Art Unlimited?

Dynamics and Paradoxes of a Globalizing Art World

Franz Schultheis, Erwin Single, Raphaela Köfeler, and Thomas Mazzurana

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Art Unlimited?

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Pub Date: August 2016

ISBN: 9783837632965

264 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Art Unlimited?

Dynamics and Paradoxes of a Globalizing Art World

Franz Schultheis, Erwin Single, Raphaela Köfeler, and Thomas Mazzurana

Transcript-Verlag

Until recently still a blank spot on the world map of art, China today plays a major role in the global art market and has captured attention due to the speculations and the covetousness of its protagonists. But what is really happening on the spot, beyond the ethnocentric distortions of the Western viewpoint? What social representations and uses of art can be identified? A research team from the University of St. Gallen takes up these questions in an ethnographical field research project that enables the actors in this simultaneously emerging and nonetheless already market-dominant field to have their say.

About the Author

Franz Schultheis is professor of sociology at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and president of the Fondation Bourdieu. He is co-editor of Pierre Bourdieu's writings.

Erwin Single studied sociology, communication sciences, and journalism and works as a freelance journalist in Berlin.

Raphaela Köfeler studied international affairs at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Thomas Mazzurana studied business informatics and sociology. He is a research associate at the Institute of Sociology at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.