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PublisherStylus2017
This unspeakable horror was prepared by Stylus, a “global innovation research and advisory firm, which works with businesses to stimulate innovation and growth”. Full of quotes like “Globally, 69% of UHNWIs have become more conscious about displaying their wealth in public over the past decade,” it’s a guide to trends in maintaining wealth and well-being while assuring nobody resents you for it. There are suggestions for how luxury brands can stand out through charity or “meaningful minimalism” and coerce the desired UHNWI’s to their brands. Also included are tips for where and how to hide when society crumbles. In times ...
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Artists have continually questioned their status and place in society. The widespread vision of the artist as an outsider from the peripheries of social life, a utopia seeker, a celebrity selling works for millions or an erudite nonconformist who voices his or her opinions in the public debate, has spawned many myths concerning their privileges and obligations in the contemporary world. The exhibition formulates a question about the way artists define their status and position in the realm of an ever-widening economic gap: that of the possibility to reconcile dreams of social justice with the needmof artistic freedom and autonomy. At the same time, the show highlights the tension between artists’ rather ...
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PublisherAperture Foundation2018
In the late 1950s, the Limelight gallery and coffeehouse was the intellectual hangout of Greenwich Village, if not New York. It drew patrons and critics with ten shows per year, featuring the work of such figures as Minor White, Arnold Newman, Ansel Adams, Imogen Cunningham, Brassaï, Julia Margaret Cameron, and Robert Frank. When Limelight opened in 1954, it was the first commercial gallery in the US devoted exclusively to photography; along with the Museum of Modern Art, it became the most important venue for serious photography in the city. Helen Gee: Limelight, a Greenwich Village Photography Gallery and Coffeehouse in ...
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PublisherTalk is Cheap2020
Artist, curator and man about town, Jesse started and ran the iconic 247365 gallery that ran in the donut district alongside Primetime and Know More Games, which if you were around was definitely a moment on the New York scene between 2012-2017. We get into the relationship between his obsession with the malleability and seductive qualities of plastic as sculpture, we avoid the polemic political connotations between the material and the global market and network structure 😉 We also think through the comparison between that and the seduction process and the slippery performance of self that goes into curating and ...
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PublishersArt BaselUBS2017
Art is a $57 billion market almost entirely unregulated by the government. Here is a remarkable summary of its recent performance as an asset class by two key power players: a fair and a bank. The summary tells a story of segmentation and distension of the market towards extreme ends of the scale: a tiny fraction of artists make up the vast bulk of sales, with just .017% of galleries responsible for 80% of total sales by value. On page 236, note how the text suddenly worries about the effect of dramatic wealth inequality on the market, if chiefly via ...
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PublisherStrelka Press2021
Belgian designer and antiques collector, gallery owner, and author of three books Axel Vervoordt talks about gaining inspiration from Japanese wabi philosophy. The philosophy is based on simplicity and restraint, on a rejection of everything excessive, extreme and artificial, on using natural materials and ancient objects. Vervoordt has designed houses for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. 0:43 — The exhibition in Venice 03:31 — Time, purity, and Buddhism in art 08:40 — Japanese art philosophy 15:47 — Watching and analyzing paintings 24:32 — What wabi-sabi is

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