The contemporary art world may seem like a tangled, opaque world to most, shaded with intimidation and impossibly complex social circles. FRONTRUNNER will help you to break through the noise and find excitement and enlightenment in approaching contemporary art. With a clear, concise set of historical markers – to give you ample context and base knowledge – and a glossary of terms commonly used by those “in the know”, you can break through all of the velvet ropes and glass doors to find a diverse, enriched environment. By speaking to practicing artists, curators, arts journalists and collectors in the course of this workshop, you will have the tools you need to approach a gallery, to navigate an art fair, to feel comfortable at auction or simply to engage with others arts professionals at an informal level. In short, the doors may seem shut, we’ll provide the keys.