The Art System and Exhibiting Contemporary Art

The Art System and Exhibiting Contemporary Art

Study Cycle: 1

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

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.
Selected contents:
- historical development of art system and its specificities;
-development of art market and art criticism;
denied economy;
-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.