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UNDERSTANDING CONTEMPORARY ART  
Explore the foundations of art and gain insight into the Contemporary art world. The Post-War period (1945-70) is recognised as one of the most creative resurgences of the 20th century, spanning movements from Abstract Expressionism in the 1940s to art themes in the 1990s.
 
Day 1, Saturday 29 January: Explore the art world, its key players, market and understand how it functions. This course will also include a short overview on the definition of 'art'.
 
 
ISABELLE DE LA BRUYÈRE
Director, Middle East at
Christie's, Dubai

DR ANTHONY DOWNEY
Director of the Contemporary Art Masters Programme at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
 
 
PAUL HEWITT
International Business Development Director at Christie's, London
 
 
Time
Session

09:30-10:00


10:00-11:00


11:00-12:00


12:00-13:00

13:00-14:00

14:00-15:00

15:00-16:00

GUESTS ARRIVE / Coffee


A Rebellion of Aesthetics: A Study of the Modern Masters from 1850 to Today (Part I) (Isabelle de La Bruyère)

A Rebellion of Aesthetics: A study of the Modern Masters from 1850 to Today (Part II) (Isabelle de La Bruyère)

Abstract Expressionism: New York in the 1950s and 60s (Dr Anthony Downey)

LUNCH BREAK

The Art Market Explained (Paul Hewitt)

Collecting 101 (Paul Hewitt)
Day 2, Sunday 30 January: Discover the roots of Contemporary art and its influences, starting with New York in the 1950s and 60s and moving onto the 1960s and 70s - an era which saw the emergence of Minimalism and Conceptualism
 
 
DR ANTHONY DOWNEY
Director of the Contemporary Art Masters Programme at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
ANNA MOSZYNSKA
Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
 
Time
Session

15:00-15:30


15:30-16:30

16:30-17:30

17:30-17:45

17:45-18:45

18:45-19:45

19:45-20:00

20:00-21:00

GUESTS ARRIVE / Coffee


From Minimalism to Conceptualism: The 1960s and 70s (Dr Anthony Downey)

German Paintings in the 1970s and 80s (Dr Anthony Downey)

COFFEE BREAK

Video Art and Film (Dr Anthony Downey)

American Pop Art: From the 1960s to the 80s (Anna Moszynska)

Transport to Al Riwaq and Al Bareh Galleries

Guided Tours at Al Riwaq and Al Bareh Galleries

Day 3, Monday 31 January: Learn about some of the most iconic figures of today's art world and the extension of artistic practice beyond the two dimensional confines of canvas.
 
ANNA MOSZYNSKA
Consultant Lecturer at Sotheby's Institute of Art, London
CAMILLA BROWN
Independent art curator, writer and lecturer, London
 
 
Time
Session

15:00-15:30


15:30-16:30

16:30-17:30

17:30-18:00

18:00-19:00

19:00-19:30

19:30-20:00

20:00-21:00

GUESTS ARRIVE / Coffee


Art in the 1990s: the yBas and Beyond (Anna Moszynska)

Overview of Contemporary Photography (Camilla Brown)

COFFEE BREAK

Contemporary Sculpture (Camilla Brown)

Interview with a Private Collector

Transport to Bin Matar House

Guided Tour at Bin Matar House