How Art Impacts Business, Management, and Economy
352 pp., 5 x 8 in, 59 b&w illus.
- Published: August 8, 2023
- Publisher: Sternberg Press
- Rights: not for sale in Europe or the UK
How art and the artist inspire business: an examination of the origins of this relationship from Joseph Beuys and Andy Warhol.
Curation has evolved into much more than just creating interesting exhibitions, promoting artists, and selling artwork. Art worlds have fused with business worlds and transformed capitalism from the inside out. “Curating capitalism” implies new ways of management that go far beyond the simple commercialization of art and artist. Today art and the artist inspire business.
Curating Capitalism traces this relationship back to German artist Joseph Beuys's declaration that Art = Capital as well as to American artist Andy Warhol's vision of a capitalistic Business Art. The book draws from the insights of internationally renowned contemporary curators, artists, critics, and philosophers to articulate these ideas.
Curating Capitalism enables and inspires management educators to find the powerful connections and opportunity at the intersection of contemporary art, the artist, and business in pursuit of a better world.
Judy Samuelson, founder and executive director, Aspen Institute Business and Society Program
How can art exist within technocapitalism? This riveting book debates the question, featuring some of the most audacious thinkers of our time and unpacking the way in which art actively shapes economies of power, knowledge, and creation in the twenty-first century.
Michelle Kuo, Marlene Jess Curator of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art, New York
A smart, kaleidoscopic, must-read take on many hybrids of art, economics, and imagined futures of (post-)capitalistic society.
Amy Whitaker, Professor, NYU Steinhardt School
Built on conversations with world-renowned curators, artists, philosophers, and sociologists, such as Daniel Birnbaum, Olafur Eliasson, Jacques Rancière, and Bruno Latour, Curating Capitalism maps a rich journey at the intersection of art and capitalism.
Elena Raviola, Söderberg Professor in Design Management, University of Gothenburg
Curating Capitalism shows us ways forward when capitalism seems very much in crisis and in need of humanization.
Rob Austin, Professor, Ivey Business School, Ontario