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.
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.
Day Course: Navigating the Chinese Contemporary Art Market
City: New York
Date: 20 May, 2011
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
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.
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.
- Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian collected by the The Met – January 2011 – a very brief introduction to Iranian artist Farmanfarmaian’s glass mosaic work Flight of the Dolphin
- “Angels in Combat”, contemporary Islamic art by Afruz Amighi – October 2010 – on the artist’s exhibition at the Isabelle van den Eynde Gallery
- Art Radar visits Shanghai leg of “Detour” – picture feast – December 2010 – a number of Chinese artists represented in this unusual and open Moleskine-organised event
- AW Asia’s Larry Warsh on whom to collect and why in Chinese art – interview – November 2010 – Warsh names artists and reveals what he reads to keep up-to-date with the Chinese contemporary art scene
- Great gifts: 7 books on Chinese contemporary art – November 2010 – top picks from the Art Radar store on Amazon