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Sotheby’s London offers four short courses in Asian contemporary art for autumn

Posted by artradar on October 13, 2010


CONTEMPORARY ART EDUCATION

This autumn, Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London is offering four courses focussing on modern and contemporary art in the Asian region, mostly Russia, India and China.

Changing Dynamics in the Art Market, 12 and 26 October/2 and 9 November (night course)
Examines stakeholders, values and trade issues, focusing particularly on the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) countries and their respective art markets.

Russian Art: 1890 to Today, 12 and 26 October/2 and 9 November (night course)
Introduces participants to the major artists and artistic movements in Russia from the late 19th century until the present day.

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes: Art, Revolution and Revelation, 12 and 26 October/ 2 and 9 November (day course)
Gives a panoramic overview of the extraordinary life and achievements of Sergei Diaghilev and the artists and artistes who came under his spell in the early decades of the twentieth century.

Contemporary Chinese Art: 1960 to Today, 11 November (day course)
Explores Chinese art, the evolution of artists’ careers and the unprecedented performance of recent Contemporary Chinese art at auction.

For those based in Asia, look to the art business and history short courses available at Sotheby’s Singapore throughout autumn and into winter, although none focus solely on Asian contemporary art.

KN/KCE

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Mark your diary – Chinese art seminar April 2010 London

Posted by artradar on April 7, 2010


ART COURSE CHINESE ART

A half day seminar “State of the Art – China 2010: Trends and Developments in Chinese Contemporary Art” will be hosted by ArtInsight and the University of Westminster – Asian Studies department on 12 April 2010. 

State of the Art - China 2010

State of the Art - China 2010

This symposium includes leading figures in the Chinese art scene, like Simon Kirby, director of Chambers Fine Art, Beijing, artist Sheng Qi, and other well-known industry professionals who will analyse the future of Chinese contemporary art. It will consider the development of art spaces, the fluctuating art market, and Asia’s growing importance in the international art scene.

Though the seminar fee is £95 for attendees, there is a student rate of £25. It will be held in Central London at the University of Westminster.

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Contemporary Indian art meets tradition at inaugural ‘Sowing Seeds’ artist workshop in Rajasthan, India -interview

Posted by artradar on March 23, 2010


'Sowing Seeds' 2009 participating artists

INDIAN CONTEMPORARY ART WORKSHOP

The first edition of a new and unprecedented artists’ workshop in Rajasthan brings together traditional rural artists and urban international contemporary artists for approximately 12-14 days to create art and exchange ideas.

This project, called ‘Sowing Seeds’ (in Indian, ‘Beej Bonna’) is an interactive artists’ workshop and is to be held annually in an Indian countryside village every December with the aim of  facilitating the ‘rise of a new era’ in Indian visual art.

The 2009 ‘Sowing Seeds‘ program became a reality after six years of hard work, and plans for the December 2010 workshop are already underway. Art Radar catches up with the lead organizer of the programme, Mr. Vagaram Choudhary, to learn more.

Why did the camp start, and what is it intended to achieve?

“Nowadays in India, contemporary artists tend to work in big cities and display their work in urban galleries. Therefore, Indian village people have few opportunities to interact with contemporary art and artists. In rural areas, there are artists who are traditionally sound but their awareness of creating contemporary art is lacking due to a scarcity of contemporary cultural knowledge. Thus, many rural artists lose their talent when they work only for commercial purposes. We hope these artists and communities can learn and enrich themselves through this camp. We are trying to sow seeds between the rural and contemporary art worlds… Our main motto to is to explore this idea on fairly nonprofitable grounds.”

 

“As an alternative art space in India, we have accepted the challenge of organizing and welcoming different art forms that would help develop traditional Indian artists and society, as well as the emerging contemporary artists.”

Who started the camp?

“This camp was planned by a small group of artists from Rajasthan, in northwestern India. The first ‘Sowing Seeds’ project was handled by myself,  [Mr. Vagaram Choudhary.]”

