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2022/2023

Art and Commerce

Code: 43007 ECTS Credits: 10
Degree Type Year Semester
4313768 Analysis and Management of the Artistic Heritage OT 0 2

Contact

Name:
Buenaventura Bassegoda Hugas
Email:
bonaventura.bassegoda@uab.cat

Use of Languages

Principal working language:
catalan (cat)

Teachers

Mariano Carbonell Buades

External teachers

Albert MartÝ Palau
Artur Ramon
Elena Escolar
Francesc Fontbona
Horacio Perez Hita
Jordi Carreras
Jordi Sacases
Pere Canal
Santiago Alcolea
Vicenš Furiˇ
Violant Porcel

Prerequisites

None

Objectives and Contextualisation

This module proposes to offer some basic notions about the functioning of the market and the collecting of artistic objects of patrimonial value. There is a part of the most historic module that tries to explain the mechanisms that have shaped art collecting and museums in Catalonia from the nineteenth century to the present day with three sessions by B.Bassegoda and one more than present the history and evolution of the art galleries by F.Fontbona. The rest of the sessions have a more open and professional orientation. A practical case of presentation and design of a museum project (M.Carbonell) is explained. And it is expected the participation of various professionals related to the market and collecting:  two antiquaris (A. Ramon, Albert Martí), an expert in the market of contemporary art (V.Porcel), a professional from an auction house J.Carreras), a collector (V.Furió), a museum conservator (M.A. Perelló), and a squadron of the Heritage unit (P.Canal). The course is completed with two visits to private collections or museums (V.Solanilla and I.Domènech) and with a visit to the Miró Foundation to know the authentication certificates protocols for Miró's (E. Escolar) graphic works.

Competences

  • Be familiar with the resources and skills that a professional art historian or artistic heritage specialist needs and develop the ability to meet the challenges involved in the care, study and management of the artistic heritage.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously.
  • Discriminate between important research and dissemination of culture.
  • Explore new interdisciplinary strategies for art historians' career development.
  • Show mastery of language, expression and rhetorical devices in the preparation and presentation of research projects and professional tasks.
  • Systematically assimilate and synthesise the information that is of the greatest importance for research and professional practice.
  • Transfer historical and artistic research to society.
  • Understand the analysis methods used in research into the artistic heritage, and art theory and history.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Carry out simple cases of expert valuation.
  2. Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously.
  3. Discriminate between important research and dissemination of culture.
  4. Know and make connections between the systems of analysis used in art history, archaeometry and the technical procedures used in restoration.
  5. Know specific cases of expertisation of works of art.
  6. Know the different analysis systems used in the expertisation and expert valuation of an art work.
  7. Show mastery of language, expression and rhetorical devices in the preparation and presentation of research projects and professional tasks.
  8. Systematically assimilate and synthesise the information that is of the greatest importance for research and professional practice.
  9. Understand the experience and research work needed for the expertisation and expert valuation of an art work.

Content

 

Programa:

1. L’estudi del fenomen col·leccionista. Estat de la qüestió a Catalunya. B.Bassegoda. 7 de febrer de 2023

2. Les exposicions d’art retrospectiu i el desenvolupament de la Història de l’Art als segles XIX i XX. B.Bassegoda. 14 de febrer de 2023.

3. El col·leccionisme com experiència d’estudi. La col·lecció Furió de gravat antic. Vicenç Furió (Professor del Departament d’Història de l’Art de la Universitat de Barcelona) 21 de febrer de 2023.

4 El mercat i les galeries d’art a Barcelona dels orígens fins al segle XX. Francesc Fontbona (Historiador de l’Art. Institut d’Estudis Catalans). 28 de febrer de 2023.

5. Les vendes en subhastes públiques. L’experiència de la casa Balclis. Jordi Carreras (Balclis, Barcelona). 7 de març de 2023. La sessió serà a Balclis.

