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Fashion Seduces Art
After the debate on value-setting between Luc Boltanski, Arnaud Esquerre and Nancy Fraser in NLR 106, Chin-tao Wu examines relations between the luxury industry and high art. Why are James Turrell, Daniel Buren and Olafur Eliasson producing works for Louis Vuitton and Chanel?
Scars and Faultlines
The art of Doris Salcedo as test-case for the complex interaction of aesthetics and commerce. For works aiming to commemorate lives lost in Colombia’s civil wars, what are the consequences—economic, ethical, critical—of integration into the circuits of both memory and market?
Embracing the Enterprise Culture: Art Insitutions since the 1980s
With the Government giving less to art and education,somebody’s got to give more. And that somebody is America’s corporations.Quotation from a special Chase Manhattan advertising supplement, ‘American Business and the Arts’, Forbes, 27 October 1986. read more