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In an age of global communication, where artworks are breaking records at auction and some artists are more like celebrities than behind-the-scenes bohemians, the art world is no longer seen as an autonomous body working within a small community. It has become a combination of multiple worlds that interact and overlap, and has fostered the growth of a complex network of players and stakeholders.

Today's art world can therefore be complicated to understand and difficult to access. Join Sara Mao, Director of Christie's Education Asia, for an overview of the art world ecosystem. Learn about the various roles in the industry – artists, dealers, collectors, auction houses, museums and art fairs – and how they interact.

Christie's Education Asia, with Hong Kong as its headquarters, offers short courses and bespoke programmes designed to help art enthusiasts, professionals, practitioners and collectors navigate the art world. With resources from Christie's, art institutions and universities, Christie's Education course lectures are complemented by market discussions, visits to artists' studios, private collections, galleries and museums, and auction previews. Programmes are offered throughout the year in both English and Chinese, and cover extensive topics from Asian contemporary art and Chinese works of art to jewellery, art law and art business.

Speaker(s) Sara Mao is the Director for Christie's Education in Asia, overseeing the development of programmes across Hong Kong, Mainland China and Southeast Asia. She joined Christie's in 2008, and since then has curated more than ten seasons of auctions for some of the most iconic paintings and important collections in the field. Mao is also an auctioneer for Christie's and supports charity auctions including Save the Children, Ronald McDonald House, Make a Wish Foundation and The National Kidney Foundation.

Mao was educated in the United Kingdom, including a BA from the University of York, a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP Law School, and a Master of Letters in History of Art and Connoisseurship, with a focus on Chinese art, from Christie's Education and the University of Glasgow.
Language English
Date and Time 2019/10/22 12:30 to 14:00
Venue Chamber Theatre, 22/F United Centre
Media Closed to media
Enquiries Kari Yu
Tel: 2823 1266
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