What is art? What is the value of fine art? What is art? What is the value of fine art? In this week’s episode, Anina Englehardt joins us to explore how sociology understands the world of contemporary fine art, from its hierarchical and exclusive nature to the meaning-making process of art. When judging and valuing art, what is more important – the intention of the artist, the story behind the art, or the whimsical, and sometimes random and irrelevant, interpretations of the everyday audience? We tour the world of fine art, its view of digital art, political art, and much more!
Contemporary art, fine art, political art
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- Who is Rothko and why doesn’t Ellen know anything about him?
- Wanna see some Rothko’s? Check this out!
- This Banana Was Duct-Taped to a Wall. It Sold for $120,000.
- Someone ate a $120,000 banana that an artist had taped to a wall
- The ‘discursive arena’ is also known as the ‘public sphere’
- Do you have “Vitamin B” (aka Beziehung)?
- Seesaw installation at US-Mexico border wins Design of the Year award
- We talked a lot about Banksy. And his self-shredding piece, Girl With Balloon.
- Anina mentioned Bourdieu’s concept of “doxa” which you can read about here. Doxa is one of the main concepts of his book, “Distinction.”
- Read more about the autonomy principle, an ethics concept.
- The world’s most expensive work of art: A swirling new installation in Grand Central is made of 2,600 real college diplomas
- What Is A Corporate Art Collection?
- If you want to see Ellen’s friend’s exhibit of clothes.
- Anina’s book recommendations:
- Inside the Critics’ Circle: Book Reviewing in Uncertain Times by Phillipa K. Chong
- Entitled: Discriminating Tastes and the Expansion of the Arts by Jennifer C. Lena
- Culture is bad for you: Inequality in the cultural and creative industries by Brook et al.
- Still Life: Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum by Fernando Domínguez Rubio
- Art Worlds by Howard S. Becker