Building Collections: Contemporary Art in the New Millennium
Empowered by globalisation, technology and ever increasing access to information, the millennial generation, born between 1981 and 1996, is reshaping how art is produced, displayed and collected. With their mindset, aesthetics and way of consumption rooted in the zeitgeist of our time, they are fast becoming the new taste-makers and trend-setters of the 21st century art world.
Christie’s Education continues our popular mandarin Weekly Virtuals with this exciting series of lectures introducing emerging contemporary artists, as well as the network of galleries, auction houses and collectors at the forefront of the millennial waves. We will examine how earlier styles and movements—graffiti and Pop in the West and anime in Japan—are evolving into Street Art and Superflat of the 21st century, all discussed in the context of popular culture, mass consumption and increasingly, social activism. We will look at the phenomenon of experience-based art, social media marketing and cross-category collecting that highlight today’s art world, as it is being transformed by millennial influence.
Join Christie’s specialists, international gallery directors and new generation collectors as they guide you on how to engage with ultra-contemporary art and discover the global art world’s rising stars.
What you will learn:
- Learn to engage with the art of our time, from its art historical roots in the late 20th century to the current context in which it is produced
- Survey the key themes and trends of 21st century contemporary art world and stay informed about how they are evolving
- Know the network of artists, galleries, auction houses and collectors who are active in the ultra-contemporary art scene
Artworks (from left to right): © 2020 Jonas Wood, © Jonathan Chapline