'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.
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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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