Art galleries are essential to the art world, however, is not the only source for audiences to view art. To begin with, art and artwork is defined as the application of human skill, creativity and imagination. Taking this into consideration, individuals need to examine the nature and purpose of art galleries as a facility to collaborate, organize and display a collection of artworks. As art however, is any expression of human creativity, its presence is not bound to art galleries and is evidently present in the world around us be it in photographs, the internet or even in graffiti.
Public forms of art have had a long-standing cultural and political effect on the citizens and history of Chicago. With the growing recognition and notoriety of Chicago on a global scale, the desire for tourists to visit the public art instalments as well as flock to each of Chicago’s cultural neighborhoods has increased. Areas like Pilsen, Chinatown and Bridgeport are now seen as destinations for tourists to experience authentic microcosms of other cultures that make up the greater Chicago metropolitan area. For large metropolitan areas, the need to create revenue is always an issue on city offical’s minds. Due to this need to generate income, cities like Chicago have taken to copyrighting popular sites and designs associated with the city
The exhibition that I viewed at the San Antonio Art Museum was called “28 Chinese”. This exhibit was based on the artwork of 28 contemporary Chinese artists. Throughout the exhibit, it was discussing the fall of communism, poverty, the essence of time, resistance, rebellion and the conservation of history. Some of the artwork I saw were created by Zhu Jinshi, Qiu Zhijie, Zhang Huan, and Shang Yixin, just to name a few. The exhibit was on two floors of the museum. When I first entered the exhibit, it led me to a big white room with art being displayed on all walls. The first room was based on the Coca Cola project in which there was a tall case of Coca Cola bottles being displayed right when you walk in. To the right was a clear box that held burnt down Coca Cola bottles. These items being displayed made me want to read about the project since it was a familiar company that most people know. Some of the other rooms were structured differently. Some had sculptures, audio visuals, interactive pieces and others had modified furniture but every piece of art had a description next to it which told who the artist was as well as the meaning of the art itself. The materials used for some of the art works included wood, bamboo, and rice paper. The second floor to the exhibit is mostly abstract art work. The overall theme of this was to express their preservation of Chinese culture being good and bad aspects through art.
Because of this, it is important that those responsible for the selection of artworks to not only consider the historical value of each exhibit, but also the possible revenue. It is important to avoid a “lack of consensus about the composition of . . . permanent collection and the direction [the] collecting should take in the future” (Source A). Without careful consideration, “financial woes [will be] exacerbated by a poor management structure, a result of a decentralized system” (Source A). However, the subject of money also brings criticism; some believe that financial gain is an “unlawful and immoral spoliation of art” (Source F) and “[a] work is chosen for reproduction, not because of its place within an educational context, or because of its intrinsic aesthetic worth, but because of its marketability” (Source D). While this is a valid thought, we must remember that if a work of art was not culturally and aesthetically appealing, it would fail to bring in funding anyway as its popularity would decrease. The biggest “money-making” displays are successful because they are appreciated by such a large audience, thus “achiev[ing] the proper balance whereby the educational goals maintain their ascendancy and the profits grow” (D). If a museum was truly run by greed and a desire for financial success, the public would lose interest in the lack of historical context and the museum would ultimately become bankrupt regardless of how “financially adequate” the works of art are. Because of this harmonious balance, museum representatives must carefully select works of art that attract enough visitors to shovel in profit and consistent funding for such historical and artistic
DeviantART (also known as dA) is a website widely known as an online art market to artists today as a place to showcase or sell their artworks. The site made it possible for artists to upload their original artworks for the public to see and perhaps for other to purchase. The deviantART community has dramatically influenced many contemporary artists to now rely on the use of an online gallery to both display and sell their works as opposed to depending of a gallery in the offline world. deviantART has caused a shift in the way the economy revolves around the art market and art world. This is by its adoption into the art world, its uses and its effects on the art market. A major source that will be majority referenced on will be a interview
Art has been an outlet for people worldwide to express their views on political issues, to depict social revolutions, and to display picturesque landscapes. While there are many art museums across the nationwide, perhaps one of the most renowned museums in California is the San Diego Museum of Art, located in the heart of Balboa Park. Last weekend, I visited San Diego Museum of Art, in hopes of broadening my knowledge of artworks from around the world, particularly those of Asian influence, as my family has some Asian lineage. I found the collection, Brush and Ink: Chinese Paintings from San Diego Museum of Art Selected By Pan Gongkai, most informative in my search, as it displayed the traditional painting techniques from fifteenth century China to today (The San Diego Museum of Art, 2016).
