Artist Talk/Lecture
Yinka Shonibare and ArtForum at the New School: "Art and Money"
Artist Talk/Lecture
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Art and Money explores contemporary art's production, presentation, and acquisition during a radical expansion of public interest and market forces. Is the current boom another chapter in an older, modernist history, or is it truly unprecedented?Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall 66 West 12th Street

Monday, April 14, 2008 6:30 p.m.


Art and Money explores contemporary art's production, presentation, and acquisition during a radical expansion of public interest and market forces. Is the current boom another chapter in an older, modernist history, or is it truly unprecedented? How did contemporary art, of seemingly endless supply, become so dear? How did Ai Weiwei become more valuable than Tiepolo? What roles do narcissism and trophy-gathering play? Why has contemporary art reached so far beyond traditional borders, and how does that affect the world's artists? Who gets rich, who stays poor, and who decides? The forum complements a special issue of Artforum devoted to the same topic.

This event will be moderated by Tim Griffin, Editor of Artforum. Panelists include: Amy Cappellazzo, Co-Head, Christie's Contemporary Art; Thomas Crow, Rosalie Solow Chair, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; Jeffrey Deitch, Director, Deitch Projects; Kathy Halbreich, Associate Director, Museum of Modern Art; and Yinka Shonibare, MBE, artist.

Co-sponsored by Artforum and the Vera List Center for Art and Politics.

Admission: $10; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID

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