.

•You will have acquired the knowledge to participate in the global art market.



Course details

Dates

  • October 16 - November 19, 2017
    Online Orientation opens on October 9, 2017

Faculty

  • The course is convened by Marisa Kayyem, Program Director, Continuing Education, New York.

Schedule

  • Five-week Program

    Week 1 - The Art World: From Critic to Artist

    Week 2 - The Art Dealer: Primary Market and Nurturing the Artist

    Week 3 - The Secondary Market: From Auction House to Global Art Business 

    Week 4 - Collectors: From Passion to Investment

    Week 5 - The Global Art Calendar

Additional Information

  • The course will require approx. 2.5 hrs of study time per week. There will be weekly assignments with set texts and optional further reading. 


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    Technical Requirements


    The course is facilitated through an online learning environment that is compatible with modern browsers. It is the responsibility of students to have the proper hardware and software required to participate, along with access to Wifi. The basic technical requirements can be found in the FAQs. 

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