Master Course on Curating, ECADC, Tallinn

Gallerist Master Course 2016

Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC)

Estonian Academy of Arts, Institute of Art History and Visual Culture (Suur Kloostri 11, Tallinn)

September 21 – October 2, 2016

This fall the Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center (ECADC) is presenting the third edition of its Gallerist Master Course in Tallinn, Estonia, offering training for both practicing and emerging gallerists. The course is designed to introduce students to the dynamics of the art world infrastructure. Classes will discuss the various segments of today’s global art market (Alessia Zorloni, IULM); representation and the day-to-day operations of a commercial gallery (Sol Pochat, HILO Gallery); art journalism and writing for social media (Andrew M. Goldstein, Artspace, Phaidon); as well as more recent developments in exhibition-making and curating (Fatos Üstek, independent curator, fig2).

This eight-day intensive course will accept MA students with a demonstrated interest and/or experience in contemporary art as well as practicing gallerists, arts and culture managers, and artists. The entire course will be conducted in English.


Sol Pochat, Alessia Zorloni, Fatos Üstek, Andrew Goldstein

Sol Pochat, Alessia Zorloni, Fatos Üstek, Andrew Goldstein

Sol Pochat, Case Study of HILO Galeria

September 21 & 22, 2pm – 6pm

Established in 2015, HILO Galeria is an emerging gallery in Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a special focus on site- and context-specific artistic and curatorial practices. The seminar will take the form of a case study on how to develop a sustainable gallery model for representing emerging artists.

Alessia Zorloni, Introduction to the International Art Market

September 23 & 24, 2pm – 6pm

The art market, like most major business sectors in the 21st century, operates in a global environment and is complex, dynamic, and often seemingly irrational. This seminar will give students an understanding of the various segments of today’s ever-evolving international art market.

Fatos Üstek, Introduction to Contemporary Curatorial Practices

September 29 & 30, 2pm – 6pm

The seminar will address curatorial positions and the significant role they play in today’s arts ecology. Visiting a plethora of voices that are shaping the practice of contemporary curating, it will concentrate on different modalities and sensitivities that a curator employs in order to engage with art, and, more significantly, to make art public.

Andrew Goldstein, How to Write About Art (and Actually Get People to Read It)

October 1 & 2, 3pm – 7pm

Beginning with the polemicists and publications of the postwar era and going through the rise of the October magazine style to today’s proliferation of TMZ-like art sites, the seminar will take the form of a discussion on how art writing has dramatically changed over the past 70-odd years.