6. La Junta de Qualificació, Valoració i Exportació de Béns del Patrimoni Cultural de Catalunya i l'adquisició d'objectes artístics mobles per al patrimoni públic. (Segona Part) La tasca de l’Institut Amatller d’Art Hispànic.  Santiago Alcolea. 14 de març de 2023. La sessió serà a l’Institut Amatller.

7. L’elaboració d’un projecte expositiu d’art d’alta època. Estudi de casos. Marià Carbonell. 21 de març de 2023.

8. La persecució dels delictes contra el patrimoni artístic i arqueològic. Pere Canal (Unitat central de Patrimoni Històric. Mossos d’Esquadra, Generalitat de Catalunya).  28 de març de 2023.

9. El mercat de l’art contemporani. Les grans fires internacionals d’art. Violant Porcel (Galerista). 11 d’abril de 2023.

10. El mercat de l'art, de l'àmbit local a la globalització. Valors segurs i impostures.Marià Carbonell. 18 d’abril de 2023.

11. L’ofici d’antiquari. Artur Ramon (Artur Ramon Art) 25 d’abril de 2023. La sessió serà a la Galeria Artur Ramon, Barcelona.

12. El mercat de les obres d’art sobre paper. Albert Martí Palau. (Palau Antiguitats). 2 de maig de 2023. La sessió serà a Palau Antiguitats. Barcelona.

13. El peritatge de les obres d’art. El cas de l’obra de Joan Miró. Elena Escolar (Conservadora de la Fundació Joan Miró). 9 de maig  de 2023. La sessió serà a la Fundació Miró.

14. Visita la galeria de marcs d’Horacio Pérez Hita. 16 de maig de 2023.

15. Visita a l’Arxiu i a la Basílica del Pi de Barcelona. Jordi Sacases, Arxiver. 23 de maig de 2023.

16. Visita al Museu Marés. B.Bassegoda. 30 de maig de 2023.

17. Visita al Museu de Sitges. Ignasi Domènech, cap de col·leccions dels Museus de Sitges. 6 de juny de 2023.

18. La formació del sistema dels museus públics i dels museus diocesans de Catalunya B. Bassegoda. 13 de juny de 2023.

 

Methodology

Classes in the classroom, open to the participation of students, and exits to visit collections, galleries, houses of auctions, etc.

Annotation: Within the schedule set by the centre or degree programme, 15 minutes of one class will be reserved for students to evaluate their lecturers and their courses or modules through questionnaires.

Activities

Title Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
Type: Directed      
Departures to visit collections, galleries and auction houses 18 0.72 9, 5, 6, 7, 1, 8

Assessment

Attendance and active participation in class.
										
											
										
											Tutorials and follow-up of an individual work.
										
											
										
											A brief work that demonstrates the ability of the student to develop knowledge and abilities around these subjects. It can be a study about a collector, a museum, a gallery, an antique dealer; or also a practical exercise in cataloging and valuing a work of art, or managing a legal or promotional theme in relation to a piece or collection, etc. The chosen topic will have to be determined in common agreement between the module coordinator and the student as soon as possible once the classes have started.

In the event that tests or exams cannot be taken onsite, they will be adapted to an online format made available through the UAB’s virtual tools (original weighting will be maintained). Homework, activities and class participation will be carried out through forums, wikis and/or discussion on Teams, etc. Lecturers will ensure that students are able to access these virtual tools, or will offer them feasible alternatives.

 

Assessment Activities

Title Weighting Hours ECTS Learning Outcomes
A brief work that demonstrates the ability of the student to develop knowledge and capacities around the topics of the Module. 50% 162 6.48 9, 5, 6, 4, 3, 7, 1, 2, 8
Attendance and active participation in class 20% 50 2 9, 6, 4, 7, 2, 8
Tutorials and follow-up of individual work 30% 20 0.8 3, 7, 2, 8

Bibliography

The bibliography will be offered and commented in class.

Software

No specific software is necessary. Although unlikely, if required later in the course this would be indicated in due time.