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Course - 'Art Market Academy' by Sophie Macphearson Ltd
The Venice Academy was first held over the Biennale 2011 and is planned for the Biennale 2013. The idea is to introduce the internal mechanics of the international art world through a series of lectures, seminars, studio and exhibition visits. With its tradition of contemporary art activities- the Biennale, the Architecture Biennale, the Venice Film Festival, the presence of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection of 20th
century Art, and Francois Pinault’s two major collections of contemporary art at the Palazzo Grassi and the Punta della Dogana and the Prada Foundation, Venice has always been at the cutting edge of the art world. We have brought together a team of international experts who speak about their specialist subjects and can provide a personal connection to the art world. Courses are limited to twenty people and last ten days.
The Venice Biennale is the world’s leading exposition of contemporary art and every country that produces art is represented, whether in a national pavilion in the Giardini, the Arsenale or in one of the many ‘off-site pavilions’ scattered all around Venice, in palaces or churches. To be in the city whilst this incredible show is open is a wonderful experience. To be taken around the exhibitions by our team of critics, curators, dealers and an active contemporary artist is a privilege available to very few people.
Venice in the summer is hot and wonderful. All lectures take place in air-conditioned rooms. Added to the impressive list of lectures there will be a comprehensive introduction to Venetian art given by Charles Hall, Director of the Academy, that includes a private night-time visit to the Basilica of Saint Mark and tours of many of the great churches and galleries of Venice, to see paintings by Giovanni Bellini, Titian,
Carpaccio, Tintoretto, Veronese and Tiepolo amongst others.
There will be the option to take a short three- session course in Italian cookery that takes place in the evenings with an internationally renowned English-speaking cook and to take four drawing and painting classes given by Tom Young, landscape artist.
- Louisa Buck Broadcaster, journalist and author of two books on contemporary art and collecting
- Nicholas Hall International Director of Old Masters Auctions at Christie’s, New York
- Adam Lowe Director of Factum Arte, Madrid, creating museum-quality replicas of historic art and artefacts
- Jasper Sharp Curator of Contemporary Art at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (National Gallery) in Vienna. In 2013 he will be the curator of Austria’s pavilion in the Venice Biennale Venice Academy
- Tom Young Painter
- Gavin Turk Contemporary artist
The course lasts for ten days and runs from 21st to 31st July 2013. Accommodation is in double occupancy rooms in a family-run hotel in the Dorsoduro district of the city, minutes away from the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the Contemporary Art Collection of Francois Pinault at the Punta della Dogana.
£2100 (NB: The fee includes hotel, breakfast, Venice travel pass, all entrances on the programme and the drawing and painting sessions but does not include flights to and from Venice, cookery classes and meals (except breakfast). It should be noted that if you require a single occupancy room there is a supplement.
Some people may want to arrange thgeir own accommodation. If this is the case then the fee for the course will be altered appropriately.
SUNDAY JULY 21
Arrival, registration and Check in to Hotel Messner
20.30 Dinner in Campo Santa Margherita
MONDAY JULY 22
09.00 Meet outside hotel to walk to the Istituto Canossiano.
09.30 -10.00 Charles Hall: INTRODUCTION TO VENICE AND THE COURSE “Why are we here?”
10.15 -11.00 Sophie Macpherson: Working in the Art World; the concept of the Academy
12.15-13.15 Charles Hall - Venice – Geography, Climate and History explained
13.30-14.30 Louisa Buck: Contemporary Art and the Venice Biennale. A many-headed beast
15.30-18.30 Cookery Class
TUESDAY JULY 23
10.00 -12.30 Charles Hall: A visit to Scuola Grande di San Rocco and the church of the Frari
13.30-14.30 Jane da Mosto: The science of saving Venice
15.00-16.00 Louisa Buck: The Dealers, how the primary market functions, the world of galleries
16.30-19.00 Louisa Buck: A visit to Francois Pinault’s Art collection in Punta della Dogana
WEDNESDAY JULY 24
10.00-11.00 Louisa Buck: The business of writing about the scene
11.30-12.30 Gavin Turk: My life as an artist; from RCA to YBA
14.00 -15.00 Charles Hall – A visit to San Giorgio Maggiore, Palladio’s last triumph and the Cini Foundation
15.30-16.30 Adam Lowe – Art and reality – working in conservation and the delicate art of recreating masterpieces
17.00-19.30 Tom Young – Painting & Drawing class
THURSDAY JULY 25
10.00-11.45 Louisa Buck and Gavin Turk – a tour of the Biennale in the Giardini
12.15-13.15 Adam Lowe: Working with museums & curators
14.00-15.00 Gavin Turk: Making it in the Art World. Why become an artist?
15.30-18.30 Tom Young – Painting & Drawing class
FRIDAY JULY 26
10:00-12:00 A tour of the Accademia Gallery – The world’s most important collection of Venetian art from 11th century to 18th century
13:30-18:00 An afternoon at the Gervasuti Foundation, one of the most exciting and cutting-edge ‘off-site’ pavilions in Venice (voted as the best show by many during Biennale 2011)
18:30-21:30 Cookery Class
17.00-19.30 Tom Young – Painting & Drawing class
SATURDAY JULY 27
12:00-15:00 A tour of the Biennale in the Arsenale
SUNDAY JULY 28
Day off Swimming at the Lido!
MONDAY JULY 29
09.00 -11.00 Jasper Sharp: Collecting and Curating; who gets the jobs… and what are the jobs?
13.30- 14.30 Nicholas Hall: Building a collection; how to work with collectors
15.30- 16.30 Jasper Sharp: Working with artists as a curator (with reference to the recent Lucien Freud show in Vienna and the curation of the Austrian Pavilion for The 2013 Venice Biennale)
19.20 The Basilica of San Marco at night. A Private and exclusive visit to one of the wonders of the Byzantine and Gothic world
TUESDAY JULY 30
10.00-11.00 Nicholas Hall: The Secondary Market. How it works and where you can come in
11.30-12.30 Jasper Sharp: Contemporary Art, how can you tell if it’s any good? - Tastemakers at work
14.00-16.30 Jasper Sharp in The Giardini – The Austrian Pavilion and the story of putting the show together
17.30-19.30 Wrap up session with Sophie Macpherson and Charles Hall
WEDNESDAY JULY 31
10.00 Check-out of hotel
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