Frieze Art Fair 2016


Contemporary Art Talks are conducted in small groups led by contemporary art specialist, Anna Moszynska.

The Mapping series offers a wide range of perspectives on contemporary art scene, with Mapping Contemporary Art providing a broad introduction and an ideal starting point.

Mapping Contemporary Art                                                            NOW BOOKING
19 & 26 June, 3 & 10 July 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.

Please note revised dates.

Date: 19 & 26 June, 3 & 10 July 2019
Time: 10am-4.30pm
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.

Yayoi Kusama installation at Victoria Miro Gallery, London. October 2018

Yayoi Kusama installation at Victoria Miro Gallery, London. October 2018


The Contemporary Art System: An Introduction
Scheduled to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair, this Study Day offered an opportunity to learn about the mechanics of the contemporary art scene. As well as shedding light on how the art world functions as a business, it included preview visits to the week’s major contemporary art auctions.

Mapping Sculpture
Three one-day sculpture events which covered different aspects of modern and contemporary sculpture. These included days on Sculpture in Public Places and Contemporary Sculpture since the 1990s, as well as a guided visit to the 2017 Folkestone Triennial.

Mapping British Art
Two one-day events covering the development of British art in the second half of the 20th century. The first concentrated on painting and was centred around the exhibition at Tate Britain All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life. The second examined the history of British sculpture from Epstein, Moore and Hepworth to Gormley and Kapoor, and featured a guided tour of some of London’s finest public works.

Contemporary Art Talks - Anna Moszynska
Contemporary Art Talks - Anna Moszynska

me Collectors Room Berlin
November 2016

Future Mapping series will include:

  • Mapping Terrains: Contemporary Art in its Global Context – talks and visits.
  • Mapping Sites: Tours Abroad. Short tours to Paris, Berlin and Art Basel. These will allow participants to view major events in the art calendar and international centres of contemporary practice.
  • Mapping Movements: individual talks on Pop, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Geo and
    Neo-Geo Abstraction, Post-Medium Art, Relational Aesthetics etc. Includes some visits.
  • Mapping Mediums: individual talks on recent painting; sculpture; photography; moving image art. Includes some visits.
  • Mapping the Market: talks on collectors; galleries; the auction house system; the internet etc.
  • Mapping Themes: talks on the body; politics; abstraction; cross-disciplinarity etc – talks and visits.
  • Mapping Current Practice: talks with artists and visits to studios.
  • Mapping London: half-day contemporary art tours in London to different points of the compass.

2019 will also feature a Study Day devoted to the work of Antony Gormley, centred around his exhibition at the Royal Academy in the autumn.