[Relay] Art Without Market

Art without Market, Art without Education: Political Economy of Art

By Anton Vidokle | e-flux Journal

After all, what is the expertise of a contemporary artist? Perhaps a certain type of passionate hobbyism, a committed amateurism, is okay: after all, we still live in a reality largely shaped by talented amateurs of the nineteenth century, like Thomas Edison and so many others. I think it’s perfectly acceptable to work in some other capacity in the arts, or in an entirely different field, and also to make art: sometimes this situation actually produces much more significant work than the “professional art” we see at art fairs and biennials…[more] [printable pdf]

William Powhida, Untitled, 2012. Graphite on paper

William Powhida, Untitled, 2012. Graphite on paper

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