In a period of radical expansion of public interest and market forces, what is the state of contemporary art’s production, presentation, and acquisition? What roles do narcissism and trophy-gathering play? Is the current boom another chapter in an older, modernist history, or is it truly unprecedented? How did contemporary art, of seemingly endless supply, become so dear? How did Ai Weiwei become more valuable than Tiepolo? The event is moderated by Tim Griffin, Editor of Artforum. Panelists include: Amy Cappellazzo, Co-Head, Christie’s Contemporary Art; Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Chair, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Jeffrey Deitch, Director, Deitch Projects; Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, Museum of Modern Art; and Yinka Shonibare. This event was held by The New School.
Posted: April 18th, 2008
Art and Money