The Master in Contemporary Art Markets is an intensive study path directed at providing students with effective tools to interpret art market structures and dynamics, with particular focus on contemporary artistic languages. It provides students with the opportunity to come into direct contact with established industry professionals and to collaborate with acclaimed Italian and international art galleries, auction houses, art fairs, institutions, collections and art centers. The educational path consists of two cycles: the first is dedicated to classroom activities and thematic workshops allowing students to apply the notions learned. Visits to galleries, fairs, foundations and museums are also part of the program. The second focuses on a period of internships, enabling students to come into direct contact with various markets, together with a number of conferences and visits. They will also be preparing their final projects. During the month of November, the students will participate in a study trip to Artissima, International Fair of Contemporary Art in Turin and, in June, in a in-depth trip to Basel during ArtBasel, the most important, international art market event. The second cycle focuses on internships, enabling students to experience different market areas first-hand. During this cycle, students also prepare their final projects.
During the Academic Master, students will be given the opportunity to:
- Understand the complex dynamics of the art market and the roles of the different professionals engaged in this sector
- Acquire solid cultural, legal and economic knowledge of the art market
- Develop projects and acquire historical and critical analysis and specialized communication competencies, along with practical and management skill
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 CFA).
Among the subjects:
Art Market Legislation, History of Contemporary Art, Art Management, Art Market and Economy, Museology and History of Collecting, Communication and Valorization of Collections
Faculty and Visiting Professors
Pier Paolo Angelucci, Scarioni Angelucci, Studio Tributario Associato, Celine Condorelli, Eastside Projects Birmingham, Antonella Crippa, Ubi Banca, Roberta Dell'Acqua, Sothebyâ€™s, Alessandra Donati, University of Milano-Bicocca, Walter Guadagnini, Commissione Artistica UniCredit, Alessandro Guerrini, Open Care, Katrin Hassler, Leuphana University (Luneburg), Jens Hoffmann, The Jewish Museum (New York), Christian Marazzi, SUPSI (Lugano), Marilena Pirrelli, ArtEconomy24 (Il Sole 24 Ore), Adriana Polveroni, Art Verona / Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milano), Grazia Quaroni, Fondation Cartier pour lâ€™art contemporain (Paris), Carolina Orsini, Mudec (Milano), Iolanda Ratti, Museo del Novecento (Milano), Cristina Resti, AXA Art Italia, Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Pietro Vallone, Galleria Massimo de Carlo, Marilena Vecco, Erasmus University (Rotterdam), Giorgio Verzotti, Isabella Villafranca Soissons, Open Care, Astrid Welter, Fondazione Prada.