Whitechapel Series: The Market | Author: Natasha Degen
Critical and creative responses to the global art market's influence on issues of value, patronage, institutional power, and public agency.
Transnational markets hold sway over all aspects of contemporary culture, and that has transformed the environment of recent art, blurring the previously discrete realms of price and value, capital and creativity. Artists have responded not only critically but imaginatively to the many issues this raises, including the treatment of artworks as analogous to capital goods, the assertion that art's value is best measured by the market, and the notion that art and money share an internal logic. Some artists have investigated the market's pressures on creative democracy, its ubiquity, vulgarity, and fetishizing force, while others have embraced the creative possibilities the market offers. And for a decade curators and theorists have speculated on the implications of this new symbiosis between art and money, cultural and economic value.
Drawing on a wide range of interdisciplinary sources, in dialogue with artists' writings, this anthology traces the historic origins of these debates in different versions of modernism and surveys the relationships among art, value, and price; the evolution and influence of patronage; the actors and institutions of the art market; and the diversity of artistic practices that either criticize or embrace the conditions of the contemporary market.
151 x 213 x 23 mm
Schottenfreude: German Words for the Human Condition | Author: Ben Schott
Have you ever thought, 'There should be a German word for that'? Well, now there is.From the mind that created Schott's Original Miscellany comes a unique volume exploring the idiosyncrasies...
The Yield | Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award | Author: Tara June Winch
Winner of the 2020 Miles Franklin Award | Winner, Book of the Year, People's Choice, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction at NSW Premier's Literary Award | Shortlisted for the Stella Prize.Just...
How To Be an Antiracist | Author: Ibram X. Kendi
New York Times Bestseller!Not being racist is not enough. We have to be antiracist. In this rousing and deeply empathetic book, Ibram X. Kendi, founding director of the Antiracism Research...