Conceived as a forum to advance graduate study and to explore some of the institutional goals of UC Berkeley’s Arts + Design Initiative, this bi-weekly working group will focus on productive and fraught intersections between the arts and economics.
What is the relation between the art market and the greater cultural economy? How do cultural producers understand and articulate their position in the arts economy and in the age of cultural entrepreneurship? What are the historical debates around this intersection? What contemporary scholarly and artistic experiments are providing new models for conceiving this relation?
The first meetings will focus on The End of Capitalism (as we knew it): A feminist critique of political economy by J.K. Gibson-Graham and Southern Atlantic Quarterly’s recent special issue, “On Entrepreneurship.” Open to UC Berkeley advanced graduate students. For more information on how to participate, please email Lauren Pearson.