It's that time of year again, midsummer, and I will be teaching/leading the Art & The Echo Chamber Workshop that i devised two years ago or so for TransArtInstitute ( a Low residency MFA/PhD. program).
It was unclear if it would expand to three days as I had requested even though it was the first last year to fill-up. This year there will be 14 participants which is several beyond the 12 I had asked as a limit. The content of the workshop deserves a full semester and every year there are more and more issues which come into better focus since the art world(s) as we know it is by no means static.
The course is not a history class nor is it a theory class nor is it "best practices" but rather about awareness of the many factors that will come into play around your life as an artist in the early 21st Century, an arguably different state than say the mid 20th Century.
Today we live in a world where ART is still cherished but it is also functioning in tandem with the world of financial services. To understand art today is to understand the mysteries of value and the creation of value.
It is a world with not only artists and their collectors but also one of gallerists and art-consultants as well as artist-coaches. It is a world oc historians and curators and artist-curators. It is a world of auction hauses and collector gallerists. It is a world where artists and their wares are ranked and their production judged before they are produced. It is a world of buzz and the monatizing of buzz.
Ocula in Collaboration with Platform Projects Singapore presents Alexandra A. Seno & Dr. Sarah Thornton in Conversation.
The participants must fully immerse themselves into the content as laid out by six BLOGGER posts noted also on my two earlier diary posts below
Advice (knowledge) about the realities of the art worlds come from many varying (sometimes oppositional) sources...