CFP CAA 2017 NYC Art in the Age of Financial Crisis

July 8, 2016

The recent release of the Panama Papers revelation is just one
in many that highlight the link between art and ethically (if not
legally) corrupt financial markets. The relationship between
financial speculators and emerging artists is another example of
the complicated and compromised control that finance holds on
the art market. In addition, historically and recently artist activists
have been calling attention to and transforming the relationship
of corporate patronage within art institutions. This session aims
to explore patronage, collaboration, and alternative systems in art
and finance. This panel seeks papers that examine specific aspects
of the financial crisis and projects that critique existing models and
present alternatives such as crypto-currency models to financial
infrastructures and calls for divestment. Can there be a system of
ethics surrounding art’s role within the exchanges of capital? How
have artists working in public art in the expanded field translated,
shifted and reframed financial structures? What is the arts and art
institutions’ role in visualizing the complex networks of successive
financial crises and presenting alternatives that may rebuild
systems of trusts between the public and global financial markets?
Case studies are welcome as are proposals for future projects.
This session encourages participation from artists, art historians,
curators, and theorists.
Please email proposals by August 30 to chairs Marisa Lerer, Manhattan College; Conor McGarrigle,
Dublin Institute of Technology [email protected]; [email protected]
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