What are the main objectives of ‘Sowing Seeds’?

We have 5 main objectives. They are:

  • Create meaningful connections and interactions between rural and contemporary artists
  • Develop interrelationships among artists from different geographical locations, creating an environment with varied social, religious and cultural perspectives
  • Develop contemporary art ideas using traditional materials and emerging techniques so that it could connect artists to the current global art scenario
  • Foster collaboration, encourage experimentation, exchanges and dialogues among practicing and emerging artists
  • Serve as a platform for regional and international exposure

Corina Gertz, from Germany. Created during Sowing Seeds 2009.

Is the program associated with a gallery?

“Yes, we are in partnership with the Kaman Art Gallery in Jodhpur. The gallery owner, Mr. Mitendra Singh, provided 40% of the financial support for this camp and also space for the exhibition. The remaining sum was financed by a group of artists.”

How are participating artists chosen?

“We released an open application for artists to participate in this camp. This was done online. We received 128 responses from all over world. Out of these, we selected 80 prospects. We appointed 3 senior artists as the jury, and they selected our final 13 participating visual artists and 1 performance artist.”

Do the artists create art individually, or in groups?

“Each artist works in conjuntion with village people, local sculptors, carpenters, tailors and other craftspeople help to create his or her work.”

What are the future plans for the programme?

“We plan to organize one camp a year in different village locations in the province of Rajasthan, India. If the opportunity was presented, we would ideally like to send a villager artist in an exchange programme to another country to learn new technological art techniques and ideas. This would greatly help these artists nurture their creative side.”

Aditi A. Kulkarni, from India. Created during Sowing Seeds 2009.

When and where is Sowing Seeds 2010, and how many participants will be invited?

“Sowing seeds 2010 will be held at a village near Mount Abu, in the Indian province of Rajasthan, from December 12-25, 2010.”

This year we will invite 15 artists:

  • 6 Indian visual artists
  • 6 visual artists from anywhere in the world
  • 1 art critic from anywhere in the world
  • 1 performance artist from anywhere in the world
  • 1 senior artist from anywhere in the world

Rajesh Pullarwar, from India. Created during Sowing Seeds 2009.

Who were the participating artists in 2009, and where were they from?

In no particular order:

Terue Yamauchi, Japan Maria Rebecca Ballestra, Italy Lucrecia Pittaro, Argentina
Judit Hettema, Netherlands Corina Gertz, Germany Bhupat Dudi, India
Aditi A. Kulkarni, India Vagaram Choudhary, India Rajesh Pullarwar, India
Nilesh Shidhpura, India Chiman Dangi, India

Can you describe the activities that artists participate in while completing the workshop?

“Rural + Contemporary,” was the theme for the ‘Sowing Seeds’ camp  held between 12th to 22nd December 2009, in which participating artists from Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, France, and India got first-hand experience living in the remote Indian Sar village, in Rajasthan. This colourful, dusty, dry village with day and night temperatures fluctuating between the extremities had the perfect ambience for a camp that could provide fodder to the creative minds. Indeed, a wonderful opportunity had been presented to the visiting national and international artists to unleash their creative spirit. There was ample material locally available to experiment with. But the real challenge and learning happened while creating artworks that would reflect the theme of the camp – “Rural + Contemporary…”

“Local raw materials such as clay, paper, cow dung cakes, mud, wood, pottery pieces, cloth, threads, jute ropes, metal plates, powdered colours, etc., were innovatively used to bridge the communication gap between the ideating contemporary artists and the local people. Initial feelings of insecurity and apprehension gave way to a budding and blossoming friendship, thereby opening channels of interaction and understanding between cultures alien to each other. The villagers responded with overwhelming love and affection, providing tireless technical labour and assistance, tailoring the artistic creations effortlessly…”

“Every day was a new day, where the artists would be off to the village and nearby areas for realizing their artworks; the evenings would be delightfully graced with local cultural entertainment such as folk song and dances, and the late nights would be spend resting on a cot in inviting tents under the open sky. Deeply cherished moments were the ones around the bonfire where discussions of culture flowed in from people across continents in the cold mornings and nights. It never ceased to amaze each artist as to how a simple parallel world existed side by side to their seemingly advanced world!”

