Filippo Fossati is a writer and an art-dealer born in Turin, Italy. Coming from a family of artists, art historians and art dealers, he started working in the artworld at a very young age. He started his first publishing enterprise Il Quadrante in 1983 and opened his own gallery in Turin in 1988. He has been the director of a number of galleries and founder of art magazines such as Mostre e Musei, Contemporanea, Impresa per l’Arte, Ground Art and Culture, Inside. Since 1996 he has been the co-owner of Esso Gallery in New York, and has organized more than three hundred exhibitions in private and public spaces worldwide, working with artists of great renown. Among other activities, Mr. Fossati currently manages artist’s archives and studios and he is an advisor to many international private collections.
11am - 1pm
Develop the ability to view and critique art, awakening your capacity to understand artwork of different cultures, periods, and styles. In addition, you’ll learn how to develop a portfolio from the point of view of a gallery dealer, including materials, cover letters, content statements, and CDs. Visits to museums and galleries, as well as lectures on the history of art, video, and photography, will immerse you in New York City’s abundance of cultural possibilities.
The Business of Art
3 - 5pm
In our dynamic art world, many artists are not prepared for the challenge of being the dealers of their own work. This experimental class will cover essential entrepreneurial skills, such as how to archive, promote, exhibit, curate, buy, and sell art. Learn about the various players in the art world, as well as how to prepare a portfolio and organize an exhibition. Tackle all aspects of the art business, ranging from loan agreements to shipping, insuring, storing, and marketing.