Countless art has been sought-after throughout history. Explorers, scientists, art collectors, politicians, and entrepreneurs from Western nations have sought out and removed art from the lands of great civilizations, often with the assistance and participation of local people and governments. Even as cultural property faces immediate danger today in conflict zones like Syria and Mali, there is circumstantial evidence that some nations are awakening to the political and foreign policy benefits that can flow from the repatriation of cultural patrimony. While on a different scale from World War II, historic structures, religious monuments, and other priceless ancient times continue to suffer collateral damage and manipulation in armed conflict. Relics have been stolen, smuggled and sold in what is a reported multibillion dollar underground market. They have become the illicit prizes of private collectors and the subject of legal claims against museums. Of the countless museums subject to legal claims, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City happens to be one of them. “The Metropolitan Museum has acquired thousands of works and objects of art from the antiquities”. “For the past several years, the government of Turkey has warned U.S. and foreign museums (including The Metropolitan Museum of Art), that unless ancient objects from Turkish soil are given up on demand, Turkey will stop lending artworks” (The Committee for Cultural Policy, 2015). Turkey continues to up the
exhibit allows you to look at a history of Chinese Art dating as far back as 5000 years. starting
The consumption of luxury goods in China is mounting sharply. Not only those born to elite families, but also many common people are greedy for luxury brands (China, a Booming
Globalization data compiled from “The International Art Market in 2011,” by Clare McAndrew in The Global Contemporary and the Rise of New Art Worlds (Belting, Buddensieg, and
Although, works are loaned to other museums, and the possibility exists that originals can be viewed in various locations, the Saint Petersburg location is the only location that is dedicated to Dali. As realized by this writer’s family, ticket prices vary by age, days of the week, student discounts, and group rates (Dali, 2017). Viewing the price list, one would resolve that Thursday’s would provide a demand curve that is more elastic than other days due to the ticket sales being discounted to everyone. An addition qualification would be that tickets cannot be purchased at a discount by one person and sold to another for a profit due to unavailability of discounted on-line ticket sales, and, therefore, all discounted tickets must be purchased in person, providing the proper identification is
As one of the ancient civilization, the Chinese history could trace back to five millennium years ago. Along with the continuous development of the Chinese society, the artistic and cultural achievements also simultaneously progressed. Bowser Museum exhibits a Chinese collection that portrays the evolution of Chinese art and culture. From the dawn of Chinese civilization Neolithic period to the last imperial Qing dynasty before the Republic of China. Throughout the progress, the Chinese art is continuously adapting to the changing society and combining its cultures to produce various art forms. In this exhibition, each symbol in each artwork is associated with special meaning behind and to reflect some phenomenon of personality or the
The relationship between art and commerce has always been subject of hot discussion. Many people look at creativity as a vehicle for economic interest, while others view it as pure dedication for personal creative needs. The world as we live in today sees the creative industry, including visual and performing arts, sound recording, book publishing, and movie making, a highly commercialized global enterprise. People constantly buy and sell art products in a highly active market. Although it is difficult to conclude whether art and commerce is perfectly compatible or mutually exclusive, one thing is true, that the relationship between the two has not stayed constant throughout the history of art. From the early Renaissance period to contemporary and modern time, we see art gets intertwined with business more and more. There are multiple well known historical examples demonstrate the dynamic evolution of creative expression, though new system also brought challenges.
In contrast to the findings that artwork is a profitable investment comparing to conventional financial assets, a number of academic studies address the issue of art price movement over time
Luxury product sales boost in the emerging marketing like China, which has extraordinary growth and strong potential consumers for the development of luxury goods in the China market. With gradually lower and lower increase of revenue in the European countries, Louis Vuitton (abridged as LV in the following sections) commits itself to set up more stores in China. However, LV is faced with the problems of declining profits in China, which urges it to adjust its entry strategy into the China market. In this case, this report will focus on distinguishing the factors that influence LV’s development in China and