“…This camp beautifully brings out the understanding and the sensitivity of the various artists to the responses and nuances of the human mind such as emotions, fears, thoughts, relationhips, such as bonding with people and nature, the problems faced by humanity, and the causes which can enhance or destroy the human existence.”


Interested parties are encouraged to contact Mr. Vagaram Choudhary and check out Sowing Seeds for more information on this intercultural arts program.

EW/KCE

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Short course on Chinese Contemporary Art at AW Asia New York, October 2009

Posted by artradar on September 16, 2009


CHINESE CONTEMPORARY ART COURSE

AW Asia is offering a four-part introductory course on Chinese contemporary art “that explores the rise and development of avant-garde art practices in China over the last thirty years”. Taliesin Thomas, Director of AW Asia and MA candidate in East Asian Studies at Columbia University, will lead the course.

Session 1 – From Mao to Now: An Overview of Chinese Contemporary Art

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30 – 8 pm

This first session presents an overview of Chinese art in the latter half of the 20th century, beginning with a look at the artistic climates in China during the 1960s through the death of Mao in 1976, the opening of China to the West, the emergence of artists’ collectives and key movements, and the development of individual artistic styles through the 1990s. Video screening.

Session 2 – Evening with Melissa Chiu | Director of the Asia Society & Museum, New York

Tuesday, October 13th, 6:30 – 8pm

Melissa Chiu, Director of the Asia Society and Vice President of Global Art Programs, is a leading authority in the field of Chinese contemporary art. She will discuss the work of Chinese artists and their place in the canons of Asian and global art history. Topics outlined in her recent publication, Chinese Contemporary Art: 7 Things You Should Know, will also be discussed.

Session 3 – Visit with Christopher Phillips | Curator, International Center for Photography

Tuesday, October 20th, 6:30 – 8 pm *

This session will take place at the ICP, 1114 Ave of the Americas at 43rd Street In 2004, the International Center for Photography in New York presented a comprehensive exhibition of Chinese photography and video art, curated by Christopher Phillips and Wu Hung. The exhibition, Between Past and Future: New Photography and Video from China, has become a benchmark for understanding Chinese photography in a global arts context. Chris has been actively involved in the Chinese contemporary art scene since its earliest days. He will present an intimate perspective on the artistic culture that is unique to China’s artists and photographers.

Session 4 –  21st-Century China & the Global Art World

Tuesday, October 27th, 6:30 – 8 pm

In recent years, Chinese contemporary art has been thrust into the art-world spotlight, with a corresponding rise in value and increasing dominance at the marketplace. Critics often overlook the fact that China boasts a history of art-making that spans thousands of years, and that Chinese contemporary artists are merely the latest contributors to this lengthy narrative. This final session examines several leading artists in the field, recent market trends, and the maturing vision of Chinese art today.

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Contemporary Indian photography becoming more popular – learn at Sothebys Institute

Posted by artradar on June 4, 2009


INDIA PHOTOGRAPHY ART COURSE

Recent photography from India (and by Indian-born practitioners based overseas) has been steadily gaining in popularity and visibility over the last few years according to the Sothebys Institute.

They will run a short Indian photography course on 15th June from 2-6pm.

This half-day session examines contemporary photographic imagery with reference to India’s colonial past and traces the differences between photographs of India made by Westerners intrigued by its exoticism and photographs made by Indian photographers of their homeland.

Fee: £150

www.sothebysinstitute.com

Timetable:

Monday, 15 June

13.45 – 14.00 Welcome, 30 Bedford Square, London W1CB 3EE; 14.00 – 15.15 The History of Indian Photography, 
Sophie Gordon, Curator of the Royal Photograph Collection, Windsor Castle;
15.15 – 16.30 Contemporary Indian Photography, 
Savita Apte, Specialist in Southeast Asian Art;
16.30 – 16.45 Break;
16.45 – 18.00 Artist Perspective: Shezad Dawood’s Art and Views, 
Shezad Dawood; 

18.00 Champagne Reception. 

The timetable is subject to change. 


