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How money talks – The critical relationship between art and finance

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London Art Fair

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52 Upper Street, Islington

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Against a backdrop of wealth concentration since the 1980s, new digital technologies, as well as mechanisms such as derivatives, have formed to support the financial world. On a similar hyper-economic trajectory, art has increasingly become commoditized as a collectible whilst maintaining its essential position within public culture.

This panel discussion will consider viewpoints from the art market, curation and both political and financial theory to deconstruct themes and terms including what ‘value’ means in relation to creativity, in addition to the role of money in a post-quantitative easing world where government and banks printing sums of money to buy bonds have become a common occurrence. Contributors will discuss property prices driving artists from traditional hubs to new areas; the art markets of the BRICS nations (and whether they have lived up to expectations); and how artists have used their art to reflect, understand and critique the machinations of high finance, with reference to both visual art and cinema as important cultural forms of understanding the relationship between art and finance today.


Speakers include:

  • Professor Terrell Carver, Political Theorist and analyst of gender politics at the University of Bristol

  • Mick Finch, artist and academic at Central Saint Martins

  • Roman Vasseur, artist, curator, and Senior Lecturer at the University of Kingston

  • Stephanie Dieckvoss, Senior Director and Course Director at Kingston University. Course Director for MA Art markets appraisal. Art Correspondent for German newspaper Handelsbatt.

  • David Cross, artist, and Reader at the University of the Arts, London

  • Oliver Smith Artist, Designer, Developer and Academic

  • Chaired by Larry McGinity, Artist, Art Historian and creator of the Art as a Derivative (AaaD) concept


This talk is free to attend with a valid entry ticket or invitation to the Fair. Tickets can be purchased here: londonartfair.co.uk/tickets

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