From Tenth street to Studio 54: on the social life of creatives

de la Fuente, Eduardo (2011) From Tenth street to Studio 54: on the social life of creatives. Colloquy: Theory, Text, Critique, 22. pp. 113-129.

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[Extract] In her recent book The Warhol Economy, Elizabeth Currid proposes that "cultural economies operate differently from other industries" such as "finance, law and manufacturing" which tend towards a "formal, rigid" set of institutional arrangements. While an agglomeration of firms and labour pools can be an asset in any industry, in the case of artistic and other types of cultural production, spatial proximity and face-to-face social interaction become the "decisive mechanism[s] by which cultural products and cultural producers are generated, evaluated and sent to the market".

Item ID: 40386
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1447-0950
Keywords: glamour; creativity; artistic life; social life of artists
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The article discusses the transformation in the social life of artists believed to be driven by the emergence of institutions such as the Paris, France-based Academie de Peinture et de Sculpture (Academy) where formal and informal social affiliations developed. However, the Academy is said to be overshadowed by less formal social system made up of more intimate interactions. It also presents art events such as the Venice Biennale as a glamour-associated gathering of modern-day creatives.

Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2015 23:46
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