 Shezad Dawood, Wildwest
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Asia Art Forum brings exciting lecture series to Hong Kong

Posted by artradar on April 4, 2009


Asia Art Forum, an educational initiative, brings an exciting lecture series to Hong Kong May 2009 after a successful inaugural session in Shanghai in 2008.

YEE I-Lann Sulu Stories: The Landmark 2005 Digital print 61 x 183 cm

YEE I-Lann Sulu Stories: The Landmark 2005 Digital print 61 x 183 cm

This time speakers with on the ground expertise will be flying into Hong Kong from around Asia providing an opportunity for a limited number of collectors, professionals and enthusiasts to learn directly about the latest developments in China, Japan and South-east Asian art. The 3 day event is scheduled May 8-10th taking place just prior to the Hong Kong art fair.

Art Radar Asia is supporting the event and one of our community, Jehan Chu, art advisor and columnist, will be speaking about collecting. Join us there.

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Asia Art Forum Hong Kong – the announcement

Asia Art Forum Hong Kong is proud to announce a dynamic series of lectures on Asian Contemporary Art featuring respected members of the Asian contemporary art world. Focusing on the emergence and historical development of contemporary art from China, Japan and Southeast Asia, as well as issues pertaining to the Asian art market and the collection of art, the course provides a unique opportunity for anyone seeking an in depth understanding and knowledge of these emerging areas of art history.

Fostering direct encounters with leading members of the Asian contemporary art community, the program offers privileged access to first-hand information and invaluable insights into these developing areas of Asian art history.

The exclusivity of the Forum enables and encourages the exchange of ideas between guest lectures and participants providing a singular opportunity for art professionals, collectors and enthusiasts with an interest in these burgeoning regions currently driving a major transformation of the international art world.

The seminar will take place in Hong Kong over a three day period, 8-10 May. Limited places are available.

Asia Art Forum is an educational initiative in collaboration with Arthub, produced by Pippa Dennis, with consultation from Davide Quadrio and Defne Ayas. 15% of all profits will go to Arthub, a non-profit art and cultural organization which promotes contemporary art creation in China and the rest of Asia.

Asia Art Forum Hong Kong – the programme

China Art Now – Contemporary Art from China

Taking 1979 as the starting point, Philip Tinari will present a critical analysis of this dynamic and fast changing period of Chinese art history. The talk will move forward chronologically focusing on key movements, specific groups and significant exhibitions that form the backbone of the rise of contemporary Chinese art.
Beyond the Superflat – Contemporary Art from Japan

Japan’s art history is deeply embedded in traditional culture and yet absorbed the influences of western modernism and post modernism without losing its identity. The result is a unique artistic expression which has gone on to influcence artists in the west – and never more so than now with the advent of Manga, Anime and video games. This talk will examine the burgeoning contemporary art from this region, looking at why this previously undervalued art has recently captured the world’s attention creating fresh and exciting opportunities for Japan’s artists and art world.
Post Tension and Tradition – Contemporary Art from Southeast Asia

Some of the most interesting and unexpected triumphs at auction and art fairs over the last the last few years has been sparked by artists working in this region. Adeline Ooi will seek to unpick the rich and diverse art histories emerging from this area, focusing on key artists and movements.
The Asian Art Market

Jeremy Wingfield, Phillips de Pury’s China specialist, will be providing essential background and up to date information on the dynamic Asian Art Market. His candid approach will deliver invaluable insight into the current situation, with special focus on the fresh opportunities available to collectors, institutions and art professionals.

