Thursday, September 21, 2023

Goodbye Art World, Hello Art Industry

For the past three years I’ve been using the term “art industry” in my seminars and lectures to describe the recent state of the “art world.” In brief, I think this better encapsulates the tide of, say, the last five years. By using “industry” instead of “world” or “market” I think we can better understand how visual art, certainly in the U.S. and probably globally, mirrors the state of the Hollywood movie industry.

Artnet’s Tim Schneider writes this morning about a few reasons why we have an “industry” and not a “world.” Enjoy!


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