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Seven Days in the Art World

Seven Days in the Art World
Audio CDs in MP3 / English: MP3, 64 kb/s (2 ch) | Duration: 08:21:38 | 2014 | ISBN-10: 1494557681 | 229 MB
Genre: Art

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 alternative religion. In a series of beautifully paced narratives, Sarah Thornton investigates the drama of a Christie's auction, the workings in Takashi Murakami's studios, the elite at the Basel Art Fair, the eccentricities of Artforum magazine, the competition behind an important art prize, life in a notorious art-school seminar, and the wonderland of the Venice Biennale. She reveals the new dynamics of creativity, taste, status, money, and the search for meaning in life. A judicious and juicy account of the institutions that have the power to shape art history, based on hundreds of interviews with high-profile players, Thornton's entertaining ethnography will change the way you look at contemporary culture
Sarah Thornton (Author), Tavia Gilbert (Narrator)

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