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.