'Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios maps and analyzes the complex and contested entanglements of contemporary art and its commercial markets. Contemporary art as an asset category and celebrity accessory, the rise of the art fair, and the increased competition of auction houses are among the phenomena which are discussed by academics, theoreticians, and artists. While some of the contributions show how the market’s globalization and commercialization both reflect and propel the way art is produced, presented, and perceived, others downplay the impact of these developments and argue that the market’s structure has essentially remained the same. All the essays trigger the question, what will art look like in 2022, and how will artists operate?' - from book flap.

Opening with an excerpted chapter from a novel, together with a number of essays, this specially curated publication questions the much contested relationships between contemporary art and its commercial markets. 

Includes contributors' biographies.
Alternative title

Yi shu yu jing ji

Access level

Onsite

Location code REFS.LIM5
Language

English

Keywords

art market

Publication/Creation date

2012

No of pages

272

ISBN / ISSN

9781934105993

No of copies

2

Content type

anthology

Chapter headings
Looking for Headless / Chapter Nine
Preface: Contemporary Art and its Commercial Markets

- Maria LIND

Introduction: The Contemporary Art Market between Stasis and Flux

- Olav VELTHUIS

The Internationalization of the Contemporary Art World and Market: The Role of Nationality and Territory in a Supposedly 'Globalized' Sector

- Alain QUEMIN

Internet and Commerce

- Noah HOROWITZ

A Fairy Tale: The Art System, Globalization, and the Fair Movement

- Stefano Baia CURIONI

Large-scale Art Fabrication and the Currency of Attention

- Karen VAN DEN BERG, Ursula PASERO

In the Grip of the Market? On the Relative Heternomy of Art, the Art World, and Art Criticism

- Isabelle GRAW

Tainted Love: Art's Ethos and Capitalization

- Suhail MALIK, Andrea PHILLIPS

Contemporary Art and Its Commercial Markets: A Report on Current Conditions and Future Scenarios
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