Mapping Contemporary Art COURSE POSTPONED
24 January – 28 February 2019
The first course to be launched, this ran twice in 2017 and comprises 8 sessions on four separate days. It introduces the participant to the history of contemporary art (4 morning talks) and also to the geography of this art in London (4 afternoon tours).
This series is designed to familiarise anyone interested in recent culture with the key developments in the history of contemporary art from 1960 to the present day. Four lectures are complemented with four visits to significant venues where contemporary art is shown: museums; gallery institutions; commercial galleries; collections and foundations. The talks are held in central London; visits take place across the city and are structured around specific exhibitions which are discussed on site.
The course will provide a clear and comprehensible guide to the rich, varied and sometimes baffling landscape of contemporary art. It is designed to help the participant feel more confident in conversing about recent trends, to provide an understanding of the way the art network functions, and to encourage greater familiarity with the language of art though discussion.
Date: 24 & 31 January, 7 & 28 February
Venue: Talks will take place in Chalk Farm NW3. Visits will be to a variety of galleries around London.
Group size: 4-8 participants
Requirements: No prior knowledge is needed, only an interest in the subject. Participants will need to be able to visit galleries on foot, and the course will involve everyday walking and some stair climbing.
Cost: £400 for 4 full-day sessions including refreshments and lunch
Booking: Now open. Please send an email via the Contact page.