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2013 Art and Money

Programme and Abstracts Exhibition Catalogue

Dunedin School of Art in association with the Bachelor of Culinary Arts programme at Otago Polytechnic, and the Brandbach, Department of Marketing, University of Otago.

In the beginning there was no money and no art. But there were obligations, thanks for favours given, for gifts received, for support in contestations for power. Over time obligations became calculated, quantified, ritualised, at the same time as images began to serve rituals – oblations to the deities, the marking of the sacred, the signification of authority. Quantified obligations, promises to pay, became ritualised in coinage, ritualised oblations became art – visual allegories. Art and money always went hand in hand.

This symposium covers many of the aspects of art that are associated with money in one way or another – the design of coins and bank notes, the place of money in sponsorship and patronage, the support of institutions teaching the arts though government support or lack of it, money in visual propaganda, the play of money in the capitalist world, in art commerce, in the art market and the artists’ pockets, in the promotion of the artist’s ‘brand’, as well as less tangible questions of ‘value’ – aesthetic and cultural. The symposium programme will conclude with a general discussion of all these topics and more by a panel representing different fields of art’s world.

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Publication Peter Stupples (ed.), Art and Money, 2015 ISBN (10): 1-4438-7621-6 Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.