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Artists want to work with Balenciaga, buy it, and think about it. How did a fashion house become an art-world power broker? "Carly Busta, an aggregating Truman Capote for the Berlin scene who runs New Models, a kind of Drudge Report for the art world, said in an interview earlier this fall that Balenciaga pulls its talent from a creative class, often Berlin-based, that has more crossover with the art world than ...Read More
"Artistic investment follows the same logic as financial speculation. Still—if contemporary art were simply an extension of finance capital, works designed to look good in banks, or in bankers’ homes, why should we even care? It’s not as if cultural critics spend a lot of time debating the latest design ...Read More
"More art is being produced and sold than ever before, at ever higher prices."
Lots of interesting thoughts here. Hito Steyerl is calling for a cessation by artists and art workers from the art world (and by extension its money) and forming and alternative exchange network. But why still call that art? Seems like it would be more apt to call it something else The elitism part didn't make much sense to me also. I think there is a distinction to be made between intellectuals & art elite. Also anti-elitism does not necessarily equate to totalitarianism. Again maybe she talking in a wider sense of the word art, but to me it seems overly ...Read More
"The top prize of the Venice Biennale, the world’s oldest and grandest international exhibition of contemporary art, was awarded on Saturday to Anne Imhof, an artist and choreographer whose grim and threatening occupation of the German pavilion, complete with anti-riot wire fences and barking Doberman pinschers, was the talk of ...Read More