When Art Meets Money: Encounters at the Art Basel (Paperback)

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By Stephan Egger (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Thomas Mazzurana (Text by (Art/Photo Books)), Franz Schultheis (Text by (Art/Photo Books))
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Art Basel is more than just a fair in the commercial sense of the word, more than a concentrated gathering of dealers offering their goods for sale to interested buyers. It is the site of display of holy goods in the presence of thousands and thousands of believers, a mecca for the ritualized adoration of modern and contemporary art. It is also the decisive witness of the upheaval marking a radical change in the relationship between art and money, with all of the consequences--not least, the evaluation of what is to be regarded as genuine art. When Art Meets Money offers a sociological study in the vein of Pierre Bourdieu, the result of several years of field work, attempting to draw a picture of this change as perceived by the participants, fair organizers, gallerists, collectors, curators, art consultants and artists as a central problem of the contemporary art scene.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783863357443
ISBN-10: 3863357442
Publisher: Walther Konig Verlag
Publication Date: January 26th, 2016
Pages: 258
Language: English