Tell us about people who work in the art market, what they graduated from, what they do, earnings, competition, etc.?
It will be great if you yourself are a representative of such a profession, i.e. an art critic, art history teacher, etc. at a university, an art appraiser, an exhibition manager, and so on. This refers specifically to people who are engaged in promoting and studying this field from the outside, and not artists/designers/musicians. It is interesting to learn about the state of this market now, thank you in advance.
Personally, I studied at the Faculty of Monumental and Decorative Painting at the Moscow State Art Academy. Stroganova Street. Very quickly, I realized that I wasn't much of an artist, and I didn't want to do murals. In addition, I took a one-year course on curation at MMSI, as well as several online courses on the art market, art history, PR, management, fundraising, and economics.
Competition, like everywhere else, exists, but there are really few specialists. Often they come from other areas that are not directly related to art.
Good question! I wrote an article on Yandex.Zen, which is based on the biographies of people I went to art school with https://zen.yandex.ru/media/id/5ed0e5511cc2ac6b0e6cf19a/gde-seichas-rabotaiut-vypuskniki-hudojestvennyh-uchilisc-5ed0ecd1e5b58523ba1b2cd5
In a couple of years, I will be able to write a similar article based on the bio of those with whom I studied at the MGHPA. Stroganova, and about five years later about life after graduate school))))
As for those who studied with me, I can say that some of them are in parallel with the MGHPA im. Stroganovs finish Free MMOMA workshops, the main way to earn money is to make mosaics for churches as part of a team, some have private orders. Some return to teach at the Moscow Art Academy, for example, as an artist Egor Koshelev
I work in the Brussels gallery Monasch – we are engaged in Russian and European figurative art. I have an art history education and studied in Russia and Spain.
In my opinion, a degree in art history is absolutely necessary for scientific and teaching activities, and experience and knowledge of the market are more important for working in the art business, so special courses and internships are more useful here. I don't know what exactly interests you, but if you want to read more about my personal experience, then I told you about it here.