Study Days

Day Seminar: the Political Economy of Contemporary Art

Fri 29 June 2018
10.30am - 5pm

Company Drinks
Outdoor Bowls Pavilion
Barking Park
Essex IG11 8TA

Valand Academy/Mick Wilson

This day long seminar is part of the Valand Academy Art and Politics Summer Course: An Introduction to Contemporary Art and Politics

Key words for the day: value, markets, work, precarity, reproductive, affective and cognitive labour, reputational economies, symbolic capital, neoliberalism, finacialisation, globalism(s), gift and alternate economies, self-organisation, privilege, access, public/private dislocations, the curatorial.


10:00 Welcome and introduction of the day
10.30 “Economy as Means” (Kathrin Böhm) Setting up micro-economies as a methodology
11.30 Discussion
11.50 Short break
12.00 What is neoliberalism? What is the relationship of neoliberalism to art? (Mick Wilson)

13.00 Lunch Break
14.00 Arts’ Economies: On Value, Markets, and Public/Private dislocations
(Mick Wilson & Daniel Jewesbury)
15.00 Discussion
15.30 Break
15,45 Politics of Representation / Representation of Politics (Daniel Jewesbury)
17.00 Close

Evening Public Event:
18.30 Trade Talk 03: “Transactions: Economy as a Public Realm”
Kathrin Böhm, Maddie Leach (tbc) Jason E. Bowman, and Daniel Jewesbury. Mick Wilson (Chair)
A recorded conversation.

20.30 Closing , small reception


You are very welcome to join the seminar, but spaces are limited.
Please e-mail if you want to attend.