High Pertformance! Workshop in economy
|High Pertformance! Workshop in economy -- Lucie Eidenbenz -- Thu 10 May 2012|
Precariousness in the Arts
Why are artists poor?
How does neo-liberalism take over the lifestyles and gift economy used and practiced within the arts field.
Example : gentrification.
If all artists would stop working for free, what would that produce?
Which currency is used within the art field?
How do we value art, under which criterias?
We didn t talk about AURA, which I think enters very much in account in terms of valuating Art. Its insertion in a social context as well as in the market is determined by its aura!
This is linked to the strategies of generating Desire.
Indeed, nobody is waiting for your new piece of art - unless you are very famous - you have to create the need and desire for it in the market.
The Square has become a real Institution - and not only - it has become a sort of Panopticon!
A DADA - style letter by Elise and Nicolas :