The Tetrad

A: The Broad Strokes of Art History

As the Metis maxim goes, history is everything to the value of art. From ancient art to modernism and global contemporary art, we trace how major art movements were impacted by simultaneous developments in history, technology, philosophy and culture.


B: The Art Ecosystem

Who’s who? Galleries, museums, non-profits, art fairs and auction houses fulfil both conflicting and complementary roles that shape the growth of artists’ careers. We make sense of their complex interactions that drive the world of contemporary art.


C: Value, Price and Investments

Now, let’s talk business. We get to grips with what value really means according to both art theorists and dealers — two sides of the same coin. We penetrate the often opaque ebbs and flows of the art market.


D: Trends, Theory and Vocabulary

What’s on trend in the art world? In our final, practical session, we burst bubbles, avoid faux pas, and dive deeper into “art speak”, the theoretical lingo of the art crowd.


Saturday, 23 September

10am—12pm: A – The Broad Strokes of Art History
12—1:30pm: B – The Art Ecosystem
1:30—2:30pm: Lunch Break
2:30—4pm: C – Value, Price & Investments
4—5pm: D – Trends, Theory & Vocabulary


Saturday, 30 September

2:30-3:30pm: Guided Studio Visit with NTU CCA


Price & Inclusions

S$400 per pax for 4 sessions (special 50% off for Singapore Art Gallery Weekend: use discount code agas). Each session is 2 hours. 50% of your ticket will be donated to local arts non-profit NTU Centre for Contemporary Art. This means that you will receive a tax deduction of 250% for S$200. The price includes a set lunch, drinks and a follow up tour of the NTU CCA artist residencies. Every attendee of our courses is entitled to a free consultation with our team on starting or developing a collection.