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Uploaded August 07, 2016

RECOMMENDED READINGS


 

A Recommendation Note
to David Byrne's essay titled
"I Don't Care About Contemporary Art
Anymore?"

 


 

 

text by Jojo Soria de Veyra



WE don't think David Byrne is alone in this.
    Who among the masses nowadays cares about a van Gogh, any van Gogh? And who in the art industry really cares what the masses think about art as a whole, not just contemporary art? Apart from the critic and curator with concerns for social connections, who even among the artists care for the same, especially when the real market starts knocking?


 



". . . now art's public status could be irreversible."
 


 

    The value bankruptcy of art to the general public has made art profitable to the art industry in the way caviar as product has been profitable to the caviar industry. In short, this bankruptcy has been inflicted by the art industry on itself by design. So, to the art industry, this bankruptcy is no sad news, for it is what maintained art as a haute product of human achievements while successfully turning it away from the quirky manipulations of public taste.
    The bankruptcy was precisely what the industry had been asking for. And now art's public status could be irreversible.
    Here's Mr. Byrne's essay: CLICK HERE. [d]





ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDED READING RELATED TO THE THEME OF VALUE BANKRUPTCY:

• Eric Caruncho's "Is an ‘art mafia’ behind the auction and the boom?"

• Artbusiness.com's own warnings on value bankruptcy within the art market: "The Art Party's Over - Survival in a Weak Economy"

• and our own "How Artworks Gain Notoriety: Isang Belated Defense sa Emergence ng Auction Houses Bagamat May Pagtatanong Kung Pupuwede Silang Ma-Regulate"

• Then we implied a hard but natural way out of this in last July's "A Touristic Guide to Producing & Appreciating Art (Through the Hypermarket Desires of ​the Powers That Be)"


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recommendation text (c) 2016 Jojo Soria de Veyra

 

 

 

 


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