Sunday, December 12, 2010

Emerging market: Christine Mehring on the Birth of the Contemporary Art Fair

This article focuses on the history and origin of the art fair. She writes about the Kunstmarkt and why germany needed this fair to boost the art economy. Its success has led to many other fairs and counter-exhibitions.

The work that I have made this semester would not function very well at an art fair. I am not opposed to them though. They create an interesting scenario where the viewer gets to see the innards of the art scene,

1. How does the context of the art fair affect the viewing of the work?
2. Has the art fair changed the amount of work sold in general?
3. How do counter-exhibitions affect the fair?

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