The Art System and Exhibiting Contemporary Art
Study Cycle: 1
ECTS credit: 5
Lecturer(s): izr. prof. dr. Žerovc Beti
The course acquaints students with and make them understand the art system and its main stakeholders. Students are familiarized with diverse aspects of exhibiting contemporary and modern art.
- historical development of art system and its specificities;
-development of art market and art criticism;
-art collectors; history and methods of collecting contemporary art;
-cultural policy and the role of the state in contemporary art;
-processes of institutionalization of contemporary art; musealization of art, biennialization of art;
-institutional sector and marketing sector of contemporary art; types of bonds between the institutional and marketing sectors;
-development of the artist’s status, activity and professional ethics in relation to the above-mentioned issues;
-development of exhibiting contemporary art; historical outline of different practices of exhibitions and exhibition-related writing about art (exhibition texts, catalogue texts, art reviews, and exhibition reports in mass media, etc.);
-development of the phenomenon of curatorship and its impact on art production;
- contemporary art exhibitions in Slovenia and their history.
The contents of the seminar may slightly vary from year to year. They are selected in such a way that they enable students to familiarize themselves with the most topical and varied problems from the sphere of the discussed contents. The seminar is partly conducted as field study.