本课程采用自主修习（self-directed）模式，在四组二十分钟的访谈中，我们对话艺术界的专业人士，寻求问题的答案，为关键概念揭开神秘的面纱。Lizzie Perrotte是经验丰富的教育家，也是专业高效的沟通者，她为我们带来一套讨论当代艺术的方法。著名艺术家Ann Carrington的不少作品均已纳入英国V&A博物馆和Gwyneth Paltrow等收藏家的收藏系列，访谈中，她与我们讨论她的灵感与创作方式，以及艺术家对委托创作丶收藏和展览的看法。特纳当代美术馆馆长Victoria Pomery（OBE，大英帝国官佐勋衔），谈论当代艺术的社会和文化价值，以及当代美术馆对经济复兴的促进。伦敦佳士得战后及当代艺术晚间拍卖总监Tessa Lord，与我们探讨当代艺术的拍卖，阐释画廊和拍卖行的专业术语。
图片来源Ann Carrington © Ann Carrington
第一节 欢迎 | 定义当代艺术
第二节 接触当代艺术 | 对话教育者Lizzie Perotte
第三节 创作当代艺术 | 对话艺术家Ann Carrington
第四节 当代艺术的影响 | 对话当代美术馆馆长Victoria Pomery OBE
第五节 当代艺术的销售 | 对话伦敦佳士得战后及当代艺术晚间拍卖总监Tessa Lord
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“I liked how it was designed, it was engaging and the instructor very clear.”
“As a contemporary gallery owner, I facilitated my sales team of four to take the course. Everyone (including myself) found it informative and valuable.”
“I would recommend to go for a self-directed class whenever it is possible. I am working and living in Asia, so this format is much more practical for someone like me to be able to connect whenever and wherever I can.”
“I particularly appreciated the way contemporary art was analysed from the perspective of different professionals working in the art field. This helped me to develop a wide view of the contemporary art world and to learn in an interactive way”
“I would highly recommend the course. Everyone, from novice to professional, will benefit from the curriculum. I am a painter who's been showing my work internationally for 40 years, and have a degree in art history, and I still felt the course was very informative.”
“I really enjoyed the interviews that were conducted. I learned so much. I liked having the handout for vocabulary and making notes...and using that for each section with the interviews. The interview subjects were great choices – they were able to speak about their areas very clearly and passionately.”
"I would recommend the course as it offers an easy accessible way to approach the subject and to think about some key aspects of the contemporary art world."
"I think, as someone who works in the contemporary art world but whose background is in history, it's a nice introduction to the basic vocabulary and concepts."
"The lessons were fairly succinct, but packed a lot of valuable information into them."
“The videos and quality questions were interesting and engaging. Although I studied and explored the world of contemporary art, sculpture and music, Christie’s extended my knowledge. Thank you, I enjoyed this course.”
“I would totally recommend this class.”
“I very much liked the structure of the course...I liked the flexibility to come and go, and also to go back and re-watch sections to reinforce the topics. I really feel that I gained a lot of insight into contemporary art.”