The next course: TRENDS IN THE ART MARKETS
Lecturer: Stephanie Dieckvoss - Fair Director, Art13 London
Dates: 29th April -13rd May 2013
The course offers 3 video conferences every Monday 7 pm CET
Application deadline: 24th April 2013
Course fee: 85 €
week 1: Going Glocal - is this the way forward to deal with the challenges of globalization in the arts and the cultural industries?
This session introduces the idea of glocal - the split between the global and local and discusses if this might be an interesting way forward for the art world. While the art world has become increasingly global with tendencies to large corporations ruling the commercial section (auction houses, galleries art fairs), it has also proven to be very resilient against attempts to unify artistic production and has remained vital and engaging. The session will look at some examples of globalization and wall as regionalization and raise the question how we can navigate between those two diverse strands in the art market.
week 2: The Future of Art Fairs
Art Fairs have developed to become the main platform not only for the selling and buying of art, but moreover also for critical discourse and curatorial debate. However, with an ever increasing competitive market and hundreds of fairs, is there a "fairtigue" (Georgina Adam, FT) suffocating us all? And if not, what does the future hold for art fairs. This session will give an overview of the history of art fairs, explore different types of fairs, look at different models that are currently dominating the market and look at potential developments for the future.
week 3: The Advance of the Private Museum - what is happening to Art Collecting?
For Centuries collecting has attracted the interests not only of dealers but also of scholars and psychoanalysts. With the dominance of contemporary art in the past decades and the emergence of new collecting territories the rules and attributes of collecting have changed. The discrete, European collector with impeccable taste and connoisseurship seems to have vanished and not even the "super-collector" Charles Saatchi really makes the news any more. Instead the mega rich have taken over and more often than not wish to build a legacy through the establishment of private museums. The session will discuss pros and cons of this development and asks how the collector of tomorrow will look like.
Having worked as Fair Manager at Frieze Art Fair from its inauguration in 2003, Stephanie played a central role in the launch of ART HK in 2007. As joint Fair Director alongside Magnus Renfrew, she was instrumental in the success of the first two editions of the Fair. Stephanie has experience working for a number of international galleries including Cheim and Read, Gagosian and Karsten Greve. In 2010 and 2011 she worked for the Serpentine Gallery, curating the Anish Kapoor exhibition as well as being responsible for the auction to benefit the Serpentine's Sackler Gallery, which took place in June 2011 in partnership with Sothebys and raised £3.75 million. Stephanie holds an MA in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art, London and the University of Hamburg, Germany, and is currently finishing an MBA with the Warwick Business School. Since 2009 she has lectured at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and is now a regular tutor on the BA and MA Culture, Criticism and Curation. She also lectures on the MA The History and Business of the Contemporary Art Market at IESA in London and guest lectures frequently.