Middle Eastern and Chinese contemporary art short courses Christie’s and Sotheby’s – winter/spring 2011

VISUAL ART EDUCATION ART COURSES LECTURES

Those living near London or New York can learn about the art of China at both Sotheby’s Institute and Christie’s Education this February and May, although those Londoners get the added bonus of having the opportunity to attend evening lectures on Middle Eastern contemporary art throughout May and June. Read on for more.

Chen Yifei, 'Lady with Clarinet', 1990, oil on canvas, 66 x 61 cm. Image from christies.com.

Chen Yifei, 'Lady with Clarinet', 1990, oil on canvas, 66 x 61 cm. Image from christies.com.

Christie’s Education

Short Course: Exploring the Arts of China
City: London
Dates: 16-18 February, 2011
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Fee: £450
Course Director: Nixi Cura

Interest in the arts of China has never been greater. This three-day programme will provide you with an introduction to Chinese art, particularly early art and archaeology, calligraphy and painting, and ceramics. You will look at the development of Chinese aesthetic principles in morning illustrated lectures, followed by exploring objects first-hand in the afternoons, enabling you to enhance your visual literacy and confidence in evaluating Chinese works of art.

Click here to read more about this course on the Christie’s website.

Sotheby’s Institute

Day Course: Navigating the Chinese Contemporary Art Market
City: New York
Date: 20 May, 2011
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Fee: $300
Course Director: Joe Martin Hill

Where is the market for Chinese contemporary art headed next? This course examines the recent history and future prospects for this constantly evolving market alongside the careers of leading artistic voices of the Chinese avant-garde. We track the performance of both the Chinese contemporary sector and individual artists; investigate market fluctuations; and contextualise Chinese contemporary art within the broader contemporary art scene.

Click here to read more about this course on the Sotheby’s website.

'Untitled (Rapture)', 1999, bromide print, 20" x 24", collection of Stéphane Janssen. Still from 'Rapture', 1999, 13-minute b/w 16mm film transfered to video disk, collection of the Broad Art Foundation. Image from asuartmuseum.asu.edu.

Shirin Neshat, 'Rapture (still)', 1999, 13-minute b/w 16mm film transfered to video disk, collection of the Broad Art Foundation. Image from asuartmuseum.asu.edu.

Evening Course: Middle-Eastern Contemporary Art

City: London
Wine Reception 6.15pm; Lectures 6.45-8.00pm
Dates: 3, 10, 17, 31 May / 7, 14 June, 2011
Fee: £375 (£350 if booked by 19 April, 2011)

With Middle Eastern contemporary art exerting an ever-greater presence in galleries, auction calendars and international art fairs, this six week evening course will examine the art and artists emerging from this rich and culturally diverse region. Examining the popularity and commercial successes of artists such as Shirin Neshat and Farhad Moshiri, the lectures also highlights the question of identity within the Islamic aesthetic.

Click here to read more about this course on the Sotheby’s website.

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