Context: Art & Collecting 

Who collects art? An introduction to private collectors, museums, and new models of art collecting
Nummer und TypBFA-BFA-Ko.23F.008 / Moduldurchführung
VeranstalterDepartement Fine Arts
LeitungJenifer Anne Catherine Fulton
Anzahl Teilnehmendemaximal 16
ECTS3 Credits
VoraussetzungenCourse language: English
ZielgruppenBA Fine Arts students
Open for exchange-students

No registrations through our lecturers will be accepted.
Lernziele / Kompetenzen
  • Introducing the landscape of art collecting, from the museum, to private collector, to the corporate collection
  • Looking at different aims of art collecting and how they are reflected
  • Looking at how and where people buy art, as well as new models of art patronage
InhalteThis course aims to give an overview of art collecting in the 21st century. We will look what drives private collectors to acquire art, to how they buy art and how they show it – from their homes to private museums, from crypto-wallets to sculpture parks. We look at artists who collect art. We will shed light on institutional collecting: how museums purchase art, and which art they acquire. We will look at the role of corporate art collections and how they support art. And finally, we will look at foundations and non-profits, and their role in supporting art production and exhibition-making, from production grant to artist research.

We will hear from several private collectors in person or via Zoom: from the founder of a non-profit foundation dedicated to sustainability and artist research, to the owner of a private museum, and emerging collectors dedicated to contemporary art, as well as artists who collect themselves. We will visit a foundation and hear how they manage a collection, as well as a collecting institution, and private museum.

Jeni Fulton (*1981) is the Head of Editorial at Art Basel, leading editorial production – essays, interviews, short films and social media. She is the catalogue editor for the Art Market Report, an industry-leading bi-annual publication published in collaboration with Arts Economics and UBS. She holds a PhD on the topic of Value and Evaluation in Contemporary Art, which examined the relationship between art criticism, art writing, and the art market since the 2000s
Bibliographie / LiteraturWill be handed out during the course
Leistungsnachweis / TestatanforderungMandatory attendance (minimum 80%); active participation
TermineTime: 09:15 - 17:00 Uhr

CW 19: 08 / 09 / 10 / 11 / 12 May
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