Imaginary Economics: Contemporary Artists and the World of Big Money

Imaginary Economics: Contemporary Artists and the World of Big Money

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Imaginary Economics: Contemporary Artists and the World of Big Money by Olav Velthuis

A British artist who destroys all of his belongings, a Dutch artist's initiative that charts organization cultures, a Swiss artist who sells his right to participate in an exhibition via an online auction, an American artist who prints his own money and then succeeds in spending it... This book examines the ways in which contemporary artists represent economic processes—no longer merely express their ideas about the market or subsidy systems through the media, but analyze and offer parodies of economic mechanisms in their work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789056624019
Publisher: nai010 Publishers
Publication date: 05/15/2005
Series: Fascinations Ser.
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 4.75(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction9
1Substituting One Abstraction for Another19
2Hostile Spheres41
3Good Business is the Best Art81
4The Culturalization of the Economy91
5A Theory of Play105
Conclusion127
Notes133
Bibliography137
Exhibitions142

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