Context: Art & Market(s)

Nummer und TypBFA-BFA-Ko.21H.014 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungGregor Staiger
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 13
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
ZielgruppenBA Fine Arts students
Open for exchange-students
Lernziele / Kompetenzen• Getting to know different art markets
• Developing a nuanced perception of the relationship between art practice and commercialization
• Reading some important texts on art market(s)
InhalteThe module aims to look at artistic practice and the work of art in the context of the multiple art markets and to question the relationship between the artist and the art market(s). The roles of the various actors in this system will be examined and current trends will be discussed.

This will be followed by a brief historical examination of the role of collectors and patrons from Medici to Pinault, of modern dealers in contemporary art from Leo Castelli to Seth Siegelaub to the mega-gallery, the examination of well-known critical texts on the art market, e.g. by Diedrich Diedrichsen, and finally the role of the artist as a myth or small business owner.

Gregor Staiger (*1979) studied film, theatre and literature studies at Emerson College in Boston and at Columbia University in New York. He has been active in the field of contemporary art since 2004, and has been running his own gallery in Zurich since 2010, and is co-founder of the non-profit fair Paris Internationale.
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out during the course
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation
TermineTime: 09:15 - 17:00 o'clock

CW 50: 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 December
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