The course is aimed for art historians after graduading or in a phase of professional orientation. I will explain the advantages and disadvantages of different fields of the art market: how is it to work in a gallery, in an auction house, as an art dealer, at an artist’studio, as an art consultant, journalist or monument conservator, in a museum, in the tourist industry or in an archive, library or university.
The course offers a summary of the important developments and changes which the art market has seen since the outbreak of the pandemic. You will learn more about positive and negative consequences for your job if you are an artist, a collector, a curator, a journalist or an art dealer.
What are the major consequences the artists and galleries had to get used to after the pandemic? Is there a fundamental shift towards digital art – NFTs -, the digital art market and the online tools? Can the art fairs go back to “business as usual”? How will the prices develop for emerging, mid-career and bluechip artists?
How did the big auction houses react to the lockdowns during the pandemic? What are the consequences of the pandemic for the auction market until today? What about the consumer of art – the collectors and museums: Did they change their attitude towards buying, selling and exhibiting art?