Follow the Money
Julia Bryan-Wilson and I discuss our book "Art in the Making," at the second annual Windgate Research and Collections Curator Lecture, Center for Craft, Creativity and Design, North Carolina. Recorded October 27, 2016.
In the talk, we highlight one of the most important, yet least discussed aspects in the making of contemporary art: its economic footprint, examining issues such as the use of luxury materials, dependence on fabricators, and the significance of scale. Among the artists under discussion are Susan Collis, Urs Fischer, Sylvie Fleury, Damian Hirst, Jeff Koons, Jill Magid, Ai Weiwei, and Rachel Whiteread.