Seven Days in the Art World
The art market has been booming. Museum attendance is surging. More people than ever call themselves artists. Contemporary art has become a mass entertainment, a luxury good, a job description, and, for some, a kind of alternativ ...more
Now I need to state that my hatred is pretty moronic. The book is titled Seven Days in the Art World, which very clearly labels it as a tourist's guidebook, so it might as well be labelled Lonely Planet: Art World, or Let's Go! Art World, or How to Travel the Art World with No Money and Without Leaving Your Couch. It's Seven Days, which is the length of time most tourists give to some "foreign locale." In seven days, you won' ...more
Granted, the less the reader knows about art, I imagine, the more interesting the book would be.
She loves describing what people are wearing, as in, "Gladstone is dressed entirely ...more
* an auction (at Christie's in NYC) - below
* a MFA crit session (at CalArt) -below
* a visit to the Basel art fair (Switzerland)
* the Turner prize in London
* a visit to Artforum (magazine)
* a visit to the studio of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami
* a trip to the Venice Biennale
Overall it was an easy read, but as an artist it bothered me.
I have been to an art auction at Sothebys and have personally, gone through many criti ...more
Being relatively ignorant about any of this, I was surprised to discover that galleries at the upper echelons don't just sell to the first person willing to write a check, but loo ...more
مالم يكن لديك إهتمام بماذا يحدث في كواليس المعارض الفنية
الصراعات بين الفنانين وبين تجار المزادات الفنية ومحرري المجلات
الكاتبة كتبت هذا الكتاب خلال ثلاث سنوات قامت فيه بتجربة باحث حقيقي حيث حضرت صفوف فنية وشاركت أحاسيس الطلاب ومشاعرهم حين يتعرضوا للنقد من قبل زملائهم كما إلتقت بالعديد من الفنانين والمحررين وأصحاب المزدادات الفنية ومحبي التحف وشهدت الكثير من الصراعات كما أجرت العديد من اللقاءات أبرزها كان اللقاء مع الفنان موروكامي صاحب ...more
The first few chapters--one at a contemporary art auction, when a ...more
سارا تورنتون، محقق حوزهی فرهنگ و دانش آموخته و مدرس رشتهی هنر و جامعهشناسی با روحیهای متاثر از سابقهی درخشانش در حوزهی روزنامهنگاری (به خصوص دوران کار در نشریهی اکونومیست) شجاعانه به پشتپردهترین و رازدارترین حلقههای دنیای هنر نفوذ میکند تا برای خوانندگان خود روایتی بیسابقه از زند و بندها، افراد تاثیرگذار و کهنالگوهای جهان هنر را به تصویر بکشد.
زبان خودمانی، طنزآمیز و گاهی برّندهی «هفت روز در جهان هنر» لذت خواندن در مورد این موضوع را حتی برای مخاطب عام از امری کسلکننده و ثقیل به تجربهای لذت بخش ت
The book club I attended chose this book for July's read. It was a complete accident that this book got chosen as we are, technically, a Fiction Book Club. But the cover looked interesting and it was out of most of our normal "comfort" zone, so chosen it was.
I think my perspective on this book was changed from what it might have been due to the book I had read just before it. Since I had just finished a b ...more
Thornton's book takes a look at the art college, the gallery, the auctioneer, the art show and of course the modern artist's studio to look at the modern art game from many angles.
What impresses is the great level of the interviews with genuine and weighty insiders. The author must be well connec ...more
There were two things that I really liked about the book. The first was her non-judgmental reporting. So many viewpoints were held by so many of the "art world people" that she couldn't pos ...more
Recommended for those with a strong stomach and ability to tolerate this focus on the privileged few, who may or may not have any regard or insight into artistic legacy.
In the world that surrounds us, there are many smaller "worlds" that regular people don't usually have access to. Some, like the medical or forensic experts world, are explored through popular TV shows and mass media culture, so that the general population, not exactly being a part of it, still feels like they have some access and knowledge of it (even if it is of a highly romanticized, flawed and fictionalized account). Such a thing doesn't happen with the art world, the ...more
Cuốn sách được cấu trúc theo 7 định chế tro ...more
It appears that the "art world" like so much of our culture today is driven by corporate values of status, pretentiousness, money and commodification.
It's not a world that appeals much to me.
One of the most interesting things for me was how much of this change has occurred post WWII.
Another thing that caught my attention was how in the Crit chapter life drawing was denigrated as useful only for designers. When I went to art school life drawing and other basic skills were ...more
"A protest against forgetting" - Eric Hobsbawn, quoted by Hans Ulrich Obrist
"[...] do you choose somebody to make history or do you confirm history?" Andrea Rose
"I was taught that one of the defining premises of modern art was its antagonism to mass culture [...] I could argue that Takashi is working within the system only to subvert it. But this idea of subversive complicity is ...more