This five-day program provides a broad spectrum of views into the world of contemporary Asian art. We begin by introducing informed approaches to looking at art, and proceed to examine the mechanisms of the market and the power of mega-art events and institutions to shift cultural landscapes. We will also share meaningful ways to engage with contemporary Asian art, whether through careers or through collecting. The aim of this program is to equip participants with the tools to navigate the art world. No prior experience in the arts is necessary.
First offered in 2016, this program is jointly taught and organized by the Faculty of Arts of The University of Hong Kong and Christie’s Education, leveraging the two institutions’ respective areas of expertise. Designed with a hands-on approach, the seminar series will be complemented by site visits, discussions with industry experts, group exercises and networking lunches.