Art in Focus 2021
To welcome the Year of the Ox in 2021, Christie’s Education Asia Pacific is delighted to share our upcoming virtual programme Art in Focus 2021 covering 6 core themes:
- Chinese Ceramics, Paintings and Works of Art
- From Classics to Contemporary Art *
- Insights from Collectors in Asia
- Art + Tech: Innovation, Change and Creativity
- The Art Business
- Female Artists through the Centuries *
*conducted in mandarin
The development of art and the art market continues to be influenced by historical, cultural, economic, political and technological forces. Art lovers, who used to browse in their regional antique shops, are no longer limited by geography or time-zones, with the Internet providing access to galleries, auctions and artists around the world. Whether it’s COVID, trade tensions, or Murakami’s most recent Instagram post, collectors must equip themselves with the latest news and right tools to collect successfully and strategically today.
Christie’s Education’s courses are designed to equip collectors and art lovers with this edge. From art history and the objects, to the dynamic global ecosystem and the US$60 billion trade, each theme takes you on a 7-session journey filled with insights from art industry professionals, auction house specialists, contemporary collectors and academics.
Join us and stayed informed about the international art world – develop an eye to discern era-defining artistic accomplishments to ground-breaking works that changed the way we view art.
February – April
• Chinese Ceramics, Paintings & Works of Art ENROLL NOW
Develop your connoisseurship skills in Chinese art and paintings by learning about the production of objects and influence of imperial patronage and cultural exchanges.
• From Classics to Contemporary Art ENROLL NOW
Understand the evolution of Western art from the Renaissance to Post-War and Contemporary, in particular how artistic conventions expand as society changes due to religion, wealth, political turmoil and globalization.
May – July
• Insights from Collectors in Asia ENROLL NOW
Get to know the tastes and visions of Asian collectors, particularly relevant as the high growth region start to rival Europe and the US as the most important art market in the 21st century, rich in both artistic heritage and contemporary spending power.
• Art + Tech: Innovation, Change and Creativity ENROLL NOW
Learn about the latest technological developments in art production, discovery, display and investment, as the industry experiences an accelerated digitalization, revolutionizing century-old approaches to experience art and demanding market players to respond with unprecedented innovation.
September – November
• The Art Business ENROLL NOW
Gain insight into the art industry through the cross-disciplinary perspectives of business, law and finance, critical to the understanding of the inner workings of the art world ecosystem and value creation in the art market.
• Female Artists through the Centuries ENROLL NOW
Appreciate the accomplishments of female artists across cultures and centuries, taking a refreshed and more balanced look at art history, as well as discovering under-represented, under-valued artists in a variety of collecting categories.
Chinese Ceramics, Paintings & Works of Art | English
- Jades through the Dynasties
Ruben Lien | Senior Specialist, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie's Hong Kong
A survey of the production as well as artistic and cultural value of jades, from archaic pieces to the elaborately carved pieces of the Qing dynasty.
- Ceramics through the Dynasties
Liang-Lin Chen | Specialist Head of Sale, Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Christie's Hong Kong
A specialist handing session to survey the development of ceramics in China, discussing issues of connoisseurship and market trends.
- Tang Sancai: Cultural Exchanges in Tang Dynasty
Nixi Cura | Doctoral Researcher, SOAS
A scholarly look into Tang Sancai, including the technology of its production, the cultural context of its consumption and the collecting of this category in modern times.
- Emperor Song Huizong: Artistic Patronage and Timeless Influences
Sara Mao | Director, Christie's Education Asia Pacific
An introduction to the famed emperor's numerous artistic achievements and patronage, and their lasting impact on Chinese arts and culture.
- Yuan Blue and White: China and the Silk Road
Dr. Josh Yiu | Director of the Art Museum, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
A scholarly look into blue and white ware, including the historical context of its production and consumption, academic investigations into its origin and some of the most iconic examples.
- Splendor of Early Ming Ceramics
Dr. Stacey Pierson | Reader in the History of Chinese Ceramics, SOAS
An expert's look at the ceramics of the early Ming dynasty, highlighting the appreciation of glazes, motifs, forms, shapes, reign marks and other aspects of connoisseurship.
- Collectors of the World: Emperors Kangxi, Yongzheng, Qianlong
Katie Lundie | Former Christie's London Chinese Ceramics Specialist and Auctioneer
An overview of the collections of China's most important emperors from the Qing dynasty, to better understand their tastes, collecting strategies and interests, and their lasting legacy as connoisseurs.
*Schedule and topics are subject to change.
From Classics to Contemporary Art | Mandarin
For details, please refer to traditional Chinese or simplified Chinese webpage.