The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path that will give you the artistic vocabulary and expertise to interpret the dynamics and economics of todayâ€™s art market.
Youâ€™ll have the opportunity to network with established industry professionals and to collaborate with internationally acclaimed art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, collections, and art centers.
The educational path comprises two cycles. The first cycle is dedicated to theoretical lectures and thematic workshops on the humanistic, economic, and legal aspects of the art market. The humanistic theme addresses modern and contemporary art languages, the history of private and public collections, and valuing historic and contemporary works of art. The economic and legal theme focuses on the operational structures and economic processes of the art market, while analyzing managerial, technical, and administrative elements. This first phase also includes class visits to galleries, fairs, foundations, and museums.
During the second cycle, youâ€™ll complete your internship, attend a series of conferences held by professionals, and prepare your final project. Your internship is a valuable opportunity to put your knowledge to practical use and gain direct insight into various dimensions of the art market. Youâ€™ll also have the chance to participate in an exciting three-day field trip to Art Basel in Switzerland.
The Master in Contemporary Art Markets program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR) as an Academic Masterâ€™s degree (60 CFs).
Subjects: Economics and the Art Market, Art Management, Art Market Legislation, Valuation of Collections, Contemporary Museology, and History of Contemporary Art
Workshops: Collection Assessment, Cataloguing and Management of Art Archives, Art Conservation and Restoration, Collection Management, Art Market Information, Photography Market, Non-European Collections, Installations, and Curatorship
Faculty and Visiting Professors
Celine Condorelli of Eastside Projects Birmingham, Antonella Crippa of Open Care, Denis Curti of Casa dei Tre Oci (Venezia), Vincenzo De Bellis of Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, USA), Pietro Vallone of Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Alessandra Donati of University of Milano-Bicocca, Claudia Dwek of Sothebyâ€™s, Walter Guadagnini of Commissione Artistica di UniCredit, Alessandro Guerrini of Open Care, Jens Hoffmann of The Jewish Museum (New York), Marilena Pirrelli of ArtEconomy24 (Il Sole 24 Ore), Adriana Polveroni of Exibart / Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milano), Grazia Quaroni of Fondation Cartier pour lâ€™art contemporain (Paris), Carolina Orsini of Mudec (Milano), Iolanda Ratti of Museo del Novecento (Milano), Cristina Resti of AXA Art Italia, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Giorgio Verzotti of Arte Fiera Bologna, Isabella Villafranca Soissons of Open Care, and Astrid Welter of Fondazione Prada.