The Market

Simmel, Georg and Adorno, Theodor and Herrnstein Smith, Barbara and Grampp, William and Shell, Marc and Zaunschirm, Thomas and Ullrich, Wolfgang and Bull, Malcolm and Veblen, Thorstein and Wolfe, Tom and Baudrillard, Jean and Muensterberger, Werner and Bourdieu, Pierre and Haacke, Hans and Serra, Richard and Wilson, Fred and Elmgreen, Michael and Dragset, Ingar and Gilligan, Melanie and Charlesworth, Jj and Fraser, Andrea and Saatchi, Charles and White, Harrison and White, Cynthia and Elkoff, Marvin and Greenfeld, Josh and Fuller, Peter and Ford, Simon and Davies, Anthony and Braathen, Martin and Schjeldahl, Peter and Velthuis, Olav and van den Berg, Karen and Pasero, Ursula and Kwon, Miwon and Cras, Sophie and Asher, Michael and Burn, Ian and Andre, Carl and Beuys, Joseph and de Duve, Thierry and Linker, Kate and Elger, Dietmar and Tiehai, Zhou and Spiegler, Marc and Stillman, Nick and Hoffmann, Jens and Diehl, Ruth and Sehgal, Tino and Cattelan, Maurizio and Ögüt, Ahmet and Ding, Liu and Warhol, Andy and Peng, Lü and Boltanski, Luc and Chiapello, Eve and Seelig, Thomas and Bankowsky, Jack and Foster, Hal and Rothkopf, Scott and von Hantelmann, Dorothea and Houellebecq, Michel. The Market. London, England: Whitechapel Art Gallery; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2013.

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Abstract (English)

"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" -- Publisher's web site.

Types: Anthologies, essays, collections
All Contributors: Degen, Natasha (Editor); Degen, Natasha (Prefacer); Simmel, Georg (Author); Adorno, Theodor (Author); Herrnstein Smith, Barbara (Author); Grampp, William (Author); Shell, Marc (Author); Zaunschirm, Thomas (Author); Ullrich, Wolfgang (Author); Bull, Malcolm (Author); Veblen, Thorstein (Author); Wolfe, Tom (Author); Baudrillard, Jean (Author); Muensterberger, Werner (Author); Bourdieu, Pierre (Author); Haacke, Hans (Author); Serra, Richard (Author); Wilson, Fred (Author); Elmgreen, Michael (Author); Dragset, Ingar (Author); Gilligan, Melanie (Author); Charlesworth, Jj (Author); Fraser, Andrea (Author); Saatchi, Charles (Author); White, Harrison (Author); White, Cynthia (Author); Elkoff, Marvin (Author); Greenfeld, Josh (Author); Fuller, Peter (Author); Ford, Simon (Author); Davies, Anthony (Author); Braathen, Martin (Author); Schjeldahl, Peter (Author); Velthuis, Olav (Author); van den Berg, Karen (Author); Pasero, Ursula (Author); Kwon, Miwon (Author); Cras, Sophie (Author); Asher, Michael (Author); Burn, Ian (Author); Andre, Carl (Author); Beuys, Joseph (Author); de Duve, Thierry (Author); Linker, Kate (Author); Elger, Dietmar (Author); Tiehai, Zhou (Author); Spiegler, Marc (Author); Stillman, Nick (Author); Hoffmann, Jens (Author); Diehl, Ruth (Author); Sehgal, Tino (Author); Cattelan, Maurizio (Author); Ögüt, Ahmet (Author); Ding, Liu (Author); Warhol, Andy (Author); Peng, Lü (Author); Boltanski, Luc (Author); Chiapello, Eve (Author); Seelig, Thomas (Author); Bankowsky, Jack (Author); Foster, Hal (Author); Rothkopf, Scott (Author); von Hantelmann, Dorothea (Author); Houellebecq, Michel (Author); Guerrilla Girls
Collation: 239 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780262519670
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: London, England: Whitechapel Art Gallery; Cambridge, MA: MIT Press
Art Organizations: United Kingdom - Whitechapel Art Gallery (London)
Copyright Statement: Whitechapel Gallery Ventures Unlimited, the authors or the estates of the authors, unless otherwise stated.
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Includes excerpts taken from previously published texts, bibliographical references, biographical notes on authors (p. 226-227), a bibliography (p. 228-233), an index (p. 234-239).
Reclassified from 381 - GRANDE BRETAGNE - WHITECHAPEL ART GALLERY, 27-07-18.

Series Name: Documents of Contemporary Art
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Date Deposited: 21 Dec 2013 22:05
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2018 17:01
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