For more information Asia Art Forum website or email info@asiaartforum.com

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Seminars on Turkish, Brazilian, Korean and African art markets London spring 2009

Posted by artradar on January 10, 2009


EMERGING ART MARKET SEMINARS

ArtInsight, the events partner of ArtTactic will hold a series of exclusive evening Seminars & Receptionson focusing on four dynamic new art markets  “each contributing to a major transformation in the global art market, and presenting fresh opportunities for collectors, institutions, & art professionals”.
Each Seminar will include an in-depth panel discussion, led by Anders Petterson (ArtTactic Founder & MD), which will provide essential background and insider knowledge of the particular art market together with insights from leading figures in each market; key collectors, senior auction house executives, gallerists, journalists & critics.
The Turkish Art Market : February 24th, 2009
The Brazilian Art Market : March 10th, 2009
The Korean Art Market : March 24th, 2009
The African Art Market : April 21st, 2009

For more info about the seminars http://www.artinsight.co.uk/downloads/EmMktSeries08MEast.pdf

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Art buying in a bear market Sothebys course in London February 2009

Posted by artradar on December 27, 2008


COLLECTOR COURSE LONDON

Sotheby’s Institute in London is running a six-week course Buying Opportunities in a Bear Market on Tuesday evenings 7.00 pm – 8.15 pm.

February: 3, 10, 17 (term break on February 24th)
March: 3, 10, 17

The present economic environment encourages careful analysis of the art market to understand the unique buying opportunities that occur when the markets are down. This course will consider the historical performance of several art categories and identify how and what art retains value through highs and lows. In addition, participants will gain insight into methods of accessing art that has rarely been seen on the market due to forced sales – a feature typical of depressed markets.

Fee: £375

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Meet Chinese art scene leading lights: new art course in Shanghai autumn 2008

Posted by artradar on September 23, 2008


COURSE CHINESE ART autumn 2008

Two newly developed courses on contemporary Chinese art covering its history, development, markets and latest trends are to be held this autumn in Shanghai.

Course 1: October 21 2008 8 weeks Tuesdays 7pm (for Shanghai residents)

Course 2: November 14-16 2008 3 days 10am – 4pm (for non-residents)

Presented by the Asia Art Forum and designed for art professionals, collectors and enthusiasts, lectures will be given in English by respected members of the contemporary Chinese art community. The lectures will be supplemented by private gallery visits and specially organised social events which will give participants opportunities for priviledged meetings with prominent gallerists, artists and critics.

Lecturers include Philip Tinari, an important writer curator and China advisor to Art Basel and renowned art critic Zhao Chuan who writes regularly for the international press and is author of Shanghai Abstract Story (2006).

For more information contact info@asiaartforum

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Short art courses in China, Indonesia, India, New York by Sothebys Institute Singapore

Posted by artradar on September 13, 2008


ASIAN ART COURSES October 2008 – February 2009

Each year, Sotheby’s Institute of Art – Singapore organises a number of overseas trips to major art centres, exhibitions, museums and collections in Asia. These visits are held in conjunction with the Master’s degree programmes in Art Business and Contemporary Art, and participants are taught alongside full-time international students.

Led by art experts from the region, each trip exposes the participants to the experience of art and objects in their historical context as well as provides an insight to the development of art in the region. Scheduled to coincide with key events and festivals, participants visit the major art centres in Asia, attend special talks by gallery directors, dealers and art professionals.

Travel Programmes 2008-2009

• China: Beijing & Shanghai:
Travel dates: 13-17 October 2008

• Indonesia: Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Bandung:
Travel dates: 12-17 January 2009

• India: Mumbai
Travel dates: 2-6 February 2009 (to coincide with the Mumbai Arts Festival)

• USA: New York
Travel dates: 2-6 February 2009 (to coincide with the Mumbai Arts Festival)
Travel dates: March 2009 (to coincide with The Armory Show)

Fees
The fee for all courses is SGD 4,500 (inclusive of GST). The fee covers all lectures, local transport, some meals, and admission to art galleries, events and museums. Participants are required to pay for their own airfare and accommodation. Discount 50% for 2nd person.

Source: Sotheby’s Institute Singapore

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