Show Off the Art: Value and Desire

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1097 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

GDCV1097 will investigate the interaction between artist’s studio, commercial gallery and museum within the context of contemporary culture. Examining the history of exhibition, and the effect and impacts of the commercial art markets, this course considers what art means to us, how art makes a different to our public life, and what it would tell us about our society. This course will assess the contrasts and similarities of the public and private sectors of art consumption and reflect upon who and what would determine the aesthetic significance and monetary value of art. It also considers the changing notions of art exhibition in terms of traditional associations of status, education and evaluate the roles of gallery, dealer, auction house and buyer as the centre pin to driving and responding to market forces.


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.